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Rousseau's Republican Romance
Elizabeth Rose Wingrove

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
A Note on Texts and Translations xiii
INTRODUCTION How to Engender a Political Subject 3
CHAPTER ONE Savage Sensibilities 24
Impossible Beginnings 24
Perfecting Pity 30
(Re)Constituting Nature 37
State Power and Servile Desire 44
"To suffer is the first thing he ought to learn..." 54
CHAPTER TWO Object Lessons 58
Sensing the Difference 58
To What Does Sex Refer? 63
Guys and Dolls 70
Imagining Sophie 77
Marital Arts 84
Paternalism, Barbarism, Freedom, and the State 92
CHAPTER THREE Life Stories 102
Textual Symptoms 102
Novel Creations 108
Gilded Privations 114
Chalet Morality 121
Picture Perfect 127
Self-Perfecting Narratives 131
CHAPTER FOUR Loving the Body Politic 144
Wordplay 144
Personations 148
Maternal Learning 154
National Erotics 163
CHAPTER FIVE Republican Performances 169
What's Your Pleasure? 169
Inside the Cave 174
"That charming sentiment of shame..." 180
Masters of Philosophy 186
Speaking to the Eyes 191
Getting a Taste for One Another 197
CHAPTER SIX Making Rhetoric Matter 207
Agonies and Ecstasies 207
The Story and Two Deferrals 211
Dilemmas of Desire 217
Acting Free 225
Sovereign Representations 232
CONCLUSION Isn't It Romantic? 236
Works Cited 245
Index 251

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