NeMLA 2021 - “Literature and Minds: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Professor of French, Rider University / 52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA - March 11-14, 2021
contact email: 

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. 17th- and 18th-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, 2020, to Session ID # 18514

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

Candidates need to create a username and login to submit an abstract. NeMLA membership is not required to submit abstracts, but is required to present at the convention (

Dr. Stéphane Natan

Professor of French

Rider University

Dr. Stéphane Natan is Professor of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Professor of French. He received a PhD with distinction from the University Jean Moulin of Lyon with a dissertation on Pascal and his rhetoric. He specializes in seventeenth-century French literature. Since its creation in 2012, he is the editor of L’Érudit Franco-Espagnol, an electronic, peer-reviewed academic journal.