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Séminaire EMMA Mardi 7 mars 2017

18h, Salle n°126, Saint-Charles

Séminaire animé par Alexandre Privat (doctorant, EMMA):
Michel Foucault : L’origine de l’hérméneutique du soi (Paris: Vrin, 2013).

En novembre 1980, le philosophe Michel Foucault présente en anglais deux conférences aux universités américaines de Berkeley et de Dartmouth, intitulées Truth and Subjectivity et Christianity and Confession. Ces deux conférences, inédites en français jusqu’en 2013, date de leur traduction et de leur publication en France dans la collection « Philosophie du présent » chez Vrin, ont été regroupées dans le présent volume, L’origine de l’herméneutique de soi, qui fait l’objet de cette présentation. Dans ces deux textes, Michel Foucault offre de manière condensée et simple l’état de ses recherches en 1980 qui portent sur la constitution historique du sujet moderne à partir d’une comparaison analytique des philosophies hellénistiques et du christianisme primitif.

Voici un échantillon du texte dans lequel Michel Foucault lui-même présente son projet de recherches : « j’ai essayé de sortir de la philosophie du sujet en faisant une généalogie du sujet, en étudiant la constitution du sujet à travers l’histoire qui nous a conduit au concept moderne du soi. Cela n’a pas toujours été une tâche facile, car la plupart des historiens préfèrent une histoire des processus sociaux et la plupart des philosophes préfèrent un sujet sans histoire. Cela ne m’a jamais empêché d’utiliser le même matériau que certains historiens des faits sociaux, ni de reconnaître ma dette à l’égard de ces philosophes qui, comme Nietzsche, ont posé la question de l’historicité du sujet » (35).

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Séminaire EMMA Mardi 28 mars 2017

18h, Salle n°126, Saint-Charles

Dr Julia Reid, University of Leeds, UK: ‘Out of my country and myself I go’: Crossing Borders in Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Amateur Emigrant.

On Thursday 7th August 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson embarked on the steamship the S. S. Devonia, to begin his emigrant journey from Scotland to California. He was already the promising author of charming narratives such as Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, but the book which he was to write about his transatlantic journey broke the mould of his previous travel writing. The Amateur Emigrant was a brutally realistic, subversive work, offering a bleak evocation of emigration and provocative commentary on class and ‘race’.
In this talk, I will discuss The Amateur Emigrant’s central interest in crossing borders – borders of nation, class, culture, literary genre, and selfhood. I will argue that the work’s breaching of these boundaries proved challenging for Stevenson’s friends and family, who initially suppressed The Amateur Emigrant and allowed its eventual publication only in bowdlerized form.

Julia Reid is a lecturer in Victorian literature at the University of Leeds.
My research interests in Victorian literature and culture are informed by my interdisciplinary background – I have a BA in Modern History and a D.Phil. in English Literature, and have held Lectureships in both English and History Departments. My research to date has focused on the interactions between late-Victorian literature, science, and culture.
My first book, Robert Louis Stevenson, Science, and the Fin de Siècle (Palgrave, 2006; reissued as paperback 2009), examines Stevenson’s writing in the context of late-Victorian evolutionist thought, arguing that his work questions scientific assumptions about progress from ‘savagery’ to ‘civilization’. The study offers a new way of understanding the relationship between Stevenson’s Scottish and Polynesian work. It also highlights the complex traffic of ideas between scientific and literary discourses, and shows that creative writers and scientists were engaged in a collective endeavour to understand the ‘primitive’ heritage of modern life.
My next monograph is an interdisciplinary study of representations of matriarchy in the Victorian period. Entitled ‘She Who Must be Obeyed’: Matriarchy in Victorian Anthropology and Fiction, this project investigates how debate about the imagined matriarchal past traversed Victorian scientific, fictional, and political discourses. Over recent years, I have presented research for this project, in conference and seminar papers on Haggard, late-Victorian anthropology, and feminism and matriarchy, at the Universities of Maastricht, Central England, Sheffield, Cambridge, Liverpool John Moores, Reading and Edinburgh.
I am also currently completing work on a new scholarly edition of The Amateur Emigrant, Stevenson’s narrative of transatlantic ‘slumming’. This work will be published in Edinburgh University Press’s New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. I conducted the textual work for this edition in 2010, when I was awarded the Frederick and Marion Pottle Fellowship in British Studies by the Beinecke Library, Yale University.

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CVE & Ebc

Les Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens et Etudes britanniques contemporaines ont été classés sur la liste ERIH +, classement européen.
(The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) was created and developed by European researchers under the coordination of the Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) of the European Science Foundation (ESF).

Pour plus d’informations:
https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/erihplus/about/index)

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9781138891944

https://www.routledge.com/Dalit-Literatures-in-India/Abraham-Misrahi-Barak/p/book/9781138891944

Dalit Literatures in India, ed. by Joshil K. Abraham and Judith Misrahi-Barak (Routledge, 2015) has been recommended by CHOICE, one of the most prestigious publications of Association of College and Research Libraries in the US.

Read more on :http://choiceconnect.org/webclipping/196540/_hpd4hsjp78qh8bbda_zlpnh9wy1bs8a1lersw28rwmyrozvpz

Reviews
‘With this eclectic collection of critical essays, written from a range of positions and raising a variety of issues, it is clear that Dalit literature has come of age.’ ― Susie Tharu, Department of Cultural Studies, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
‘The collection includes 21 well-written scholarly essays and a very useful selective bibliography of primary and secondary sources (books, journal articles, book chapters, and dissertations) on Dalit literature.  In their excellent introduction Abraham (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Univ., India) and Misrahi-Barak (Université Paul-Valéry, France) deal with the history and progress of Dalit literature in India.  The book is an excellent addition to world literature, and this reviewer looks forward to studies that examine the contributions of Dalits from all religions of India. Summing Up: Recommended.’  –  R. N. Sharma, CHOICE

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