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Dr David Culpin, Honorary Reader

Dr David J CulpinContact Details

djc3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Full research profile

Personal web page: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~djc3

Research and Teaching

David Culpin specializes in the literature of ideas and the history of the book in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and is also interested in the reception of early-modern French texts in anglophone colonial contexts. He has published books on La Rochefoucauld, Perrault and Marivaux, and has recently completed French and English editions of a shipwreck narrataive by C.E. Boniface, which (in 1829) was the first French book every published in South Africa. He teaches specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a wide range of topics relating to the early modern period and the Enlightenment.

Publications

C.E. Boniface, Relation du naufrage du navire français L’Eole, sur la côte de la Caffrerie en avril 1829.: Texte édité avec Introduction et Notes par D.J. Culpin.
Culpin, D. J. 15 Jan 2013 London: Modern Humanities Research Association. (MHRA Critical Texts; vol. 37)
Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

C.E. Boniface, Narrative of the Shipwreck of the French vessel The Eole, on the coast of Kaffraria in April 1829: This item is a critical edition, in English translation with an introduction and notes, of an important but forgotten French text, the Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Eole by C.E. Boniface, originally published in Cape Town in 1829. The narrative is concerned with the equally forgotten shipwreck of a French vessel in the Eastern Cape earlier that year, and tells the story of the survivors’ walk, barefoot and without food, through 200 miles of unknown territory until they reached Cape Colony, and it is completed by a description of their reactions to life in Cape Town.
Culpin, D. J. 1 Nov 2012 Cape Town: National Library of South Africa. 228 p.
Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Charles Perrault, Les Hommes illustres qui ont paru en France pendant ce siècle; avec leurs portraits au naturel
Culpin, D. J. Jan 2003 Gunter Narr. 535 p.
Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Marivaux, Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard
Culpin, D. J. 2000 Duckworth. 100 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Charlevoix and the American Savage: The eighteenth-century traveller as moralist
Culpin, D. J. 2011 Written Culture in a Colonial Context: Africa and the Americas 1500-1900. Delmas, A. & Penn, N. (eds.). Cape Town: UCT Press, p. 145-165 21 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Marivaux's Apology for Religion
Culpin, D. J. 2006 Literature Criticism from 1400-1800. Schoenberg, T. J. & Trudeau, L. J. (eds.). Detroit: Thomson Gale, Vol. 123, p. 31-42 12 p. (Literature Criticism from 1400-1800; vol. 2006, no. 123)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

L'entrée de l'Infante: ou la poétique d'un spectateur
Culpin, D. J. 2006 Poetique de la pensee: Etudes sur l'age classique et le siecle philosophique, en hommage a Jean Dagen. Guion, B., Seguin, M. S., Menant, S. & Sellier, P. (eds.). Honoré Champion, p. 285-297
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Raillerie, honnêteté and "les grands sujets": Cultured Conflict in Seventeenth-Century France
Culpin, D. J. 2004 Culture and Conflict in Seventeenth-Century France and Ireland. Alyn-Stacey, S. & Desnain, V. (eds.). The Four Courts Press, p. 128-134
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Le Spectateur français et la littérature morale des années 1720
Culpin, D. J. 2003 Marivaux subversif?. Salaun, F. (ed.). Desjonquères, p. 233-247
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Le Jeu des idées et de l'imagination chez Marivaux
Culpin, D. J. 2002 Marivaux et l'imagination. Gevrey, F. (ed.). Editions Universitaires du Sud, p. 61-72
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Journalisme et fiction dans le Spectateur français de Marivaux.
Culpin, D. J. 1999 Journalisme et fiction au XVIIIe siècle French Studies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Cook, M. & Jourdan, A. (eds.). Peter Lang, p. 113-121
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La morale mondaine de Marivaux. L'Ethique d'un romancier.
Culpin, D. J. 1996 Marivaux et les Lumières Presses de l'Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence. p. 183-190
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Perceptions of France: French books in the early libraries of South Australia, 1848-1884
Culpin, D. J. 2009 In : French History and Civilization . 2, p. 120-136 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Writings of youth: humanist tradition and liberty of spirit
Culpin, D. J. Jan 2006 In : French Studies. 60, p. 108-109 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The moral tale in France and Germany 1750-1789.
Culpin, D. J. Oct 2004 In : Modern Language Review. 99, p. 1050-1051 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

