William Ray (NHC Fellow, 1996–97)

Project Title

French Fiction and the Cultivation of the Public

Reed College

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1996–97

William Ray engaged in research on eighteenth-century theories of culture, aesthetics, and the museum; drafted three chapters of a book focusing on the relationship of the French novel to the ideology of high culture; and completed two essays: "Observing the Law: Revolutionary Journal-ism and the Formation of the Citizen" and "Rethinking Reading: The Novel and Cultural Stratification."