Gendering sensibility: between universalism and national identity


Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Networks, Agencies (CIRGEN)

Research line Gendering sensibility: between universalism and national identity


We aim to study the 18th century culture of sensibility, trying to identify its potential territorial specificities. On the basis that sensibility was defined in the 18th century as a quality not specifically feminine, but feminized, or rather constructed differently for both sexes, we will explore the tensions between the progressive feminization of sensibility and its supposed universal condition, as well as the role it played in judgments about civilization and the progress of societies.

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