CFP: [Graduate] CFP: Graduate French Conference at LSU

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Melanie Hackney

The Department of French Studies 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
Sexuality, Eroticism, and Gender
January 30 â€" 31, 2009
Louisiana State University
Bâton Rouge, LA
        The Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association at Louisiana
State University invites paper proposals from any century or genre of
French and Francophone literature and linguistics pertaining to sexuality,
eroticism, and/or gender. We urge you to explore and challenge one or all
of these questions and its effects on literature, linguistics, history of
ideas, context, rhetoric, and gender studies. Possible themes include but
are not limited to the following:
• What role do these topics play in literature and linguistics, and how has
that role changed or been challenged in the past?
• How has the treatment of these topics evolved?
• What outside influences have affected these topics and their roles within
literature and language?
• What subtleties in language do authors and speakers employ to allude to
sexuality, eroticism, and gender?
• How do these topics relate to or influence the treatment of women?
We also encourage comparative studies between authors, genres, centuries,
and subjects. Abstracts for 15-minute papers written in English or French
should be approximately 200 words and must include the title of the paper
and contact information.
Our keynote speaker will be Gaëtan Brulotte, Distinguished University
Professor of French and Francophone Literature at the University of South
Florida (author of the Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature). Professor
Brulotte studied at Laval University (Quebec City) and earned his PhD at
the University de Paris VII â€" Ecole des hates Etudes en Sciences Socials
(France) under the direction of the renowned French critic Roland Barthes
(on modern French Erotic Literature). He is the author of a dozen books,
and his fiction works (among them: Le Surveillant and L’Emprise ) have won
over fifteen literary awards and have been translated into several languages.
        Deadline for submission: Friday, 21 November 2008.
Send Paper Proposal Abstract to:
Melanie Hackney
DFSGA President
Louisiana State University

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