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The University of Georgia (Emeritus)

Congratulations to Francis Assaf, whose article "Le Page disgracié: l’Histoire ou une histoire?" has been published in the most recent volume of Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature (XLIV, 86 (2017): 7-18).

7 weeks 2 days ago

Congratulations to Sophie Maríñez, for the publication of her book, Mademoiselle de Montpensier: Writings, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France (Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2017). This book was the recipient of a 2012 NEH Summer Stipend Award.

Further details are available through the following website: brill.com/products/book/mademoiselle-de-montpensier

7 weeks 3 days ago
Boston University

Congratulations to Jennie Row whose article "Queer Time on the Early Modern Stage: France and the Drama of Biopower" was published in Exemplaria 29.1 Free e-prints are available below: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FpdhCtk6DK5nb9Nmvaxs/full

Félicitations !

26 weeks 1 day ago
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Please join me in congratulating Allison Stedman, who has just been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities full-year faculty fellowship for her new book project, The Mind-Body Connection in Early Modern France (1580-1735). Félicitations ! 

"NEH Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both."

44 weeks 4 days ago
Yale University

Congratulations to Christopher Semk for his book, Playing the Martyr: Theater and Theology in Early Modern France, which has just been published with Bucknell University Press. Félicitations!

Details on the book are copied below: Playing the Martyr is a book about the interplay between theater and religion in early modern France. Challenging the standard narrative of modernity as a process of increased secularization Christopher Semk demonstrates the centrality of religious thought and practices to the development of neoclassical poetics. Engaging with a broad corpus of religious plays, poetic treatises, devotional literature, and contemporary theory, Semk shows that religion was a vital interlocutor in early modern discussions concerning the definition of verisimilitude, the nature and purpose of spectacle, the mechanics of acting, and the position of the spectator. Well researched and persuasively argued, Playing the Martyr makes the case for a more complicated approach to the relationship between religion and literature, namely, one that does not treat religion as a theme deployed within literary works, but as an active player in literary invention. Indeed, it makes the case for a serious reconsideration of the role that religion plays in the development of modern, secular literary forms.

52 weeks 11 hours ago
Oklahoma State University

Please join me in congratulating Perry Gethner for having received a 2016 Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for his edition, Challenges to Traditional Authority: Plays by French Women Authors 1650-1700 (Toronto: Iter). Further details are available here. Congratulations, Perry!

1 year 9 weeks ago
University of Georgia

Félicitations à Francis Assaf d’avoir été nommé professeur émérite à  l’Université de Géorgie ! Félicitations, Francis !

1 year 9 weeks ago

Faith Beasley wishes to announce to our community that the registration period is now officially open for our next conference, to take place at Dartmouth College from November 10-13, 2016 in Hanover, NH. Please note that the pre-registration rate is valid through September 15. You can access the registration page by clicking the "2016 Annual Conference" link on our SE17 homepage, or through the following link.

The conference program, details regarding accomodations and travel, and other helpful information are available on the 2016 Annual Conference webpage: http://se17.bowdoin.edu/SE17/conference/2016.

1 year 13 weeks ago

A reminder about the publication of our most recent issue of the Cahiers du 17ème siecle, which features articles by Sarah Madry, Jennifer Perlmutter, Deborah Steinberger, and Vincent Grégoire, as well as book reviews for works by Michael Call (review by Ralph Albanese), Michael Meere (review by Chris Semk), and Eric Turcat (review by Marie-Alix de Richemont).

Congratulations to all of the authors, as well as to the editorial team!

The full issue is available here.

1 year 13 weeks ago
Harvard University

Sylvaine Guyot has recently published two pieces that will be of interest to our group. The first -- "Opacity of Theater: Reading Racine with and against Louis Marin" -- has just appeared in the current issue of the Modern Language Quarterly (June 2016, 77.2). An abstract and a link to the article are available here.

The second -- "Discours de l'ennui et visions interstitielles au Grand Siècle: La Palatine à la Cour" -- was published in XVIIe Siècle (2016, vol 2). The abstract and full article are accessible here. Congratutions to Sylvaine for the publications!



1 year 13 weeks ago