Early Modern French Conference, 2021

8th-10th September, King's College London

'Public and Private'
« Public et privé »

Early Modern French Conference

 

Public and Private / Public et privé

 

Forty-Third Annual Conference, King’s College London

To Be Held Virtually 8-10 September 2021

Twitter: #SEMFS21

 

Wednesday 8 September

 

11.00                           Online PG Workshop            

 

14.00                           Welcome: Katherine Ibbett, Chair of the Society

 

14.00-15.00                 Session 1: Public Space, Women’s Lives

                                    Chair: Joanna Barker

Sarah NELSON (University of Idaho)

The Public Import of a Woman’s Life: The Example of Marie Mancini Colonna

Annalisa NICHOLSON (University of Cambridge)

Public Life, Private Death: Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin, and her daughter Marie-Charlotte de Richelieu

 

15.15-16.45                 Session 2: Spiritual Direction and Reading

                                    Chair: Mette Birkedal Bruun

Lisa AL-FARADZH (University of Cambridge)

Private Devotion and Books: Spiritual Reading in Seventeenth-Century France

Lars Cyril NØRGAARD (University of Copenhagen)

Private Politics?

Bastian VAUCANSON (University of Copenhagen)

A Private Matter? Spiritual Intimacy in the Correspondence between Mme Guyon and Fénelon (1688-1690)

 

17.00-18.00                 Session 3: Public Exchanges

                                    Chair: Emily Butterworth

Frank EJBY POULSEN (University of Copenhagen)

Eighteenth-Century French Cosmopolitanism: Transcending the Public and the Private for the Common Good of Humanity in a Universal Republic

Emma GILBY (University of Cambridge)

Part of the Public, Confusedly: Moving Towards Others in the Work of Descartes and Elisabeth of Bohemia.

 

Thursday 9 September

 

14.00-15.00                 Session 4: Dramatic Theory and Practice

                                    Chair: Noel Peacock

Allen WOOD (Purdue University)

‘Shortly They Will Play Me in What Forms They List’: Essex on the French Stage

 Joseph HARRIS (Royal Holloway, University of London)

‘La Commune Voix’: Reputation between Public and Private in Le Misanthrope

 

15.15-16.15                 Session 5: Racine

                                    Chair: Nicholas Hammond

Tristan ALLONGE (Université de La Réunion)

Le Silence de Dieu et les rumeurs des hommes. Pour une relecture politique de l’Esther de Racine

Suzanne JONES (University of Oxford)

Translating the Private into the Public for a Public: Racine’s Bajazet

 

16.30-17.45                 Keynote Paper

Chair: Katherine Ibbett

Mette BIRKEDAL BRUUN (University of Copenhagen)

‘La Vie privée, la retraite, la solitude, le silence’: Vocabularies of Privacy and the Private

 

Friday 10 September   

 

14.00-15.00                 AGM

 

15.15-16.15                 Session 6: Law and the Political

                                    Chair: Adam Horsley

Joséphine GARDON-GOUJON (Sorbonne Université)

Passions privées, actions publiques: les paratextes de nouvelles historiques du XVIIe siècle et le dévoilement des passions au cœur de la politique

Marina PERKINS (University of Cambridge)

Acts of Deeming in the Case of Martin Guerre: Category Extension, Legal Fiction, and Identity Formation in Private and Legal Contexts

 

16.30-18.00                 Session 7: Inner to Outer

                                    Chair: John O’Brien

Emily BUTTERWORTH (King’s College, London)

Marguerite de Navarre and the Privé

Jonathan PATTERSON (University of Oxford)

Early Modern Récolement: Montaigne, Naudé and the Bureau de la ville de Paris

Michael MORIARTY (University of Cambridge)

Stairs, Passages, and Go-Betweens

 

Concluding remarks: Katherine Ibbett, Chair of the Society, followed by an online drink

 

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