La 'Bruyere', vol 1, Brief questions of hermeneutics, vol 2, Rhetorics of discontinuousy.
Culpin, D. J. Oct 2004 In : French Studies. 58, p. 554-554 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

''Moral Maxims' by the Duke de la Roche Foucault. Translated from the French. With notes. [London : A. Millar, 1749]'. A dual-language edition with introduction and further notes
Culpin, D. J. Jul 2004 In : Modern Language Review. 99, p. 774-775 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jean Benech de Cantenac: 'Satyres nouvelles', a critical edition
Culpin, D. J. Jan 2004 In : French Studies. 58, p. 106-107 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Studies of the 'Maximes' of La Rochefoucauld
Culpin, D. J. Apr 2003 In : French Studies. 57, p. 223-224 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

La Rochefoucauld: 'Maximes'
Culpin, D. J. Jan 2003 In : French Studies. 57, p. 79-80 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Society, politics, law: themes of the 'Encyclopedie' by Diderot and D'Alembert
Culpin, D. J. Apr 2002 In : French Studies. 56, p. 247-248 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The convention of amour-gout in the works of Claude Crebillon: origins and perspectives
Culpin, D. J. Apr 2002 In : French Studies. 56, p. 245-245 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Complete works of Claude Crebillon, vol 1, a critical edition
Culpin, D. J. Apr 2002 In : French Studies. 56, p. 244-244 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Charles-Francois Pannard and the aesthetics of "minor literature"
Culpin, D. J. Jan 2002 In : French Studies. 56, p. 96-97 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The armorial of Calliope: the works of the Jesuit Pierre Le Moyne (1602-1671) - Literature, heraldry, spirituality
Culpin, D. J. Jan 2002 In : French Studies. 56, p. 90-91 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sensitivity in 18th century French literature
Culpin, D. J. Jan 2001 In : French Studies. 55, p. 94-95 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The vocabulary of feelings in the theater of Marivaux
Culpin, D. J. Oct 1999 In : French Studies. 53, p. 472-473 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ethics and politics in seventeenth century France: Essay in honour of Derek A. Watts
Culpin, D. J. Jul 1999 In : French Studies. 53, p. 327-327 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical moralism in French literature
Culpin, D. J. Apr 1999 In : French Studies. 53, p. 202-202 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cecilia's garland: Studies in honor of Cecilia Rizza
Culpin, D. J. Jan 1999 In : French Studies. 53, p. 58-59 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Les 'Fausses confidences'
Culpin, D. J. Oct 1998 In : French Studies. 52, p. 468-468 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

La 'Vie de Marianne'
Culpin, D. J. Oct 1998 In : French Studies. 52, p. 468-468 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Man and his image: Morality and literature from Montaigne to Mandeville
Culpin, D. J. Oct 1998 In : French Studies. 52, p. 464-464 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Perrault as Moralist: Les Hommes illustres.
Culpin, D. J. Apr 1998 In : French Studies. 52, p. 142-151 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Posthumous dialogues on quietism.
Culpin, D. J. Apr 2007 In : Modern Language Review. 102, p. 511-512 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The story of the Marquise-Marquis de Banneville
Culpin, D. J. Oct 2006 In : Modern Language Review. 101, 4, p. 1118-1119 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

Interruption as Narrative Technique in the Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Éole by C.E. Boniface
Culpin, D. J. 1 Oct 2013 In : Forum for Modern Language Studies. 49, 4, p. 369-381 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

The Exotic and the Creative Imagination in the 1690s: Charles Perrault's Les Hommes illustres
Culpin, D. J., Maccubbin, R. (ed.) & Knellwolf, C. (ed.) 2002 Duke University Press
Research output: Other contribution

Catalogue des ouvrages du Fonds Français 1601-1850 conservés dans la Founders' Library
Culpin, D. J. 1996
Research output: Other contribution

La Rochefoucauld: Maximes, Critical Guides to French Texts
Culpin, D. J. 1995
Research output: Other contribution

Marivaux and Reason: A Study in Early Enlightenment Thought
Culpin, D. J. 1993
Research output: Other contribution