SPIRITUALITY OF THE FRENCH CLASSICAL PERIOD THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE 19TH CENTURY
9 December 2021
The Collectif d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire du Spirituel et des Affects (CAHSA) is pleased to announce a virtual one-day conference on Thursday, December 9, 2021 on the theme “La spiritualité de l’Âge Classique au miroir du XIXe siècle / Spirituality of the French Classical Period through the Prism of the 19th Century.” We warmly invite you to come explore this subject with us!
This conference interrogates transformations and continuities in the religious practices inherited by the 19th century from the early modern period as evidenced in the reedition of spiritual texts or the architectural and material evolution of religious spaces and devotional objects. We welcome papers that consider the historical context (from the Concordat to the period after 1870) and its influence on the re-actualization and/or ideological recuperation of religious texts and practices, taking into account histories of the Church, the book, and of ideas. Writers who made the spirituality of the French classical age a touchstone for their work merit special attention (Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Constant, etc.), as does the way these works leverage the religious heritage of the early modern period (whether in a mode of admiration or rejection) to express individual or collective sensibilities. Papers may likewise evaluate the relationship between authors and publics, examining the way factors such as religious beliefs and doctrines, the demographics of different readerships, or taste and affect influenced the production and reproduction in the 19th century of spiritually inflected texts and objects from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Joy Palacios, Université de Calgary
Arnaud Wydler, Université de Fribourg
Marc Court, chercheur indépendant
Marion Robinaud, LabEx HASTEC/CéSor
Anne Régent-Susini, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle—Paris 3
Emmanuelle Friant, Université de Montréal
Corinne Bayerl, Université d’Oregon