Colloque : « The Knowledge Economy in the Long Seventeenth Century »

 

The twenty-fifth
annual conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies

The Knowledge
Economy in the Long Seventeenth Century
L’Économie du savoir
1580-1715

University of
Glasgow, 16-18 September 2004

 
 

Programme

Thursday 16 September

1.30-2.45 pm Arrival and Conference Registration

2.45 Welcome

3.00-4.00 Economic Conditions

Max Vernet (Queens, Canada): ‘Savoir et causes finales: les conditions d’une économie du savoir sont-elles réunies dans ‘le long XVIIe siècle’?’

Danielle Trudeau (San José State): ‘Poètes et écrivains: prospecteurs et gestionnaires du langage’

4.00-4.30 Tea

4.30-6.00 Plenary

Pierre Force (Columbia): ‘Can we own an Idea? Economy and Equity in Montaigne and Pascal’

7.00-8.30 Dinner

8.30-9.30 Medical Taxonomies

Kathryn Hoffmann (Hawaii): ‘Circulating Bodies and Collectable Marvel: the construction, exhibition and warehousing of knowledge’

Francis Assaf (Georgia): ‘Une taxonomie évolutive du savoir médical, 1665-1715’

Friday 17 September

9.00-10.30 Molière and Money

Richard Sörman (Uppsala, Sweden): ‘Économie de l’incertitude chez Molière’

Pierre Zoberman (Paris XIII): ‘Domestic Economy in Molière’

Larry W. Riggs (Butler): ‘The Formation and Exploitation of Cultural Capital in Molière’

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Epistemological Perspectives

Erec Koch (Tulane): ‘Body, Passion, Ethics: Descartes’s Correspondence with Princess Elisabeth and the Passions de l’âme

Richard Scholar (New College, Oxford): ‘Style analysis and manipulation: Montaigne and Pascal’

Emma Gilby (Emmanuel College, Cambridge): ‘Economies of Perspective in seventeenth-century France’

12.30-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.00 AGM

3.00-4.00 Economy of Knowledge

Nicholas Hammond (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge): ‘Knowing your Pumpkin from your Elbow: La Fontaine’s « Le Gland et la citrouille »‘

Richard Maber (Durham): ‘Knowledge as Commodity in the Republic of Letters, 1675-1700’

4.00-4.30 Tea

4.30-5.30 Vested Interests

Anne Birberick (Northern Illinois): ‘Culture, Capital, and Class: D’Aulnoy’s « Le Prince Marcassin »‘

Twyla Meding (West Virginia): ‘The Economy of Gender and the Foreign in the Pastoral: hair, habits and the African Satyr in the « Histoire de Diane » of L’Astrée

6.30 Reception

7.00-8.30 Dinner

Saturday 18 September

9.00-10.30 Money and the Consumer

Susannah Carson (Versailles): ‘L’Économique de la mode: costume, conformity and consumerism in the Mercure Galant

John Lyons (Virginia): Mlle de Chartres at the Jeweler’s Shop: knowledge and commerce in La Princesse de Clèves

Thomas Parker (Columbia): ‘La Bruyère gives his two cents: financial language and ethical ideals’

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Plenary

Donna Kuizenga (Vermont): ‘Women as Knowledge Workers: the French Connection’

12.30 Lunch
 
 
URL :  http://www.c17.org.uk/


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