SEM 25/03/22, Daniel Starza Smith (KCL) et Leah Veronese (Balliol College, Oxford), “Reading the Letters of Elizabeth Bourne”

We are pleased to invite you to the third session of the Paris Early Modern Seminar (PEMS) for 2022, which will be held both in person and online on March 25, 2022 from 5.30 to 7pm (Paris time). We will meet in Room D116, Maison de la Recherche Sorbonne Université, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris.

The session will also be streamed via Zoom .


Daniel Starza Smith (KCL) & Leah Veronese (Balliol College, Oxford)

Reading the Letters of Elizabeth Bourne (1549-1599)

Respondents: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise & Aurélie Griffin (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)


Daniel Starza Smith is Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature (1500–1700) at King’s College London, having previously held roles at University College London, the University of Reading, and Lincoln College, Oxford, where he was British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow. His books include John Donne and the Conway Papers (Oxford University Press, 2014) and, edited with Joshua Eckhardt, Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2014). His recent articles investigate the anonymous Melbourne Manuscript and a newly discovered manuscript of John Donne’s Catalogus Librorum. With Jana Dambrogio he is co-director of the Unlocking History research group, researching letterlocking.


Leah Veronese is undertaking her AHRC-funded DPhil in the rhetoric of early modern petition at Balliol College, Oxford. She has worked as a research intern at Lambeth Palace Library and as a research assistant for the Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne and Gateway to Early Modern Manuscripts projects. 



The virtually unknown writings of Elizabeth Bourne (née Horne, c.1549–99) present remarkable but frustratingly opaque opportunities to explore the creative interior life of an Elizabethan woman – albeit one in extraordinary circumstances. Subject to severe domestic violence from her husband, Bourne fought for her rights, escaped the family home, and found a source of protection in a legal guardian, Sir John Conway – with whom she then fell in love and conducted a clandestine affair. Her letters and other writings record her grief, desires, and ingenuity in ways that seem strikingly immediate. In her remarkable correspondence with Conway, which included the exchange of books and poetry, Bourne’s letters pick up tropes of literary forms including romance, dream visions, Latin translation, coded sexual fantasy, and even kinds of intelligence activity. Bursts of verse, including epigrammatically riddling pseudonymous signatures, stud her prose, and she repeatedly plays with the language and imagery of Conway’s own letters to her. Forced from her home into hiding and finding herself in the midst of an adulterous affair, Bourne used her letters to craft a literary space within which she could finally imagine passion, peace, and happiness. Those letters were themselves subject to misogynistic archival violence in the nineteenth century and come down to us almost by accident: they were labelled as being ‘of no importance’ and almost burned. This paper will set out the unique literary achievements they preserve for the first time. 

SEM 28/01/2022, S. Elsky, “Forgetting Custom? Rebellion in The Book of Sir Thomas More”, Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to the first session of the Paris Early Modern Seminar (PEMS) for 2022, which will be held online on January 28, 2022 from 5.30 to 7pm (Paris time), via Zoom.

Stephanie Elsky (Rhodes College)

Forgetting Custom? Rebellion in The Book of Sir Thomas More

Discutante : Line Cottegnies (Sorbonne Université)

Via Zoom – séance commune à PEMS et au séminaire ShakeS

Bio: Stephanie Elsky is Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College. Her first book, entitled Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature was published by Oxford University Press in their Law and Literature Series in 2020. She has published articles in numerous journals, including English Literary Renaissance and Spenser Studies, and edited collections. Elsky has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Volkswagen Foundation, among others. She is currently working on a second project on women writers, law, and objects.

Abstract: This talk will offer a brief overview of my book Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature, which argues that the legal concept of custom, central to English common law, was an unexpectedly generative and productive force for English Renaissance literature.  I will then turn to The Book of Sir Thomas More, a play that Shakespeare is generally thought to have revised after its censorship and analyze its depiction of custom’s most extreme political usage: to resist a monarch. Just as custom was invoked to justify popular rebellions during the sixteenth century, so too is it called upon to navigate their contentious staging in Sir Thomas More. The play, I argue, makes use of a customary form of language, proverbs, to recuperate both the May Day rebellion and Thomas More’s silence on the Oath of Supremacy from the damning charge of innovation, to enfold them into time’s continuous flow, and to render its participants members of a political commons. The play thus illustrates custom’s complex dramatic and political charge.

