The Representation of Natural Disasters in Early Modern Literature (1-3 oct. 2020)

Un webinaire consacré à la représentation des catastrophes naturelles dans la littérature anglaise des XVIe, XIIe, et XVIIIe siècles (« The Representation of Natural Disasters in Early Modern Literature »), se tiendra du 1er au 3 octobre 2020. Il sera entièrement accessible en ligne et en direct, et se déroulera en anglais. Un lien sera diffusé à tous en septembre.  Le programme est reproduit ci-dessous.
Toutes les informations relatives à cet événement sont également accessibles via le carnet hypothèses :https://weather.hypotheses.org/table-ronde-2020

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm 

3.00 pm -3.30 pm
Welcome and session summary 

3.30 pm- 4.30 pm: DISCUSSION
NATURAL DISASTERS IN HISTORY AND THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

Keynote: John Gillies (University of Essex): ‘What was or is a natural disaster?’
Julie Vanparys-Rotondi (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘Tending one’s own garden: husbandry, weather lore and prognostication in early modern England’
Sandhya Patel (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘The Royal Society’s transactions with natural disaster in the eighteenth century’
Laurence Gourievidis (Université Clermont Auvergne) : ‘Phytophthora Infestans, European Famines and heritage’.

4.30 pm- 5.45 pm: DISCUSSION
STORMS AND SEA STORMS

Keynote: Geraldo U. de Sousa (University of Kansas): ‘Extreme Weather: Shakespeare, natural disaster, and atmospheric phenomena’
Jean-Jacques Chardin (Université de Strasbourg): ‘The perception of natural disasters by early modern mythographers’
Danièle Berton-Charrière (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘Man in stormy weathers: tempestuous skies and outbursts in Shakespeare’s times and works’
Anna Demoux (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘The Art of Navigation by Martín Cortés, a case study’
Jonathan Pollock (Université de Perpignan – Via Domitia): ‘The Renaissance commonplace of the storm at sea: Rabelais, Camoes and Shakespeare’

5.45 pm – 6.00 pm
Concluding remarks

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
3.00 pm – 6.15 pm 

3.00 pm -3.15 pm
Recap and session summary 

3.15 pm- 4.15 pm: DISCUSSION
ELSEWHERES: FROM SHAKESPEARE TO CLI-FI 

Anne Geoffroy (Université Versailles Saint Quentin): ‘Aqua alta in Venice from an English perspective’
Sophie Lemercier-Goddard (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon): ‘Frozen: journeys to the end of the world’
Anne Rouhette (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘Frankenstein’s creature, a natural “catastrophe”’ ?
Vincent Martins (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘Comparative collapsology: from Shakespeare to George R.R. Martin’

4.15 pm- 5.15 pm: DISCUSSION
ECOCRITICAL ISSUES 

Keynote: Todd A. Borlik (University of Huddersfield): ‘Eco-catastrophe in the late works of Michael Drayton: the invention of the disaster epic’
Meriel Cordier (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘Representations of Ovine diseases in early modern England’
Sophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘The plague of gnats in early modern England’
Mickaël Popelard (Université de Caen Normandie): ‘Between the earth and a hard place: John Ray’s inquiry into the dissolution of the world in Miscellaneous Discourses (1692)’

5.15 pm – 6.00 pm: DISCUSSION
FROM SUPERSTITION TO SCIENCE: PRAGMATIC APPROACHES?
Angus Vine (University of Stirling) – ‘Of windmills and sail-boats: Francis Bacon and the mastery of the wind’
Pierre Lurbe (Paris Sorbonne Université): ‘The Lisbon disaster viewed from England’
Katherine Halsey (University of Stirling): ‘Storms, tempests and “visions of romance”: Jane Austen and the weather’

6.00 pm – 6.15 pm
Concluding remarks

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm 

4.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Recap and session summary 

4.15 pm- 5.30 pm: DISCUSSION
AESTHETICS: REPRESENTING DISASTROUS EVENTS 

Keynote: David M. Bergeron (University of Kansas): ‘The storms of Othello in 1613’Chantal Schütz (École Polytechnique): ‘“Hecla, whose sulfurious fire Doth melt the frozen clime and thaw the sky”: musical representations of extreme natural phenomena in early modern English madrigals and lute-songs’
Alix Desnain (Université Clermont Auvergne): ‘Staging the elements: Purcell’s King Arthur
Anne-Valérie Dulac (Paris Sorbonne Université): ‘The impact of climate on early modern watercolours’
Caroline Bertonèche (Université Grenoble Alpes): ‘Romantic disasters: Byron, Keats and John Martin’

5.30 pm-6.00 pm
Results and perspectives


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