Conference on the Book in the Age of Theater | Newberry

Conference on the Book in the Age of Theater

Thursday, March 8, 2001Saturday, March 10, 2001
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Early Modern Studies Program

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago; the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies; the Humanities Visiting Committee Fund of the Franke Institute for the Humanities; the Gertrude and Meyer Kestenbaum Cultural Activities Fund of the Humanities Division; the Chicago Group on Modern France; The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art; and Montaigne Studies.


Thursday, March 8, at the Smart Museum


Special Opening Address


Seventeenth-Century French Theater and the Illustrated Book
Michael Hawcroft, University of Oxford


Friday, March 9, at the Newberry Library


Session 1. Performance and Text: Classical Theory and Poetics


Chair, Larry Norman, University of Chicago


Françoise Jaouën, Yale University

Christian Biet, Université de Paris X–Nanterre


Respondent: Joshua Phillips, University of Chicago (now at University of Memphis)


Session 2. Renaissance France


Chair, Philippe Desan, University of Chicago


Jean Balsamo, Université de Reims
Emmanuel Buron, Université de Rennes

Alessandra Preda, Università di Milano


Saturday, March 10


At the University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities


Session 3. Elizabethan and Jacobean: Playbooks, Performances, and Authorship


Chair, Richard Strier, University of Chicago


David Bevington, University of Chicago
Steve Urkowitz, City College of New York
Lukas Erne, Université de Genève
Leah Marcus, Vanderbilt University


Lunch and guided tour of the Theatrical Baroque exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art


Session 4. Baroque and Classical France


Chair, Thomas Pavel, University of Chicago


Georges Forestier, Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne
Laurence Giavarini, Université de Bourgogne
Giovanni Dotoli, Università di Bari


Session 5. Roundtable discussion and conclusion


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