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Seminar series, 2018 — 2019

Our programme has taken good shape and we are now able to publicize the following events:

Sessions on Mondays, 17.00 to 19.00, 

(room 2.44, Maison de la Recherche)

Monday 5 November 2018

Travel literature

Gabor Gelleri (Aberystwyth University) : « ‘Cette chose ordinaire et inutile qu’on appelle un Tour en Angleterre’ – discours, pratiques et usages »

Sandhya Patel (Université de Clermont Auvergne), ‘Translation and Transcription. Enabling the archeology of exploration narratives’

Discussants : Nathalie Bernard and Nathalie Vanfasse

Monday 26 November 2018

Economic Progress and Language

Michel Van Der Yeught (AMU), ‘Accounting for the evolution of specialised languages in times of intellectual progress : theoretical issues and suggestions’. Read the abstract here.

Nathalie Vanfasse (AMU), ‘Adam Smith, economic growth, aesthetic theory, and Darwinian evolution?’ Read the abstract here.

Discussant : Gérard Hugues

Friday 7 December 2018

14h- 17h : Virtual study day (video-conferencing room)

Lived Religion and Sociology

In collaboration with QMCRLE

Monday 11 February 2019

Lived Religion and Missionaries in the 18th Century

Maud Michaud (Université du Mans) ‘Anglican missionaries in Ouganda’

Gilles Vidal (IPT Montpellier) ‘French Protestant missionaries’

Discussant : Gilles Teulié

Monday 4 March 2019

Scientific Progress and Literary Language

Mireille Ozoux (AMU), “Progrès et l’évolution de la langue et de la littérature, impact de la langue scientifique dans la littérature.”

Claire Preston (Queen Mary university of London) tba

Discussant : Anne Page

Monday 25 March 2019

Progress and Literary Genres : Redefinition and Evolution of the Novel

Baudouin Millet (Université de Lyon 2), ‘Progress and stasis: the poetics of digression in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719-1720)’. 

Anne Widmayer (University of Wisconsin), ‘Self-Conscious Literary Change: Engaging the Audience in the Emerging Novel.’

Discussante : Nathalie Bernard

Monday 8 April 2019

The Lived Religion of English Catholics

Liesbeth Corens (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Confessional mobility and English Catholics in Counter-Reformation Europe.’ Read the abstract here.

Emilie Murphy (University of York), ‘Making memories in post-Reformation English Catholic musical miscellanies’. Read the abstract here.

Discussant : Laurence Lux-Sterritt

BSECS forthcoming conference

The Early Modern Research Programme is proud to welcome The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ annual Postgraduate & Early Career Conference at Aix-Marseille Université on 3 and 4 September 2018, themed ‘Barbarism and Behaviour’. Registration is now open, until 6 July, and the programme and registration form can be found on the website: Please note bursaries are available (application deadline is 6 July).’

Seminar session: Jonathan Swift

The next meeting of the “Swift” study group will be: :
Monday 9 Octobre 2017, 17-19h, room 2.44
Maison de la Recherche,
29 avenue R Schuman
“New Reflections on Gulliver’s Travels
Professor Hermann Josef Real (Münster)
Gulliver’s Travels: the madness of reason
Amélie Derome
The French translations of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1727-2017): “a faithful history of my travels”?
Mireille Ozoux
“Jonathan Swift’s linguistic ideas: a first examination of Swift’s ‘Tory anarchism’ “
Vous y êtes cordialement invités.

Religious experience, publications









Our research group on Lived Religion is pleased to announce the publication of two monographs:

Anne Dunan-Page, L’expérience puritaine. Vies et récits de dissidents (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle) (éditions du Cerf, 2017), see

Laurence Lux-Sterritt, English Benedictines in Exile in the Seventeenth Century. Living Spirituality (Manchester University Press, 2017), see




Study days: ‘Lived Religion’

Our research group on Lived Religion hosted its second event on the 11-12 September 2017.  See our programme below.

« Documenting Lived Religion 1500 to the Present:

Perspectives Across Borders » 

Org. Anne Dunan-Page, Laurence Lux-Sterritt and Tessa Whitehouse


Monday 11 September 2017

Maison de la Recherche, salle de colloques 1, 29 avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-en-Provence 

13.30 – 13.45: Registration

13.45 – 14.00: Introduction : Anne Dunan-Page (AMU), Laurence Lux-Sterritt (AMU), Tessa Whitehouse (QMUL)


Chair : Anne Dunan-Page (AMU)

14.00 – 15.00 : N. H. Keeble (Stirling), Writing dissent: the case of Richard Baxter

15.00 – 16.00 : Jérémie Foa (TELEMME, AMU), Contrefaire le papiste. Tactiques de la survie huguenote au temps des guerres de Religion (1562-1598) 

 16.00 – 16.30 :  Coffee break

 Chair : Laurence Lux-Sterritt (AMU)

16.30 – 17.30 : Emily Vine (QMUL), Childbirth and Religious Ritual amongst London Catholics

17.30 – 18.30 : Rémy Bethmont (Paris 8), The Liturgical Challenge of Same-Sex Couples’ Demand for Inclusive Marriage Rites in the Church of England 


Tuesday 12 September 2017

Maison de la Recherche, salle de colloques 1, 29 avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-en-Provence

Chair : Tessa Whitehouse (QMUL)

8.45 – 9.45 : Peter Howarth (QMUL), Thomas Merton, monasticism and the counterculture

9.45 – 10.45 : Suzanne Hobson (QMUL), ”The Shadow of the Ghost of a Doubt”: William James, H.G. Wells and Lived (Un)belief. 

10.45 – 11.00 : Coffee break

 Chair : Gilles Teulié (AMU)

11.00 – 12.00: Srdjan Sremac (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam), Conversion and the Realness of Lived Religion

 12.00 – 12.45 : Round table


Exciting new digital resources

For the autumn of 2017, early modernists await with eager anticipation a new digital project, at

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "religious change 1450-1700"

It is best described in its own words:

“In Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700 (opening September 14), visitors will see the Reformation through the eyes of the people who experienced the transformations it spread across Europe and the Americas: preachers and teachers, travelers and traders, writers and printers. Featuring more than 150 objects from the Newberry’s collection—from Bibles, tracts, and poems to maps, music, and art—Religious Change and Print will show how the intertwining of religion and print led to realignments of power that even revolutionaries had trouble keeping up with.”

Discussing Gulliver

The next session of our seminar will be held on

Monday 13 February 2017, 16h-18h, room  2.44 (Maison de la Recherche).

-Ruth Menzies, LERMA (AMU):  “Adapting and Appropriating Gulliver’s Travels on film”

-Emilie Walezak, LCE,  (Lyon 2): “Rewriting Gulliver: Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the Cherry”

All welcome