Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 37: “Cold Feet, Ruined Gold : Decomposing bodies in A.C. Swinburne’s poetry”

Session 37 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30).

Angelo Giorgi and David Manetti, Reliquary of the Head of Saint Catherine, The Basilica of San Domenico, Siena.

Angelo Giorgi and David Manetti, Reliquary of the Head of Saint Catherine, The Basilica of San Domenico, Siena.

Andria Pancrazi (Université Paris Diderot) gave a paper entitled “Cold Feet, Ruined Gold : Decomposing bodies in A.C. Swinburne’s poetry.” His respondent was Sébastien Scarpa (Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3).

We worked with sections from the following texts:

  • Algernon Charles Swinburne, “The Leper”, from Poems and Ballads, 1866. The Leper
  • Yopie Prins, “Swinburne’s Sapphic Sublime” in Victorian Sappho (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999), 114-5. Victorian Sappho
  • Wolfdietrich Rasch, “Literary Decadence. Artistic Representations of Decay”, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol.17, No.1, Decadence (Jan. 1982), pp. 201-18. Rasch
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A few year later… Andria Pancrazi and Sebastien Scarpa discussing Andria’s PhD thesis

The seminar is held monthly at 5.30pm at the following address:

Bâtiment “Olympe-de-Gouges”, 8 place Paul-Ricoeur, 75013, métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand. http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/DocumentsFCK/implantations/File/Plan_A3_GE_2012-2013.pdf 

All are welcome!

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

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