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Fanny has completed a B.A. and an M.A. in French Literature and Language at the Université de Lorraine in France. She is currently working toward a PhD in Literature and Languages at the University of Stirling and at the Université de Lorraine under the supervision of Dr Dale Townshend and Prof. Catriona Seth. Her thesis focuses on the reception of the English Gothic novel in France and the French “roman noir” at the turn of the 18th and 20th centuries.

Dances of the dead: the victims’ ball, Gothic fashion and entertainment of late 18th century France Thumbnail

Dances of the dead: the victims’ ball, Gothic fashion and entertainment of late 18th century France

Posted by Fanny Lacôte on December 15, 2015 in Blog, Fanny Lacôte tagged with , , , , ,

Parisian society after the Terror The 27th of July 1794, a.k.a. 9 Thermidor: Maximilien de Robespierre is arrested. The blade of the guillotine falling on his neck symbolises the end of the Terror in post-revolutionary France. As the prisons open their gates to release the prisoners awaiting the guillotine, French people start to breathe again, and thus, they start to dance in celebration of life. Contemporary accounts relate the bloom of numerous dancing societies. As the Goncourt brothers have written in their history of French society under the Directory, “la France danse”, “Fra