Wishing you all the very best for the new year ahead,

SEM 22/10/2021, Lauren Working and Emily Stevenson, “From Middle Temple to Manoa: Global Networks at the Early Modern Inns of Court”, ZOOM

Dear all, As a reminder, the first session of the Paris Early Modern Seminar (PEMS) for 2021-2 will be held online on October 22, 2021 from 5.30 to 7pm (Paris time), via Zoom.

Lauren Working (York) and Emily Stevenson (Oxford), ERC-TIDE project‘ From Middle Temple to Manoa: Global Networks at the Early Modern Inns of Court’

This session will be devoted to a presentation of the exhibition curated by the two speakers at the Middle Temple Library, 13 Sep – 31 Dec 2021: This exhibition links global networks of trade and exploration to Elizabethan and Jacobean social and literary networks at the Middle Temple. According to Walter Ralegh, who was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1575, ‘Manoa’ was the Indigenous name for what the Spanish called ‘El Dorado’, a fabled city of gold that Ralegh travelled in search of in 1617. The demand for commodities and knowledge about the world that emerged from European trade and exploration in the sixteenth century quickly became part of the social milieu of the Inns. Gentlemen commissioned globes that charted recent voyages. They celebrated Francis Drake’s return from his raids on the Spanish West Indies, and collected parts of the Golden Hind, the ship Drake captained when he circumnavigated the globe. Sugar, tobacco, spices, feathers, and pearls were increasingly used to celebrate imperial intervention abroad and to fuel sociability at home. While Elizabethans hoped colonization might usher ‘a golden world in this iron age’, whose golden age was it? The access to, and consumption of, global goods often relied on the mass exploitation of human lives and natural resources in other parts of the world. This exhibition encourages visitors to think about the influence of global interests on the social lives and self-fashioning of Inns gentlemen, but also to consider the geopolitics of production and exploitation that became ingrained in elite notions of civil refinement.


Lauren Working is a postdoctoral researcher on the TIDE project (Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England, 1550 – 1700) at Oxford, and a lecturer at the University of York. Her research explores how English colonial projects in places ranging from Venezuela to Virginia influenced life in Tudor and Stuart London. Her first book, The Making of an Imperial Polity: Civility and America in the Jacobean Metropolis, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.

Emily Stevenson is a postdoctoral research assistant on the TIDE project at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research examined the contextual communities and networks which surrounded Richard Hakluyt and his Principal Navigations, using a combination of social network mapping, literary and historical analysis. She is currently working on research examining the role of women as mercantile agents in sixteenth-century England.

Respondent: Ladan Niayesh (Université de Paris)

Demandez le programme 2021-2022!!

ATTENTION: Ce programme est à jour au 22 septembre 2021 (pour toute mise à jour éventuelle, se reporter à l’onglet PROGRAMME).

Sauf mention contraire, les séances en présentiel ont lieu à la Maison de la Recherche, Sorbonne Université (28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris) – le détail des salles et les liens pour les séances via Zoom seront communiqués ultérieurement

 Vendredi 22 octobre 2021, 17h30-19h

Lauren Working & Emily Stevenson (Oxford, TIDE) – “From Middle Temple to Manoa”

Discutante : Ladan Niayesh (Université de Paris)

Via Zoom

Vendredi 3 décembre 2021, 17h30-19h

London Renaissance Seminar / PEMS roundtable – “Resuming research in (post-)Covid times”

Via Zoom


Vendredi 28 janvier 2022, 17h30-19h

Stephanie Elsky (Rhodes College) – “Forgetting Custom? Rebellion in The Book of Sir Thomas More”

Discutante : Line Cottegnies (Sorbonne Université)

Via Zoom – séance commune à PEMS et au séminaire ShakeS


Vendredi 18 février 2022, 17h30-19h

Robert Weir (University of Windsor, Canada) – How to find a book once owned by Shakespeare (and others)

Discutante : Susan Baddeley (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin Paris Saclay)

En présentiel


Vendredi 25 mars 2022, 17h30-19h

Daniel Starza Smith & Leah Veronese (King’s College, London) – Reading the Letters of Elizabeth Bourne (1549-1599)

