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Love, deception and the unexpected from the 18th century to the 21st… 5 perspectives in 5 podcasts on Laclos’ provocative epistolary novel that continues to inspire today.

Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 Oxford University

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Love, deception and the unexpected from the 18th century to the 21st… 5 perspectives in 5 podcasts on Laclos’ provocative epistolary novel that continues to inspire today.

    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Portrait

    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Portrait

    An introduction to Laclos (1741-1803), author of Les Liaisons dangereuses, the provocative eighteenth-century novel that continues to inspire today. Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, profiles Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, author of the provocative epistolary novel, Les Liaisons dangereuses.

    • 10 min
    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Border Crossings

    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Border Crossings

    How Laclos’ Les Liaisons dangereuses has been taken up by other cultures. Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, in conversation with: Ritchie Robertson, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature; and Cláudia Pazos-Alonso, Associate Professor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies; on how Laclos’ Les Liaisons dangereuses has been taken up by other cultures.

    • 12 min
    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Into C21

    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Into C21

    A conversation about sequels to and e-book and twitter versions of Laclos' Les Liaisons dangereuses. Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, in conversation with: Oxford graduate Philippa Stockley, author of A Factory of Cunning, a modern sequel to Les Liaisons dangereuses, now available as an e-book under the title Murderous Liaisons; and Marc Olivier, Associate Professor of French at Brigham Young University, Utah, who in collaboration with his students has produced Dangerous tweets, a translation of Laclos’ novel into ‘twitterspeak’.

    • 7 min
    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - From Page to Stage

    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - From Page to Stage

    A conversation about about stage and screen adaptations of Les Liaisons dangereuses Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, in conversation with Oxford graduate and playwright Christopher Hampton, whose award-winning stage and screen adaptations of Les Liaisons dangereuses have introduced Laclos’ novel to new audiences around the world.

    • 13 min
    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - In Performance

    Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - In Performance

    A reading of Les Liaisons dangereuses (Lettres XLVII & XLVIII) and discussion of the art of deception (in French). Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, and Philippe Roussin, Visiting Professor in French Studies, read from Les Liaisons dangereuses (Lettres XLVII & XLVIII) and discuss the art of deception (in French).

    • 14 min

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