COLL: PEMS/LRS joint conference, « Walking and Wandering in Early Modern Culture and Literature », 21-22 June 2018, IMA

« Walking and Wandering in Early Modern Culture and Literature »

A joint London Renaissance Seminar / Paris Early Modern Seminar Conference, 21-22 June 2018

Institut du Monde Anglophone, Université Sorbonne nouvelle, 5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris (Metro: Odéon), Room 16.

Thursday, 21 June

1.30 pm: Andrew Gordon (University of Aberdeen), « ‘My fete full slow be ye and lame when ye should move’: On the trouble with Renaissance walking ».

2.00 pm: Pierre Kapitaniak (Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3), « Wandering and haunting: What it means to “move like a ghost” ».

2.30 pm: Sarah Ross (Victoria University, New Zealand) (read by Elizabeth Scott-Baumann): « Relocating Alice Egerton »

3.00-3.45: Question time and coffee break

3.45 pm: Ladan Niayesh (Université Paris-Diderot), «  »Walking pilgrims and wandering pagans in Thomas Heywood’s The Four Prentices of London (c. 1594) ».

4.15 pm: Michael Willis (University of London), The moving spectator: performance, spectatorship and civic power in the 1617 Lord Mayor’s Show ».

4.45 pm: Sue Wiseman (Birkbeck College, University of London), « Mary Rowlandson’s ‘Removes’: Journeys in wild places ».

5.15 pm-6.30 pm: Question time and Drinks

Friday, 22 June

9.00 am: Per Sivefors (Linnaeus University), « ‘Heere may I sit, yet walke to Westminster’: Urban peregrination in Elizabethan verse satire ».

9.30 am: Claire Labarbe (Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3), « ‘Landmarks and characters’ of the city : reading Donald Lupton’s rambler’s guide to early modern London. »

10.00 am: Abigail Shinn (Goldsmiths, University of London), « Walking and gadding in John Taylor’s Rebellious Roundhead (1643) ».

10.30-11.00 am: Question time and coffee break

11.00 am: Aurélie Griffin (Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3), « Walking and wandering in Arcadia ».

11.30 am: Nandini Das (University of Liverpool), « ‘No walke without a recreation’: Will Kemp’s jig ».

12.00 pm: James Loxley (University of Edinburgh), « The Jonsonian poetics of the path ».

12.30 – 1.00 pm: Question time


Contact: Line Cottegnies (, Denis Lagae-Devoldère (, Ladan Niayesh ( and Sue Wiseman (

PEMS est soutenu par : EA 4398 PRISMES (Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3), EA 4085 VALE (Sorbonne Université), UMR 8225 LARCA (Paris Diderot- Paris 7), EA370 CREA QUARTO (Paris Nanterre), EA 3958 IMAGER (Paris Est Créteil), EA 2449 DYPAC (Versailles Saint-Quentin), EA 4299 CIRLEP (Reims Champagne Ardenne).


SEM: Karen Newman (Brown University), 4 May 2018, « Strolling Players/Mobile Texts »

4 May 2018, 5.30 pm- 7.30 pm

Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne,

Professor Karen Newman (Brown University) will be giving a talk entitled:

« Strolling Players/Mobile Texts »


Travelling players scoured Europe in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Accounts of the visits of the English actors show that their performances “attracted great crowds” of young and old, men and women, city fathers and “educated professionals.” Henslowe, entrepreneur and purveyor of costumes and stage properties to the London theatre, apparently numbered the continental troupes among his clients. The traveling players employed not only English actors, but foreign comedians as well, and thus fostered a theatre that was multi-lingual and what we today term transnational. Texts too were mobile. Long before “global Shakespeare,” before, in fact, the First Folio saw print, booksellers were peddling their intellectual property in Shakespeare internationally. Early advertisements of the First Folio offered for sale to a European market at the Frankfort Book Fair, evidence of the visits of English players to the Continent, and the presence of Shakespeare in various libraries suggest that the continental presence of Shakespeare and early modern English drama has been under-estimated and undervalued.


Karen Newman is Owen Walker ’33 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Brown University. She has written widely on early modern English and continental letters and culture and on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. Books include Fashioning Femininity and English Renaissance Drama; Fetal Positions: Individualism, Science, Visuality; Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris and Essaying Shakespeare. Recent collections include Early Modern Cultures of Translation, co-edited with Jane Tylus, and This Distracted Globe: Worldmaking in Early Modern Literature, edited with Jonathan Goldberg and Marcie Frank. She is currently working on early modern translation and on the reception of Shakespeare in Europe.

SEMINAIRE, 12 avril 2018, Anny Crunelle, « King Lear », 17 h 30, Maison recherche Sorbonne, S 001

La prochaine séance du Paris Early Modern Seminar: Séminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité britannique (1500-1700) aura lieu le JEUDI 12 avril (attention au jour), de 17 h 30 à 19 h 30 à la Maison de la Recherche de la Sorbonne (28 rue Serpente, 75005) en salle S 001 (séance soutenue par VALE – EA4085 – Sorbonne Université )
Nous y entendrons une intervention d’Anny Crunelle (Université Paris Nanterre)« King Lear: La nef des fous? ». Discutantes:  Line Cottegnies et Anne-Valérie Dulac (Sorbonne Université). 
L’entrée est libre, mais se munir d’une carte professionnelle ou d’une carte d’étudiante.
English version:
The next meeting of the Paris Early Modern Seminar: Séminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité britannique (1500-1700) will be held on 12 April 2018, 5.30-7.30 pm at the Maison de la Recherche of Sorbonne Université (28 rue Serpente, 75005), ROOM S 001. This session is sponsored by  VALE (EA4085 – Sorbonne Université).  
Prof. Anny Crunelle (Université Paris Nanterre )will be giving a talk on « King Lear: La nef des fous? » (respondents: Line Cottegnies and Anne-Valérie Dulac).
All welcome