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Displacement, Transgression and Dissent

Dissidence, déviance, décentrement

France, Great Britain and the American Colonies (c.1600-1800)

France, Grande-Bretagne, Amériques aux 17e et 18e siècles

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Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This young researchers' conference sets out to examine norms and transgessions in 17th- and 18th-century France, Great Britain and early America, in relation to issues such as knowledge and science, religious dissent and political radicalism, the ontological status of man, definitions of reason and forms of unreason, including melancholy and madness, new discourses of body and mind, including those that shaped concepts of sexual behaviour deemed abnormal or contrary to Nature, the emergence of a political sphere, the beginnings of a public sphere...The aim of the conference will be to explore how these and related issues were explored in literary and artistic forms, as for example in poetry, satirical pamphlets, travel writings and utopias, drama and theological or moral controversies.

Announcement

The conference takes place Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2015. The conference is organized by Aix-Marseille University Research Centres on French Literature and on the Anglophone World and co-sponsored by two learned Societies, SEAA 17-18 (Anglophone World, 17th and 18th Centuries) and SFEDS (French Literature of the 18th Century).

Argument

One of the main consequences of the Reformation in Europe, and of colonial expansionism, was a transformation of religious, social and political thought at a time when Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler were revolutionising conceptions of the universe.

This conference sets out to examine norms and transgressions in relation to issues such as:

knowledge and science;

  • religious dissent and political radicalism;
  • the ontological status of man;
  • definitions of reason and forms of unreason, including melancholy and madness;
  • new discourses of body and mind, including those that shaped concepts of sexual behaviour deemed abnormal or contrary to Nature;
  • the emergence of a political sphere;
  • the beginnings of a public sphere

The aim of the conference will be to explore how these and related issues were explored in literary and artistic forms, as for example in poetry, satirical pamphlets, travel writings and utopias, drama and theological or moral controversies.

Guest speaker

Prof. Frank Lestringant (Paris-Sorbonne University)

Submission guidelines

Doctoral students and young researchers should send an abstract (250-500 words) and a short CV conjointly to the three organisers :

  • Prof. Anne Dunan-Page (anne.page@univ-amu.fr),
  • Prof. Stéphane Lojkine (stephane.lojkine@univ-amu.fr)
  • Prof. Jean Viviès (jean.vivies@univ-amu.fr)

before 1 September 2014.

Interdisciplinary proposals that examine various forms of dissent and transgression (literary, theological, historical, philosophical…) will be particularly welcome.

Papers can be in either French or English and should focus on France and/or Great Britain and the American colonies in the period c.1600-1800.

Assistance with travel and/or accommodation costs may be available and a selection of papers will be published.

 

Advisory committee

  • Prof. Ros Ballaster (Oxford)
  • Prof. Jacques Berchtold (Paris-Sorbonne)
  • Prof. Luc Borot (Montpellier)
  • Prof. Jean-Raymond Fanlo (Aix-Marseille)
  • Prof. Gérard Hugues, (Aix-Marseille)
  • Prof. Guyonne Leduc (Lille 3)
  • Prof. Sylvie Requemora (Aix-Marseille)
  • Dr Kate Tunstall (Oxford)
  • Prof. Anne Dunan-Page (Aix-Marseille, co-organiser)
  • Prof. Stéphane Lojkine (Aix-Marseille, co-organiser)
  • Prof. Jean Viviès (Aix-Marseille, co-organiser)

Places

  • Aix-Marseille Université, Maison de la Recherche - Avenue Robert Schuman, 29 avenue Robert Schuman, 13621 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 1
    Aix-en-Provence, France (13)

Date(s)

  • Monday, September 01, 2014

Keywords

  • dissidence, hérésie, récit de voyage, déviance, décentrement, médecine

Contact(s)

  • Anne Page
    courriel : anne [dot] page [at] univ-amu [dot] fr
  • Stéphane Lojkine
    courriel : stephane [dot] lojkine [at] univ-amu [dot] fr
  • Jean Viviès
    courriel : jean [dot] vivies [at] univ-amu [dot] fr

Information source

  • Anne Page
    courriel : anne [dot] page [at] univ-amu [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Displacement, Transgression and Dissent », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014, https://calenda.org/293380

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