116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

French II

Session Chair: 
Youna Kwak, Pomona College
Session 2: Friday 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Haggard Hall 253
Topic Area: 


  1. Daniel Sipe, University of Missouri Columbia
    In this paper, I will show how Benjamin Constant’s staging of desire in Adolphe serves to frame and reveal a host of important issues that preoccupied post-Revolutionary France, namely how desire affects our perception of time and memory, of the other and the self, and of performance and reality.
  2. Cristian Bratu, Baylor University
    I argue that in the thirteenth century, French history-writing seems increasingly interested in the exploits of actual historical figures (rather than legendary heroes), which points to a seismic shift in the perception of “historicity” in Western Europe.
  3. Erik Noonan, Independent Scholar
    Drawing upon his letters and poems, along with a contemporary memoir and various commentaries, this paper will use original translations to explore the origins, works and legacy of the French poet François de Malherbe (1555-1628).
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