Early Modern Cultures of Travel and the Anglo-French relationship
We are seeking one or two papers to complete a panel on the role of travel in the Franco-English relationsjip.
The Franco-British Network holds its first meeting at the University of Sheffield on 12th September. The title of the conference is Channel Connections: economic, social, cultural and intellectual transfer and contrast between France and the British Isles 1600-1800.
Our panel hopes to explore how the Anglo-French relationship was shaped by travel in a period which saw ever-greater numbers of Frenchmen cross the Channel and the culture of Grand Tour mushroom.
We are primarily interested in the travelogues which sought to mediate visions of Frenchness and Englishness. We also seek to explore how travels were responded to and debated in material and textual culture (plays and pamphlets for example).
We invite proposals of around 200 words to be sent to the panel organisers by Friday 6th June.
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