Congrès SAES 2017

Reims – « (Re)-constructions » – 1, 2, 3 juin 2017

Dans le cadre du prochain congrès de la S.A.E.S. qui se tiendra les 1er, 2 et 3 juin 2017 à l’Université Champagne-Ardenne de Reims, l’atelier de la Société Française d’Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes (SFEVE) accueillera des communications sur le thème retenu, à savoir « (Re)constructions ».

Responsables

Fabienne Moine (Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre), Laurence Roussillon-Constanty (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour) et Sara Thornton (Université Paris-Diderot)

Programme

Jeudi 1er juin, 16h-18h : Literary Monuments

16h-16h20 François ROPERT (Université de Cergy Pontoise), « Swinburne’s Second-Hand Shakespeare: The Reconstructed Virtues of Artifice as Metadrama »

16h20-16h40 Isabelle HERVOUET (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand), « (Auto)biography and Authority: Dickens and Forster’s Reconstruction of a ‘National Treasure’

16h40-17h Céline LOCHOT (Université de Lille 2), « Reconstructions dans les essais de Thomas De Quincey »

17h00-17h20 François CRAMPE (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne), « Une reconstruction progressiste du passé : Renaissance et Risorgimento dans les poèmes de Robert Browning »

17h20-18h Discussion

 

Vendredi 2 juin, 9h-11h : « Reconstructing Material, Gendered or Ideal Spaces

9h-9h20 Alice BONZOM (Université Lumière Lyon 2), « Deconstructing and reconstructing the female criminal: a crash-course in femininity (1860s-1914)  »

9h20-9h40 Aude PETIT MARQUIS (Université de Nantes), « Reconstructing the ideal mother in the works of fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot and in Ford Madox Brown’s painting ‘Take Your Son, Sir!’ »

9h40-10h Estelle MURAIL-Université (Université Paris Diderot), « The opium den: construction and reconstructions »

10h-10h20 Caroline DUVEZIN-CAUBET (Université de Nice), « Restore! Reconstructing steampunk in Mark Hodder’s The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack »

10h20-10h40 Discussion

10h40-12h Assemblée Générale de la SFEVE

 


Argument:

The SAES general theme of “(Re)constructions” is an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which the Victorian and Edwardian age was a period of transition and experimentation in many different fields ranging from science to culture and literature. In exploring issues of either construction or reconstruction (or the dialectics implied in both issues), we encourage speakers to propose papers examining “(re)constructions” in terms of culture and history as much as in terms of artistic and literary forms.

Paper may address (but are not limited to) the following aspects:

–       Geographical constructions in the public/political spheres

–       Cultural constructions and reconstructions in Britain’s relations to the Empire

–       The (re)construction of the self through literary or artistic endeavours

–       Literary construction and deconstruction and the birth of new genres, or new narratives as construction/destruction/reconstruction of specific forms

–       (Re)constructions in political and  ideological discourse

–       (Re)constructions in scientific and biological discourse

–       Social (re)constructions in education and the family (gender issues, children, etc.)

–       The notion of (re)construction in architecture, town-planning or garden-planning.