NeMLA 2017 - “Literature and Ideas: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French Writers”

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 48th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Baltimore, MD / March 23-26, 2017
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This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 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, 2016, to Session ID # 16189

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: