Department of French Studies Graduate Student Conference - LSU - March 12-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie O'Connor / Department of French Studies Graduate Association
contact email: 
frenchconference@gmail.com

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Significant
Readings:  4th Annual Department
of French Studies Graduate Student Conference at Louisiana State University

March 12-13, 2010

The 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference,
hosted by the Department of French Studies at Louisiana State University, aims
to explore the continued importance of signs and symbols in French literature
and linguistics.  In what ways are signs
and symbols used in language to represent/distort or maintain/subvert the
status quo?  How have certain symbols
evolved throughout French literary history? 
How do symbols reflect cultural ideals?

We welcome abstracts for 15-minute papers of 250-300 words
discussing any aspect of the conference topic including, but not limited to,
the following:

·        
Archetypal characters

·        
L’Argot

·        
Authorship/Imitation

·        
Barthes

·        
Baudrillard

·        
Bilingualism

·        
Bourdieu

·        
Cognitive/linguistic metaphors

·        
Cultural Technologies

·        
L’Ecriture féminine

·        
 (False)
Signatures

·        
Fetishism

·        
Language (standard or non-standard)

·        
Literary metaphors

·        
Masquerade

·        
Physical signs

·        
Representations

·        
Saussure

·        
Semiology

·        
Semiotics

·        
Signposts

·        
Symbolism/Symbolist Movement

·        
Tropes

·        
Visual Culture

 

Please send your 250-300 word abstract, including your paper
title and contact information to frenchconference@gmail.com by December 15, 2009.  Please write “2010 Abstract” in the subject
line. 

The conference will take place on the LSU campus in Baton
Rouge, LA, March 12-13, 2010.

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