Call for Papers: "Idea of France" Conference, Nov. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Reeser
contact email: 
reeser@pitt.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

November 10-12, 2011

“The Idea of France” / “L’Idée de la France”

We welcome abstracts from all fields (literature, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, religion, art, music, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, etc.) that treat the question of the idea of France or Frenchness in any time period from the middle ages to the twenty-first century. Papers may be delivered in English or French.

Tentative keynote speakers include David Bell (History, Princeton), Lawrence Kritzman (Cultural Theory, Dartmouth), Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe (Law, Cour de Cassation, France), Domna Stanton (Literature/Women’s Studies, CUNY), and Ezra Suleiman (Political Science, Princeton).

Please send 150-250 word abstracts (English or French) to idfr@pitt.edu.

Due date: January 10, 2011.

For further information, contact Todd Reeser, reeser@pitt.edu, conference coordinator

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
postcolonial
renaissance
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond