Dr Marisa Linton

Position: Reader
School: Economics, Politics and History
Email: M.Linton@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: 62279
Location: Room Pr.Hh.2001, Penrhyn Road

Profile

I am Reader in History at Kingston University. I have published extensively on the French Revolution and eighteenth-century French politics and political culture. My first book, 'The Politics of Virtue in Enlightenment France' (Palgrave, 2001) examined one of the most significant ideas in eighteenth-century political thought. My most recent book, 'Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship and Authenticity in the French Revolution' is a major study of the politics of Jacobinism. It was published by Oxford University Press in June 2013. Other publications include studies of: Robespierre's political ideas; antiquity and self-fashioning in revolutionary politics - the example of Saint-Just; the politics of Jacobin friendships; women and the politics of virtue; conspiracy in the French Revolution; the politics of kingship; and the intellectual origins of the French Revolution. I am currently working on a further book for Oxford University Press on the Leaders of the French Revolution during the Year Two, the year of the Terror. I am able to offer research supervision on a wide range of topics in seventeenth and eighteenth-century French and English history, including the French Revolution, gender and the role of women, political ideas, radical and revolutionary thought, and the Enlightenment.

Educational and professional qualifications

1993 PhD in History , University of Sussex
1989 MA in History , University of Sussex
1988 BA in Historical Studies , Middlesex Polytechnic

Professional experience (post-1990)

1997 - present Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
1994 -1997 Lecturer, Kingston University
1993 Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

Research supervision

January 2006 onwards, Director of Studies for a PhD thesis on 'The Politics of the duc d’Orléans'.

October 2009 External Examiner for a PhD thesis at Royal Holloway, University of London, on ‘The Cultural Significance of the Fête de l’être supreme, June 1794’.

July 2006 External Examiner for a PhD thesis at University College London on 'The Problem of the Enlightenment Salon'

Funding

AHRB: Follow on leave for research on 'Virtuous Terror: Conspiracy and Friendship in the French Revolution, February-July 2005
Result: Total of £14,000
British Academy Funding: Conference on 'Ideology and Politics' which I organised for the University of Sussex, April 1996
Result: Total of £800
British Academy Funding (Arts and Humanities Research Board): Research Leave for Semester II, Feb-July 1999
Result: Total of £9,906
British Academy Small Grant: research on 'Conspiracy and Friendship' in France, March - June 2002
Result: Total of £4,300

Professional activity

20 June 2013. Organiser of an international conference on 'Political Violence, Terror and Revolution: France, 1789-1799', held at the University of Versailles. It attracted speakers fr4om France, The USA, the Netherlands and the UK.

2012 -6 External Examiner for the History Department at Keele University at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

May 2007 External Validator for a BA Hons in Social and Cultural History at Greenwich University

Reader for book manuscripts submitted to Oxford University Press, Manchester University Press, Yale University Press, Blackwell, Pluto Press and Palgrave Press; and for prospective articles for journals, including: Eighteenth-Century Studies; The Historical Journal; French History; French Historical Studies; Intellectual History Review, Rethinking History; Modern and Contemporary France; and the European Review of History.

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, UK.

Member of the Society for French Historical Studies, USA.

Member of the Society for the Study of French History, UK.

Member of the Sociéte des Études Robespierristes, France.

Academic consultant for the A level text book on the French Revolution: Dave Martin, Enquiring History: the French Revolution (Hodder Education, 2013),

Research outputs

Number of items: 53.

Article

Linton, Marisa (2013) Robespierre and Revolutionary authenticity. Annales Historiques De La Revolution Francaise(371), pp. 153-173. ISSN (print) 0003-4436

Linton, Marisa (2013) Robespierre et l'authenticite revolutionnaire. Annales Historiques de la Revolution Francaise(371), pp. 153-173. ISSN (print) 0003-4436

Linton, Marisa (2013) Robespierre: the French Revolution's Man of Terror. BBC History magazine, pp. 44-48. ISSN (print) 1469-8552

Linton, Marisa (2013) Women as spectators and participants in the French Revolution. Groniek: Gronings historisch tijdschrift(197), pp. 405-417. ISSN (print) 0169-2801

Linton, Marisa (2011) Book Review of: "The terror of natural right: Republicanism, the cult of nature, and the French Revolution" by Dan Edelstein. American Historical Review, 116(2), pp. 403-406. ISSN (print) 0002-8762

