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 Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin (roisinql@hotmail.fr), Estelle Murail (estelle_murail@yahoo.fr), Clémence Folléa (clemence.follea@gmail.com),or Mathilde Vialard (vialard.mathilde@gmail.com).

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.

All are welcome!

Session 51 of our seminar will take place on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the Université Paris Diderot bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30)

Dr. Bob Nicholson (University of Edgehill, UK) will give a paper entitled “Droll Dogs & Agreeable Rattlers: Writing and Telling Jokes in Victorian Britain.”

His respondents will be Clémence Folléa and Stéphanie Prévost (Université Paris Diderot).

Click here to see our 2018 programme.
50th cake

We just celebrated our 50th seminar session!

Mrs Beaton's cakes


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