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OUR NEW PROGRAMME

September 2019 – December 2019

 Times: 16.30 -18.30, 

room 2.44,  Maison de la Recherche, campus ALLSH

29 Av. Robert Schuman, 13621 Aix-en-Provence

 

23 September 2019   

Conference by John Mullan (University College London):  ‘Revolutionary Jane Austen : The Transformation of the Eighteenth Century Novel ?’

 

14 October 2019

Research programme on ‘Progress’ Resisting Progress

Laurent Curelly (Université de Haute-Alsace), « ‘Free-born Englishmen’ : John Lilburne et Edward Sexby défenseurs de la liberté contre le « tyran » Cromwell (1653–1658)’

Sara Watson (AMU), «  La nostalgie du progrès dans l’œuvre en prose de John Milton »

           

18 November 2019

Study group on Lived Religion: on America

Bertrand Van Ruymbeke (Paris 8), « L’Église anglicane à la conquête de l’Amérique dans la première moitié du XVIIème siècle : territoires et stratégies politiques »

Agnès Delahaye (Lyon 2), « John Winthrop ou la force politique de la vocation religieuse »

 

04 November 2019

Study group on Texts and their Afterlives

Susan Pickford (Université Paris Sorbonne), ‘Afterlives of Sterne’s Travel Writing’

Ruth Menzies (AMU), ‘Gulliver’s Travels in the World of Advertising’

 

02 December 2019

Reseach programme on ‘Progress’,  Disciplinarity and the progress of knowledge

Mickaël Popelard (Université de Caen-Normandie), ‘ Francis Bacon’s Vision of a Progressive Republic of Letters’

Richard Somerset (Université de Lorraine),  ‘Specialism versus universalism : 18th Century Tension’

 

6 December 2019

Study group on Lived Religion, Lived Religion and the Book

Study day in collaboration with the Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English, to be held at Queen Mary University of London.

 

9 December 2019

Study group on Lived Religion, Preparatory session introducing the study day GIS Institut du Genre « Figures de la spiritualité féminine dans les espaces catholiques et protestants (Europe occidentale, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles) : les systèmes religieux au prisme du genre », in collaboration with the UMR TELEMME 

Christine Orobitg (AMU), « Femmes et spiritualité dans l’Espagne moderne : enjeux et paradoxes »

Carme Font-Paz (Barcelone), ‘Recovering the Value of Women’s Spiritual Writings in the Long Reformation’

New publication

The seminar is pleased to announce the publication of ‘The World of Seventeenth-Century English Dissenter.  Piety, Theology, Heterodoxy’, in Etudes Episteme 35 (2019).  With an introduction and edited by Paula Barros, Anne Dunan-Page and Laurence Lux-Sterritt. See https://journals.openedition.org/episteme/4113

A Catalogue of the severall Sects and Opinions in England and other Nations. With a briefe Rehearsall of their false and dangerous Tenents (1647)

The Lived religion of English Catholics

 

On Monday 8 April 2019, the Lived Religion group held a session on ‘The Lived Religion of English Catholics’.  Liesbeth Corens and Emilie Murphy spoke to faculty and postgraduate and doctoral students about the various ways of living one’s Catholic religion in the context of early modern England.

Liesbeth Corens (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Confessional Mobility and English Catholics in Counter-Reformation Europe.’

Emilie Murphy (University of York), ‘Making Memories in Post-Reformation English Catholic Musical Miscellanies’.

Discussant: Laurence Lux-Sterritt

Next Session: Progress & Literary Genres

Our next seminar session exploring the notion of progress is entitled  ‘Progress and Literary Genres : Redefinition and Evolution of the Novel.’ We are looking forward to welcoming you on Monday 25 March 2019, as usual from 5 – 7 pm, room 2.44 of the Maison de la Recherche, to listen to our two guests:
Baudouin Millet (Université de Lyon 2), ‘Progress and stasis: the poetics of digression in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719-1720)’. See a short biographical notice here
and
Anne Widmayer (University of Wisconsin), ‘Self-Conscious Literary Change: Engaging the Audience in the Emerging Novel.’ See a short biographical notice and an abstract here

New text online

 

During our last seminar session, we heard Mireille Ozoux (AMU), on “Scientific progress and its impact on linguistic thought and literature: the problematics of figurative speech in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726)”. You can now read the entire text of this fantastic paper here.

seminar: ‘Progress and language’

We are delighted to invite you to our next session:

 Monday 4 March 2019

17h00 -19h00, room 2.44, Maison de la Recherche

Scientific progress and literary language

Mireille Ozoux (AMU), “Scientific progress and its impact on linguistic thought and literature: the problematics of figurative speech in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726)”

Claire Preston (Queen Mary university of London) ‘Thomas Browne’s Rhetorical Reclamations’

Discussant: Anne Page

Lived Religion and the mission

On Monday 11 February 2019, we received Gilles Vidal (IPT Montpellier), who spoke about “Missionnaires en Océanie (XIX-XXe s.) : une galerie de portraits à défaut de typologie” and Maud Michaud (Université du Mans) with a talk entitled “Dans l’intimité des familles missionnaires britanniques: la ‘religion vécue’, au prisme des archives manuscrites et photographiques de la Church Missionary Society en Ouganda (1876-1914)”.

