CFP: Anglo-French Imagining (2/29/08; 10/4/08)

by Jessica C. Murphy

A conference on early modern French and English literature
Glendon College, York University (Toronto, Canada) and the University of Richmond (Virginia, USA) announce the first joint conference on Early
Modern French and English Literature to be held at Glendon College (York University) on Saturday, October 4th, 2008.
The conference topic will be:
Imagining a Common Past in Early Modern England and France.
The histories, languages, literatures, and cultures of England and France have been inextricably linked since the Norman Conquest in 1066, and
never more so than in the period between the Hundred Years War and the end of the seventeenth century – a time that also sees the birth of
England and France as nation-states and global empires. This conference invites scholarship in both English and French from a broad range of
disciplines (e.g. literature, linguistics, history, historiography, comparative literature, cultural studies, art history, etc.) that focuses
primarily on the early modern English and French imagination of the medieval period: the nature of their memory of a shared past, and the
multiple “uses” of it in early modern public discourse and culture. Also welcome are papers exploring aspects of the medieval period which later
become the subject of early modern memory.
Keynote Address:
Prof. Mary Catherine Davidson, Glendon College, York University.
Single papers as well as complete panels are welcome. Please send proposals for panels and papers as Word attachments in English or French
to conference organizers:
Igor Djordjevic
Department of English
Glendon College
York University
Lidia Radi
Director of Italian Studies
Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures
University of Richmond
Proposals for panels should include an abstract of 250-300 words for each paper, a one-page CV for each presenter and, if a chair is suggested, the
following info: name, affiliation, and email address.
Deadline for proposals:
February 29th, 2008