CFP: Regions and Regionalism in Early Modern France (5/18/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

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Katherine Maynard
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Regions and Regionalism in Early Modern France
(panel session)

The Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Chicago, IL
3-5 April 2008

In the 15th and 16th centuries, many independent territories were annexed
to the French realm. Yet, the political annexation of a territory did not
necessary guarantee the automatic cultural and social assimilation of the
people living there. An inevitable complication arose: how could one be
both French and other at the same time? This panel will explore the
relationships between regional and national identities in Early Modern
France, and, specifically, how different authors negotiate between those

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) geography/cartography,
historiography, language, patronage, publication practices, and religion.

Papers on any aspect of this topic are welcome, as are papers with an
interdisciplinary focus.

Please send a 150-word abstract, a short CV, and contact information to
Katherine Maynard via email at

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