Winter Quarter 2015 Schedule

The Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World is pleased to announce its Winter 2015 schedule.  We meet alternate Fridays at 4.00pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224), unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 9 : Monica Olaru, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, “Becoming Mediocre: the Plot of Failure in Balzac and Dickens.”

 Friday, January 23 : Kelly Summers, PhD Candidate in History, Stanford University, “The Problem of Return: Emigration and the Limits of the Thermidorian Thaw, 1794-95.”

 Friday, February 6 : Colin Jones, Professor of History, Queen Mary University of London, “9 Thermidor: Cinderella of French Revolutionary journees.”

Friday, February 20 : Patrice Gueniffey, Director of Studies EHESS, History, “Biography and the renewal of political history.”

Friday, March 6 : Susanna Caviglia-Brunel, Maître de conférences, Université de Limoges (France) and Visiting Lecturer in Art History at the University of Chicago, “Historia in Crisis.”

Workshops will be followed by wine & cheese receptions, and we hope to see many of you this quarter. If you require assistance to fully participate in these workshops, please contact Emily Rap ( or Linsey Sainte-Claire (

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