référence : http://listes.cru.fr/arc/mascarene/1999-08/msg00025.html

Colloque sur le XVIIe s. francais Erec R. Koch

[Colloque de la Société américaine pour l'étude de la littérature française du XVIIe, en avril 2000 à l'Université Tulane de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Le thème est centré sur les trois unités. Les résumés de projets de conférence peuvent être rédigés en français ou en anglais.]

North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature/2000

Tulane University

New Orleans, Louisiana


Classical Unities: Place, Time, Action

The North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature announces a call for papers for its first meeting of the new millennium, which will take place April 13 - 16, 2000 at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. We have organized the conference around the three dramatic unities. In framing the conference within the most canonical of French classical aesthetic topoï, our aim is not simply to revisit that canon but to investigate its borders and margins and the relationship of the included to the excluded. The sessions will open these questions in one of two ways: (1) by broaching subjects deemed to be marginal to or excluded from the classical canon, such as the city, spaces of public and private life, discoveries, colonies, and embassies; and (2) by debating the age's own examinations of inclusion/exclusion, canonicity, and periodizing self-definitions. All sessions center on important phenomena of French classical culture that can be examined from varied disciplinary perspectives.

Two-page abstracts in English or French should be sent directly to the session chairs listed below by November 30, 1999. Younger scholars are particularly encouraged to submit proposals. All selected to participate will be notified by early December 1999. For further information on the conference, contact Erec. R. Koch, President (2000), NASSCFL, at <mailto:erec.koch@tulane.edu>erec.koch@tulane.edu or Office of the Associate Dean, Tulane College, Robert C. Cudd Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698 (tel: 504/865-5720; fax: 504/862-8740). Additional information can also be found on our web site: http://www.tulane.edu/~fren_it/nasscfl2000.html


Plenary Speaker: Hélène Merlin, Université de Paris III

*The City

Session Chair:

Milorad Margitic

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC 27109


*Spaces of Public and Private Life

Session Chair:

Kate Jensen

Department of French and Italian

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


*Discoveries, Colonies, Embassies

Session Chair:

Madeleine Dobie

Department of French and Italian

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA 70118



Plenary Speaker: Joan DeJean, University of Pennsylvania

*Periodization and Canonicity

Session Chair:

David Lee Rubin

Department of French

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22904


*Literary Quarrels

Session Chair:

Faith E. Beasley

Department of French and Italian

Dartmouth College

Mail proposals to:

259 West Monona Drive
Glendale, AZ 85308


*Mémoires and Mémorialistes

Session Chair:

Malina Stefanovska

Department of French

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1550



Plenary Speaker: Christian Biet, Université de Paris X

*Power and Representation

Session Chair:

Mitchell Greenberg


Department of Romance Languages

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-3201


*Rhetoric/Eloquence and Action

Session Chair:

Françoise Jaouën

Department of French

Yale University

New Haven, CT 06520-8251

*The Play Is the Thing: Images and Objects on the Classical Stage

Session Chair:

Harriet Stone

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Box 1077

Washington University

1 Brookings Drive

St Louis, MO 63130-4899


Erec R. Koch
Associate Dean of Tulane College
Associate Professor of French and Italian
Tulane College
Office of the Associate Dean
Robert C. Cudd Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
Fax: 504/862-8740