Winter Quarter 2014 Schedule

Dear Workshop Participants,
Happy New Year! The Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World Workshop is pleased to announce its winter quarter 2014 schedule. We will continue to meet on alternate Fridays at 4:00 p.m. in the John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences Research Building, #224), unless otherwise noted, and papers will be pre-circulated via our e-mail list-serv. A wine and cheese reception will follow each workshop. Our first session will be this Friday, January 10th, with professor Didier Alexandre from l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV. We will discuss his paper, “Sur la littérature pure.” We hope you will be able to join us in welcoming Professor Alexandre, and we look forward to seeing you at our other sessions this quarter:
— January 24: Celeste Moore, UChicago Graduate Student, History, “Selling the Color Line: Jazz and the Value of Blackness in Postwar Paris, 1946-50.”
— February 7: Isabelle Faton, UChicago Graduate Student, Romance Languages and Literatures, “La nécessité du justicier dans le roman du XIXème siècle.”
— February 21: Sophie Rabau, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Littérature générale et comparée, “Victor Bérard ou l’invention du film : de la philologie à l’invention du passé.”
— March 7: Clovis Gladstone, UChicago Graduate Student, Romance Languages and Literatures, “L’optimisme politique de Rousseau : de l’inévitable et l’espoir de son dépassement.”
— March 21: Aaron Hill, UChicago Graduate Student, History, title TBD.
If you have any questions or need assistance in order to fully participate in the workshop, or if you would like to be added to our e-mail list-serv, please contact Rebecca Crisafulli ( and Agatha Kim ( We are looking forward to a great quarter!
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