La prochaine séance du « Paris Early Modern Seminar: Séminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité britannique (1500-1700) » aura lieu le jeudi 23 février 2017, de 17 h 30 à 19 h 30, exceptionnellement au Grand Amphi, Institut du Monde anglophone, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris). Nous y entendrons une conférence du Professeur Brian CUMMINGS (University of York ), intitulée: “John Donne and the History of Experience” (discutantes: Line Cott23egnies et Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise).
The next meeting of the « Paris Early Modern Seminar: Séminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité britannique (1500-1700) » will be held on Thursday, February, 23rd, 5.30-7.30 pm in the ‘Grand Amphi’, Institut du Monde anglophone, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris).
Professor Brian CUMMINGS (University of York ), will give a lecture on: “John Donne and the History of Experience” (respondents: Line Cottegnies et Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise).
About the Speaker:
Professor Cummings has written widely on sixteenth-century religion and literature, including an edition of The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662. His book The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace has profoundly influenced scholarly thinking about the poetics of religion. His latest book, Mortal Thoughts: Religion, Secularity and Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture, appeared in 2013, and considers the debate around secular and post-secular concepts of culture. In 2012 he gave the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University on the subject of ‘Bibliophobia: Power and Fear in the History of the Book’, the title of his next book. He has also published widely in journals such as Shakespeare Survey, English Literary Renaissance and Studies in Church History, and is a contributor to The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature (1999), The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) and The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010).
He is known for his research in a number of fields,including Shakespeare and Renaissance literature; Erasmus, humanism and the history of philosophy; religion and secularity; the history of the book; the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer; poetry and poetics (including modern poetry and literary theory). He has given lectures on these subjects at universities all over the world, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the University of Western Australia, the University of Oslo, Freie Universität in Berlin, LMU in Munich, the European University Institute in Florence, and the Royal Dutch Academy of Science in Amsterdam. Brian Cummings is the author or co-author of 6 books and over 40 scholarly articles, including the following:
Mortal Thoughts: Religion, Secularity and Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture (Oxford University Press, 2013).
The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 (Oxford University Press, 2011; Oxford World’s Classics edition 2013): Runner-Up, Atlantic Book of the Year 2012.
The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace (Oxford University Press, 2002; paperback 2007): Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year for 2003.
Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture (Ashgate, 2013), edited with Freya Sierhuis.
Cultural Reformations: Medieval and Renaissance in Literary History (Oxford University Press, 2010), edited with James Simpson.
The Spirit of England: Selected Essays of Stephen Medcalf (Legenda, 2010), edited with Gabriel Josipovici.