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Works-in-Progress Happy Hour
Professor Raphaëlle Burns, Department of French & Francophone Studies, UCLA
“The Stories We Tell: Novellas, News, and the Uses of Casuistry in Early Modern Europe”
CMRS is hosting twice-monthly Works-in-Progress Happy Hours to promote intellectual exchange and collegiality while most of us are continuing to work and learn remotely. The Happy Hours are open to UCLA faculty and graduate students and consist of a short informal presentation followed by open discussion.
Raphaëlle Burns teaches and writes about the literatures and cultures of medieval and early modern Europe, with secondary specializations in the history of journalism, medicine, and law. Her research focuses on ethics and the transmission of knowledge in early modern literature and has evolved along two main axes: on the one hand, the relationship between casuistry―that is, the professional practice of thinking ethical problems with and through particular cases―and the genre of the novella in early modern France, Italy, and Spain, and, on the other, the discursive production and circulation of “novelties” in the age of the first European news networks.
Open to faculty and graduate students. Invitations to register for the Zoom link will be sent by email.