|November 12, 2013 - Conference by Marie-Claire Phélippeau
The Forum Universitaire de l’Ouest Parisien (FUDOP) at Boulogne-Billancourt is organizing a series of lectures on The Humanist Ideal at the Renaissance. Marie-Claire Phélippeau has been invited to give a lecture on Thomas More. Her paper is entitled :
Thomas More et l’ouverture humaniste
and will be delivered on Wednesday November 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Boulogne- Billancourt (Amphithéâtre de l'Espace Landowski, métro ligne 9 Marcel Sembat).
Marie-Claire Phélippeau will talk about Thomas More as a humanist, first as a friend of Erasmus, then through his writings, especially Utopia
, as well as in his defense of the study of Greek at the University of Oxford. The lecture will endeavour to present Thomas More in his younger years, before he became Chancellor of England. It will focus on More’s literary achievements and on his qualities as a thinker and a social reformer.http://www.forumuniversitaire.com
|July 25, 2013 - Clare M. Murphy has passed away...
We regret to announce the death of Clare M. Murphy, on June 22, 2013 (Feast of St Thomas More and St John Fisher), in Tempe, Arizona.
Clare was Editor of Moreana from 1992 to 2002.
|June 25, 2013 - Moreana Vol. 50 No 191-192 is published !
This June 2013 issue of Moreana is the second part of the « Thomas More, Renaissance & Tyranny » conference proceedings (Paris, July 2012). The papers are offered in the order they appeared at the Conference, going from Europe and Tyranny, to England and to Thomas More.
In the first chapter, concerning Europe, Olivier Millet’s article evokes Montaigne and Sébastien Castellion, opening an interesting window on the unexpected promotion of religious toleration in 16th century Europe.
The next chapter, devoted to England’s history, deals with a vast question posed by Jean-Philippe Genet about the possible or mythical existence of tyranny in late Medieval England. Following this, Eugenio Olivares presents his research on the connection between Thomas More and Emperor Charles V.
The third chapter is literary. Richard III is variously analyzed by Jeffrey Lehman and Gabriela Schmidt; Isabelle Bore compares Thomas Elyot and Thomas More in their diverging writing strategies used to resist the tyrannical pressure of « the King’s Great Matter »; Emily Ransom gives us a fine lesson in rhetoric with her analysis of More’s epigrams, showing how More and the poet Lucian who inspired him, opposed tyranny « with style ». To close this collection of essays on More, Mario Turchetti offers us an analysis both vast and intimate, considering conscience on the one hand and More’s travesty of a trial on the other, and concluding on the assassination of Thomas More.
It is still possible to hear all the papers given at the Conference, plus the debates that followed.
This Moreana, No 191-192, also includes other articles, unrelated to the topic of Tyranny, plus a number of book reviews, which you can discover in full text online.
|June 25, 2012 - The Newsletter-Gazette No 27 is on the website!
This is what GM wrote in Moreana 75-76 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of our Society.
We are proud to have remained faithful to the spirit of our dear founder while we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Society on December 29, 2012 and we shall celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moreana in September 2013.
We hope that the present Gazette 27 to download will please you and we thank warmly the Amici who sent us gleans to share.
January 2013 - A remarkable London exhibition
December 27, 2012 - Moreana Vol. 49 - n°189-190
November 15, 2012 - New Thomas More's biography in French
December 27, 2012 - Newsletter # 26 is online!
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