‘Preparing the Elements’

Thursday 12th November

Illustration from 
Les Veillées du couvent, ou Le Noviciat d’amourby Mercier de Compiègne, (1793)

(Images: Albrecht Dürer, ‘Melancolia I’ (1514)

Jennifer Oliver (Oxford),

“Stony (and watery) minds and bodies in Michel de Montaigne’s Essays and travels”


‘Elena Sorochina (Oxford),

“Elemental beings of the air – sylphs and sylphides – in eighteenth-century French literature”

General discussion


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