Submissions may address topics such as: transatlantic crossings; StaŽlís Anglo-Saxon and American followers and critics; known and unknown literary/intellectual relations; salon sociability; private correspondences; dissemination of knowledge; cultural studies; travel literature; ambiguities of places/spaces; national literatures and languages; colonial intersections; translation practice and theory; language as a socio-political system; language and performativity; improvisation; womenís publishing and censorship, StaŽl and womenís Romanticism; StaŽl as novelist, playwright, and theoretician; literature and other arts; political/social thought; StaŽl as historian; the French Revolution and the Terror; StaŽl and revolutionary aesthetics; reception theory; feminist and masculinist readings; StaŽlís critical practice; critical cross-currents; teaching Corinne today; cinematographic interpretations; StaŽl in the age of digital humanities; electronic journals and bibliographies; new biographiesÖ.
Proposals written in French or English must be received by November 15, 2008. In addition to the traditional format of presentation (20-minute papers) more innovative formats are encouraged (i.e. round table discussions or performances). The participation of scholars both from abroad and from diverse fields promises a conference of exceptional scope. The event will take place on the Washington University campus, and participants will be lodged at the Knight Center because of its convenient campus location and proximity to the Saint Louisís rich French heritage.
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