Daniel Sipe teaches courses in French literature, culture, and language with a concentration in the nineteenth century. He holds PhDs from the Universities of Minnesota and Strasbourg. His book, Text, Image, and the Problem with Perfection in Nineteenth-Century France focuses on the persistent afterlife of utopias in works by artists and writers who include François-René de Chateaubriand, Etienne Cabet, J.J. Grandville, Charles Barbara, Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Charles Baudelaire. By juxtaposing these works with those of social scientists such as Charles Fourier, his book provides the historical context for comprehending the significance and implications of nineteenth-century utopian art and literature.
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