Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 6: “Boys’ Adventure Stories: Persistence of the British Male Identity?”

Our seminar took place on Wednesday 4th April at the UFR d’Etudes Anglophones Charles V (salle C330, 17h30-19h30):

Valentine Prévot (Université Paris Diderot) and Edouard Marsouin (Université Paris Diderot), responding to Valentine’s paper entitled “Boys’ Adventure Stories: Persistence of the British Male Identity?”

‘Boys’ Adventure Stories: Persistence of the British Male Identity?’ 

Valentine Prévot, (Université Paris Diderot) will host the session and introduce the texts.

Two respondents will be present:

–      Mark Fitzpatrick (Université Paris 3): “Gender, Genre, and the Genesis of the Adventure Novel”

–      Edouard Marsoin (Université Paris Diderot): “The Hermaphrodite, by Julia Ward Howe : Persistence of masculine and feminine archetypes in Victorian America”

We will be working with the following texts:

– R.M. Ballantyne, The Coral Island, Chapter 19, (London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1858).chapter-xix-the-coral-island-r-m-ballantyne-1857

– Thomas Carlyle, “Lecture I” in On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, de (London: James Fraser, 1841). on-heroes-hero-worship-and-the-heroic-in-history-1841-t-carlyle

– Catherine Malabou, préface à l’édition française de La Vie Psychique du pouvoir de Judith Butler, traduit par Brice Matthieussent (Paris: Editions Léo Scheer, 2002). préface, la vie psychique du pouvoir judith butler 1997 c malabou 2002

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

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