NeMLA Convention, New Brunswick, NJ

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What is France? Ideology, Politics and Utopia in Early modern French Literature
What is France in the early modern period? Is it already possible to speak about a French entity, or is it still an utopia? Abstracts (in both French and English, 250-300 words) examining (but not limited to) fields such as the the place of the King, the definition of the geographic space, the religion, the idea of the language and/or literature as tools to define or fight the idea of France, should be sent to Charles-Louis Morand Métivier at These abstracts must cover events or works up to the late 16th century