Discutantes : Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise et Aurélie Griffin (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

En présentiel


Vendredi 22 avril 2022, 17h30-19h

Florence March (IRCL, Montpellier 3 Paul-Valéry) – Le Songe d’une nuit d’été : de l’Oflag IV D aux stages de réalisation théâtrale d’André Crocq, parcours archivistique

Discutante : Louise Fang (Sorbonne Paris Nord)

En présentiel


Vendredi 13 mai 2022, 17h30-19h

Tanya Pollard (The City University of New York) – Burbage’s bereavements and the performance of apocalypse

Discutante : Charlotte Coffin (Université Paris Est Créteil)

En présentiel


Vendredi 10 juin 2022, 17h30-19h

Lorna Hutson (Oxford) – Painted People: Race-Making in the Invention of Britain

Discutant : Yan Brailowsky (Université Paris Nanterre)

En présentiel


Vendredi 24 juin 2022, 10h-17h

Doctoriales et AG

En présentiel


Journee des doctorants de PEMS, 22/06/2021, 10h-14h30, par zoom

La journée des doctorants de PEMS se tiendra via Zoom le mardi 22 juin de 10h à 14h30. Cette journée sera divisée en deux parties : une matinée de présentations de doctorants/masterants (10h-12h30), suivie l’après-midi d’un atelier sur les ressources numériques de la early modern period (13H30-14H30), après lequel s’enchaînera directement l’assemblée générale (attention, le lien de connexion des doctoriales est différent de celui de l’AG).


Programme journée des doctorants et AG de PEMS – 22 juin 2021:

10h-10h15 : Tour de table

10h15-10H35 : Louise McCarthy (M2, Université de Paris) : « Visions d’abondance : la cartographie de propagande des Compagnies de la Virginie et des Indes Orientales (1600-1625). »

10h35-10h45 – Questions

10h45-11h05 : Béatrice Rouchon (D1, Sorbonne Université) : « Stratégies d’auctorialité et paratextes en Angleterre (1562-1623) : entre choix de carrière et affirmation d’une autorité littéraire. »

11h05-11h15 – Questions

11h15-11h30 : Pause

11h30-11h50 : John Delsinne (D1, Sorbonne Université) : « La représentation des batailles dans les Henriades de Shakespeare. »

11h50-12H – Questions

12h-12h20: Elisabeth Szanto (D2, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) : “Shameful emulation in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.

12h20-12h30 – Questions
Pause déjeuner

13H30-14H30 : Atelier sur les ressources numériques en lien avec la première modernité : Anne-Valérie Dulac (MCF, Sorbonne Université), Gwendoline Guy (doctorante, Université de Paris), Manon Turban (doctorante, Université de Paris)

14h30-16h : Assemblée générale de PEMS


Au plaisir de vous y voir nombreux et nombreuses !

Très cordialement,

Manon Turban, Emma Bartel, Beatrice Fuga et Mathilde Alazraki

SEM: 16/04/2021, Peter Auger, “Beyond influence in Du bartas’s Reception history”, 5.00 pm

The fourth session of the Paris Early Modern Seminar (PEMS) for 2021 will be held online on April 16, 2021, from 5.30 to 7pm (Paris time).  

Peter Auger (University of Birmingham):  

“Beyond Influence in Du Bartas’ Reception History” 


It is easy, too easy, to talk about the widespread influence of Guillaume de Saluste Du Bartas’ poetry on late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English and Scottish literature. The term ‘influence’ is good for generalizing about how continental culture travelled westwards across the Channel during the Renaissance. When we consider specific examples of how writers encountered Du Bartas’ poetry, however, we find that his reception was more transnational, multilingual and context-specific than that overview allows. This paper examines James VI and I’s and Anne Bradstreet’s engagement with Du Bartas to show how we might move beyond influence to emphasize how local circumstances shaped how individuals read a poet like Du Bartas.


