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Curiosity in the early modern period

April 6, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Curiosity in the early modern period: words, sounds and objects



6 April 2018
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Victoria College, University of Toronto (Canada)

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Plenary: Professor Myriam Marrache-Gouraud
(University of West Brittany in Brest)

“Cabinet, Museum, Treasury…
Common Names for Uncommon Places”


Myriam Marrache-Gouraud is Maître de Conférences à l’Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France), where she teaches sixteenth-century French literature. Her doctoral thesis focused on the works of François Rabelais, and has since been published as Hors toute intimidation, Panurge ou la parole singulière (Genève, Droz, 2003).

While continuing her research on Rabelais and sixteenth-century narrative prose, Dr. Marrache-Gouraud has widened her field of investigation to include curiosity cabinets. Using a literary approach, she is particularly interested in the writing of catalogues and inventories, with a focus on the rhetoric devices of display (through text and image).

She runs and supervises the website at the University of Poitiers. This site, which she co-founded in 2003 with Dominique Moncond’huy and Pierre Martin, serves as a database that is available to the public, and which welcomes all contributions. Dr. Marrache-Gouraud is also a member of the research team “HCTI” (EA 4249: “Héritages et constructions dans le texte et l’image”).


Myron McShane
John Haines
Camelia Sararu
Myriam Marrache-Gouraud
Paul Harrison
Leslie Wexler
Oana Baboi
Jean-Olivier Richard
John McClelland


Natalie Oeltjen


April 6, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Goldring Student Centre – Victoria College – Copper Room (Rm 216)
150 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 Canada
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