Provisional Programme/ Programme Provisoire

Channel Connections: economic, social, cultural and intellectual transfer and contrast between France and the British Isles, 1600-1800/ De l’autre côté de la manche: le transfert et le contraste économiques, sociaux, culturels et intellectuels entre la France et les îles britanniques, 1600-1800

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 11th and 12th September 2014

Thursday 11th September

13.15-13.30 Registration and welcome

13.30-14.30 Cross- Channel Translation and Adaptation

Stefania Gargioni, (University of Kent), ‘French Historical Books translated into English in the Early Seventeenth Century: Building an Early Memory of the French Wars of Religion in England.’

Michael Lee, (Queen’s University, Belfast), ‘You sparks who have to Paris rid…’ Dennis & Eccles’ Rinaldo and Armida (1698) and the politics of adaptation.’

14.30-14.45 Coffee

14.45-16.15 Cross-Channel Trade, Empire and War

Vincent Grégoire, ‘Commencements coloniaux: Les fondations jumelles de la Virginie et du Québec.’

Siobhan Talbott, (University of Manchester), ‘Conflict and Commerce: Franco-British War and trade 1688-1713.’

Stefano Condorelli, (London School of Economics), ‘A tale of two cities: Channel connections during the Mississippi and SouthSea Bubbles (1719-20).’

16.15-16.30 Coffee

16.30-18.30 Cross channel influences in the creation of national and class identities

Stéphane Jettot, (Université Paris-Sorbonne), ‘A Jacobite herald in the circulation of genealogical knowledge between France and Britain (1690-1725).’

Emma Pauncefort, (University College London), ‘Au Contraire’: Prévost’s Apology of ‘Englishness’ in Volume V of Mémoires (1732).’

Gabor Gelleri, (University of Aberystwyth), ‘Un eternal antidote contre la morale deprave et contagieuse de nos prétendus Philosophes.’

Jauffry Berthier, (Université de Bordeaux), ‘’Loi fondamentale’ et Common Law. Sur le devenir constitutionnel du droit privé en Angleterre au début du XVIIe siècle.’





Friday 12th September

9-9.15 Registration and coffee

9.15-10.15 Keynote Address: Dr Angela Wright, Department of English University of Sheffield ‘“Longsword or Longespée? The Uses of Romance in the History of Anglo-French Conflict, 1756-1815’’

10.15-11.45 Cross-Channel individuals and networks of patronage

Emmanuelle de Champs, (Université de Cergy-Pontoise), ‘A French Bentham?’

Jean-François Dunyach, (Université Paris-Sorbonne), ‘Innovation and patronage in a cross-channel perspective: the case of William Playfair (1759-1823).’

Nigel Aston, (University of Leicester), ‘Enlightened Patriotism? Lord Shelburne and the fostering of Anglo-French Relations, c. 1768-1789.’

11.45- 12.00 Coffee

12.00-13.30 Revolutionary stirrings on both sides of the Channel

Nigel Ritchie, (Queen Mary University of London), ‘An Anglo-French revolutionary? Jean-Paul Marat channels the spirit of Junius.’

Amy Milka, (University of York), ‘Electricity Whigs of the French School’: Finding Common Ground Between English and French Jacobins.’

Timothy Murtagh, (Trinity College Dublin), ‘Dublin’s Journeymen- Hibernia’s Sans Culottes?’

13.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Montesquieu and Harrington in a Cross-Channel context

Clément Martin, (Université de Paris Diderot), ‘Mitigating despotism: Adam Ferguson’s Adaptation of Montesquieu’s concept.’

Constatine Vassiliou, (University of Toronto), ‘Commonwealth merchants and Bourbon Aristocrats: An Inquiry concerning the compatibility of commerce and virtue in Harrington and Montesquieu’s Political Thought.’

Myriam-Isabelle Ducrocq, (Université de Paris Oueste Nanterre), ‘The translation and adaptation of James Harrington’s works during the French Revolution.’

15.30-15.45 Coffee and cake

15.45-17.15 Cross-Channel Comparative Judicial History

Léa Lebourg-Leportier, (Université Paris-Sorbonne), ‘Les biographies de criminels en Angleterre et en France à l’époque modern: liens et similarities thématiques.’

Corentin Maunoury, (Université de Maine, Le Mans), ‘Magistrates in Eighteenth Century Society in France and England, a comparative study of state formation.’

Anna Jenkin, (University of Sheffield), ‘Maids and monsters: a comparative study of print coverage of homicidal servant abuse in late eighteenth-century London and Paris.’

17.15-17.30 Coffee

17.30-19.00 Cross Channel literary interactions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

Thomas Froh, (University of Manchester), ‘Libertinism in popular Anglo-French literature: Analysing libertine behaviour in Richardson’s Clarissa and Laclos’s Dangerous Liaisons.’

Marie-Claude Rubin, (Stanford University), ‘Rethinking Melodrama: Reversing the Influence of Gothic Literature in the Early 19th Century French Novel.’

Marissa Bolin, (University of York), ‘The Declaration of the Rights of [Married] Women: French and English Marriage Reform of the 1790s in English Women’s Novel.’

19.00-19.30 Wine reception



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