MLA, 16thC France, CFA

Call for Abstracts for Modern Language Association Conference 2016 in Austin, Texas
MLA Sixteenth-Century French Literature Executive Committee

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@pitt.edu, by 3/15/15.

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@pitt.edu, by 3/15/15.

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

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

“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@pitt.edu, and Matilda Bruckner, bruckner@bc.edu, by 3/15/15. (in conjunction with the French Medieval Language and Literature Committee)

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