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Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Bravo à Jennifer Tamas pour ses articles récemment publiés :

“La mort orpheline: le suicide des mères chez Racine," Papers on French Seventeenth Century Studies, vol. XLII, n° 83 (2015), pp. 301-312.

''De l'alcôve à la tribune: Olympe de Gouges ou le désir d'agir," Lumières, n°23 (2015), « La cause des femmes dans l'Europe du XVIIIe siècle » (Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux), pp. 151-166.

 

2 years 9 weeks ago
New York University

Bravo to Benoît Bolduc for his recent publications! His book, La Fête imprimée. Cérémonies et spectacles politiques (1549-1662), is under contract with Classiques Garnier and will be published this fall. Benoît has also published an article in conjunction with the “Versailles on Paper” exhibition at Princeton University : “Fêtes on Paper: Graphic Representations of Louis XIV’s Festivals,” The Princeton University Library Chronicle, LXXVI (1-2), 2014-15, pp. 211-241.

 

 

2 years 10 weeks ago
Wellesley College

Bravo to Hélène Bilis for several recent accomplishments and new undertakings:

1. Her book -- Passing Judgment: The Politics and Poetics of Sovereignty in French Tragedy from Hardy to Racine  --  is forthcomingwith University of Toronto Press in January 2016.

2. Hélène received an Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts College (AALAC) Mellon Grant for a workshop entitled, “Blended Learning Approaches to Teaching Early Modern France in a Liberal Arts Context," in coordination with Hélène Visentin, David Harrison, Thomas Parker, and Jean-Vincent Blanchard. The workshop is scheduled for October 2015.

3. Hélène has been appointed editor of medieval to 17th-century France literary studies for the H-France Forum.

 

 

2 years 11 weeks ago
The University of Georgia

Congratulations to Francis Assaf for his recent publications.

Book chapters:

"Première journée : voir, dire et savoir". Un Autre dix-septième siècle : mélanges en l’honneur de Jean Serroy. Patis : Champion, 2014. pp. 41-51.

"La Mort de Louis XIV commémorée par les premier Bourbon d'Espagne, Madrid 1716"
Les Funérailles princières en Europe XVIe-XVIIIe siècle 3. Le deuil, la mémoire, la politique
Presses Universitaires de Rennes/Centre de recherches du château de Versailles, 2015.  pp. 259-267.
 

Articles:

“Abraham de Vermeil, poète maniériste.” Maniérisme et literature (Didier, Souiller, ed.), Series “Comparaisons”. Paris: Orizons, 2013 (ISBN: 978-2-296-08850-4): 219-236.

“Les Paratextes du Francion, ou la mise en fiction de l’écriture.” PFSCL XLI, 81, 2014 : 302-314.

“Les Horreurs du Grand Siècle : un échantillonnage du crime sous les deux premiers Bourbons. Rivista di Letterature Moderne e Comparate, Vol. LXVII, Fasc. 2, aprile-giugno 2015, pp. 119-138.

"La pompe funèbre de Louis XIV à Madrid, 1716 : image et fascination du pouvoir royal." In Fascination des images, images de la fascination. Paris : Presses de l’université de Paris-III Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2015.

"Les Derniers jours de Louis XIII : chronique d’une mort annoncée." PFSCL XLII (2015) : pp. 253-262.

 

 

2 years 11 weeks ago
Brigham Young University

Congratulations to Michael Call for his new book, The Would-Be Author: Molière and the Comedy of Print, recently published with Purdue UP. Please see the description below :

Book Description

This book is the first full-length study to examine Molière’s evolving (and at times contradictory) authorial strategies, as evidenced both by his portrayal of authors and publication within the plays and by his own interactions with the seventeenth-century Parisian publishing industry. Historians of the book have described the time period that coincides with Molière’s theatrical activity as centrally important to the development of authors’ rights and to the professionalization of the literary field. A seventeenth-century author, however, was not so much born as negotiated through often acrimonious relations in a world of new and dizzying possibilities.

The learning curve was at times steep and unpleasant, as Molière discovered when his first Parisian play was stolen by a rogue publisher. Nevertheless, the dramatist proved to be a quick learner; from his first published play in 1660 until his death in 1673, Molière changed from a reluctant and victimized author to an innovator (or, according to his enemies, even a swindler) who aggressively secured the rights to his plays, stealing them back when necessary. Through such shrewdness, he acquired for himself publication privileges and conditions relatively unknown in an era before copyright.

