Panels organized by the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century French Forums at MLA

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    Panels organized by the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century French Forums at MLA Seattle 2020

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 5:15–6:30pm, WSCC – Chelan 5

    THE DISCOURSES OF LUXURY IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE

    Presiding: Sylvaine Guyot, Harvard University

    Claire B. Goldstein, University of California, Davis, “Luxury Accessories and Body Networks”

    Bahij Tamer, Harvard University,The Crux of Luxury: Marketing Wonder under the Sun King”

    Jean-Vincent Blanchard, Swarthmore College, ‘Ce Ne Sont Que Festons, Ce Ne Sont Qu’Astragales’: Luxury as a Spatial Category”

    Christophe Schuwey, Yale University, “Luxury and the Commodification of Literature” 

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 8:30-9-45am, WSCC – 201

    NATURE/CULTURE: PERSPECTIVES FROM 16TH-CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE

    Presiding: Elizabeth C. Black, Old Dominion University

    Chad A. Córdova, Emory University, “It’s Time for Montaigne’s Cat. Animal Pastimes and Disdain for Man in the Apologie

    Elizabeth A. Kirby, New York University, “’Je naturaliserois l’art’: Eros in Montaigne’s Self-Portrait”

    Pauline Goul, George Washington University, “The Renaissance Culture of American Natures” 

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 12:00–1:15pm, WSCC – Yakima 2

    THEORY’S SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

    Presiding: Ellen Welch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Lewis Seifert, Brown University, “Queering the Grand Siècle with Foucault”

    Domna C. Stanton, Graduate Center, City University of New York, “Countering Said’s Orientalist Binarism: The Significance of Seventeenth-Century France”

    Jeffrey N. Peters, University of Kentucky, “Toward an Incorporeal Criticism: Theory, Judgment, and the Early Modern”

    Hall Bjørnstad, Indiana U, Bloomington, At the Threshold: Theory and Seventeenth-Century French Studies”

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 8:30-9-45am, WSCC – 612

    NEW WORK IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES

    Presiding: Robert J. Hudson, Brigham Young University

    Timothy Hampton, University of California, Berkeley, “Diplomatic Time, Literary Authority and the Poetics of Ratification”

    Rupinder Kaur, University of California, Berkeley, “Paradoxical commemoration: triumph and trauma in Rabelais’ Pantagruel

    Claude La Charité, Université du Québec à Rimouski, “New Perspectives on Rabelais and Medicine”

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 10:15–11:30am, WSCC – 214

    TOURBILLONS ET TROUBLES: TOWARD A MATERIALIST POETICS OF TURBULENCE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

    Presiding: Jeffrey N. Peters, University of Kentucky

    Alison Calhoun, Indiana University, Bloomington, “Aeolus ex machina: Staging Whirlwinds in Descartes’s Time”

    Brendan Ezvan, University of Pittsburgh, “Fiery Affects: Emotions, Elements, and Disorder in the French Seventeenth Century”

    Ellen Welch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Lafayette’s Material Poetics of Noise”

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 12:00–1:15pm, WSCC – 603

    PRINT AND DIGITAL INTERFACES IN EARLY MODERN FRENCH LITERATURE

    Presiding: Christophe Schuwey, Yale University, and Geoffrey Turnovsky, University of Washington, Seattle

    Timothy J. Tomasik, Valparaiso University, “Rediscovering Renaissance Recipes: Digitizing Platine en francoys (1505)”

    Hélène Bilis, Wellesley College, “Reading Lafayette from a Distance: A Network Analysis of La Princesse de Clèves

    J.B. Shank and Benjamin Wiggins, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, “Building a Digital Portal for Exploring Bernard and Picart’s Céremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde

    This topic was also posted in: 2020 MLA Convention, LLC 16th-Century French.
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