Journal of European Studies

Journal of European Studies is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, March

A Problem in Self-Identity: Russian Intellectual Thought in the Context of the French Revolution
No other country in Europe has been so perplexed about its self-identification as Russia. Since the nineteenth century, Russian intellectuals have pondered whether their country was European or the result of some other cultural entity. The so-called...
Gabriel Peri and the Poetry of Commemoration
Gabriel Peri was born in Toulon in 1902. He joined the Communist Party in 1920. He was twice imprisoned, in 1921 and 1923, for political agitation and for opposing the French occupation of the Ruhr (on the latter occasion sustaining an eleven day hunger...
Herzen versus Schopenhauer: An Answer to Pessimism
If I can't cheerfully describe myself as an optimist, I must insist that I'm an anti-pessimist of the utmost vehemence - ferociously anti-pessimist, in fact, for there's no other realistic form my anger can take. Robert Simpson: 'The Ferociously Anti-Pessimist...
The Conflict of Instincts in 'Le Roi Se Meurt.' (Drama)
In L'Impromptu de l'Alma, Ionesco defined theatre as 'la projection sur scene du monde du dedans' (TC, 465)(1) and certain of his plays, for instance, Victimes du devoir, with its dramatization of the conflict within Choubert's unconscious mind, perform...