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Biliana Kassabova


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Biliana Kassabova

Lecturer in French


Biliana works on French literature and history of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her dissertation, entitled The Tribune and the People: Revolutionary leadership in 19th century France, addresses the question of how French practitioners and theorists of revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries have struggled to define the relationship between popular sovereignty and representative leadership. 


Stanford University (2008-2015)
Ph.D. in French Literature. Dissertation title: "The Tribune and the People: Revolutionary Leadership in Franch, 1789-1871" Advisor: Dan Edelstein
The University of Chicago (2003-2007)
B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures (French), with honors; B.A. in Economics 


FRENCH 131 Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution in 17th- and 18th-Century France

The literature, culture, and politics of France from Louis XIV to Olympe de Gouges. How this period produced the political and philosophical foundations of modernity. Readings include Corneille, Molière, Racine, Lafayette, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Beaumarchais, and Gouges. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRENLANG 124 or consent of instructor.