A conference on Les Lumières au pluriel marks a stage of the ANR/DFG-funded EDULUM project. It is being held on 14-16 December at the Maison Française in Oxford and at All Souls College, with support from both organisations and from the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford.
Congratulations to Dr Andrew Counter of the French Sub-Faculty on winning the very prestigious MLA Prize:
The Modern Language Association of America have awarded the twenty-fifth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies to Dr Counter for his book The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France, published by Oxford University Press.
Germaine de Staël (1766-1817), one of the greatest writers and the most famous woman of the early nineteenth century, is the subject of Radio 4’s In Our Time, hosted by Lord Bragg on November 16 2017. He is in conversation with Catriona Seth FBA, the Marshal Foch Professor of Literature and Fellow of All Souls, who recently edited Staël’s works for Gallimard’s prestigious “Pléiade” series, and with fellow academics Professor Alison Finch and Dr Katherine Astbury.
The Russian sub-faculty is pleased to announce the showings of literary adaptations of masterpieces of Russian classical literature, preceded by short introductions by Modern Languages faculty members, as part of the EHRC Visibility Project. The project aims to introduce the variety of literary adaptations to students reading Russian and everyone interested in Russian literature and language. Short introductions will help unravel these films’ cultural and historical significance.
A small exhibition in the Voltaire Room marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Germaine de Staël (1766-1817), who was at the time the most famous woman in Europe, in parallel with that of Jane Austen (1775-1817) offers an opportunity to see numerous rare books and manuscripts from the Taylor Institution’s own holdings along with several volumes generously loaned by Chawton House Library and documents drawn from private collections.