MMLA 2016: French I panel (abstract due 5/30/2016, conference in Saint Louis Nov. 10-13, 2016)

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

The French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime Panel welcomes one more paper proposal  (see CFP below).

Proposals relating to the conference theme of “Border States” are especially welcome.

The MMLA conference 2016 will take place in Saint Louis, MO from 10-13 November 2016.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, email a 200-word abstract and a short bio to

christa.jones@usu.edu by May 30.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

Taking our cue from this year’s convention theme of “Border States,” presenters are invited to explore the concept of

borders in French Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Animal Studies and Bestiaries
  • Autobiographical Writing
  • France’s Border Provinces
  • Clergy, Nobility and Third Estate
  • Colonization and Discoveries
  • Disease and Death
  • Folk- and Fairy Tales
  • France and the New World
  • French Absolutism
  • Historiography and Territorial Expansion
  • Intertextuality and Genres
  • Migration and Displacement
  • Musical Narratives
  • Nations and Narration
  • The Otherworld
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Religion, Politics, Culture
  • Representations of Royalty
  • Science in Literature
  • Transfer of Power
  • Travel Writing
  • Urbanization
  • Wars of Religion