A meeting of the interdisciplinary Early Modern reading group: Writing Technology/the technology of writing
24 April 2019
St John’s College, 10am-1pm
Jennifer Oliver, St John’s and Marie-Thébaud-Sorger, MFO
with Frederique Ait Touati, CNRS/CRAL
This meeting will fully inaugurate our ‘Performance’ theme, with our guest speaker, Frédérique Aït-Touati (CNRS/CRAL, Paris), presenting work from her current project on seventeenth-century ‘theatres of the earth’: the presentation will focus on the links between scenography and machine-plays, Descartes’s Météores (Meteorology), and his concept of the res extensa.
10am: Main presentation and discussion on Descartes’s Météores (Meteorology)
12 noon: Presentation of Frédérique Aït-Touati’s newly released book, Terra Forma, manuel de cartographies potentielles: