The Popularization of Entertainment, from the Enlightenment to Modernism: from West to East?

Affiche-CultureDivertissementAn International Conference organized by EUR’ORBEM and CEFRES.

Date and Place: 13-14 November 2015, Maison de la Recherche – 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris.


Friday 13 November 2015

9:00 – Welcome and opening speeches

9:30 – Introduction to the conference by Xavier Galmiche (Paris-Sorbonne University/ EUR’ORBEM): From Diversion to Entertainment – a Trivial Apophasis?

Panel 1—The Aesthetics of Entertainment

Moderator: Guillaume Métayer (Centre d’étude de la langue et de la littérature françaises des XVII-XVIIIe siècles, CNRS)

10:00-10:25: Julien Labia (Sorbonne Nouvelle University) – The Predilection of Aesthetic Formalism for Light Music: a Philosophical Paradox.

10:25-10:50: Sylvain Briens (Paris-Sorbonne University/ REIGENN) – Lightness as an Exception. Culture of Entertainment and Swedish Literature at the End of 19th Century.

10:50-11:10 : Discussion.

– Coffee Break –

11:30-11:55: Clara Royer (CEFRES / EUR’ORBEM) – Of ”French Lightness” in Hungarian Satirical and Erotic Magazines (1883-1914).

11:55-12:20: Holt Meyer (Erfurt University)—Is Sklovskii’s Formalist-Comic Reading of Tristram Shandy a New Discovery? Russian Romantic, Realist and Symbolist Backgrounds for the Sternian Ostrannie-Syuzhet Link.

12:20-12:40: Discussion.

– Lunch Break –

Panel 2 – The Genres of Entertainment from the Enlightenment to Modernism

Moderator: Jean-François Laplénie (Université Paris-Sorbonne / REIGENN)

14:00-14:25: Ferenc Tóth (Hungarian Academy of sciences) – The Paths of French Literary Entertainment to Hungary at the Age of Enlightenment.

14:25-14:50: Jean Boutan (Paris-Sorbonne University/ EUR’ORBEM) – Sterne and Wieland: Western Patterns of Šebestián Hněvkovský’s Mock Epic Děvín.

14:50-15:10 : Discussion.

– Coffee Break –

15:30-15:55: Gyöngyi Heltai (Université Loránd Eötvös, Budapest) – The “drame militaire à grand spectacle” and the “féerie” – Cultural Transfers between Paris and Budapest (1860-1875).

15:55-16:20: Markéta Holanová (Academy of sciences in the Czech Republic) – The Onset of Detective Novels and Their Reception in the Czech Environment.

16:20-16:40: Discussion.

Saturday 14 November 2015

Panel 3 – From Genres to Practices of Entertainment

Moderator: Stanislaw Fiszer (Lorraine University/ CERCLE)

9:30-9:55: Olga Granasztói (Debrecen University) – Languages and Genres of Entertainment According to the Hungarian Library’s Sources.

11:25-11:50: Diana Grgurić & Svjetlana Janković-Paus (Rijeka University) – Mediterranean Culture in Processes of Cultural Mobility – Rijeka’s Canzonette fiuman.

10:20-10:40: Discussion.

– Coffee Break –

9:55-10:20: Myriam Truel (Lille 3 University/ CECILLE) – Le Sonneur de la cathédrale and Les Marins, or How Russian Lubok Seizes Victor Hugo.

11:00-11:25 : Blanka Hemeliková (Academy of sciences in the Czech Republic) – On Cultural Transfer and Circulation in the Field of Popular Humour and their Limits: on the Material of Czech Satirical Magazines of the 19th century.

11:50-12:10: Discussion.

– Lunch Break –

Panel 4 – Popularizing Entertainment in Practice

Moderator: Markéta Theinhardt (University Paris-Sorbonne / EUR’ORBEM)

14:00-14:25 : Claire Madl (CEFRES) : Reading rooms and Lending Libraries: How They Fostered Reading As an Entertainment Practice.

14:25-14:50: Veronika Čapská (Charles University, Prague) – Whose Laughter? What Subjects? Diversion and Entertainment in the Circles of Silesian Nobility Between Enlightenment and Romanticism.

14h50-15h10: Discussion.

– Coffee Break –

15:30-15:55: Dalia Pauliukevičiūtė (Vilnius University) – Melodramatic Reading and Promises of Serial Fiction at the End of 19th Century Lithuania.

15:55-16:20: Jakub Machek (Charles University, Prague) – Adapting Global Patterns of Sensational Press to Local Audiences: The Examples of Illustrirtes Prager Extrablatt (1879-1882) and Pražský Illustrovaný Kurýr (1893-1918).

16:20-16:40: Discussion.

– Coffee Break –

17:00-17:30: Xavier Galmiche et Clara Royer – A Few Conclusions and a Discussion around Joining in an International Research Project.