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BYLAWS OF THE SOCIETY FOR
INTERDISCIPLINARY FRENCH SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
PURSUANT TO 13 B M.R.S.A. §101, ET SEQ.
FOR ALL PURPOSE HEREUNDER, THE BYLAWS SHALL BE REFERRED TO AS THE “CONSTITUTION”.
Approved November 5, 2011
ARTICLE I: Name and Logo
ARTICLE II: Purposes
ARTICLE III: Membership
ARTICLE IV: Activities of SE17
ARTICLE V: Registered Office
The initial Registered Office of the corporation shall be c/o John Moncure, Moncure & Barnicle, 9 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, Maine 04086. The corporation’s primary place of business shall be on the campus of its Executive Director, c/o Katherine Dauge-Roth, Department of Romance Languages, Bowdoin College, 7800 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011.
The Annual Conference shall be held in a location approved by the SE17 membership, or by the Board of Directors on behalf of said membership.
ARTICLE VI: Languages
English or French shall be the sole languages used at the Annual Conference, whether in the conduct of official SE17 business, or in the public reading of or responding to research papers.
ARTICLE VII: Attendance at the Annual Conference
Anyone wishing to attend the Annual Conference must be, or become, a member of SE17 at the Conference and pay the required registration fee and membership dues if not already paid for the current calendar year, whether or not reading a paper, responding, or chairing a session. Invited plenary speakers and the faculty, staff, and students of the host institution may, at the discretion of the current President, be exempted from paying membership dues and the registration fee. The host institution is defined as the institution of higher learning contributing significantly in cash or in kind to the support of the Annual Conference being held on or near its campus.
ARTICLE VIII: Leadership and Its Election
The leadership of SE17 shall consist of the Board of Directors, which shall comprise permanent members: the Founder, Executive Director, Secretary, Editor, Associate Editor, Book Review Editor, Website Editor, Bibliographer, and the Public Relations Officer and also nonpermanent members: the past President, current President, and five members-at-large. The Executive Director chairs the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IX: Definitions and Responsibilities
of Members of the Board of Directors and Officers:
ARTICLE X: Distribution of Assets upon Dissolution
Upon dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall distribute its assets to another organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of scholarship in and teaching of all aspects of French seventeenth-century studies that is tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
ARTICLE XI: Amendments to the Bylaws
The Bylaws may be amended, in whole or in part, by at least two-thirds of those eligible members of the SE17 voting in person during the Business Meeting at the Society’s Annual Conference. Proxy and/or absentee ballots are not permitted.
Christophe Ippolito. Écrire, régner, (se) faire admirer : dérives
exhibitionnistes au Grand Siècle? 1
Denis Augier. Extravagances temporelles chez Béroalde de
Verville et Clovis Hesteau de Nuysement. 11
Vincent Grégoire. Conversion Through “Reductions”: The
Missionaries at Work in 17th Century New France as Described
in their Yearly Relations. 21
William O. Goode. From Revolt into Servitude: The Conflict
Between Noble and King in Molière’s Amphitryon 33
Larry Riggs. Dom Juan in the Country: The Self-Fashioning
Individual as Itinerant Fraud. 43
Pam Lieske. Catherine Biheron and Mme du Coudray: The
Economics and Spectacle of Maternal Ideology.55
Kirk D. Read. “What’s a Mother to Do?”: Maternal Advice from a Wise Woman. 65
Jean-Marc Poisson. Pour une approche interactive de
l’enseignement des textes littéraires au niveau intermédiaire :
Les Contes de Perrault. 77
Jin-Lei Chang-Augst. The Triumph of Artifice : Marketing
Authenticity in the Lettres portugaises and the Lettres et billets
galants de Mme de Villedieu 83
Schröder, Volker, (ed.). Présences de Racine. Oeuvres et
critiques XXIV, 1 (1999). (Claire Carlin) 99
Wolfe, Phillip J. and Kathryn Willis, (ed.). Humanisme et
Politique. Lettres romaines de Christophe Dupuy à ses
frères(1646-1649). Paris-Seattle-Tübingen: Biblio 17, Vol. II.
