Papers of Jean J. Seznec

Scope and Content

Papers of Jean J. Seznec, comprising biographical papers, BBC talks and Smith College lectures, 4 volumes of miscellaneous notes on French authors and painters, papers on Diderot, and material relating to the Messenger lectures, 1978, on the revival and metamorphose of the gods in nineteenth century art and literature.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jean Joseph Seznec (1905-83) was Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, Oxford, 1950-72, and a Fellow of All Souls College. See Who Was Who for details.

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1989.


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