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Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

Elizabeth Amann


This study explores a series of dandy figures that emerged in France, Spain and Britain during the period of the French Revolution: the muscadins, jeunes gens and incroyables in France, the currutacos in Spain and the crops in England. Examining newspaper debates, vaudeville theater, satirical prints, pamphlets and treatises, it traces how these new types responded to the revolutionary moment from which they were born and introduced a fundamental shift in our conception of dandyism. Though often regarded as a disengaged or purely aesthetic figure, the dandy assumed in the 1790s new political r ... More

Keywords: dandyism, fashion, self-fashioning, French Revolution, Spain, Britain, muscadin, jeunes gens, incroyable, currutaco

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226187259
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226187396.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Amann, author
Professor in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium

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