LE STUDIUM®, institut pour les études avancées de la vallée de la Loire, est une structure d’accueil de chercheurs étrangers de très haut niveau dans les laboratoires de la Région Centre.
LE STUDIUM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP – SMART LOIRE VALLEY GENERAL PROGRAMME (Open to experimented international researchers* )
Research Field: European Patrimony
The Center for Superior Studies of the Renaissance (CESR) is the Education and Research Unit (UFR) University François – Rabelais of Tours and Mixed Research Unit (UMR) 7323 affiliated with the CNRS . I n 1996 the CESR re – affirmed its commitment to interdisciplinary research into key themes of European patrimony (including musicology, art history and the history of the book), in an accord with the French Ministry of Culture, the CNRS and University François – Rab elais of Tours. The CESR is an education and research centre , which welcomes students and researchers wishing to acquire an initial or additional university education in all domains of the Renaissance. The CESR enjoys a double status, being at once a UFR (Education and Research Unit) within the University François – Rabela is of Tours and a UMR (Mixed Research Unit 7323) affiliated with the CNRS (National Research Institute). The CESR’s research programmes are structured according to disciplinary teams (history, history of art, French, neo – Latin and European literature, phil osophy, musicology, history of science and techniques), research fields and team projects.
SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
This research project is the responsibility of Professor Chiara Lastraioli, Director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Val de Loire – USR 3501 . It focus es on the literature produced within the Italian community that immigrated to Geneva because of their religious convictions, extending from the 1540s to the beginning of the 17 th century, when Geneva was governed by Jean Calvin and, later, by the administrative bodies emanating from his authority. The objective of the p roject is a comprehensive study of the texts published in Italian in the dominated by censorship Calvinist Geneva during the second half of the 16th century (and the early years of the 17th). One of the primary intentions of this study is to take an inventory of the text s published ; then, to evaluate the stylistic, rhetorical and linguistic impact of Calvinist though t and theology in these texts. It is proposed to include an analysis that also takes into account the political and social contexts in which these texts were designed and realised: the censorship put in place by Calvin (and by the administrative organisms emanating from his authority), the market and the dissemination of Italian books in a Reformation context.
PROFILE OF THE RESEARCH FELLOW
The candidate must s how a deep experience in Romance Studies (Italian and French studies), as well as a research experience in the field of the relationship between Italian Language and Literature, History of the Book and Religion in Early Modern Europe. The candidate must ha ve a firm knowledge of the Renaissance religious literature and propaganda. The candidate will be expected to participate in meetings of research gro ups and seminars organised by LE STUDIUM and the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, and to promote a workshop on the topics of this project. Publications o n the topics of research are expected .
CONDITIONS OF APPLIC ATION
Deadline for application is 31st of December 2015
Please make your application online on LE STUDIUM website – Apply section . – Enter your candidate information – Complete the online application form – Upload your resume (no more than 2 pages) and motivation letter