Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5×5
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

University of Oxford Podcasts
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages website
Producer | Catriona Oliphant

5 perspectives in 5 podcasts bring to life Laclos’ provocative epistolary novel, an 18th century succès de scandale that continues to fascinate today.  Our thanks to our contributors making the experience so enjoyable and to the EHRC for funding the project.

 

 

 

PORTRAIT: Catriona Oliphant, ChromeRadio interviews Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature about the novel’s author, Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803).

IN PERFORMANCECatriona Seth (Marquise de Merteuil) and Philippe Roussin (Vicomte de Valmont), Visiting Professor in French Studies, read from Lettres XLVII & XLVIII and discuss the art of deception.

FROM PAGE TO STAGECatriona Seth talks to playwright Christopher Hampton about what inspired him to adapt Les Liaisons dangereuses for stage and screen.

INTO C21Catriona Seth in conversation with Philippa Stockley, author of A Factory of Cunning and Marc Olivier, Associate Professor of French at Brigham Young University and co-author with his students of Dangerous Tweets.

BORDER CROSSINGSCatriona Seth in conversation with colleagues Ritchie Robertson, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature and Cláudia Pazos Alonso, Associate Professor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies about how Les Liaisons dangereuses has been taken up by other cultures.

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