Journal of European Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, June

'Better to Reign in Hell Than Serve in Heaven' Aspects of Social Darwinism in John Davidson's Poetry
John Davidson is one of the most controversial poets of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. A precursor of modernism, he experimented with new aesthetic forms of representation, broke with many ethical taboos of his contemporaries, and merged...
Ethics of the Wound: A New Interpretation of Jean Genet's Politics
This article sheds new light on Jean Genet's complex notion of political commitment. It does so by focusing on a biographical event, which has been hitherto underestimated by critics: namely, his traumatic encounter with an abject travelling companion...
In Vidocq's Footsteps: A Comparative Study of Some Explicit and Implicit References to the Adventurer Vidocq in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Whether in person or in the guise of some fictional character, the figure of Europe-Francois Vidocq appears regularly in the literature of the nineteenth century. In the present article, I study the figure's literary posterity and examines how the...
Men of Ideas, Men of Action: French Intellectuals' Impact on Post-War Politics
As a Sartre specialist, Drake is openly apologetic about the relatively small number of intellectuals studied in Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War France (1) (so as to offer more than a barrage of names), and the large amount of space devoted...
Prodigal Sons and Family Values in Eighteenth-Century France
French preachers and philosophes used the parable of the prodigal son, like other examples of domestic order and disorder, to illustrate their versions of human nature and social relations. The preachers generally emphasized the necessity for obedience...