My training is in the history of ideas in 18th-century France. My early work was on the philosophy of language and mind in the 18th century, though more recently I have expanded this study to include the entire early modern era (16th through 18th centuries). I am most interested in the connections between philosophies of language and other areas such as metaphysics, science, aesthetics and identity. I am also an assistant editor for The French Review.
Coski, C. From Barbarism to Universality:
Language and Identity in Early Modern France. Columbia: University
South Carolina Press. 2011.
Coski, C. "Emotion and Poetry in Condillac's Theory of Language and Mind." French Review. 80.1. 2006
Coski, C. "Diderot's Lettre sur les sourds et muets and Philosophical Frivolity." Essays in French Literature. 43: 29-45. 2006
Coski, C. "Maupertuis on the Origin of Language: the Scientific Mind and Human Progress." Dalhousie French Studies. 73: 45-53. 2005
Coski, C. "Condillac's Modernization of Rationalist Language Theory: Evidence, Propositions, and a Newtonian Linguistics." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era. 2004
Coski, C. "Condillac's Metaphysical Paradox: The Nature of the Soul versus the Natural Origin of Language and Reason." Dalhousie French Studies. 67: 3-15. 2004
Coski, C. "Condillac: Language, Thought, and Morality in the Man and Animal Debate." French Forum. 28 (1): 57-75. 2003
Coski, C. "Rousseau: Le langage et la
problématique de la perfectibilité." Working Papers in
Romance Literatures and Philology. 2: 1-12.
Coski, C. Book Review, Accepted, "Krause, Jonathan. Early Trench Tactics in the French Army: The Second Battle of Artois, May-June 1915." French Review. 87.3. Forthcoming.
Coski, C. "Michael Neiberg, The Blood of Free Men: The
Liberation of Paris, 1944." French Review.
Coski, C. "Julie Candler Hayes, Translation, Subjectivity, and Culture in France and England: 1600-1800." Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 34.1-2 (2010): 172-174. Print.