Sem: London Renaissance Seminar, 9 November 2013

‘Renaissance Loves’

9 November, 2.00pm-6.00pm, Room 124

Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1.

Ms Linda Grant   (Birkbeck)‘“Loved as no woman shall ever be loved again”: Catullus and the shaping of sixteenth-century English love poetry.’

Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (Toronto) , ‘”Militat omnis amans”: Love as War in Renaissance Sonnets.’

Professor Ian Moulton (Arizona), ‘Love in Print: Romance and the Book Market.’

Professor Will Fisher (NYU) “Seignor Dildo’s Adventures in Britain”:Sexual Instruments and Women’s Erotic Agency in England, c.1600-1725.’

Organisers: Linda Grant, Judith Hudson, Sue Wiseman


SEM: Institute of Historical Research, « Society, Culture, and Belief, 1500-1800 »

Society, Culture and Belief, 1500-1800

Convenors: Laura Gowing (King’s College London), Kate Hodgkin (University of East London) Michael Hunter (Birkbeck) and Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck).

Seminars will take place in the Bedford Room, G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1, on the following Thursdays at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome! Lire la suite

CFP: Early Modern Soundscapes

Thursday 24th – Friday 25th April 2014

Bangor University

To include the Society for Renaissance Studies Annual Welsh Lecture, given by Professor Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University) and Professor Richard Wistreich (Royal Northern College of Music)

Early modern culture was awash with sounds.  From psalm singing to tavern songs to the reading of the riot act or town criers announcing noteworthy news, we are presented with an image of oral culture forming the basis of perpetual interaction between individuals and their communities.  Music, in particular, forms a backdrop to the soundscape, negotiating abstract sounds and speech.  Lire la suite

CFP: « Traduire (à) la Renaissance », Canada, mai 2014

Date limite pour l’envoi d’une proposition, 6 décembre 2013

Congrès annuel / Annual Congress
Brock University, St Catharine’s
24-26 mai 2014
« Traduire (à) la Renaissance »
Cette session sur la traduction s’intéresse à l’activité traductrice et à sa réception, ainsi
qu’aux traductions modernes de textes de la Renaissance. À titre indicatif, nous
proposons quelques pistes de réflexion non exhaustives :
– Les discours sur la traduction à la Renaissance : comment l’activité traductrice
s’articule-t-elle, est-elle perçue?
– (In)visibilité du traducteur : traduction et affirmation de l’identité littéraire,
culturelle et auctoriale ;
– Le choix du texte : que traduire ? pour qui ? pourquoi ?
– Transferts linguistiques et culturels : quelle est l’influence de la traduction sur le
façonnement de nouvelles formes linguistiques et littéraires, de nouveaux
lectorats? Lire la suite

Appel à communications – CFP: « Tears in Performance », Paris Sorbonne, Mars 2014

« Not a Dry Eye in the House: Tears in Performance »
March 21, 2014
Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris
A one-day symposium organised by Denis Lagae-Devoldère and Marie Pecorari (Paris-Sorbonne, HDEA-EA 4086)
Representing tears in the theatre hinges on the paradoxical performance of an absence: while the lacrimal flow can usually be explained, its physical manifestation mostly eludes visibility. Yet the presence of tears cannot easily be dismissed, as it is far from anecdotal. Portrayals of and discourses on tears indeed abound in theatre history: whether meant to affect the performers or the spectators, this emotional outburst can express a wide range of affects, from sorrow to joy, to laughter and awe. Lire la suite

Parutions: Editions – traductions de Thomas Middleton, Garnier

1. Thomas Middleton, The Witch / La Sorcière, traduction, introduction et notes de Pierre Kapitaniak, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2012, coll. Textes de la Renaissance, n°180, 382 p., ISBN: 978-2-8124-0823-6.

2. Thomas Middleton, A Mad World, my Masters / Un monde de fous, messieurs!, traduction, introduction et notes de Chantal Schütz, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2013, Coll. Textes de la Renaissance,  n°186, 412 p., ISBN: 978-2-8124-0927-1. Lire la suite

Publication: Shakespeare’s Erotic Mythology and Ovidian Renaissance Culture

Shakespeare’s Erotic Mythology and Ovidian Renaissance Culture, Ed. Agnès Lafont, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2013. (978-1-4094-5131-0), 220 pages, £55.00.

Contributors:  Ilaria Andreoli (John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress), Sarah Annes Brown (Anglia Ruskin University), Frederic Delord (IRCL and University Montpellier III), Jane Kingsley-Smith (Roehampton University), Agnes Lafont (IRCL and University of Montpellier), Francois Laroque (University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle), Yves Peyre (IRCL and University Montpellier III), Stuart Sillars (University of Bergen), Marguerite Tassi (University of Nebraska – Kearney), Janice Valls-Russell (IRCL and University Montpellier III)
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