Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld
Some recent publications
A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France. Stanford University Press.
Texts to download
“The French Revolution in Cultural History”. Journal of Social History, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 555–565.
“Of Revolutions and the Problem of Choice”, in D. Bell & Y. Mintzer, eds. Rethinking the Age of Revolutions: France and the Birth of the Modern World. Oxford University Press, pp. 236-272.
“Human Rights and the Idea of Choice”. University of Vienna 10th Gerald Stourzh Lecture on the History of Human Rights and Democracy. Held on 23 May 2018.
“On Lying: Writing Philosophical History after the Enlightenment and after Arendt”, in J. Isaac et al., eds. The Worlds of American Intellectual History, eds. Oxford University Press, pp. 228-236.
“‘Europe,’ Women, and the American Political Imaginary: The 1790s and the 1990s”. Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 271-277.
“L’Europe des cosmopolites: quand le XVIIIe siècle rencontre le XXIe”, in A. Lilti and C. Spector, eds. Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle: commerce, civilization, empire. Voltaire Foundation, pp. 203-228.
“On Being Heard: A Case for Paying Attention to the Historical Ear”. The American Historical Review, No. 116, pp. 316-334.
“Before Democracy: The Production and Uses of Common Sense”. Journal of Modern History, Vol. 80, No. 1, pp. 1-54.
“The Political Uses of Sign Language: The Case of the French Revolution”. Sign Language Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 17-37.
“Citizens of Nowhere in Particular: Cosmopolitanism, Writing, and Political Engagement in Eighteenth-Century Europe”. National Identities, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 25-43.
“Writing the History of Censorship in the Age of Enlightenment”, in D. Gordon, ed. Postmodernism and the Enlightenment: New Perspectives in Eighteenth-Century French Intellectual History. Routledge, pp. 117-145.