Peter Auger is a Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at the University of Birmingham. His first monograph, Du Bartas’ Legacy in England and Scotland, was published in 2019. He continues to work on Franco-British literary relations, and has published shorter pieces on topics including literary reception, translation and imitation practices, the history of reading, transnational and comparative literature, women’s writing, manuscript studies, epic and religious poetry, language learning, and cultural diplomacy. With Sheldon Brammall, he is currently co-editing an essay collection called Multilingual Practices in Early Modern Literary Culture

Respondent: Laïla Ghermani (Université Paris Nanterre) 

If you would like to join the session, please write to Mathilde Alazraki to get the zoom link :



SEM 26/03/21: J. Raymond, “Speaking, writing, printing the news in early modern Europe”, 5.30 pm


The third session of the Paris Early Modern Seminar (PEMS) for 2021 will be held online on March 26, 2021, from 5.30 to 7pm (Paris time):

Joad Raymond (Queen Mary University of London): “Speaking, writing, printing the news in early modern Europe”


In this paper I consider (one last time) the interrelations among voice, writing and printing in early modern Europe, and propose that we move from discussions of relative influence and instead consider patterns of interactivity and complementarity among the three. I shall do this by looking at the points at which news moved from one mode to another (or others), and the places where this happened.


Joad Raymond is a Welsh academic and writer, and Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author and editor of twelve books about sixteenth-and seventeenth-century literature and history, especially the history of news in Europe. He is presently completing a book provisionally entitled The News in Europe (for Penguin books), and editing Milton’s Latin Prose for the Oxford edition of the Complete Works of John Milton. He collaborates with other London musicians under the name ‘The Unattached’, and is presently completing an album of songs about dead dogs.

Respondent: Lynn S. Meskill (Université de Paris)


SEM :19/02/2021, S. Parageau, “Ignorance, inspiration and the inner light in early modern England”, 5.30 pm

The second session of the Paris Early Modern Seminar (PEMS) for 2021 will be held online on February 19, 2021, from 5.30 to 7pm (Paris time):

Sandrine Parageau (Université Paris Nanterre/IUF), “Ignorance, inspiration and the inner light in early modern England”


In seventeenth-century England, ignorance was commonly defined as a disability inherited from Adam’s Fall, and as such it was perceived as a sin by the Calvinist clergymen of the time. In the non-religious discourse, ignorance was defined as a flaw or as a disease that should be cured in order to prevent dramatic consequences, especially credulity and the dangerous behaviour it could entail. Yet, in the same context, a number of theologians and philosophers seemed to view ignorance in a favourable light, even as a principle of knowledge. They argued that learning obscured man’s internal light, which was supposed to guarantee an immediate and spontaneous access to truth. They believed as a consequence that the inner light shone all the more vividly in the ignorant man or woman. Hence their calls to make oneself ignorant in order to reach truth and knowledge. This is how Quaker theology and Cartesian philosophy were interpreted by defenders of learning in Restoration England: the emphasis placed on inspiration by the religious sect and the “radical doubt” promoted by the French philosopher were assimilated and perceived as two equally dangerous celebrations of ignorance that might eventually endanger the very order of society.

            This talk will first present the role of ignorance in relation to inspiration and the internal light in Quaker theology and Cartesian philosophy. It will then examine the arguments of those who interpreted such doctrines as calls for ignorance, and who therefore endeavoured to refute them.


Sandrine Parageau is Associate Professor at Université Paris Nanterre and a fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her main research interests lie in the history of ideas of the early modern period. She has worked extensively on early modern women philosophers (Les Ruses de l’ignorance. La contribution des femmes à l’avènement de la science moderne en Angleterre, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2010, and, ed. with Line Cottegnies, Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England and France, Brill, 2016). She also works on Francis Bacon’s natural histories. She is preparing a French translation and critical edition of Sylva sylvarum (1626) with Claire Crignon and Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon, and has co-edited an issue of Archives de philosophie (2021) on Bacon’s conception of experimentation. Finally, she recently completed a monograph on the history of ignorance in early modern England and France, which focuses on the virtues attributed to ignorance at the time. The paper that she is going to give for the Paris Early Modern Seminar presents one aspect of this enquiry into early modern intellectual history.

