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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 846: Poetry and Communication, 14th-16th Centuries, IV: Beyond the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Estelle Doudet, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Ellen Delvallée, Litt&Arts (UMR 5316), Université Grenoble Alpes / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Grenoble
Respondent:Estelle Doudet, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 846-a'Défense et illustration, ou plutôt offense et dénigration?': Barthélemy Aneau Reads Joachim du Bellay
(Language: English)
Vanessa Glauser, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Rhetoric
Paper 846-bRhetoric and Commitment of a Modern Orator: The Case of Jean Bouchet
(Language: English)
Nathalie Dauvois, Centre de Linguistique Française, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Rhetoric

The history of rhetoric has often been narrowed to the traditional narrative of a new Latin eloquence born in Italy around 1400 under the influence of humanist scholars breaking with the medieval approach to language. This narrative shall be reassessed taking into account theoretical and practical contributions that affected vernacular versified eloquence in the Francophone world between the 14th-16th centuries. This session will focus on poets whose communication practices challenge the traditional opposition between Middle Ages and Renaissance.