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University of California Santa Barbara

Please join me in congratulating Ronald Tobin for the publication of his article “Britannicus or The Secrets of Space” in the current issue of the Romanic Review (107.1–4 January–November 2016 A Tribute to Gita May (1929–2016).

You can access the article https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-511384313/britannicus-or-the-secrets-of... ">here.

4 weeks 3 days ago
University of Washington

Congratulations are also in order for Geoffrey Turnovsky, whose piece “Crying into Print: Sentimental Reading, Spiritual Exaltation, and Typographic Standardization” has been published in the current issue of the Romanic Review (107.1–4 January–November 2016 A Tribute to Gita May (1929–2016).


4 weeks 3 days ago
Université de la Réunion

Félicitations à Tristan Alonge pour la parution de son nouveau livre, Racine et Euripe : La révolution trahie (Genève : Droz, 2017). Veuillez trouver ci-dessous un précis :

Helléniste remarquable, Jean Racine se distingue de tous ses contemporains, et de Corneille en particulier, par le retour incessant à la tragédie grecque. C'est en traduisant Aristote, en annotant les pièces athéniennes et en adaptant Euripide sur scène, qu'il retrouve le secret du « héros tragique », ni tout à fait coupable ni tout à fait innocent. En bousculant les codes dramaturgiques de l'époque, Racine fera de sa découverte le symbole d'une « révolution » dans l'art de fabriquer des tragédies. L'ouvrage se propose de reconstruire l'évolution de cette « révolution racinienne », en explorant son origine grecque et ses manifestations les plus explicites, à savoir les quatre pièces inspirées d'Euripide : La Thébaïde, Andromaque, Iphigénie et Phèdre. La lecture croisée de l'ensemble des sources permet de décoder le palimpseste racinien en laissant émerger le rôle crucial joué par le texte euripidéen sous-jacent. Pourtant, en véritable caméléon, Jean Racine n'hésitera pas à sacrifier son souffleur athénien et sa propre révolution sur l'autel du succès. http://www.droz.org/france/fr/6509-9782600057974.html
12 weeks 16 hours ago
Trinity College

Congratuations to Katherine Ibbett, whose book Compassion's Edge has just appeared with The University of Pennsylvania UP. Please find further details below.

Compassion's Edge: Fellow-Feeling and Its Limits in Early Modern France (Pennsylvania, 2017) Katherine Ibbett

Compassion's Edge examines the language of fellow-feeling—pity, compassion, and charitable care—that flourished in France in the period from the Edict of Nantes in 1598, which established some degree of religious toleration, to the official breakdown of that toleration with the Revocation of the Edict in 1685. This is not, however, a story about compassion overcoming difference but one of compassion reinforcing division. Early modern fellow-feeling drew distinctions, policed its borders, and far from reaching out to others, kept the other at arm's length. This book ranges widely over genres, contexts, and geographies, taking up major figures such as D'Aubigné, Montaigne, Lafayette, Corneille, and Racine, as well as less familiar Jesuit theologians, Huguenot ministers, and nuns from a Montreal hospital. Investigating the affective undertow of religious toleration, Compassion's Edge provides a robust corrective to today's hope that fellow-feeling draws us inexorably and usefully together.

Full Description, Table of Contents, and More: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15747.html


304 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.  Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4970-5 | $79.95s | £66.00  Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9456-9 | $79.95s | £52.00  A volume in the Haney Foundation Series: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/series/HFS.html

12 weeks 16 hours ago
The University of Georgia (Emeritus)

Congratulations to Francis Assaf, whose article "Le Page disgracié: l’Histoire ou une histoire?" has been published in the most recent volume of Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature (XLIV, 86 (2017): 7-18).

20 weeks 5 days ago

Congratulations to Sophie Maríñez, for the publication of her book, Mademoiselle de Montpensier: Writings, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France (Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2017). This book was the recipient of a 2012 NEH Summer Stipend Award.

Further details are available through the following website: brill.com/products/book/mademoiselle-de-montpensier

20 weeks 6 days ago
Boston University

Congratulations to Jennie Row whose article "Queer Time on the Early Modern Stage: France and the Drama of Biopower" was published in Exemplaria 29.1 Free e-prints are available below: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FpdhCtk6DK5nb9Nmvaxs/full

Félicitations !

39 weeks 4 days ago
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Please join me in congratulating Allison Stedman, who has just been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities full-year faculty fellowship for her new book project, The Mind-Body Connection in Early Modern France (1580-1735). Félicitations ! 

"NEH Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both."

1 year 5 weeks ago
Yale University

Congratulations to Christopher Semk for his book, Playing the Martyr: Theater and Theology in Early Modern France, which has just been published with Bucknell University Press. Félicitations!

Details on the book are copied below: Playing the Martyr is a book about the interplay between theater and religion in early modern France. Challenging the standard narrative of modernity as a process of increased secularization Christopher Semk demonstrates the centrality of religious thought and practices to the development of neoclassical poetics. Engaging with a broad corpus of religious plays, poetic treatises, devotional literature, and contemporary theory, Semk shows that religion was a vital interlocutor in early modern discussions concerning the definition of verisimilitude, the nature and purpose of spectacle, the mechanics of acting, and the position of the spectator. Well researched and persuasively argued, Playing the Martyr makes the case for a more complicated approach to the relationship between religion and literature, namely, one that does not treat religion as a theme deployed within literary works, but as an active player in literary invention. Indeed, it makes the case for a serious reconsideration of the role that religion plays in the development of modern, secular literary forms.

1 year 13 weeks ago
Oklahoma State University

Please join me in congratulating Perry Gethner for having received a 2016 Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for his edition, Challenges to Traditional Authority: Plays by French Women Authors 1650-1700 (Toronto: Iter). Further details are available here. Congratulations, Perry!

1 year 22 weeks ago