Respondent: Luc Borot (Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3)

SEM 29/01/2021: G. Stanivukovic, “Shakespeare’s Earliest styles”, 5.40 pm

The first session of the Paris Early Modern Seminar (PEMS) will be held online on January 29, 2021, from 5.30 to 7.30pm (Paris time):

Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax: “Shakespeare’s Earliest Styles”

The first cited allusion to Shakespeare, made in the 1592 Greene’s Groat-worth of Wit pamphlet, was a negative inference about the style of writing in his plays. It makes sense, then, to begin a re-assessment of the plays which Shakespeare wrote and co-wrote between arriving in London and the year 1594—the earliest plays—when he became a shareholder in the Chamberlain’s Men playing company and a professional playwright, in terms of style. Admittedly, these plays represent a critical trapdoor for anyone studying the language and styles in his works. The problems of chronology and authorship raise questions for an analysis of personal style in these earliest, linguistically dynamic plays. In my talk, I propose, first, a way of turning these external complications for the study of language into a productive tool for addressing the styles of Shakespeare’s earliest writing in the context of English and European rhetorical culture, the cross-disciplinary 1590s aesthetics, and, specifically, against the background of arguments about multiple authorship which, I argue, enrich rather than constrain the language’s communicative function on stage. Second, I will illustrate this point by examining a few specific examples from the earliest drama, focusing on bombast as a stylistic feature whose multiplicity of forms and uses gave the earliest plays their cognitive authenticity and vivacity, and that moved language into stage scenes. In the end, I address a bigger phenomenological question: what is early in a style of writing. 

Biographical note:

Goran Stanivukovic is a Full Professor of Early Modern English Literature at Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has previously held lectureship in Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature at The University of Sheffield and a two-year Marie Curie International Incoming Research Fellowship at University College Cork. Other fellowships have included the Folger, the Huntington, and the Newberry libraries, as well as the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Study. In 2008, he shared the Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for a distinguished publication on Christopher Marlowe. His most recent publications include the monographs Tragedies of the English Renaissance (Edinburgh UP, 2018; with J. Cameron) and Knights in Arms: Prose Romance, Masculinity, and Eastern Mediterranean Trade in Early Modern England, 1565-1655 (U of Toronto P, 2016), and edited collections, Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality (2017, paperback 2019), Timely Voices: Romance Writing in English Literature (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017), and Ovid and Masculinity in English Renaissance Literature (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2020, with J. Garrison).    


Aurélie Griffin & Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

PROGRAMME 2020-2021

Ce programme est donné sous toute réserve. Les salles seront précisées ultérieurement.

Vendredi 29 janvier 2021 (séance par ZOOM): Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, « Shakespeare’s Earliest Styles » (discutantes: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise et Aurélie Griffin)

Vendredi 19 février 2021 : Sandrine Parageau, Université Paris Nanterre/IUF, « L’ignorance est-elle un principe du savoir ? Enthousiasme, inspiration et lumière intérieure en Angleterre et en France à la première modernité » (discutant: Luc Borot)

Vendredi 26 mars 2021, Joad Raymond, Queen Mary, University of London, « Speaking, writing, printing the news in early modern Europe » (Discutantes : Lynn S. Meskill ) 

Vendredi 16 avril 2021 : Peter Auger, University of Birmingham , “Beyond Influence in Du Bartas’ Reception History » (discutante: Laïla Ghermani)

Vendredi 28 mai 2021 : Laetitia Sansonetti, Université Paris Nanterre/IUF , « What is “a polyglot text”? »  (discutante: Charlotte Coffin)

Mardi 22 juin 2021 : Doctoriales et AG 

(à préciser) Juillet 2021 : Journée d’étude avec Oxford

Demi-Journée doctorale de PEMS, 25/06, 14 h – 17h (zoom)

 Cette séance est dédiée à la présentation par les doctorant(e)s de leur projet de thèse.

14 h 00 : Introduction

Mathilde Alazraki (Univ. de Paris),  « Les femmes et la diplomatie entre l’Angleterre et l’Orient au début de l’époque moderne (1558-1673) » 

Béatrice Fuga (Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3), « Bonne nouvelle, mauvaise réputation: les métamorphoses de la novella italienne et l’éducation des femmes dans l’Angleterre de la première modernité»

Emma Bartel (Sorbonne Université), « Les femmes et l’art de la méditation en Angleterre au XVIIe siècle: autorité spirituelle, rhétorique et questions de genre »

 15 h 00

Manon Turban (Univ. de Paris), « ‘Like monsters of the deep’ : les monstres et les émotions dans le théâtre de Shakespeare »

Gwendoline Guy (Univ. de Paris), « De Richardus Tercius à Doctor Faustus : L’influence des pièces universitaires sur le théâtre de Christopher Marlowe »

