Émotions dans la Cité : Sociabilités urbaines en Grande-Bretagne et en France, 1650-1850
Emotions and the City: Urban Sociability in Britain and France, c. 1650- c. 1850

 

Les jeudi 18 et vendredi 19 juin 2020, 9h00 à 18h00

Colloque international organisé par le GRHS, dans le cadre des activités du programme européen DIGITENS et du Groupement d’intérêt scientifique (GIS) Sociabilités de l’Université de Bretagne Occidentale.

L’histoire urbaine et l’histoire des émotions sont aujourd’hui des champs de recherche bien établis. En revanche, ces deux domaines ont rarement dialogué entre eux, notamment en ce qui concerne l’époque moderne. Ce colloque international invite les historiens de la ville et les historiens des émotions à examiner les liens entre les expériences urbaines et émotionnelles en Europe au cours d’un long XVIIIe siècle (vers 1650-1850). C’est notamment à travers l’histoire des sociabilités que ces liens pourront être explorés, dans la mesure où nous interrogerons la façon dont les idéaux et les pratiques du « vivre-ensemble » ont contribué à façonner les aspects émotionnels de la vie urbaine.

Urban history and the history of emotions are now both well-established fields of inquiry, but the two fields have rarely engaged in dialogue with one another, particularly with regard to the pre-modern era. This conference invites urban historians and historians of emotion to consider the connections between urban and emotional experiences in Europe during the long eighteenth century (c. 1650- c. 1850). We propose that these connections can best be explored through the lens of the history of sociability, as we will explore the ways in which ideals and practices of sociability helped to shape the emotional aspects of urban life.

Comité d’organisation : Brian Cowan (McGill) et Pascal Bastien (UQAM)

 

9h00-9h30: Welcoming Remarks from Brian Cowan (McGill), Pascal Bastien (UQAM) and Valérie Capdeville (Paris 13)

9h30-12h00: Laughs and Tears in the Eighteenth-Century City 

  • Tymon Adamcsewski (Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, Poland), “Passion, Pleasure and Immersion: Books and Reading in the City”
  • Kate Davison (Sheffield U.), “Satire and the City: Laughing at Urban Life in Britain”
  • Alexis Tadié (Paris-Sorbonne), “Sentimental Cities: the Urban Worlds of Laurence Sterne and Henry Mackenzie”
  • Emrys Jones (King’s College, London), “Hope and Disappointment in Eighteenth-Century City”
  • Jakub Lipski (Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, Poland), “The Dreadful Pleasures of Sociability: Carnival in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian

12h00-13h30: Lunch

13h30-15h30: Feeling the Streets, Feeling the Stage

  • Simon Macdonald (Queen Mary University of London), “Emotion and Urban Experience in the Diary of the Duchesse d’Elbeuf in Revolutionary Paris, 1788-1794”
  • Katie Jarvis (University of Notre Dame), “Theatrical Markets: Parisian Spectators, Sociopolitical Communities, and the Madame Angot Plays of 1796 to 1803”
  • Julie Hardwick (University of Texas-Austin), “The Material Culture of Precarity: Poverty, Parenting and Lyon Foundling Tokens in the Long Eighteenth Century”
  • Fiona Ritchie (McGill), “Emotions on Tour: the Eighteenth-Century Actress in the British Provinces”

15h30-16h00: Coffee Break

16h00-17h30: Rob Boddice (Freie Universität Berlin): “The Biocultural City: Sense, Emotion and the Problem of Experience”

18h00-22h00: Dinner

9h00-10h30: Fear in the City 

  • Jeremy Fradkin (McGill), “The Emotional Politics of Exile in Early Modern London”
  • Andrea McKenzie (U. of Victoria), “Pyrophobia and the Protestant City: Fear, Faction and Arson Prosecutions during the Popish Plot, 1678-1681”
  • Simon Devereaux (U. of Victoria), “The Emotional Lives of Condemned Prisoners in London, 1823-1838”

10h30-11h00: Coffee Break

11h00-12h30: P. David Marshall (Deakin University): “Emotional Translation: the Transforming Public/Private Divides in the Place of Emotion in Contemporary Culture”.

12h30-14h00: Lunch

14h00-16h00: All Together: Urban Solidarities and Identities 

  • Stéphane Jettot (Paris-Sorbonne), “Sociability, Emotions and Ancestry in London and Paris, 1700-1800”
  • Catherine Tourangeau (Yale), “In Company of Strangers: Clubbable Men in 18th-century Britain”
  • Valérie Capdeville (Paris 13), “Clublife, Urban Sociability and the Pursuit of Happiness in British America, 1700-1770”
  • Elaine Chalus (Liverpool), “The Warmth of Feeling Excited by a Popular Election: Sociability, Emotion and the Town in English Contested Elections, c. 1775-1830”

16h00-17h00: Conclusions: Pascal Bastien (UQAM); Brian Cowan (McGill); Rob Boddice (Freie Universität Berlin); P. David Marshall (Deakin University)

Les jeudi 18 et vendredi 19 juin 2020, 9h00 à 18h00

Université McGill
Pavillon Leacock salle 232
855, rue Sherbrooke Ouest,
Montréal, QC, H3A 2T7

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