Abrams, Barbara Lise

Barbara Abrams is an Associate Professor of French and Humanities at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her PhD at Columbia University in New York and she held an exchange scholarship at Harvard University and later served as a Post-Doctoral fellow at The University of Chicago. Her main areas of scholarship are French philosophy and literature of the eighteenth century, and focus on the works of Diderot and Rousseau.

Le Bizarre and le Decousu in the Novels and Theoretical Works of Denis Diderot. How the Idea of Marginality Originated in Eighteenth Century France
2009 0-7734-4663-X
This book examines the background of our modern concept of marginality by focusing on Diderot’s materialist philosophy and his search for the origins of genius, and locating it within the French Enlightenment quest for truth.