Early Modern French Conference, 2018

3rd-5th September , Peterhouse, Cambridge

'Early Modern France in Early Modern Europe'
« La France en Europe au début de l'époque moderne »

Early Modern French Conference

41st Annual Conference, 3rd-5th September 2018, Peterhouse, Cambridge

 ‘Early-Modern France in Early-Modern Europe’

« La France pré-moderne dans l’Europe pré-moderne»

 

To book your place, please complete the following form: http://www.semfs.org.uk/conference-booking-form/

 

 

PROGRAMME

Monday  3 September

 

14.00-14.40                 Arrival and Registration       

 

14.40-14.50                 Welcome,  Richard Parish, Chairman of the Society

 

14.50-16.00                 Session 1:  French books beyond France

Mette Birkedal BRUUN  (University of Copenhagen)

Private reading à la mode : The French books of Sibylla Ursula of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1629–1671)

Lisa AL-FARADZH (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge)

The Bible of Royaumont: a progenitor of illustrated children’s Bibles and its history in early modern France and England.

 

16.00-16.20                 Tea

 

16.20-17.25                 Session 2:  Historical constructions of national identity

Anton BRUDER (King’s College, Cambridge)

Ancient Gaul in Early Modern Europe: The Antiquitez of Claude Fauchet

Marian ROTHSTEIN (Carthage College)

Ideas across borders: Annius over the Alps

 

17.30-19.00                 Session 3: The centrality of Paris

Richard MABER (Durham University)

Intellectual cross-fertilization in the mid-17th-century Republic of Letters: Paris as European point de rencontre 

Isabelle MOREAU (ENS de Lyon)

Curiosité provinciale / regard de l’exil : Pierre Bayle et le « commerce de curiosité »

Suzanne JONES (Université Paris Nanterre)

La scène est à Paris:  A European capital and mustering place in late seventeenth-century French comedy

 

19.15                           Dinner


Tuesday 4 September  

 

9.20-10.30                   Session 4:  Late 16c political crises: reciprocal views

John O’BRIEN (Durham University)

Commemorating the Admiral: Gaspard de Coligny (1519-72) in French Exile Literature

Marc SCHACHTER (Durham University)

« Discours Touchant la Royne Dangleterre Contre la Royne Descosse » : Mary Stuart, the Servitude volontaire, and Folger ms V.b.49

 

10.30-10.50                 Coffee

 

10.50-12.00                 Session 5:  Comparative literature and criticism

Alessandro DE FRANCESCO (Chercheur indépendant et professeur invité à la Haute École des Arts de Berne)

« Dans cét obscur & vaste espace ». L’infini et l’indéfini chez Pierre Le Moyne, John Milton et Tommaso Campanella

Záviš ŠUMAN (Institut d’Etudes Romanes, Université Charles, Prague)

Le bon et le mauvais usage de l’anagnorisis. Pratique et théorie dans la première modernité en France et en Allemagne

 

12.00-13.00                 Visit to the Perne Library, Peterhouse

 

13.00                           Lunch

 

13.45-14.45                 AGM

 

14.50-16.00                 Session 6:  French works, English reworkings

Joseph HARRIS (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Misanthropie sans frontières: from Le Misanthrope to The Plain Dealer

Michael MORIARTY (Peterhouse, Cambridge)

Cities of Satire: Boileau’s Paris, Johnson’s London

 

16.00-16.30                 Tea

 

16.30-17.30                 Session 7:  Keynote Paper

Catriona SETH (All Souls College, Oxford)

At the Still Point of the Turning World…: Catherine-Dorothée de Saint-Pierre and Others

 

18.15                           Vin d’honneur, Deer Park, Peterhouse

 

19.15                           Conference Dinner

 

21.00                           Recital:  Echo Chamber: 17th-century French music and words

                                    Jonathan Rees, viol

 

Wednesday 5 September       

 

9.00-10.30                   Session 8:  France and Italy

Alice ROULLIÈRE (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)

Pontano’s dialogue epitaphs in Renaissance France

Jonathan PATTERSON (St Hilda’s College, Oxford)

« Ne se pouvoir fier en la France » : Sixteenth-Century Franco-Italian Tensions in Secretarial Handbooks

Vittoria FALLANCA  (Pembroke College, Oxford)

A French Humanist Aesthetics? Montaigne and Nicolas Audebert in Italy 

 

10.30-10.50                 Coffee

 

10.50-12.30                 Session 9:  “Typically French”: wit and fashion

Emma GILBY (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)

‘This Foolish Kind of Wit’: the Genre of the ‘Bouts-Rimés’

Rachel WAXMAN (Johns Hopkins University)

The Cabinet des Modes and the French Fashion Industry in International Context

 

Concluding remarks, Richard Parish, Chairman of the Society

 

Lunch

 

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