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Séminaire "Emergence et transformations du puritanisme", agrégation 2024

Publié par Marion Coste le 06/11/2023
Séminaire agrégation
Quand ? Du 24/11/2023 au 16/02/2024
Où ? Zoom et Paris

Programmation 2023-2024 « Emergence et transformations du puritanisme »


sandrine.parageau[a]sorbonne-universite.fr et anne.page[a]univ-amu.fr


Alison Searle, « Puritan letters, pastoral care and the history of emotions »

Vendredi 24 novembre, 17h00-18h30, par Zoom. Inscription obligatoire : https://univ-amu-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcOmrrzItHdGzCuJQA9rmkZ9-UkPdYmQr.

Alison Searle is Associate Professor of Textual Studies in the School of English at the University of Leeds. Her research and publications focus on seventeenth-century epistolary culture, transatlantic puritan literary traditions, scholarly editing, pastoral care, the role of the imagination, and the relationship between literature and theology. She is also co-general editor (with Johanna Harris) of The Complete Correspondence of Richard Baxter (forthcoming with Oxford University Press).


David Como, « Blown by the Spirit Revisited »

Vendredi 1er décembre, 17h00-18h30, par Zoom. Inscription obligatoire : https://univ-amu-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckceuvrT8iHdDfuY3uNGoGBGGyqVHTW0mH.

David R. Como is Professor of Early Modern British History at Stanford University.  He is the author of Blown by the Spirit: Puritanism and the Emergence of an Antinomian Underground in Pre­Civil-War England (2004) and Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War (2018), winner of the 2019 Jon Ben Snow Prize and the 2019 Samuel Pepys Award.  His work has appeared in journals such as Past and Present, The Historical Journal, and The English Historical Review.  His interests center on the sweeping political and religious changes of the early modern era.  His main focus is the history of England, but he has also published on the history of the wider Anglophone colonial world.


Joel Halcomb et John Morrill, atelier « Puritanism and its contradictions, 1560-1650 »

Vendredi 16 février, 17h00-19h30, en présentiel, Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, dans la mesure des places disponibles (45 places uniquement).

Inscription obligatoire : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfL8AxdtRPopFekzX_wqqw2FR5wdH9jO2Lr2C0VYo5HVkEtfA/viewform?usp=sharing

In this extended session will examine the puritan mind not simply as a set of texts but as lived experience. John Morrill and Joel Halcomb will explore the inner tensions and contradictions within English Puritanism over four generations through some of the most dramatic turning points – the crisis of Elizabeth I's reign; the arrival of a new and foreign dynasty (the Stuarts) which created new hopes and opportunities for puritans, the yearning for a more authentic living out of puritan faith amongst exiles to New England, and the implosion of puritanism during the English Revolution. Texts to be explored will include some or all of the following which will be provided in a pre-circulated e-pack :

  • The first admonition to Parliament (1572)
  • Theses Martinianae (one of the Marprelate Tracts (1589)
  • The Millenary Petition (1604)
  • John Winthrop's vision of a City on a Hill (1630)
  • Oliver Cromwell's speech to Parliament on 4 July 1653 (am extract)
  • The Ranters women in Norwich (1650)

The session will include short lectures by John and Joel in turn, discussion between them, and Q&A with all participants.

John Morrill is an Emeritus Professor of British and Irish History at Cambridge where he arrived in 1975 after studying and teaching in Oxford for 10 years. He has written and edited 27 books and many articles and been principal investigator for four major digital humanities projects. He supervised more than 100 post-graduate students across his career. Joel Halcomb is a lecturer in early modern history at the University of East Anglia. He has published widely on religious experience, dissent, the Church, and the Cromwellian Protectorate. He has been involved in two major editorial projects: The minutes and papers of the Westminster Assembly (2012) and The letters, writings, and speeches of Oliver Cromwell (2022), both published by Oxford University Press. He is also chair of the Norfolk Records Society.