Michel Jeanneret, Timothy Hampton, and Cécile Alduy on Rabelais: What's Next? A Workshop on New Approaches to Early Modern Studies
Workshop format: three 20-minute presentations, followed by an hour of discussion.
Light refreshments will be served.
Michel Jeanneret (Université de Genève)
"Rabelais and Proxemics"
Professor Jeanneret has worked for many years as a professor of French Literature at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, head of the Department of French and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Letters. His work is devoted mostly to the literature and culture of the Renaissance, particularly on Rabelais and the problem of interpretation in that period.
Timothy Hampton (UC Berkeley)
"'Comment a nom': Humanism and Literary Knowledge in Auerbach and Rabelais"
Professor Hampton's research interests include the relationship between literature and politics, the philosophy of history, and the transmission of culture in the Renaissance and early modern periods. He is currently working on three projects: a book about Rabelais, a study of Montaigne's 'Essays,' and research project on Jazz in modern France.
Cécile Alduy (Stanford University)
"'J’entens… mais quoy?' Style and Cognition in Rabelais”
Professor Alduy's work focuses on 16th-century poetry and poetics (Scève, Ronsard, Labé) and the hermeneutics of literary forms. Working at the intersection of cultural history and literature, she is currently investigating two book projects: The Anatomy of Literature. The Body and Its Interpretation in Early Modern France; which taps into cognitive theory, semiotics, and the history of medicine to renew our understanding of Rabelais, Montaigne, or lyric poetry; andArchaeology of a Close-Up: The "Blasons anatomiques" and the Prehistory of Obscenity.
Discussion, moderated by Joshua Landy (Stanford University)
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