Early Modern French Conference, 2024

24 - 26 June, University of Exeter

'Ways of Knowing'
« Modes de savoir »

Early Modern French Conference

SOCIETY FOR EARLY MODERN FRENCH STUDIES

Forty-Sixth Annual Conference

University of Exeter, 24-26 June 2024

Ways of Knowing / Modes de savoir

 

PROGRAMME

 

All sessions will take place in the Ibrahim Ahmed Room, Reed Hall, University of Exeter

 

Monday 24 June

13.30 onwards            Arrival and Registration, Reed Hall            

13.55                           Welcome: Katherine Ibbett, Chair of the Society

 

14.00-15.30                 Session 1: Fabrication and Craft

                                    Chair: Jérôme Brillaud

Jennifer OLIVER (Worcester College, Oxford)

The Mineralised Mind: Ecologies of Craft in Sixteenth-Century Writing

Joseph HARRIS (Royal Holloway, University of London)

‘Apprenez à mentir’: Corneille, Dorante, and the Craft of Spinning Fictions

Melissa PERCIVAL (University of Exeter)

Inventions: Christophe Philippe Oberkampf and the Origins of Toile de Jouy

 

15.30-15.45                 Tea / Coffee

 

15.45-16.45                 Session 2: Rewriting

                                    Chair: Emma Herdman

Romane MARLHOUX (Université de Haute-Alsace)

C’est Hierome Giglio Italien qui parle, duquel j’ay traduit ce chapitre’: transmission des savoirs et énonciation dans les Diverses Leçons (1577) d’Antoine du Verdier

Hugh ROBERTS (University of Exeter)

Nonsense and Ways of (Not) Knowing in Early Seventeenth-Century France

 

16.45-17.00                 Tea / Coffee 

17.00-19.00                 Free time

19.00                           Dinner: Holland Hall Dining Room 

 

Tuesday 25 June   

9.30-10.30                   Session 3: Foreign Knowledge

                                     Chair: Helena Taylor

Suzanne JONES (St. Anne’s College, Oxford)

Religious Tragedy, Pedagogy and Public Engagement: an Eighteenth-Century outre-Manche School Performance of Brueys’s Gabinie (1699)

Gemma TIDMAN (Queen Mary, University of London)

The State of Play, The Lie of the Land

 

10.30-10.45                 Tea / Coffee

 

10.45-11.45                 Session 4: Introspection

                                    Chair: Noel Peacock

Joanna BARKER (Durham University)

How to Know God: the Intellect and the Heart in the Life of Anna Maria van Schurman

Rebecca SHORT (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Mind Maps: Quests for Self-Knowledge in Louis-Antoine Caraccioli

 

11.45-12.00                 Tea / Coffee

 

12.00-13.00                 Session 5: Round Table: Early Modern Research Methodologies:                                       Archives and Editing

                                    Chair: Michael Moriarty

Jan CLARKE (Durham University)

Alexandra COREY (Trinity College, Dublin)

Kate TUNSTALL (Worcester College, Oxford)

 

13.00                           Lunch

14.15-15.45                 AGM

15.45-16.00                 Tea / Coffee

 

16.00-17.30                 Keynote Paper

Chair: Katherine Ibbett

Dominque BRANCHER (Yale University)

Montaigne à tâtons: Villey l’embrailleur

 

18.30                           Vin d’honneur: Sabatini (16, Catherine Street, Exeter) 

19.00                           Conference dinner: Sabatini (16, Catherine Street, Exeter)

 

Wednesday 26 June 

9.30-10:30                   Session 6:  Education

                                    Chair: Véronique Desnain

Nele DÖRING (Universität Trier)

Female Teaching Congregations and Competing Reform Movements in the Catholic Church

Emily KENT (University of Edinburgh)

Jesuit Turncoats: Marin Mersenne and the Promotion of a Monastic Natural Philosophy

 

 

10.30-10:45                 Tea / Coffee

 

10:45-12.15                 Session 7: Gender

                                    Chair: Emily Butterworth

Jessie HOCK (Vanderbilt University)

Derrida’s Pussy

Caitlin DAHL (University of Pittsburgh)

‘Quand de vos beautez les Turcs mesmes espris’: Racial and Ethnic Difference and Knowing Gender in Seventeenth-Century Galanterie

Caitlin STURROCK (University of Bristol)

Disabled Touch in Honoré Gabriel Riqueti de Mirabeau’s Le Rideau levé, ou l’éducation de Laure (1786)

 

Concluding remarks: Katherine Ibbett, Chair of the Society

 

12:30                           Lunch

 

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

 

Conference delegates who would like to visit early modern Exeter will find information about a walking tour here: https://publicrenaissance.eu/.