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CFP: Society for French Studies 59th Annual Conference

Submitted by ccarlin on 4 September 2017 - 12:55pm

University of Cork, 2-4 July 2018

The Society for French Studies is pleased to invite proposals for papers (in English or French; duration: 20 minutes) for panel sessions on the following topics: 

The Beat Generation in France

May 1968

Pre-, post- and/or trans-national

The invention of truth



France - Ireland

Thinking technology

Regional varieties of French




Visions of Europe


The suggested topics may be interpreted widely and are intended to encompass as broad an historical range as may be applicable. Please provide a short abstract (250-300 words), outlining the argument of the proposed paper and indicating the topic you have chosen. Abstracts should be framed with a view to addressing an audience made up of both specialists and non-specialists, and should include the proposer’s contact details (email & institution). 

The Society encourages proposals for complete panels (of 3 or 4 speakers) on either the suggested topics, or from any area of French studies, and it is hoped that approximately half of the parallel sessions at the conference will emerge from complete-panel proposals. These should include the names, e-mail and postal addresses of all speakers, and those of the proposed session chair, who should not be one of the speakers. As well as a 250-300-word abstract for each speaker, proposals should contain a brief outline of the rationale and motivation of the proposed panel (no more than one printed page). One individual involved should be clearly designated as the proposer with overall responsibility for the proposed session.

Papers and panels are selected on the basis of peer review: you should know by mid November 2017 whether it has been possible to include your paper/panel. We especially invite applications from postgraduate students. NB In order to encourage as wide a participation as possible, we have revoked the rule that no individual may present a paper at two successive annual conferences.

Please send abstracts (by e-mail) by 22 September 2017 to the Conference Officer, Dr Nina Parish, at the following address:sfsconf2018@gmail.com. For further information on the conference, please see www.sfs.ac.uk.