HIST620 - COLLOQ: EUROPEAN HISTORY: CONNECTED TEXTUAL HIST

Description: 
This seminar will present some key concepts of cultural history in relation with fundamental books that shaped or expressed them as, for example, "dissimulation" and Gracián?s Art of Prudence, "sprezzatura" and Castiglione?s The Courtier, "cruelty" and Las Casas? The Spanish Colonie, "memory" and Don Quixote, "sovereignty" and Shakespeare's Richard II, "rebellion" and Lope de Vega's Fuente Ovejuna, or "censorship" and the Encyclopédie. It will be focussed on the migrations of works from one language to another (with a particular attention to the practice and effects of translation), from one genre to another (for example from chronicles to plays), from one materiality to another (from manuscript to print, from pamphlet to book, from one edition to another), and from one readership to another. Using the resources of the special collections of our Library, this seminar would like to show both the historical and historiographical construction of concepts and the mobility of essential (but not necessary canonical) works. The seminar will deal with their circulation, their appropriation, and the plurality of their interpretations and uses during all the early modern period (and after).
Instructors: 
CHARTIER, ROGER
Day and Time: 
T 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

VAN PELT LIBRARY 605

Activity: 
SEM
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