Sunday, 11 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Ontario, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Division on Seventeenth-Century French Literature and the Division on Eighteenth-Century French Literature
Presiding: Claire B. Goldstein, Univ. of California, Davis
Speakers: Hélène Bilis, Wellesley Coll.; Hall Bjornstad, Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Dan M. Edelstein, Stanford Univ.; Richard E. Goodkin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Mary McAlpin, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; James B. Swenson, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
This roundtable will bring together scholars from various stages in their careers to reflect on current research on the topic of sovereignty in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France. We hope to extend the discussion beyond the figure of the sovereign to include the theorization of decision, the intersection of personal sovereignty and state sovereignty, etc.
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