Iain Stewart

I am an intellectual historian interested in twentieth-century France and the histories of liberal and Marxist thought more broadly. My writing has been published in academic articles and book chapters, and I have also written for a popular French magazine. My current big writing project is a book based on my doctoral thesis: Raymond Aron and the Roots of the French Liberal Renaissance.  You can visit my staff profile at QMUL here.

For me, writing is not simply a product of my learning in a given subject; it is an integral part of the learning process. It is also a way of being part of a wider conversation with other people working in my field. On my many bad writing days I can find the whole process excruciating; on those fewer occasions when inspiration strikes, however, it can be quite exhilarating. I’ll be using this blog to share my experience of the joys and pains of writing.