LLCT 16-17 Seminar


  • 8 December 2021, 11-12.30 (CET), video-conference

Katherine Mennis (Oxford), “‘In Form of Speech Is Change’: Latin Translation as Renovation in Early Modern England”

–> Direct link (no registration / no download needed): Confluences-LLCT K. Mennis 8 décembre

  • 23 May 2022, 5-7pm (CET), Bâtiment Ida Maier (V), salle VR14, Université Paris Nanterre

Richard Scholar (Durham University) and Thomas Constantinesco (Sorbonne Université) will discuss Thomas’s translation into French of Richard’s book Le Je-ne-sais-quoi (2010, PUF). This will be the first session of the project “Multilingualism in Translation” (led by par Claire Hélie (Université de Lille), Julie Loison-Charles (Université de Lille) and Laetitia Sansonetti (Université Paris Nanterre)).

  • 24 May 2022, 10-12noon & 2-4pm (CET), Bâtiment Ida Maier (V), salle VR14, Université Paris Nanterre

Dans le cadre du programme de recherches « Renaissance(s) » (UPL), deux tables rondes, « Perspectives européennes sur la Renaissance », seront organisées en partenariat avec la Maison Française d’Oxford et avec le soutien de l’Institut Universitaire de France: 10h-12h : Le travail par mots-clefs (à Nanterre) et 14h-16h : ‘The Renaissance’ in UK academia (à Oxford)

Plus d’informations sur le site du programme : 


9 & 11 Nov. 2020

“Polyglot Encounters in Early Modern English Narratives of Distant Travels” – an event supported by ERC-TIDE (Oxford), the “Early Modernities” seminar of LARCA (UMR 8225, CNRS, University of Paris), the “Translation and Polyglossia” project (Université Paris Nanterre & Institut Universitaire de France), IHRIM (UMR 5317, CNRS, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), and the EMRC (University of Reading).


  • Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex): “The Madoc Legend, Language and Race at the Dawn of The First British Empire”
  • Sarah Knight (University of Leicester): “‘Their Garments variegate like ye fishes in ye Euxine sea’: fashion, languages and perceptions of the Ottoman world at the early modern English universities”
  • Donatella Montini (University of Sapienza Rome): “Travel and Translation in John Florio’s Two Navigations “
  • Matthew Dimmock (University of Sussex): “Ylyaoute! English Engagements with the ‘Strange Tongues’ of the Far North”

14 April 2021

“Figures of Polyglossia” Panel at the Renaissance Society of America conference – online. Organised by Agnès Lafont (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and Laetitia Sansonetti (Université Paris Nanterre & IUF)


  • Michele Piscitelli (University of Birmingham), Doomsday and language learning: John Clerk’s De Mortuorum Resurrectione (1545)
  • Tom Roberts (Exeter College, University of Oxford), French Political Satire and the Textual Presence of the Commedia dell’Arte in Sixteenth-Century England
  • Hugh Roberts (University of Exeter), Polyglossia and Nonsense
  • Daniel Yabut (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), English Polyglot Dramatic Manuscripts and Theatrical Bookkeepers: What Can be Learned from their Scribal Practices?
  • Josefina Venegas Meza (King’s College London), Textual representations of foreign accents in early modern comedies
  • Katie Mennis (Somerville College, University of Oxford), Passports to the Past? Polyglossia in Latin translations of Chaucer and Spenser

6 May 2021

Andrew S. Keener (University of Santa Clara), “Theaters of Translation: Dictionaries, Drama, and Shakespeare’s World of Words”
Thursday 6 May 2021, 6-7.30pm (CEST) 

Andrew S. Keener specializes in early modern literature, theater and drama, book history, and digital approaches to the humanities. He is currently writing a book entitled Theaters of Translation: Cosmopolitan Vernaculars in Shakespeare’s England. Based on his doctoral thesis, which was awarded the 2019 J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize by the Shakespeare Association of America, Theaters of Translation examines how bilingual and multilingual dictionaries, grammars, and conversation guides published in Renaissance England shaped and were shaped by cosmopolitan dramatic works by playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Mary Sidney Herbert, and Ben Jonson.

This session is a collaboration between Modernités Britanniques (COMOD / ENS de Lyon), the research group Confluences (CREA, Paris Nanterre), and the “Translation and Polyglossia in Early Modern England” project (Institut Universitaire de France)
A recording of the session is available until 10 June:



27 Feb. 2020

Séminaire conjoint groupe « Confluences », « Les jeudis de la traduction », et projet IUF « traduction et polyglossie » : Camille Fort, pour une présentation de sa traduction de poèmes de George Herbert (L’âme paraphrasée:


1 Oct. 2018

Introducing the project (by Laetitia Sansonetti) – translation and polyglossia + seminar LLCT 16-17

17 Oct. 2018

Séminaire conjoint groupe « Confluences » et projet IUF « traduction et polyglossie » : Jean-Michel Deprats (Paris Nanterre) et Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 et IUF), « Traduire les Sonnets de Shakespeare »

26 Nov. 2018

On the interconnection between literary, economic, social, and political issues in polyglot texts

  • Laetitia Sansonetti, Uni. Paris Nanterre & Institut Universitaire de France: « L’escrime à la croisée des langues et des identités » (Fencing in early modern England: words, swords, and national identity)
  • Ladan Niayesh, Uni. Paris Diderot: « Les ‘pattern poems’ pseudo-orientaux dans The Arte of English Poesie de G. Puttenham » (Imprints of the Tartar Girl in George Puttenham’s Pattern Poems)

29 Nov. 2018

Preparing the “Polyglot communities” conference