LERMA, Aix Marseille Université – EMMA, Université de Montpellier – Department of English, UC Berkeley 

13 May 2022


Online Workshop


(9 am – 10:20 am PDT / 18h – 19h20 EST) Session 1: On Literature and the Environment

Laura Lainvae (EMMA, Université de Montpellier): “An Ethics of Humility: On the Necessity of Being Moved.”

Marie Bertrand (EMMA, Université de Montpellier): “Reinterpreting Hardy’s “Child of the Soil”: Tess of the d’Urbervilles as Phenomenological Green Writing.”

John James (UC Berkeley): “Environment or Ecology? Or, Reading John Clare.”


(10:20 am – 11:10 am / 19h20 – 20h10) Session 2: On Mathematics and Engineering Techniques

Imogen Forbes-Macphail (UC Berkeley): “On Indian mathematics in Victorian Britain.”

Kevin Cristin (LERMA, Aix-Marseille Université): ‘“Making”: Stevenson’s meditations on the human shaping of the world’


(11:10 am – 11:20 am / 20h10 – 20h20 BREAK)


(11:20 am – 12:20 pm / 20h20 – 21h20) Roundtable on Questions of Representation

Alice Borrego (EMMA, Université de Montpellier): Presentation of the ‘Invisible Lives’ Seminar

Kent Puckett on The Electoral Imagination: Literature, Legitimacy, and Other Rigged Systems (forthcoming Cambridge UP 2022)


Conveners: Pr. Ian Duncan, Pr. Nathalie Vanfasse, Pr. Christine Reynier

Organising committee: John James, Myriam Ardoin, Kevin Cristin, Charlotte Chassefière



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