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Stockholm, 6-9 June / juin 2019:
RA 40th Anniversary / 40ème anniversaire de la RA

XXIst Colloquium
Final Program
XXIème Colloque  
Programme définitif

In 2019, we met in Stockholm, Sweden for a colloquium on 
"Rousseau and Aesthetic Experience: Art, Nature, Politics,"
6-9 June 2019, organized by Maria Gullstam & Dr Jennie Nell.

The colloquium featured a staging of Rousseau's Pygmalion and Le Devin du village at Confidencen (Ulriksdal Palace Theater), Sweden's oldest rococo theater, a performance of some of Rousseau's songs, a botanical stroll in the park, and an eighteenth-century dinner.
The Keynote Speaker was Martin Rueff, Professor and director of the Department of French Language and Literature at tyhe University of Geneva and President of the Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

ConfidencenEn 2019, nous nous sommes rendus à Stockholm pour un colloque sur "Rousseau et l'expérience esthétique: art, nature, politique", 6-9 juin, 2019 (organisatrices, Maria Gullstam & Jennie Nell).

Le programme du colloque comprenait une représentation du Pygmalion et du Devin du village de Rousseau dans le théâtre rococo le plus ancien de Suède, le Confidencen, au château d'Ulriksdal, un récital de chansons de Rousseau, une promenade botanique avec déjeuner dans le parc du château, et un dîner à la manière du XVIIIème siècle.
C'est Martin Rueff, Professeur et Directeur du département de langue et de littérature françaises à l'Université de Genève et président de la Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau, qui a prononcé la conférence d'ouverture du colloque.

Rousseau Association: Business Meeting 2019/ Assemblée générale 2019. Consult the Agenda here / Lire l'ordre du jour ici. Friday June 7th 2019 / vendredi 7 juin 2019, 16h30 - 18h

Here's the Stockholm colloquium Call for Papers. Deadline for submission was 3 December 2018.
A longer version (English only) can be consulted here
Voici l'appel à communications pour le colloque de Stockholm. Le dernier délai pour la réception des propositions était fixé au 3 décembre 2018.

Une version plus longue de l'appel est disponible ici en anglais.

Image:
-Stage, Confidencen Theatre, Ulriksdal Palace, Stockholm
Creative Commons, Photographer: Holger Ellgaard.

 

2015. July 20th-22nd.
XIXth Biennial Colloquium (RA and International Adam Smith Society Joint Colloquium)
At the University of Glasgow (Scotland)
Organiser: Craig Smith, University of Glasgow.
Colloquium website here.
Conference report by Chris Bertram available here / Compte rendu du colloque par Christopher Bertram (en anglais): voir ici.

2015. March
The Rousseau Association at the ASECS Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, CA)
"Themes from Smith and Rousseau" 
Chair : Ourida Mostefai, Brown University
Hina Nazar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
"Rethinking Autonomy: Rousseau and Adam Smith"
Masano Yamashita, University of Colorado, Boulder,
"The Spectacle of Poverty in the Moral Theories of Rousseau and Smith"
Adam Potkay, The College of William & Mary
"Pity and Gratitude in Rousseau and Adam Smith"

2014. Thursday March 20th
The Rousseau Association at the ASECS Annual Meeting (Williamsburg, VA)
"New Approaches to Rousseau"
Chair: Carole F. MARTIN, Texas State University
1. Thomas SPITTAEL, Ghent University, "Advertising Rousseau on the
London Book Market: Eighteenth-Century Translations of the Discours
sur les Sciences et les Art
s"
2. Patrick COLEMAN, University of California, Los Angeles,
"Rethinking Civil Religion"
3. Blaise BACHOFEN, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, "Entre homme
'absolu' et homme 'relatif' : les modalités ambiguës du rapport à
autrui"

2013. June 27th-29th:
XVIIIth Biennial RA Colloquium: Revisiting Emile / Retour sur Emile
Colloquium at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
Organiser: Prof. Byron Well.s.
Conference program here. Call for Papers here.
Colloque à la Wake Forest University, Caroline du Nord, organisé par le pr. Byron Wells. Programme du colloque ici.. Voir l'appel à communications ici.

2013. April 5th-6th
Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Rousseau Association at ASECS / La Rousseau Association à la réunion annuelle dela Société américaine d'étude du XVIIIe siècle
Friday April 5th, 11.30 am - 1 pm.. Rousseau Association Panel I at the ASECS Annual Meeting.
"Rousseau's Emile" – I.
Chair: Byron R. WELLS, Wake Forest University
1. Mary TROUILLE, Illinois State University, "The Paradox of Sophie and Julie: Discontinuities in Rousseau's Views on Women's Education"
2. Kristine JENNINGS, Binghamton University, State University of New York, "Educating Empfindsamkeit: Rousseau, Women, and the Novel in Eighteenth-Century Germany"
3. Karen PAGANI, University of Texas at Austin, "Reconciling (and) Subjective Identity in Les Solitaires"
Saturday April 6th, 2 - 3.30 pm.
Rousseau Association Panel II at the ASECS Annual Meeting.
"Rousseau's Emile" – II.
Chair: Byron R. WELLS, Wake Forest University
1. Preea LEELAH, Oberlin College, "Rousseau Against the Philosophes and the Church: Understanding Emile's Religious Education"
2. Gabor GELLERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, "Emile et l'art du voyage': Rousseau and the Apodemic Tradition"
3. Roger Mathew GRANT, University of Oregon, "Rousseau's Solfège Polemic"
4. Avi LIFSCHITZ, University College London, "The Language of Signs: How to Persuade Without Convincing"