1997. xi + 258 pp. Paper. (Didier Course) 103
Clark, Kathleen (éd.) Réception critique des libertinages au XVIIe siècle. Textes réunis et présentés par Kathleen Clark. Œuvres et critiques, XX, 3. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1995: 180- 294. (Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard) 105
Michael Bouvier. La morale classique. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1999. 749 pp. (John D. Lyons)109
Assaf, Francis. La Mort du roi: Une thanatographie de Louis XIV. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1999. Biblio 17 no. 112. 247
pp. ISBN: 3-8233-5524-4. (Roland Racevskis) 111
Hilgar, Marie-France. Onze mises en scène parisiennes du théâtre
de Molière, 1989-1994. Tübingen: PFSCL-Biblio17, 1997.
112 pp. Paper. (Deborah Steinberger) 113
Zanger, Abby E. Scenes from the Marriage of Louis XIV: Nuptial
Fictions and the Making of Absolutist Power. Stanford, CA:
Stanford University Press, 1997. xv + 224 pp. Hardcover,
illus. (Suzanne Toczyski) 117
Lyons, John D. The Tragedy of Origins: Pierre Corneille and
Historical Perspective. Stanford, CA: Stanford University
Press, 1996. xv + 236 pp. Cloth. $37.50. (Suzanne
Connon, Derek, and George Evans. Anthologie de pièces du
Théâtre de la foire. Surrey, England: Runnymede Books, 1996.
(Jolene Vos-Camy) 123
Jean Serroy. Poètes français de l’âge baroque. Anthologie (1571-
1677). Paris: Imprimerie nationale, coll. « La Salamandre »,
1999. 531 pp. (Jean-Claude Vuillemin)127
Yvette Saupé. Les Contes de Perrault et la mythologie,
rapprochements et influences. Paris-Seattle-Tübingen: Biblio 17
No. 104, 1997. 241 pp. (Jeanne Morgan
William Brooks. Nostalgia in the letters of Elisabeth Charlotte, the second Madame. 1
Bernadette Hoefer. Une insubordination clandestine, ou la relation entre l’esprit et le corps chez Surin et Lafayette 19
Mary C. Ekman. Concealing Identities, Revealing Stories: Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy’s Relation du voyage d’Espagne. 49
Charlotte Trinquet. Voix clandestines dans les contes de fées : L’exemple de « Finette Cendron » de Madame d’Aulnoy 65
Jocelyn Royé. Le Bestiaire pédantesque et ses enjeux à l’âge baroque 83
Marc Court. L’esprit et la bêtise dans « La Lettre sur la reception de Lully aux Enfers » de Sénécé 95
Katherine Dauge-Roth. Crossing Lines, Encouraging Ownership: Teaching the Occult Early Modern 107
Marcelle Maistre Welch. Le Congo de Gabriel de Foigny 143
This is the future home for news and updates. Please contact our Bibliographer, Charlotte Trinquet with news you would like to see featured and announcements to post.
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The Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies (SE17) is a dynamic international community of scholars committed to the research and teaching of all aspects of seventeenth-century French culture and history. The Society offers, both on-line and at annual conferences, a forum for the exploration and discussion of ideas related to the Grand Siècle and, more broadly, early modern France, from an interdisciplinary perspective. A welcoming and collegial society, SE17 promotes the sharing of current research, resources, and teaching approaches among scholars of all disciplines and levels, and fosters the development of graduate students pursuing early modern French studies. SE17 publishes the peer-reviewed Cahiers du dix-septième: An Interdisciplinary Journal, which appears bi-annually. As part of the Society's mission of promoting scholarship on early modern France, the journal and its archives are open-access and accessible on-line. Founded in 1982 as the Southeast American Society for French Seventeenth-Century Studies by Professor Francis Assaf on the campus of the University of Georgia, SE17 has grown to become an international society for the interdisciplinary study of seventeenth century France. The Society changed its name in 1995 to the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies to recognize its ever-greater international and disciplinary reach. Today, SE17 includes members with diverse approaches to the study of early modern France and draws presenters to its annual meetings from the fields of literature, history, music, dance, theater, and art history. In recent years, this once primarily literary society has sought to more fully realize its interdisciplinary mission, and hopes to encourage even greater interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scholars of early modern France in the years to come. Please support the SE17 mission and join our scholarly community by becoming a member today.