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Wednesday, 28 December

189. Cataclysms and Catastrophes

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Grant, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Eighteenth-Century French Literature

Presiding: Nadine Berenguier, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham

1. “Rousseau’s Unnatural History of Disaster,” Susan A. Maslan, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. “The Library of the Disaster: Progress, Catastrophe, and the Encyclopedic Imagination in the French Enlightenment,” Daniel Blake Rosenberg, Univ. of Oregon

3. “Marie Antoinette, Catastrophe’s Child,” Caroline E. Weber, Univ. of Pennsylvania

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