Larry Norman: Roundtable discussion of "The Shock of the Ancients: Literature and History in Early Modern France"
Informal dinner 6-6:30;discussion of pre-circulated paper starts at 6:30
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We will welcome Larry Norman (French, University of Chicago) for a roundtable on Chapters 1 and 9 of his new book The Shock of the Ancients: Literature and History in Early Modern France (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Discussants will be Jean-Marie Apostolidès (French, Stanford), Elena Russo (French, The Johns Hopkins University), and Dan Edelstein (French, Stanford).
Larry Norman (Ph.D. Columbia University, 1996) is Professor of French Literature and Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. His interests include theater history, book history, intellectual and cultural history, literary criticism and theory, and the relation between the visual arts and literature. He has published The Shock of the Ancients: Literature and History in Early Modern France (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction (University of Chicago Press, 1999). He is also the editor of Theatrical Baroque (Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago Press, 2000); The Book in the Age of Theater: 1550-1750 (University of Chicago Library, 2001); co-editor (with Philippe Desan and Richard Strier), Du Spectateur au lecteur: Imprimer la scène aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles (Paris: Schena/Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2002); and co-editor (with Glenn Most and Sophie Rabau), Révolutions homériques (Edizioni della Normale, Pisa, 2009).