Portrait Yan Brailowsky

Senior Lecturer in early modern British history and literature in the English department of the University of Paris Nanterre (or Paris X Nanterre), in France. I am currently Secretary of the French Shakespeare Society, and General Editor of ANGLES, a refereed journal published by the SAES.

I teach courses on early-modern history and literature (particularly Shakespeare) at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Current research projects are listed in the research, papers and talks pages.

Time allowing, I am a translator and interpreter, a freelance web designer, and I contribute to a number of open-source projects. As a firm believer in the virtues of sharing/open knowledge, you will find on this website a brief guide to electronic tools for the Humanities, as well as a few links.

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Research

[en] Areas of Research/Interest:

  • Interpretation of violence in Shakespeare’s England (poetics, history, religion and politics);
  • Links between gender/genre and performance in drama (from the early modern era to the 21st c.);
  • Material and cultural history of early modern Britain;
  • Divination and prophecy (from Antiquity to the 17th c.) (hermeneutics, plurilinguism) (see phd);
  • Religious quarrels in the Renaissance;
  • Language (with particular emphasis on rhetoric), translation and politics.

I am currently working on the relationship between female kingship and violence in early modern drama.

[fr] Domaines de recherche/d’intérêt:

  • Interprétations de la violence dans le monde de Shakespeare (poétique, histoire, religion et politique) ;
  • Le(s) genre(s) et la ‘performance’ au théâtre (du XVIe au XXIe s.) ;
  • Histoire matérielle et culturelle des Îles britanniques (XVIe-XVIIIe s.) ;
  • Divination et prophétie (Antiquité-XVIIe s.) (herméneutique, plurilinguisme) (voir thèse) ;
  • Langue (en particulier la rhétorique), traduction et politique ;
  • Les querelles religieuses à la Renaissance.

Je travaille actuellement sur les liens entre la royauté au féminin et la violence dans le théâtre de la première modernité.

Publications

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Teaching

Core teaching fields / Domaines de recherche et d’enseignement

[en]

  • Early modern literature (16-18th c.), especially Shakespeare
  • Rhetoric and composition; methodology
  • Early modern history and culture
  • Translation studies, digital tools for the humanities

[fr]

  • Littérature de la première modernité (XVIe au XVIIIe s.), notamment Shakespeare
  • Rhétorique et méthodologie
  • Histoire et culture de la première modernité
  • Traduction, outils numérique pour les humanités

Teaching / Enseignement 2019/2020

1er semestre

2e semestre

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