Attention: livre dangereux

Voltaire Foundation

As Banned Books Week is drawing to a close, this seemed an opportune time to reflect on an event that occurred 250 years ago in Northern France and which haunted Voltaire for the rest of his life.

When Voltaire inscribed the words ‘livre dangereux’ in a number of the books in his library, he was referring to the subversive content of these works. But he could also have been alluding to the dangers connected with authoring or possessing such books in Old Regime France.

That reality was made startlingly clear in June 1766, when the chevalier de La Barre, a young nobleman from the provincial town of Abbeville, was condemned by the Parisian Parlement to be tortured and executed for various blasphemies, including the failure to doff his cap in the presence of a religious procession, and for ‘having given marks of respect and adoration to the vile and impure…

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Prossimi appelli d’esame

10 ottobre 2016 – appello riservato agli studenti fuori corso, laureandi e in debito d’esame

12 dicembre 2016 – appello riservato agli studenti fuori corso, laureandi e in debito d’esame

30 gennaio 2017 – appello aperto a tutti

13 febbraio 2017 – appello aperto a tutti

19 aprile 2017 – appello riservato agli studenti fuori corso, laureandi e in debito d’esame

22 maggio 2017 – appello riservato agli studenti fuori corso, laureandi e in debito d’esame

Comment faire parler un répertoire des spectacles de l’Ancien Régime?

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evstratov_fig1 ‘Répertoire général’ de la troupe française (1777), Rossijskij gosudarstvennyj istoričeskij arhiv (Archives historiques d’Etat de Russie).

L’heure est au big data dans les études du théâtre français de l’Ancien régime, de la Révolution et de l’ère napoléonienne. Les technologies de numérisation permettent de rassembler les données sur un répertoire, de les traiter quantitativement et de les rendre accessibles aux publics qui n’ont pas l’habitude des archives. Au moins trois projets collectifs mettent le souci d’analyse quantitative au cœur de leur investigation: Registres de la Comédie-Française, Therepsicore et French Theatre of the Napoleonic Era. Dans certains cas, comme dans l’étude de Rahul Markovits, la recherche du répertoire va au-delà du territoire français, en élargissant l’enquête jusqu’à ‘l’empire culturel’ français.[1]

‘Au XVIIIe siècle on ne joue pas une œuvre mais un répertoire’[2]: cette formule de Martine de Rougemont est souvent reprise par les historiens du théâtre…

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Contrordine

Per motivi troppo lunghi da spiegare il trasloco dal Parlangeli sembra rinviato a data da destinarsi per cui il ricevimento studenti per il mese di settembre si terrà sempre presso lo studio 21 B a partire da martedì 20 settembre pv e poi tutti i martedì dalle ore 9 alle ore 11

OCV update: Focus on Louis XIV

Voltaire Foundation

Bonne rentrée! This September marks a milestone for the OCV team as we publish the final chapters of our critical edition of Voltaire’s Siècle de Louis XIV (OCV, vol.13D), in which Voltaire explores the cultural history of the reign, including chapters on religious conflict and sectarianism as well as on achievements in the scientific, artistic and literary spheres. This volume completes the critical edition of the narrative of this monumental work, representing over 1500 pages of Voltaire’s text and editorial notes. The general editor, Diego Venturino, has meticulously pieced together Voltaire’s sources and analysed the context in which he worked and the way he sifted evidence to provide a revealing and comprehensive account of Voltaire’s historical method. We’re very happy with how handsome they look on our shelf, as well as proud of the diligence and hard work that has gone into making them just as magnificent…

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Esame del 12 settembre

L’esame di Storia della filosofia previsto per il giorno 12 settembre, a causa del concomitante test d’ingresso per il corso di laurea in Filosofia e per l’inagibilità del Palazzo Parlangeli, si terrà a partire dalle 14.30 presso lo Sperimentale Tabacchi, aula SP 1.

Il ricevimento studenti si terrà nella stessa aula sempre lunedì pomeriggio.