HIST620 - COLLOQ: EUROPEAN HISTORY: TEXTUAL CONNECTED HIST

Description: 
In this seminar we will employ two different approaches. First, when many historians are (legitimately) seduced by the perspectives proposed by global history, it is perhaps relevant to come back to the different historiographical “turns” that have preceded or accompanied this global turn: for example, the rhetorical and linguistic turns, the cultural one, and, more recently, the material, epistemological and digital turns. Second, in the field of textual studies (intellectual history, cultural studies, literary criticism), the attention is now focused on the mobility of the texts. This mobility can be related to the mode of attribution of the text (implying or not the author function); to the materiality of the work and its different forms of inscription, publication and transmission; to the textual variations imposed by editing, revision and rewriting; to the migration from one language to another or from one genre to another; and, finally, to the varieties of reading, interpretation and appropriation of the text. The seminar will try to link these different approaches, and to connect these historiographical turns. To do this, it is necessary to work at different scales and with different types of readings. Taught in the Library, in this seminar we will work with materials from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Special Collections. Each week we will also read and discuss theoretical works and historical case studies, working with specific varieties of materials and sources (books, pamphlets, newspapers, images, etc.). The main chronological age of this seminar is the early modern period, but we will also address sources pertaining to the contemporary Western world. Geographically, the course will study sources and case studies from England, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the Americas (colonial and postcolonial).
Instructors: 
CHARTIER, ROGER
Day and Time: 
T 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

VAN PELT LIBRARY 605

Activity: 
SEM
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    Registration Notes: 
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