Session 42 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30).
Three Americanists from the A19 research group (LARCA, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7) talked about the persistence of the word Victorian in America.
Thomas Constantinesco gave a paper entitled “Victorian America: American Literature and the Transnational Turn”
Michel Imbert gave a paper entitled “A Tale of Two Cities: Transatlantic Twice-told Tales”, which will focus on Dickens’s American Notes, Melville’s “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids” and Poe’s “The Man of the Crowd”.
Cécile Roudeau responded to both papers.
We worked with extracts from the following texts:
– Charles Dickens, American Notes (1842)
– Henry James, “The Jolly Corner” (1908)
– Henry James, “Maud-Evelyn” (1900)
– Herman Melville, “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids” (1855)
– Edgar Allan Poe, “The Man of the Crowd“(1850)
– Paul Giles, “Virtual Subjects: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary”, in Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary, Durham, Duke UP, 2002, 1-21
– Jared Hickman, “On the Redundancy of ‘Transnational American Studies'”, in The Oxford Handbook of Ninetenth-Century American Literature, Russ Castronovo ed., New York, Oxford UP, 2012, 269-288.
The seminar takes place at 5.30pm the following address: salle 347, Bâtiment “Olympe-de-Gouges”, 8 place Paul-Ricoeur, 75013, métro/RER Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand. http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/DocumentsFCK/implantations/File/Plan_A3_GE_2012-2013.pdf
All are welcome!