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Melville’s Energies: Aesthetics, Politics, Ecologies

du 27 juin 2022 au 30 juin 2022


Thirteenth International Melville Society Conference
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle / Université de Paris / Sorbonne Université


Conference Website


Originally planned in June 2021, but postponed for reasons we all know too well, the Thirteenth International Melville Society Conference will take place in Paris from June 27 to June 30, 2022. The conference will explore Melville's life, work, and legacies through a series of papers and conversations devoted to the theme of “Melville’s Energies” broadly conceived. See the conference Call for Papers for details.

The conference will feature four days of panels, roundtables, plenary talks, and special events.

It will take place at several venues: Sorbonne Université and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle on days 1 and 4, situated in the Quartier Latin, which Melville explored during his 1849 trip to Paris; Université de Paris on days 2 and 3. See Conference Sites and How to Get There.

The conference will feature plenary addresses by Jennifer Greiman, Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University, and Jeffrey Insko, Professor of English at Oakland University.

“Melville's Energies” is sponsored by LARCA UMR 8825 (Université de Paris, CNRS), PRISMES (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), VALE (Sorbonne Université), CECILLE (Université de Lille), and the Melville Society. We are also grateful to Matt Kish for giving us permission to use his art for the conference’s website and posters.


The standard registration rate for presenters is 180€, with a reduced rate of 80€ for graduate students.

Registration is now open and will remain open until April 15, 2022.

Link to register :
The registration process goes through a portal of the French National Center for Scientific Research. Our sincere apologies for the English translation of the conference registration form. It is a fixed template. Unfortunately, we are unable to correct it at this time.

All presenters must be members of the Melville Society by May 1, 2022. Please use the link below to join the organization.

Organising Commette

Thomas Constantinesco (Sorbonne Université) ; Hélène Cottet (Université de Lille) ; Michael Jonik (University of Sussex) ; Ronan Ludot-Vlasak (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) ; Édouard Marsoin (Université de Paris) ; Cécile Roudeau (Université de Paris).

Conference Program

Type :
Colloque / Journée d'étude, Appel à communication
Lieu(x) :
Days 1 and 4 - Sorbonne Université ​& Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
1) Keynote addresses will take place in Amphithéâtre Richelieu (Sorbonne Université)
The street entrance is at 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris
2) Panel sessions will take place at Maison de la Recherche (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Days 2 and 3 - ​Université de Paris
Bâtiment Sophie Germain
Place Aurélie Nemours 75013 Paris

mise à jour le 14 juin 2022