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Megan Gallagher
Vanderbilt University
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    Book Review: The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft, by Sandrine Bergès and Alan Coffee. [REVIEW]Megan Gallagher - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (6):904-911.
  2. Fear, Liberty, and Honorable Death in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters.Megan Gallagher - 2016 - Eighteenth-Century Fiction 28 (4):623-644.
    I read Montesquieu’s 'Persian Letters' as an attempt to theorize a liberated alternative to despotic rule. As Montesquieu argues in 'The Spirit of the Laws,' fear—specifically fear of the ruler’s emotional and material excesses—dominates the life of the despotic subject. Although in the 'Letters' the seraglio is the despotic state’s parallel, the seraglio is the site of over owing and barely governed passions. Montesquieu’s solution to the excesses of the seraglio is not the eradication of emotion; rather, he o ers (...)
     
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    Moving Hearts: Cultivating Patriotic Affect in Rousseau’s Considerations on the Government of Poland.Megan Gallagher - forthcoming - Law, Culture and the Humanities.
    Rousseau’s embrace of ceremony and festivals in his Considerations on the Government of Poland demonstrates one way for republican political thought to develop a substantive treatment of civic virtue. Differentiating the narcissism of spectacle and theater that Rousseau critiques in the Letter to d’Alembert from the Considerations’ call for a generous affect, I demonstrate that the latter is compatible with a republican ethos premised on civic virtue and patriotic attachment to the nation-state. Rousseau argues for the instantiation of political practices (...)
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    Review of Karen Green, A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700-1800 (Cambridge University Press). [REVIEW]Megan Gallagher - 2016 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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    Review of Lee Ward, Modern Democracy and the Theological-Political Problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson. [REVIEW]Megan Gallagher - 2016 - Perspectives on Politics 14 (3):872-874.