Part 3: Workshops on New/Current Research (Private Sessions)

Madeleine de Scudéry (1607-1701) (oil on canvas) by French School, (17th century) oil on canvas Bibliothèque Municipale, Le Havre, France. French, out of copyright.

October 14: 15:45-16:45 – Workshop I: Work in Progress (private session)

October 22: 15:45-16:45 – Workshops II: Work in Progress (private session)

These workshops have been implemented at the SE-17 conferences years ago and provide a time of reflexion on our members’ current research. Since they represent work in progress, they are not open to the conference audience.

Participants

Deborah STEINBERGER (U. of Delaware) : « True Crime? Women and Violence in Le Mercure galant. »

Deborah Steinberger is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Delaware, where she currently serves as Associate Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Her research areas include seventeenth-century theater and writing by early modern women. She has published articles on these subjects, as well as critical editions of epistolary and dramatic works by the 17th-century writer and painter Françoise Pascal. She is currently at work on a book about women’s stories in the periodical Le Mercure galant, and she is collaborating on a volume of the complete theater of Donneau de Visé, edited by Christophe Schuwey, to be published by Classiques Garnier.

Radhika KOUL (Stanford U.) : « Affective Deliberations: Critiquing the Aesthetic Experience in 17th c. France and 10th c. Kashmir. »

Radhika Koul is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at Stanford University and Dissertation Prize Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. She is currently working on a dissertation entitled “The Drama of our World: Spectator and Subject in Early Modern Europe & Medieval Kashmir.” Radhika graduated from Yale and taught as a Teach for India fellow for two years before coming to Stanford. Articles of hers on comparative poetics and hermeneutics, metatheater and philosophy of time are either recently published or forthcoming with Routledge India, Comparative Literature Studies and ariel.

Carrie KLAUS (DePauw U.) : « Palpeski and the Parlement: Christina of Sweden’s Letters in Paris in the Late Fronde. »

Carrie F. Klaus is Professor of Global French Studies at DePauw University. She is the editor and translator of Jeanne de Jussie’s The Short Chronicle (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and of articles on Jussie, on Marguerite de Navarre, and on eighteenth-century writer and translator Cornélie Wouters. She is currently investigating women’s voices—real and imagined—in the Mazarinades, a project for which she received a short-term fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has published two articles on this topic: “Eloquence Unchained: Women, Poetry, and Politics during the Fronde” (Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 14.1 [2019]: 25-49) and “Calling for Peace, Preparing for War: The Revolutionary Voice of Saint Genevieve during the Fronde” (Sixteenth Century Journal 51.2 (2020): 367-84).

Manasvin RAJAGOPALAN (UC Davis) : « From Minor Character to Major Topos: Molière’s World-making in the Comedy. »

Manasvin Rajagopalan is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, with a Designated Emphasis in the Study of Religion. His research engages the possibilities of world literary criticism, drawing from Tamil poetics to study Early Modern French and Tamil performance, literary and aesthetic genres. Examining the language and deployment of spatial imagination in theatrical, short prose, and architectural landscapes, he proposes alternative forms of reading and interpretation that emerge from reading French canons through Tamil poetics. In addition, Manas is interested in questions of representation, ornamentation, portraiture and the constitution of reading practices prior to the 19th century. His research has been supported by funding from the UC Davis College of Letters and Sciences, as well as the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium.

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