Linton, Marisa (2010) The man of virtue: the role of antiquity in the political trajectory of L.A. Saint-Just. French History, 24(3), pp. 393-419. ISSN (print) 0269-1191

Linton, Marisa (2008) Fatal friendships: the politics of Jacobin friendship. French Historical Studies, 31(1), pp. 51-76. ISSN (print) 0016-1071

Linton, Marisa (2006) Robespierre and the Terror. History Today, 56(8), pp. 23-29. ISSN (print) 0018-2753

Linton, M. (2003) Recent books on the French Revolution. Book Review of 'Massacre at the Champ de Mars: popular dissent and political culture in the French Revolution' by David Andress. History, 88(289), pp. 74-80. ISSN (print) 0018-2648

Linton, Marisa (2000) Virtue Rewarded? Women and the politics of virtue in Eighteenth-Century France. Part 2. History of European Ideas, 26(1), pp. 51-65. ISSN (print) 0191-6599

Linton, Marisa (2000) Virtue Rewarded? Women and the politics of virtue in Eighteenth-Century France. Part I. History of European Ideas, 26(1), pp. 35-49. ISSN (print) 0191-6599

Linton, Marisa (1999) The unvirtuous king?: clerical rhetoric on the French monarchy, 1760-1774. History of European Ideas, 25(1-2), pp. 55-74. ISSN (print) 0191-6599

Linton, Marisa A (1997) Les femmes et la commune de Paris de 1871. Revue Historique, CCXCVIII (298)(1), pp. 23-47. ISSN (print) 0035-3264

Linton, Marisa (1995) The rhetoric of virtue and the Parlements, 1770-1775. French History, 9(2), pp. 180-201. ISSN (print) 0269-1191

Book

Linton, Marisa (2013) Choosing terror: virtue, friendship and authenticity in the French Revolution. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. 323p. ISBN 9780199576302

Campbell, Peter R. , Kaiser, Thomas E. and Linton, Marisa, eds. (2007) Conspiracy in the French Revolution. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. 222p. ISBN 9780719074028

Linton, M A (2001) The politics of virtue in Enlightenment France. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan. 258p. (Studies in Modern History) ISBN 0333949595

Book Section

Linton, Marisa (2013) The stuff of nightmares: plots, assassinations and duplicity in the mental world of the Jacobin leaders, 1793-1794. In: Andress, David, (ed.) Experiencing the French Revolution. Oxford, U.K. : Voltaire Foundation. pp. 201-217. (Studies in Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century) ISBN 9780729410663

Linton, Marisa (2012) Friends, enemies and the role of the individual. In: McPhee, Peter, (ed.) A Companion to the History of the French Revolution. Oxford, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 263-277. ISBN 1444335642

Linton, Marisa (2011) Dissent and toleration. In: Doyle, William, (ed.) Handbook of the Ancien Regime. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. (Oxford Handbooks in History) ISBN 9780199291205

Linton, Marisa [Author of introduction, etc.] and Young, Mary (2011) Foreword. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Augustin: the younger Robespierre. London, U.K. : Core Publications. pp. 7-12. ISBN 9786054512089

Linton, Marisa (2010) Jacobinism. In: Bevir, Mark, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Political Theory. Thousand Oaks, U.S.A. : Sage Publications. pp. 725-726. ISBN 9781412958653

Linton, Marisa (2009) Saint-Just, Louis Antoine (1767–1794). In: Ness, Immanuel, (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present. Oxford, U.K. : John Wiley. ISBN 9781405184649

Linton, Marisa (2007) 'Do you believe that we're conspirators?': conspiracies real and imagined in Jacobin politics, 1793-94. In: Campbell, Peter R , Kaiser, Thomas E and Linton, Marisa, (eds.) Conspiracy in the French Revolution. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. pp. 127-149. ISBN 9780719074028

Kaiser, Thomas E., Linton, Marisa and Campbell, Peter R. (2007) Introduction: conspiracy in the French Revolution - issues and debates. In: Campbell, Peter R. , Kaiser, Thomas E. and Linton, Marisa, (eds.) Conspiracy in the French Revolution. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780719074028

Linton, Marisa (2005) Ideas of the future in the French Revolution. In: Crook, Malcolm , Doyle, William and Forrest, Alan, (eds.) Enlightenment and Revolution: essays in honour of Norman Hampson. Aldershot, UK : Ashgate Publishing Limited. pp. 153-168. ISBN 0754606821

Linton, Marisa (2005) The intellectual origins of the French Revolution. In: Campbell, Peter, (ed.) The origins of the French Revolution. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 139-159. (Problems in Focus) ISBN 0333949714

