Victorian Persistence: yearly programme for the seminar

The present-day globalization of Victorian writing can be traced back to the extraordinary plasticity of its textual and visual forms, as it travels from place to place and media to media. Such temporal, geographical, cultural and intermedial persistence is to be the subject of a seminar which will consider the different modes of resistance of literature within the nineteenth-century as well as its survival and rebirth in later times. Three texts from the following domains will be chosen for each session: 1. theory/philosophy 2. academic criticism and 3. literature/journalism. They will be made available beforehand. The idea of the seminar is to allow speakers to discuss their area of research with others through a study of the three texts and chosen images, and thus open out the subject to other corpora, centuries, disciplines.
This seminar will take place at the Université Paris Diderot and is supervised by Sara Thornton, Professor of English studies as part of the LARCA research centre. It will take place on Wednesdays at 5.30pm, at the Université Paris Diderot (UFR d’Etudes Anglophones Charles V, 10 rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, métro Bastille, Sully Morland or Saint-Paul). All are welcome.
For further information, contact Estelle Murail (estelle_murail@yahoo.fr) or Roisin Quinn-Lautrefin (roisinql@hotmail.fr)
Programme:
– 14 décembre        : Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin, ‘Production, Consumption and Subjectivity in the Age of Industry’ (Salle SAV, 17h30-19h30)
-11 janvier              : Estelle Murail, ‘The Flâneur: Paradoxes, Polymorphism, Persistence ’ (Salle C330, 17h30-19h30)
– 16 mars                   : Florence Bigo, ‘The Didactics of Visual Narrative in Adapting for the Small Screen’ (Salle A50, 17h30-19h30)
– 21 mars                 : Cécile Bertrand, ‘Persistence and Violent Crime in Popular Sensational Representation’ (Salle A50, 17h30-19h30)
– 4 avril                    : Valentine Prévot, ‘Boys’ Adventure Stories: Persistence of British Male Identity?’
– 2 mai                      : Clémence Folléa, ‘Persistence as Hysteria: Miss Havisham and her Avatars’
– 6 juin                      : Ana Anastasescu, ‘Postmodern Rewritings of Victorian Novels: Shifting Paradigms of Knowledge’
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