A talk by Charles-Louis Morand Métivier about his work on the play called "La tragédie du sac de Cabrières"
In this play, Professor Morand Métivier examines how tragedies based on historical massacres of Protestants (the destruction of Waldensian villages in the Lubéron, and the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre) produce emotional creations and recreations of the event, warping their historical significance in narratives destined at "becoming" history.
Charles-Louis Morand Métivier is associate professor of French at the University of Vermont. He specialises in Medieval and Renaissance French literature and the history of emotions, especially how massacres and traumatic events are depicted in literature. He is the author of Affective and Emotional Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Andreea Marculescu (Palgrave, 2018) and of Dramatizing the Martyrdom of the Waldensians in Lubéron. The Tragedy of the Sack of Cabrières. A Critical Edition and Translation in Prose Forthcoming, The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2021). He is working on different projects, including Shaping an Emotional Kingdom: Literature and Nation in the Reign of Charles VI; Performing Emotional Massacres: Theatrical Narratives of the French Wars of Religion, and The Waxing of the Middle Ages: Revisiting the Late French and Burgundian Middle Ages with Tracy Adams.
Sponsored by the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture