Simon Davies

Simon Davies is Professor of Enlightenment Studies at Queen’s University Belfast and former visiting professor at the Université Stendhal in Grenoble. From 1999-2003 he was Secretary-General of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and has been the UK correspondent of the Société française d’étude du dix-huitième siècle since 1995. He is on the editorial boards of the Complete Works of Voltaire and Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century. His publications include Paris and the provinces in prose fiction (1982), Laclos: Les Liaisions dangereuses (1987), and he has produced scholarly editions of works by Chamfort (1992), Crébillon fils (1999) and Voltaire (2004, 2006, 2007). In all he has published, or is actively preparing, over a hundred editions of Voltaire for the period 1760-1778. He is also assistant director of the team producing the AHRC-funded edition of the correspondence of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, which will be incorporated into the Electronic Enlightenment project of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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