As Molière himself wrote, making people laugh was “une étrange entreprise” (La Critique de L’École des femmes, 1663). To an even greater degree, comedic authorship for the playwright was a constant work in progress, and in this sense, “Molière,” the stage name that became a pen name, represents the most carefully elaborated of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin’s invented characters.

ISBN : 9781612493855

http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781612493855

 

2 years 11 weeks ago
CSU Long Beach

Please join me in congratulating Steve Fleck on his new promotion ... to retired!

Steve Fleck promoted himself to retired status at CSU Long Beach and has moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Notwithstanding these shifts of status and venue, his article "Speaking Folly to Power: Molière's Moebius Saraband" was published in PFSCL and he looks forward to seeing his second book on Molière, to be published with Biblio 17, in print in the very near future. 

2 years 11 weeks ago
Berry College

Congratulations to Vincent Grégoire, whose article « Emploi d’ ‘objets magiques’ et prédiction de phénomènes célestes dans les Relations des jésuites : une stratégie originale de conversion en Nouvelle-France au dix-septième siècle », will appear in 2016 in the Cahiers du XVIIème: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

2 years 11 weeks ago
UNC at Chapel Hill & Duke University

Please join me in congratulating Michèle Longino and Ellen Welch for the publication of selected essays from the 2014 NASSCFL Conference with Biblio 17.

Networks, Interconnection, Connectivity : Selected Essays from the 44th North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Duke University, edited by Ellen R. Welch and Michèle Longino. ISBN : 978-3-8233-6970-7

 

Table des matières

Ellen R. Welch & Michèle Longino, Introduction

Hélène Merlin-Kajman, “Corneille : ronge-maille ou nœud public”

Nina Ekstein, “With What Arms Do We Fight? Possible Worlds and the Network of Characters in Corneille’s Nicomède

Denis Grélé, “Crispin rival de son maître (1707): vers un nouveau système des pratiques d’échange”

Christine McCall Probes, “Un réseau d’amitié, de plaisir et de nouvelles: quelques aspects de la correspondance volumineuse d’Élisabeth-Charlotte de Bavière, princesse Palantine, duchesse d’Orléans”

Malina Stefanovska, “La circulation des mots d’esprit dans la société du XVIIe siècle”

Ullrich Langer & Anne Theobald, “Moral Admonishment, Amorous Conflict: How to Avoid Severing the Connection”

Micah True, “From Quebec to Paris and Back: The Jesuit Relations and a Decentered Reading of France”

Catherine Broué, “L’exploration de la Louisiane au XVIIe siècle: un réseau d’influence”

Ashley Williard, “Islands of Enclosure and Exclusion: Representations of Débauchées in the French Caribbean, c. 1660-1700”

Faith E. Beasley, “Creative Conversations: Salon Culture and François Bernier”

Stephanie O’Hara, “Failures of Transmission in the Translation of Early Modern French Obstetrical Knowledge”

Agnès Cousson, “Deux réseaux du Grand Siècle: Port-Royal et la Compagnie de Jésus”

Katherine Dauge-Roth, “Shooting the Moon: Women Astronomers in Early Modern France”

Sara E. Melzer, “The Roman Universalism of French Schools : Re-Thinking France’s Connection to Classical Antiquity”

Benjamin Balak & Charlotte Trinquet du Lys, “A Twenty-First-Century Gamified Pedagogy to Teach the Social Networks of the Seventeenth Century at the Intersection of Intellectual Culture and Political Economics”

 

2 years 12 weeks ago
M.I.T.

With thanks to Leanna Bridge Rezvani for reminding me of her pedagogical website on teaching La Princesse de Clèves, to which she has made additions since speaking about the resource at last year's SE-17 conference.

You can access the site via the following URL:

http://teachinglaprincessedecleves.com

2 years 12 weeks ago
University of Iowa

Congratulations to Russell Ganim for the publication of a recent piece in Dalhousie French Studies :

“Criminality, Performance, and the Search for Paradise: The Appropriation of Othello in Les Enfants du Paradis.” Dalhousie French Studies 102 (Summer 2014). pp. 9-24.

2 years 12 weeks ago