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15 mars 2015, Austin (Texas) : Modern Language Association Conference 2016.

MLA Sixteenth-Century French Literature Executive Committee

1) Affect in Sixteenth-century France
How is affect intersubjective, defined/undefined, related to emotion ? Close or distant readings welcome. 200-word abstracts to Todd Reeser, reeser chez pitt.edu, by 3/15/15.

2) Prefiguring “Disability” in Renaissance France
How are monstrous, castrated, marginal, or otherwise “defective” bodies represented ? What is the role of ethnicity, travel, gender, or other factors ? 200-word abstracts to Todd Reeser, reeser chez pitt.edu, by 3/15/15.

The following sessions are not guaranteed, but will be proposed by the Committee :

1) Pre-modern Queenship
Theories of queenship and practices of queens ; relations to networks, gender, transnationalism, etc. 200-word abstracts to Leah Chang lchang chez gwu.edu by 3/15/15.

2) “It’s 1500 : Are we Modern Yet ?”
We seek 10-minute papers for a roundtable that explores the stakes of periodization, the dialectic and dis/continuities between Medieval and Renaissance (or pre- and early modern) literature, the problems inherent in the choice of names. 200-word abstracts to Todd Reeser, reeser chez pitt.edu, and Matilda Bruckner, bruckner chez bc.edu, by 3/15/15. (in conjunction with the French Medieval Language and Literature Committee).