You can listen to Gilles’s talk here, and to Maud’s here

 

 

Economic progress and langage

On Monday 26 November, please come and listen to Michel Van Der Yeught, (AMU), ‘Accounting for the evolution of specialised languages in times of intellectual progress : theoretical issues and suggestions’ and  Nathalie Vanfasse (AMU), ‘Adam Smith, economic growth, aesthetic theory, and Darwinian evolution?’  Discussant: Gérard Hugues

Session 5 – 7 pm, room 2.44 (Maison de la Recherche)  All welcome

New publication in French

The early modern research programme is pleased to announce the publication of a French translation of Daniel Defoe’s The Storm:

La Grande Tempête

Daniel Defoe, La Grande Tempête. Traduction et édition critique par Nathalie Bernard et Emmanuelle Peraldo, Collection Littératures du Monde, sous la direction d’Alain Montandon et Françoise Lavocat, Classiques Garnier, 2018.

N°24, 244 p. 15×22 cm

Broché, ISBN 978-2-406-06809-9

Relié, ISBN 978-2-406-06810-5

Ouvrage publié avec le soutien du Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone (LERMA, Aix-Marseille Université) et de l’Institut d’Etudes Transculturelles et Transtextuelles (IETT, Université Jean Moulin – Lyon III)

La Grande Tempête est la traduction de The Storm (1704), ouvrage publié par Daniel Defoe quelques mois après la violente tempête survenue à la fin de l’année 1703. Souvent considéré par la critique comme l’un des premiers écrits journalistiques de grande ampleur, le texte prend la forme d’un recueil d’environ 70 lettres qui témoignent des dégâts causés par cette catastrophe naturelle, ainsi que de divers cas de saluts attribués à la Providence divine.

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

(unless stated otherwise)

Friday 12 October 2018

14h – 16h

“Lived Religion”

A conference by Sébastien Fath (CNRS), “Billy Graham, artisan d’une ‘religion civile’ évangélique aux États-Unis.”

Discussant: Gilles Teulié

 

Monday 5 November 2018

“Texts and their Afterlives”: a session on travel literature

Gabor Gelleri (Aberystwyth University) : ” ‘Cette chose ordinaire et inutile qu’on appelle un Tour en Angleterre’ – discours, pratiques et usages”. Read the abstract here.

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

Discussants : Nathalie Bernard and Nathalie Vanfasse

Monday 26 November 2018

Programme Seminar on the notion of “Progress and Language”

A session on 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

Tuesday 4 December 2018

“Lived Religion”: the Stakes and Limitations of Heritage

A conference by Jodi Cohen (Bridgewater State university), in collaboration with the LERMA research group working on ‘Remanence’

Friday 7 December 2018

“Lived Religion”: A closed session on Lived Religion and Sociology

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

Lived Religion and Sociology

In collaboration with QMCRLE

Monday 11 February 2019

“Lived Religion”: a session on Lived Religion and Missionaries in the 18th Century

Maud Michaud (Université du Mans) “Dans l’intimité des familles missionnaires britanniques: la ‘religion vécue’, au prisme des archives manuscrites et photographiques de la Church Missionary Society en Ouganda (1876-1914)”

Gilles Vidal (IPT Montpellier) “Missionnaires en Océanie (XIX-XXe s.) : une galerie de portraits à défaut de typologie”;read the abstract here.

Discussant : Gilles Teulié

Monday 4 March 2019

Programme Seminar on the notion of “Progress and Language”

A session on 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.”

Clare Preston (Queen Mary university of London) ‘Thomas Browne’s Rhetorical Reclamations’. Read the abstract here .

Discussant : Anne Page

Monday 25 March 2019

Programme Seminar on the notion of “Progress and Language”

A session on 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.’ Read the abstract here.

Discussante : Nathalie Bernard

Monday 8 April 2019

“Lived Religion”: a session on 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: https://www.bsecs.org.uk/conferences/postgraduate-early-career-conference/. Please note bursaries are available (application deadline is 6 July).’