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

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Todd Reeser
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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

Due date: January 10, 2011.

For further information, contact Todd Reeser,, conference coordinator