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Caroline Weber


Caroline Weber received her Ph.D. in French literature from Yale University (1998) and her BA in Literature from Harvard University (1991). Before coming to Barnard/Columbia, she taught for seven years at the University of Pennsylvania. A specialist in eighteenth-century French literature and culture, with particular emphasis on the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, she is the author of *Terror and its Discontents: Suspect Words and the French Revolution* (2003), and the co-editor of a special issue of Yale French Studies, *Fragments of Revolution* (2001). She has published articles on eighteenth-century authors such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot, Sade, Charrire, and La Chausse, and on contemporary thinkers like Lacan and Lyotard. She recently published *Queen of Fashion: What Marie-Antoinette Wore to the French Revolution* (2006), and is at work on a study of ideology and the drame bourgeois. Additional research and teaching interests include eighteenth-century fiction and philosophy; psychoanalysis and critical theory; and gender studies.