Nicolas Thibault (Sorbonne Université), « Conseil et conseillers dans le théâtre historique à sujets anglais de William Shakespeare et de ses contemporain »

 16 h 00

Elisabeth Szanto (Sorbonne nouvelle- Paris 3), « Sound and Fury : Paysages sonores, acoustiques duelles et résonances sur la scène shakespearienne / Soundscapes, dual acoustics and echoes on the Shakespearean stage »

Victoria Griffon (Univ. de Paris), « Décentrement, discontinuités et ruptures dans la poésie épique de John Milton »

16 h 40

Présentation des nouvelles doctorantes: Béatrice Rouchon (Sorbonne Université), Margaux Chatellier (Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3),  Ophélie Cuvinot (Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3) et conclusions

17 h 00 : fin

Si vous souhaitez y assister, n’hésitez pas à demander le lien à

Journee d’etude PEMS /LRS: 06/12/19, “Power and Objects in Portraiture”, Birkbeck College/National portrait gallery


Power and Objects in Portraiture

Paris Early Modern Seminar & London Renaissance Seminar

Birkbeck College: Keynes, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square (am) and National Portrait Gallery (pm)

6 Decembre 2019

9.30 am-5.00 pm

9.30-13.00 Panel 1: Portraits: Manufacture, Meaning and Money 9.30-10.25 PANEL 1: Making the portrait: Images and things

9.30-9.50: Robert Maniura (Birkbeck), ‘What can (Renaissance) portraits do?’

9.50-10.10: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne nouvelle), ‘Expanding arenas of influence: Spheres, perspective, surfaces and the painter’s instruments’

10.10-10.20 Discussion

10.20-11.35: Panel 2: Men in Meetings

10.20-10.40: Matt Dimmock (Sussex), ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls: Robert Cecil’s Portrait in the NPG’

10.40-11.00: Karen Hearn (UCL, London) ‘Men in Black and a Turkey Carpet: Images of the 1604 Somerset House Conference’

11.00-11.20 Ladan Niayesh (Paris Diderot), ‘Evolutions of the oriental carpet motif in state portraits: Tudor to Stuart’

11.20-11.35 Discussion 11.35-12.00pm COFFEE

12.00-12.55 PANEL 3: Representation: Inside and outside the gallery

12.00-12.20 Anne-Valérie Dulac (Sorbonne Université), ‘The Lustre of Power in Nicholas Hilliard’s ‘Phoenix’ Portrait of Elizabeth’

12.20pm-12.40 Mathilde Alazraki (Paris Diderot), ‘Euro-Persian Self-Staging and Feminine Power in Teresa Sherley’s Portraits (1622-4)’

Respondents & discussion 12.35-12.55/13.00
13.00-14.30 – LUNCH and walk to NPG
14.30 Convene upper foyer National Portrait Gallery (to left of ticket desk)

(times include presentations of 10 minutes followed by discussion with the group)

WALK 1 14.30-15.35 Portraits and power: presentations and discussion

14.35 pm-14.50 ROOM 2: Eva Lauenstein (Birkbeck), ‘‘“Death painted on their houses”: Female lineage and the portrait of Sir Henry Unton’

14.50-15.05 ROOM 2: Béatrice Fuga (Sorbonne nouvelle), ‘Henry Lee’s Fickle Harmony: Of Knots and Spheres’

15.05-15.20: ROOM 2 Nicholas Thibault (Sorbonne Université), ‘John de Critz’s portrait of Sir Francis Walsingham between shadow and light’

15.20-15.30 pm SHORT BREAK

WALK 2: 15.30-16.30 The image abroad: courts, places and power

15.30-15.45 ROOM 4 : Clare McManus (Roehampton), ‘Death by Fashion: John Fletcher’s Portrait and the Performance of Gender’ John Fletcher by an unknown artist from c. 1620 (hanging in room 4– NPG 6829).

15.45-16.00 ROOM 4: Torben Lund (Birkbeck), ‘Anne of Denmark, Royal Consort’ by John de Critz the Elder, Oil on Panel, 1605-10.