Linton, Marisa (2004) 'The Tartuffes of Patriotism': fears of conspiracy in the political language of Revolutionary government, France 1793-1794. In: Coward, Barry and Swann, Julian, (eds.) Conspiracies and conspiracy theory in early modern Europe: from the Waldensians to the French Revolution. Aldershot, UK : Ashgate Publishing Limited. pp. 235-254. ISBN 0754635643

Linton, Marisa (2000) Citizenship and religious toleration in France. In: Grell, Ole Peter and Porter, Roy, (eds.) Toleration in Enlightenment Europe. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 157-174. ISBN 9780521651967

Linton, Marisa (1999) Robespierre's political principles. In: Haydon, Colin and Doyle, William, (eds.) Robespierre. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 37-53. ISBN 0521591163

Conference or Workshop Item

Linton, Marisa (2013) Robespierre: authenticity and terror in revolutionary politics. In: Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies Research Seminar; January 2013, York, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2013) Virtue or glory? Political leadership and heroism in the French Revolution. In: Research Seminar on 'Heroism'; 6 February 2013, Freiburg, Germany. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2013) The enemy within: Jacobin ideology and the politicians' terror. In: The Society for French Historical Studies 59th Annual Meeting; 4 -7 Apr 2013, Cambridge, MA. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2012) Being Brutus: the Jacobin leadership in the year two. In: Modern French History Seminar and the European History 1500-1800 Seminar ; 10 Dec 2012, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2012) 'Dead heroes or living cowards?' The politics of heroism in the French Revolution. In: University of Nottingham History Research Seminar; 12 Dec 2012, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2012) 'I was always the first to denounce my own friends': friends, enemies and the role of the individual in Jacobin politics. In: The Society for French Historical Studies 58th Annual Meeting; 22 -24 Mar 2012, Los Angeles, CA. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2012) The politicians' terror in the French Revolution. In: Modern History Research Seminar; October 2012, Keele, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2010) Constructing a political identity in the French Revolution: the case of L.A. Saint-Just. In: History Research Seminar; 10 Feb 2010, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Submitted)

Linton, Marisa (2010) Plots, assassinations, and duplicity: the mental world of Jacobin Leaders, 1793-1794. In: The French Revolution in 2010: the Bicentenary comes of age?; 5-6 July 2010, Portsmouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2010) The stuff of nightmares. Plots, assassinations and duplicity: the mental world of Jacobin Leaders, 1793-1794. In: 56th annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies; 8-10 Apr 2010, Tempe, Arizona, USA. (Submitted)

Linton, Marisa (2009) L'Antiquité, l'amitié et la nature dans la pensée de Saint-Just. In: Images de l'antiquité dans la Révolution française; 19 Jun 2009, Versailles, France. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2008) Between virtue and corruption: Revolutionary politics, 1793-1794. In: 54th annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies; 3-5 Apr 2010, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2008) The role of antiquity in the political trajectory of L.A. Saint-Just. In: 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of French History; 3-4 Jul 2008, Aberystwyth, Wales. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2007) Virtue and the French Revolution. In: Thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; 22-25 Mar 2007, Atlanta, USA. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2007) The role of antiquity in the political trajectory of L.A. Saint-Just. In: Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History; 07-10 Nov 2007, Albuquerque, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2006) Fatal friendships: political conflicts within revolutionary ideology, 1793-1794. In: Society for French historical studies 52nd Annual Meeting; 20-22 April 2006, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2006) Private friendships and public power: tensions within revolutionary politics, 1793-1794. In: Power in France, 1500 - 2000: Twentieth Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of French History; 03-04 Jul 2006, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Linton, Marisa (2001) Fears of conspiracy and the politics of revolutionary government in France, 1793-94. In: Conspiracies and conspiracy theory in early modern Britain and Europe; 13-14 Jul 2001, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Moving Image/Broadcast

Linton, Marisa [Interviewee] (2012) Versailles the palace of pleasure. (Television Broadcast).

Linton, Marisa [Interviewee] (2011) Heroes of the Enlightenment. (Television broadcast).

Linton, Marisa [Interviewee] and Hayhurst, Mark [Producer] (2009) Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution. (Television Broadcast).

Other

Linton, Marisa (2013) What can we learn from the French Revolution? Oxford University Press.

Database or Web Resource

Linton, Marisa (2004) The Terror in the French Revolution. Portsmouth, U.K.

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