Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


NEW DATE: Stability, Prosthesis and Collapse in Montaigne’s Experience of Landscape

30 January 2024, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm


The Centre for French & Francophone Research is delighted to welcome Dr Alani Hicks-Bartlett (Brown University) to present a paper on Montaigne.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students






Institute of Advanced Studies


Room 243
Foster Court
UCL, Malet Place, London
United Kingdom

Throughout his Essais, Michel de Montaigne continuously charts a belabored negotiation of the natural world and its relationship to the human body. Following his insistence upon the entanglement of changeable landscape and inconstant body, Montaigne’s use of ecosemiotic metaphors, portrayal of natural movements, citation of shifting foundations and horizons, and aesthetic and qualitative assessments of the environment underscore the dramatic effect that landscapes have upon the viewing self--a viewing self who strives to seek firm ground in a world perennially “en movement.” 

All welcome. Please register at https://cffr-montaigne.eventbrite.co.uk

The Centre for French and Francophone Research provides a showcase for the diversity of French and Francophone studies in a global context across several disciplines at UCL, including literary studies, history, philosophy, art history, anthropology, global health, and the physical sciences. The goal is to create a space for researchers and students from across the university broadly interested in the French-speaking world to share their work and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration.

Read more on the Centre's website: ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/centre-french-and-francophone-research

About the Speaker

Alani Hicks-Bartlett

Visiting Research Fellow at Institute of Advanced Studies

Alani Hicks-Bartlett is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, French & Francophone Studies, and Hispanic Studies at Brown University. She holds official affiliations with the Department of Italian Studies, the Medieval Studies Program, and the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World. She has published recently in the Rivista di Studi Italiani, I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance, European History Quarterly, MLN, and Hispanic Review, and is currently completing a book manuscript on premodern autobiographical representations of disability. 

More about Alani Hicks-Bartlett