Things My French Prof Talks About: a) the multiple stories within Jacques le fataliste,
b) the quarrels, setbacks and conflicts that surrounded Diderot's work on L'Encyclopédie
What I Choose To Do With That Knowledge: This
. Posted a while ago on tumblr, but on here for posterity, because if you're looking for my stupid, you should be able to find it all in one place.
Not to mention, the following, being a ridiculous, completely
historically inaccurate thing
I wrote down while I should have been paying attention to a discussion about theater or something.
(Just going to preface the cut with the disclaimer that a) I know nothing about screenwriting; b)SO MUCH HISTORICAL INACCURACY because I can't be bothered to look up dates for these events; c) this is, actually, the most random thing EVER, sorry.)( d) franglais is totally an official language, wtf are you talking about? )
...I also wrote something down about a prompt for a prison!au-thing, based on Rousseau visiting Diderot while he was in prison* (and Diderot possibly subsequently influencing EVERYTHING ROUSSEAU DID, EVER (if you ask my prof)), but I think that will have to wait until I find the magical place where a kink meme for 18th century French writers/philosophes actually, y'know, exists
*I live in fear of the day anyone asks to borrow my french notes. "What's this?" "Oh, that's, um. Just a bit of porn I wrote about Diderot getting it on with Voltaire. NBD."
ETA: Oh my GOD, dear flist D,,,,: