Paris and London 1851-1900

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TORCH Programme Oxford Comparative Criticism and the Maison Française d'Oxford are hosting a two day conference, 'Paris and London 1851-1900'.

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Friday 23 October 2015

6.00-7.00 | Keynote speakers: Diana Cooper-Richet, Michel Rapoport

1.30-2.00 Registration

2.00-3.30 Panel 1: History and Spaces

Dr Tri Tran (University of Tours), The modernization of Paris through the development of London, the perspective of Haussmann

Véronique Lyons Charriere (University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris), Science in Translation: The Reception of Natural History in the Late XIXth Century

Dr Edouard Galby-Marinetti (Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier III), Paris-Londres (1870-71), entre séparation obsidionale et conscience commune

4.00-5.30 Panel 2: Art out of its frame

Dr Jonathan Colin (University of Southampton), “Fancy liquors and sky-high kickers”: The Invention of Gay Paree, 1867-1914

Anna-Louise Milne (University of London Institute, Paris), Cloudy Skies: Photography over Paris and London in 1862

Anastasia Scepi (University of Paris-Sorbonne), Paris-Londres, des “monster citi[es]”: le music-hall, ce “mardi gras de l’esprit” fin-de-siècle ?


Saturday 24 October 2015

4.00-5.00 | Keynote speaker: Patrick McGuinness

9.00-10.30 Panel 3: Pictorial Art

Prof Juliet Simpson (Coventry University, Wolfson College, Oxford), British Art through French Eyes: Paul Bourget’s “Lettres de Londres” and the Aesthetics of Transnational Encounter

Dr Anne-Estelle Leguy (University of Paris-Sorbonne): L’angoisse de l’influence: la peinture anglaise et française dans la seconde moitié du XIXème siècle

Amélie Müller (Oxford University), Devilish Designs: Debating the Use of Arsenical Pigments in Wallpapers in Paris and London, 1851-1900

11.00-1.30 Panel 4: Literature

Dr Dimitri Roboly (University of Athens), Les bas-fonds de Paris et Londres dans les années 1880 : études de Bel-Ami et de The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr Rafika Hammoudi (University of Rennes 2), La Commune de Londres dans le Rimbaud des Illuminations

Alexandre Burin (King’s College London), “Haunted colours, haunting words”: Jean Lorrain’s La Princesse des chemins and the influence of Edward Burne-Jones

2.30-4.00 Panel 5: Translation

Daniel Finch-Race (Trinity College, Cambridge), Translation Transformations of Space in Wilde’s “Louis Napoleon” and Verhaeren’s “Londres”

Dr Elodie Degroisse (University of Paris-Sorbonne), “Ta voix m’enivre/Thy voice is music to my ear”: The in-between space of Oscar Wilde’s bilingual Salomé from Paris to London


Comparative Criticism and Translation

Contact name: Xiaofan Amy Li
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Website: Maison Française d'Oxford
Audience: Open to all