Check out the latest 2020 edited volume drawn from our 2017 colloquium at the University of Florida, Gainesville:
Silence, Implicite et Non-Dit chez Rousseau / Silence, the Implicit and the Unspoken in Rousseau. Edited by Brigitte Weltman-Aron, Ourida Mostefai, Peter Westmoreland. Leiden: Brill | Rodopi, 2020.
RA Biennial Colloquium
The 2023 RA Colloquium on “The Possible, the Real, and the Ideal / Le possible, le réel, et l’idéal” will take place in Paris under the co-direction of Johanna Lenne-Cornuez and Louis Guerpillon.
The 2021 RA Colloquium explored the topic of “Rereading Rousseau’s Essay on the Origin of Languages / L’Essai sur l’origine des langues de Rousseau : une relecture.” Colloquium Director Nathan Martin hosted us online from May 21-23, 2021.
RA at ASECS
The 2022 Rousseau Association ASECS panel “Grievances in Rousseau / Doléances chez Rousseau” will take place at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Baltimore from March 31-April 2, 2022.
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Thank you for supporting our activities! We appreciate the vital role you play in our community from around the world interested in Rousseau and his legacies.
The Rousseau Association is a bilingual society devoted to the study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Our membership is multinational and interdisciplinary. We count among our numbers specialists from around the world in history, languages, literature, philosophy, political science, and other fields. We welcome members from all disciplines. Members receive an annual newsletter and are eligible to participate in Rousseau Association colloquia, as well as in panels that it sponsors at other professional meetings (such as those of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies).
The Association sponsors a colloquium every two years at locations across the United States and beyond. The meeting is usually devoted to a specific text or question, and all papers are given in plenary sessions.