The present-day globalization of Victorian writing can be traced back to the extraordinary plasticity of its textual and visual forms, as it travelled from place to place and media to media. Such temporal, geographical, cultural and intermedial persistence is the subject of this seminar which considers the different modes of resistance of Victorian aesthetics, ideology and technology within the nineteenth-century as well as survival and rebirth in later times and digital form. The idea of the seminar is to allow speakers to discuss their area of research with others through a study of texts and chosen images, and thus open out their subject to other corpora, centuries, disciplines. A respondent is chosen for each session to allow a dialectical approach which might enrich and develop the project of the speaker. Texts and images are chosen for each session and made available on our blog beforehand.

This seminar takes place at the Université de Paris and is supervised by Professor Sara Thornton. It is part of the “Frontières du Littéraire” pathway within the LARCA research group (UMR 8225 du CNRS).

For further information, contact Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin (roisinql@hotmail.fr), Estelle Murail (estelle_murail@yahoo.fr), Clémence Folléa (clemence.follea@gmail.com), or Sandeep Bakshi, (Sandeep.Bakshi@univ-paris-diderot.fr).

The seminar usually takes place once a month at 5.30 pm at the following address:

Bâtiment “Olympe-de-Gouges”, salle 347, 8 place Paul-Ricoeur, 75013, métro/RER Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand, but will take place on zoom until further notice.

All are welcome!

Click here to see our 2020-2021 programme.

The next session of our seminar will take place on zoom on Friday the 22nd of January 2021 at 5pm.

John William Waterhouse, Undine (1872)

Pr. Béatrice Laurent (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne) will give a paper entitled “Of Water and Women in the Victorian Imagination”.

Her respondent will be Pr. Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London).

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99889159321?pwd=QWpoL0xJeC8wczVGenNVb2M4S1kwZz09

All are welcome!