 

2012. December 13-15, 2012
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA:
Tercentenary Conference held by the Colorado College and the Rousseau Association:
"The Enduring Challenge of Rousseau's Thought"
"La pensée de Rousseau: un défi permanent".

At the Colorado College. Organiser: Prof. Eve Grace.
Call for papers here. Appel à communications ici.
Conference program here. Voir le programme du colloque ici.

2012. Rousseau Association panel at ASECS meeting in San Antonio, Texas, March 22nd-24th :" Rousseau at 300."
Séance de l'Association à la réunion annuelle de l'ASECS (Association américaine d'étude du dix-huitième siècle) à San Antonio, Texas, 22-24 mars 2012: "Rousseau à 300 ans."

Chair: Byron R. WELLS, Wake Forest University
1. Mira MORGENSTERN, The City College of New York, “Un/Civil
Religion? Belief and Alienation in Rousseau”
2. Zeina HAKIM, Tufts University, “L’Examen critique de l’Histoire chez
Rousseau”
3. Lee MACLEAN, Carleton University, “Desire, Decision, and Faculty:
Rousseau’s General Will as a Form of Will”
4. Tali ZECHORY, Harvard University, “Doubting Thomas, Knowing
Jean-Jacques: Visual and Tactile Perception in Rousseau’s Dialogues

2011. XVIIth Biennial Colloquium of the Rousseau Association.
University of Bristol, England.
July 21st-23rd, 2011.
Rousseau's Republics / Les Républiques de Rousseau

2011. Rousseau Association panel at ASECS (Vancouver, BC).Friday March 18th, 9.45-11.15 a.m. Rousseau's Republics / Les républiques de Rousseau. Speakers: Marie-Hélène Huet, Jacques Berchtold, Michael Winston, Rudy Le Menthéour. Chair: Ourida Mostefai. Followed by Rousseau Association Business Meeting.

2009. XVIth Biennial Colloquium of the Rousseau Association
Los Angeles, California, USA
25-27 June, 2009
Rousseau's Legacies/ Fortunes de Rousseau
The Rousseau Association came to Los Angeles on the invitation of the UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies. Twenty-four papers covered such topics as education, politics, nature, marginality, music, the self, and the influence of Rousseau on (among others) Adam Smith and Tolstoy. The congenial surroundings of UCLA also gave many opportunities for informal discussion and exchange.

2008. Rousseau Association Panels at ASECS
Portland, Oregon
March 27 - 30, 2008
Rousseau’s Lettre à d’Alembert sur les spectacles

2007. XVth Biennial Colloquium of the Rousseau Association
Hosted by the LIRE XVIIIème siècle research group, Université de Lyon II, Lyon, France
June 28th to 30th, 2007
Rousseau and the Philosophes/Rousseau et les philosophes
The Rousseau Association came to Lyon on the invitation of the eighteenth-century team of the research group LIRE (Litteratures, Ideologies, Representations), which is jointly funded by the CNRS (French National Research Council) and Lyon II University. The colloquium was held in central Lyon, at the university and in the Institute for Human Sciences nearby. In addition to the academic program, we had some pleasant evenings together, and visited Chambéry and Les Charmettes after the conference. This was the Rousseau Association's first colloquium in France, held in a city that Rousseau visited frequently and knew well.

2005. XIVth Biennial Colloquium of the Rousseau Association
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
June 9-12, 2005
The Nature of the Reveries: A colloquium on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Rêveries du promeneur solitaire (1782)
The 2005 colloquium of the Rousseau Association, "The Nature of the Reveries," brought 32 Rousseau scholars from across the US as well as from Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Hong Kong to the beautiful campus of Hamilton College in upstate New York. In addition to hearing the 27 papers given in plenary session, attendees viewed a special exhibition presented at Hamilton’s Emerson Art Gallery entitled “Nature as Refuge: From Rousseau's Cascade to Central New York's Trenton Falls,” which used images of local natural wonders to illustrate the influence of Rousseau's ideas, especially those found in The Reveries of the Solitary Walker, on the way people have regarded nature since the nineteenth century.

2005. Rousseau Association Panels at ASECS
Las Vegas, Nevada
March 31-April 3, 2005
The Discours sur l'inégalité After 250 Years

2003. XIIIth Biennial Colloquium of the Rousseau Association
St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
26-29 June, 2003
Rousseau, Voltaire, and Fanaticism

 

 

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