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					        UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH RESEARCH GROUP:
             WOMEN IN EARLY MODERN FRANCE

                Ut Pictura Poesis and the Querelle des femmes :
                 Dedicating, Prefacing, Portraying and Engraving




                Simon Vouet, Apollo and the Muse Calliope (circa 1650).

                              GUEST SPEAKERS
                         Sharon Nell (Loyola, Maryland)
                           Gabriella Parussa (Tours)
                             Nicole Pellegrin (Paris)

      INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE/UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
                       7-8 DECEMBER 2007
                                            Contact: Dr Séverine Genieys-Kirk, s.g.kirk@ed.ac.uk




Sponsored by The British Academy, SIEFAR (Société internationale pour l’étude des femmes
de l’ancien régime, www.siefar.orf), and the Institut français d’Ecosse
                                   PROGRAMME

                                  FRIDAY
  Institut français d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7TT
                          13:00-13:45: Registration
                        13:45-14:00: Welcome speech

                        14:00-15:15
   THE ENIGMATIC SEX: BETWEEN FASCINATION AND FEAR ?
CHAIR: PHILIP BENNETT
14:00-14:25 : Christine Reno (Vassar College, New York): Gontier Col: antagoniste et allié
à son insu de la Querelle de la Rose
14:25-14:50: Alison Saunders (University of Aberdeen): Beautiful or ugly? Female or
male? Erotic or moralistic? Mixed verbal and visual messages in the 16th-century French
anatomical blasons and contreblasons?
14:50-15:15: Peter Sharatt (University of Edinburgh): Sirens/mermaids on printer's
devices and in other engravings

                              15:15-15:45: Discussion
                             15:45-16:15: Coffee Break

                        16:15-17:15: PLENARY SESSION
                                CHAIR: JIM LAIDLAW
                   Gabriella Parussa (Université de Tours)
         Pictura loquens: images de femmes dans le théâtre médiéval

           17:45 -19:00 : RECEPTION (Institut Français d’Ecosse)

                                SATURDAY
                     David Hume Tower, Conference Room
                           University of Edinburgh

                                9:00-10:50
                           WOMEN AS DEDICATEES
CHAIR: EMMANUELLE LACORE-MARTIN.
9:00 – 9:25: Philip Bennett (University of Edinburgh): Morality and Family History for a
Duchess: La Geste du Chevalier au Cygne
9:25 -9:50: Alison Adams (University of Glasgow): Boissard’s emblems and his female
dedicatees.
CHAIR: VERONIQUE DESNAIN
10:00-10:25: Jan Clarke (University of Durham): Dedications to women in seventeenth-
century French tragedies
10:25-10:50: Síofra Pierse (University College Dublin): Emilie du Châtelet: « au rang des
plus grands hommes »?

                              10:50-11:10: Discussion
                            11:10-11:30: Morning break
                        11:30-12:30: PLENARY SESSION
                               CHAIR: PETER FRANCE
                   Sharon Nell (Loyola College, Maryland)
             Introducing heroic women in the seventeenth century

                                 13:00- 14:00: Lunch

                         14:00-15:50
          WOMEN AS CULTURAL AGENTS AND RECIPIENTS
CHAIR: PETER SHARATT
14:00-14:25: Séverine Genieys-Kirk (University of Edinburgh): Représentations
paratextuelles du savoir au féminin dans les éditions françaises et étrangères des Journées
amusantes de Madeleine-Angélique de Gomez.
14:25-14:50: Gillian Dow (University of Southampton): The Rev. Charles Hunter, Mrs
Watson and her daughters: translating Madame de Genlis's Adèle et Théodore for the British
reading public.
CHAIR: JON USHER
15:00-15:25: Pollie Bromilow (University of Liverpool): Books for the Girls? Female
Readers in Sixteenth-Century France
15:25-15:50: Felizitas Ringham (Birkbeck College): Senses and Sensibilities: Conflicting
Images of and by Women in the paratext of prose fiction in France at the turn of the
seventeenth century.

                              15:50-16:15: Discussion
                             16:10-16:30: Coffee Break


                        16:30-17:30: PLENARY SESSION
                         CHAIR: SEVERINE GENIEYS-KIRK
               Nicole Pellegrin (CNRS/ IHMC, ENS Paris)
  De quelques frontispices d'ouvrages féminins de la fin du XVIIIe siècle.


                              19:30: Conference dinner

				
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