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SCENES IN THE OTHER’S LANGUAGE / Scènes dans la langue de l’autre


University of
Georgia, Athens,
GA, and Athens-Clarke

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Image courtesy of the UGA Library

The University of Georgia (UGA) and the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (UPVM) and IRCL (UMR5186 CNRS) are proud to present the conference, “Scenes in the Other’s Language/Scènes dans la langue de l’autre,” as part of their ongoing collaboration, “Scene-Stealing/Ravir la scène,” sponsored by UGA, UPVM, CNRS, the Partner University Fund, and the FACE Foundation. This conference is organized in the wake of the exploratory day that took place in Montpellier in October 2017 and in association with the a2ru inter-arts conference that will be taking place at the University of Georgia during the November 2018 conference.

Seminar and panel papers from faculty and graduate students in English, French, Theatre, Film Studies, Linguistics, and other related disciplines will examine multilingual scenes in French and English drama from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment. Such “scenes” may be defined as sequences of dialogue in which a noticeable proportion of lines appear in a language that is not the dominant language of the rest of the play or in which on-stage characters identify a particular sequence as belonging to another language or as constituting jargon or an argot. Such scenes appear in, for example, Shakespeare’s Henry V1 Henry IVLove’s Labour’s Lost, The Taming of the ShrewMerry Wives of Windsor, and All’s Well That Ends Well; Molière’s Monsieur de Pourceaugnac; Lodge’s Wounds of Civil War; Bonnet’s Le Jugement de Paris; Marston’s Antonio and Mellida and Antonio’s Revenge; Baudeau de Somize’s Les Véritables Précieuses; Jonson’s Poetaster and The Case is Altered; Greene’s James IV; Heywood’s If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody, Part 2; Brécourt’s L’Ombre de Molière; Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday; Haughton’s Englishmen for my Money; Kyd and Middleton’s The Spanish Tragedy; and many more.


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SPONSORED BY Georgia Humanities, the FACE Foundation, University of Georgia, CNRS, IRCL, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, the Departments of English, Theatre and Film Studies, and Romance Languages, the UGA Graduate School, and the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity.

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