CFP: [General] NCFS: Empire, Identity, Exoticism (3/15/08; 10/16-10/18/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Weiss

NCFS 2008 Call for Papers
Empire, Identity, Exoticism

The 34th Annual International
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
16-18 October 2008

The theme for the 2008 colloquium is “Empire, Identity, Exoticism.”
Contributions that explore the intersection of these themes from a broad
range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies and
approachesâ€"from literary to social and political culture to visual
aestheticsâ€"in nineteenth-century France are especially welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Indigénophile writing
Africanisms and Orientalisms
Religion and Colonialism
Colonial Encounters and Representations (race, gender, sexuality)
Preludes to the Colonial Expositions
Popular Cultures
Sciences and Ethnologies of Differences and Inequalities
La Mission Civilisatrice
Missionaries and Masters
Travel Writing and Literature
Archives, Histories, Museums
National Identity
Littérature de la Restauration
Cultures de la Monarchie bourgeoise
Institutions of the Second Empire
Social, sexual, political, identities
Paris / province
Inscribing / Representing the Exotic
Canonicity and Marginality
The Call of the Wild
Representing the Political
Poetic / Theatrical / Narrative Identities
Identities of Gender and Genre
Nerval / Barbey à 200
Faust and French thought (Faust I, in Germany, 1808)
Durkheim à 150

Submissions for individual papers or sessions may be in French or English
and should be in the form of an abstract (250 words) sent as an email
attachment as a Word document or by post. The deadline for all submissions
is *March 15, 2008.*

Conference Email:
Conference Organizer: T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Director, The W.T. Bandy
Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies

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