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 Paris Diderot and is supervised by Professor Sara Thornton as part of the LARCA research centre (UMR 8225 du CNRS).

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

The seminar 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.

All are welcome!


popish invasion

Session 48 of our seminar will take place on Wednesday 20 December 2017 at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30).

Camille Bourbon  will give a paper entitled “Edmund Campion’s afterlives through Literature: Richard Simpson (1867), Evelyn Waugh (1935) and Rowan Williams’s Shakeshafte (2013).”

Her respondent will be Pr. Bénédicte Coste (Université de Bourgogne).

We will work with extracts from the following texts:
– Richard Simpson, Edmund Campion, A Biography [1867], London : John Hodges, 1896. text Simpson
– Evelyn Waugh, Edmund Campion, Jesuit and Martyr [1935], Penguin Classics, 2012. text Waugh
– Rowan Williams, ShakeshafteCritical Survey Vol. 25, No. 3, Special Issue: Creating Shakespeare (2013), pp. 43-87. text Williams

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