2013 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention March 21-March 24, 2013 Location: Hyatt Regency Boston (just off Boston Co

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Stephane Natan/Rider University
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Powerful Minds: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French Writers
This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas, philosophy, and beliefs proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers that are present in their master works. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Major seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open. Send abstracts (200-300 words) to Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University: snatan@rider.edu