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.
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.
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.