Publications


Katie Aske et Kimberley Page-Jones,
dir. L’insociable sociabilité: résistances et résilience, Tome 6. Le Manuscrit, 2017.
Ce volume de Transversales  constitue le sixième volet des travaux de spécialistes des études sur le dix-huitième siècle français et britannique. Dans le cadre d’un projet de la Maison des Sciences Humaines de Bretagne (MSHB), « La sociabilité en France et en Grande-Bretagne au siècle des Lumières : l’émergence d’un nouveau modèle de société », ces chercheurs tentent de redéfinir les modes opératoires de la sociabilité pour chacune des deux nations, à partir de sources célèbres ou méconnues, et s’interrogent sur la réalité de la supériorité du modèle français de sociabilité.
Les articles de cet ouvrage invitent à repenser la sociabilité et l’acte de socialisation par le truchement des notions de conflit et d’antagonisme. Selon Georg Simmel, c’est bien le conflit en tant qu’ « action réciproque entre les hommes » qui va permettre la création d’une « voie qui mènera à une sorte d’unité même si elle passe par la destruction de l’une des parties ».

This volume is the sixth in the Transversales series published by a group of researchers of different nationalities, with the support of the Maison des Sciences Humaines de Bretagne (MSHB), on the topic of sociability in France and Britain during the Enlightenment. The research examines the extent to which a new model of sociability emerged in these nations during this period, and the similarities and differences in the ways the model developed on each side of the Channel. These researchers are trying to redefine the operative modes of sociability for each of the two nations, from famous or unknown sources, in order to question the reality of the superiority of the French model of sociability.
The essays of this volume invite us to reconsider sociability and the act of socialization through the notions of conflict and antagonism. According to Georg Simmel, it is the conflictual act, understood as a “reciprocal action between men”, which will allow the creation of a “path leading to some sort of unity even though it implies the destruction of one of its parts.”

 


Valérie Capdeville & Alain Kerhervé (eds.), British Sociability in the Long Eighteenth Century: Challenging the Anglo-French Connection (Boydell & Brewer, UK, 2019).

This innovative collection explores how a distinctively British model of sociability developed in the period from the Restoration of Charles II to the early nineteenth century through a complex process of appropriation, emulation and resistance to what was happening in France and other parts of Europe.

– Abstract –
The study of sociability in the long eighteenth century has long been dominated by the example of France. In this innovative collection, we see how a distinctively British model of sociability developed in the period from the Restoration of Charles II to the early nineteenth century through a complex process of appropriation, emulation and resistance to what was happening in France and other parts of Europe.
The contributors use a wide range of sources – from city plans to letter-writing manuals, from the writings of Edmund Burke to poems and essays about the social practices of the tea table, and a variety of methodological approaches to explore philosophical, political and social aspects of the emergence of British sociability in this period. They create a rounded picture of sociability as it happened in public, private and domestic settings – in Masonic lodges and radical clubs, in painting academies and private houses – and compare specific examples and settings with equivalents in France, bringing out for instance the distinctively homo-social and predominantly masculine form of British sociability, the role of sociability within a wider national identity still finding its way after the upheaval of civil war and revolution in the seventeenth century, and the almost unique capacity of the British model of sociability to benefit from its own apparent tensions and contradictions.

VALÉRIE CAPDEVILLE is Senior Lecturer in British Civilisation at the University of Paris 13.

ALAIN KERHERVÉ is Professor of British Studies at the Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines Victor Segalan, University of West Brittany (UBO Brest).

CONTRIBUTORS: Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire, Valérie Capdeville, Michèle Cohen, Norbert Col, Annick Cossic, Brian Cowan, Rémy Duthille, Markman Ellis, Allan Ingram, Emrys Jones, Alain Kerhevé, Elisabeth Martichou, Marie-Madeleine Martinet, Ian Newman, Jane Rendall

Relié: 304 pages
Editeur : The Boydell Press (21 juin 2019)
Collection : Studies in the Eighteenth Century
Langue : Anglais
ISBN-10: 1783273593
ISBN-13: 978-1783273591
Dimensions du produit: 15,9 x 23,5 cm