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The Restitution of the Classics in Ancient Régime France - 28/05/2018, Saint Clotilde (Reunion, Fran

The workshop aims to investigate, within a variety of different forms (epic, comedy, tragedy, etc.), the processes of ‘restitution’ of ancient texts in Ancient Régime France. The term is chosen because of its semantic ambivalence (‘restitution (of the Ancients) to their right place’ or ‘restitution (of the Ancients) to the moderns’?), in order to overcome a traditional dichotomy between ‘translation’ and ‘adaptation’. With papers focusing on different texts and genres, the workshop will aim to show how this distinction is inadequate and alien to the culture of the period, and to highlight the ‘porousness’ between the ancient and the modern, restoration and reinterpretation, imitation and innovation, within the superimposition of the literary worlds of Athens, Rome and Paris.


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of La Réunion (Saint Clotilde, Reunion, France)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Tristan Alonge (Unité de Recherche Déplacements, Identités, Regards, Ecritures– Université de La Réunion); Giuseppe Pezzini (University of St Andrews, Director of the Centre for the Public Understanding of Greek and Roman Drama– University of St Andrews).

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Confirmed speakers:

Tristan Alonge (Réunion)

Guilhem Armand (Réunion)

Anne-Cécile Koenig-Le Ribeuz (Réunion)

Giuseppe Pezzini (St Andrews)

Julia Prest (St Andrews)

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