Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 36: “Humour in British and French bicycling literature and culture, 1880-1914”

Session 36 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 10 June at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30).

Edward Tennyson Reed, A warning to enthusiasts published in Punch or the London Charivari, July 6, 1889. Mountain Scorchers, Punch.

Edward Tennyson Reed, ‘A warning to enthusiasts,’ Punch or the London Charivari, July 6, 1889. Mountain Scorchers, Punch.

Una Brogan (Université Paris Diderot) gave a paper entitled “Humour in British and French bicycling literature and culture, 1880-1914.” Her respondent was Will Noonan (Université de Bourgogne).

VP Una

We worked with sections from the following texts:

– Grant Allen, Miss Cayley’s Adventures. London: Grant Richards, 1899. Grant Allen, Miss Cayley

– J.W. Allen, Wheel Magic; or, Revolutions of an Impressionist. London: The Bodley Head, 1909.

– Henri Bergson, Le rire : essai sur la signification du comique. Paris: PUF, 1981 (1900).

– Alfred Jarry, Le surmâle: roman moderne. Paris: Editions de la revue blanche, 1902 (whole text available on Gallica http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1139650)

– Jerome K. Jerome, H.G. Wells et al., The Humours of Cycling. London: James Bowder, 1897.

– R.J. Mecredy, The Art and Pastime of Cycling. Dublin: Mecredy and Kyle, 1890.

– R.J. Muir, Plato’s Dream of Wheels. London: T.F. Unwin, 1902.

– Frédéric Régamey, Vélocipédie et automobilisme. Tours, Alfred Mame et fils, 1898 (whole text available on Gallica http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1187706)

– H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance. London: J.M. Dent, 1896.

velocipedie et automobilisme

 

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