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Carine Lounissi

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Title: Associate Professor at University of Rouen; Member of LARCA


Research Themes:

  • Republicanism and republicans at the end of the 18th century in the United States and in France
  • Transatlantic circulations of ideas and intellectual networks in the French and American Revolutions era
  • History of the image of the United States in France (1778-1800)

Current Projects:

  • Thomas Paine and the French Revolution (forthcoming monograph, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • The intellectual reception of the American Revolution in France in the 1780s

Education and Academic Positions:

  • 2006, Ph.D., University Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle. Dissertation on Thomas Paine’s Political Thought in the American, British and French Intellectual Contexts of the End of the Eighteenth Century
  • 2007- present, Associate Professor in American History, University of Rouen-Normandie

Selected Publications:

  • "French Writers on the American Revolution in the Early 1780s: a Republican Moment?", in Maria O’Malley and Denys Van Renen (eds). Globalizing the American Revolution. University of Virginia Press, 2018 (forthcoming)
    - *"Thomas Paine’s republicanism and the French Revolution: representative paradigm or marginal thought?", Journal of Early American History, n°2-3, 2016, pp. 124-136.
    - * "Thomas Paine’s Democratic Linguistic Radicalism, a Political Philosophy of Language?", in Laurent Curelly, Nigel Smith (eds). Radical Voices, Radical Ways : Articulating and Disseminating Radicalism in 17th-and 18th-century Britain. Manchester University Presss, 2016, pp. 60-79.
  • Yannick Bosc, Christopher Hamel, Rémi Dalisson, Jean-Yves Frétigné et Carine Lounissi (dir). Cultures des Républicanismes - pratiques, représentations, concepts - de la Révolution anglaise à aujourd’hui. Paris : Editions Kimé, 2015, 277 pp.
  • Carine Lounissi. La pensée politique de Thomas Paine en contexte : théorie et pratique. Paris: Honoré Champion, collection "Les Dix-huitièmes siècles", 2012, 896 pages.
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