Paris Early Modern Seminar 7

Event Date: 
21 Apr 2017

PEMS is an inter-university seminar which meets monthly at the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne. Its aim is to promote French and international research in early modern literature and cultural and intellectual history of the British Isles.


It is run jointly by a transversal steering committee composed of members of eleven Paris universities, representing eight different research centres.


Supported by

  • EA 4398 : PRISMES, Epistémè – PEARL (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
  • EA 4085 : VALE (Paris-Sorbonne)
  • UMR 8225 : LARCA (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7)
  • EA 370 : CREA, QUARTO (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
  • EA 3958 :  IMAGER (Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne)
  • EA 7338 : PLEIADE (Université Paris 13)
  • EA 2449 : DYPAC (Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)
  • EA 4299: CIRLEP (Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne)

Schedule 2016-2017

Seminars are  held  on Friday, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm  (unless specified), at the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne (Entrance: 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris)


Attendance is free, but due to security regulations, you will only be able to access the library if you have pre-registered. Please send an email at least two days before the event to: (and have  your passport with you).



  1. 14 october: Susan Wiseman (Birkbeck College, Londres):  « The Wheatcrofts’  Written World: Elite and Non-elite in Seventeenth-century English Writing »
  2. 18 November: John Gillies (University of Essex):   « The conversational turn in Shakespeare »
  3. 16 December: Surekha Davies (Western Connecticut State University), « Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters »
  4. Thursday 19 January: Claire Jowitt (University of East Anglia): « The Uses of Cultural Encounter in Sir William Davenant’s Caroline to-Restoration Voyage Drama »
  5. Institut Monde Anglophone, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (room to be announced): Thursday 23 February: Brian Cummings (University of York): Title to be announced
  6. 24 mars: Amy Blakeway (University of Kent):  « Sixteenth-Century French understandings of the History of the British Isles »
  7. 21 avril: Patricia Palmer (King’s College, Londres): « ‘By others opposition or obliquid view »: Edmund Spenser, Irish Bards and Writing in a Time of Conflict’.
  8. Thursday 8 June: Olivier Spina (Université Lyon 2): « Les Inns of Court londoniens et les spectacles au XVIe siècle »