The Fatal Woman & the Long Eighteenth-Century

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"The Long Eighteenth Century" panel, SAMLA 2010 is seeking papers that focus on the figure of the eighteenth-century fatal woman. The femme fatale is loosely defined as an irresistible woman who leads men (and women) into dangerous, often deadly situations. Papers should address some aspect of the femme fatale in eighteenth-century literature and/or culture, whether it be a character, artist, or other figure who poses a specific kind of threat. Papers could also address the conference theme of Text and image by considering the visual representations of eighteenth-century femmes fatales in art, photography and film adaptations of eighteenth-century literary texts. The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2010. Please send a 250-word abstract to Professor Heather Braun at