16.00-16.15: Lauren Working (Oxford), ‘Anne of Denmark’s Imperial Gaze’

16.15-16.30: ROOM 5: Fanny Morasin (Sorbonne nouvelle), ‘Anne Clifford’s Ornamented Hair and the Assertion of Filial Legitimacy’

16.30-: Discussion, Tea break in NPG café & free time (NB NPG is open late on Fridays).

Contact: Sue Wiseman: s, Eva Lauenstein, l, et Line Cottegnies

Sem: 14/11, Présentation de l’ouvrage “Eastern Resonances”, ed. L. Niayesh et C. Gallien (2019)

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la prochaine séance PEMS (Paris Early Modern Seminar/Séminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité britannique (1500-1700) qui aura lieu le jeudi 14 novembre 2019 de 17h30 à 19h30, à la Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne (17 rue de La Sorbonne, 75005). Cette séance est soutenue par le laboratoire LARCA (UMR 8225, Université Paris Diderot).

L’intervention prévue à l’origine de Jyotsna Singh (Université de Michigan), empêchée pour raisons personnelles, est remplacée par une présentation de l’ouvrage Eastern Resonances in Early Modern England : Receptions and Transformations from the Renaissance to the Romantic Period,  co-édité par Claire Gallien et Ladan Niayesh (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). L’intervention s’appuiera sur les apports du «Soundscaping » comme modèle théorique et outil d’investigation pour envisager la transculturalité à la première modernité.

SEM: 03/10/2019: Tiffany Jo Werth, “Literary Geographies of the After Life in Renaissance England”, IMA

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la prochaine séance PEMS (Paris Early Modern Seminar/Séminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité britannique (1500-1700) qui aura lieu le jeudi 3 octobre 2019 de 17h30 à 19h30, à l’Institut du Monde Anglophone (5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75005). Cette séance est soutenue par le laboratoire PRISMES (EA 4398, Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3). Nous y entendrons une intervention de Tiffany Jo Werth (UC Davis): “‘Of perle and precious stone:’ Literary Geographies of the After Life in Renaissance England” (discutante: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise).

English version :
The next meeting of the Paris Early Modern Seminar / Seminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité (1500-1700) will be held on 3rd October 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm, at the Institut du Monde Anglophone (5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75005). This session is sponsored by PRISMES (EA 4398, Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3). Tiffany Jo Werth (UC Davis) will give a talk on ““‘Of perle and precious stone:’ Literary Geographies of the After Life in Renaissance England” (respondent: Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise).

CALENDRIER 2019-2020

Le calendrier provisoire de PEMS est disponible, à vos calendriers! Les séances ont lieu à la BIS (salle de formation), de 17 h 30 – 19 h 30, sauf mention contraire.

Jeudi 3 octobre, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine : Tiffany Jo Werth (University of California) : “‘Of perle and precious stone:’ Literary Geographies of the After Life in Renaissance England”  (Discutante : Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise)

Jeudi 14 novembre, BIS : Jyotsna Singh (Michigan State University: “Shakespeare and Postcolonial Theory” (Discutante : Ladan Niayesh)

Vendredi 6 décembre, 9 h 30 – 18 h 30, à Birkbeck College et la National Portrait Gallery : Journée à Birkbeck College, Londres et à la National Portrait Gallery, avec le London Renaissance Seminar. “Power and Objects in Portraiture”. Programme à préciser.

31 janvier, BIS : Sarah M. Knight (University of Leicester): “The Difficulties of Fulke Greville” (Discutante: Anne Geoffroy)

13 mars, BIS : Jessica Wolfe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) : “George Chapman and the ‘Hakluyt Circle’: Rethinking the School of Night” (Discutante : Charlotte Coffin)

29 mai, BIS : Peter Auger (University of Birmingham) : ‘Beyond Influence in Du Bartas’ Reception History’.  (répondante : Laïla Ghermani)

25 juin, BIS :

9 h – 15 h 30 : Séminaire des doctorants de PEMS
16 h – 17 h 30 : AG de PEMS
17 h 30 – 19 h 30 : Séminaire : Sandrine Parageau (Paris Nanterre) : “L’ignorance est-elle un principe du savoir? Enthousiasme, inspiration et lumière intérieure en Angleterre et en France au XVIIe siècle”. (Discutante : Line Cottegnies)


Séminaire interuniversitaire sur la première modernité britannique (1500-1700)

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