"Literature and Society: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers" NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

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Dr. Stephane Natan, Rider University / 47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Hartford, Connecticut / March 17-20, 2016
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This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophy proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their society. 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.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2015, to Session ID #15589