the program in PDF format

The Society for French Historical Studies
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
16-19 April 2015
Thursday, 16 April 2015
15:30-18:00: Tour of the United States Air Force Academy
Departure from and Return to the Hilton Antlers Hotel
17:00-20:00: Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
Hilton Antlers Hotel
18:30-21:00: Executive Meeting of the Governing Board
Dinner included
Friday, 17 April 2015
7:15-19:15: Bus service between the Hilton Antlers and Colorado College
TBD: “Re-Orientations: Defining and Defying Nineteenth-Century French
Images of the Arabic World,” curated by Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Colorado
College, at the IDEA space in Cornerstone
TBD: The book exhibit will be open in Cornerstone
7:30-8:30: Continental Breakfast, Cornerstone Main Space
7:30-8:30: Breakfast Meeting for the Editorial Board of French Historical
Studies, 216 Worner Center
8:30-10:15: Session One
1-A: The French Indian Ocean (c. 1770-1810): Race, Commerce, and Diplomacy
Chair: Sue Peabody, Washington State University, Vancouver
“Race under the ‘Despotic Reign’: Defining Whiteness on Île Bourbon (1767-1803),”
Nathan Marvin, Johns Hopkins University
“The Pepper Game: Tipu Sultan, the Compagnie des Indes, and French Mysore Policy on
the Eve of the French Revolution,” Elizabeth Cross, Harvard University
“’Death to All Kings, Except Tipu Sultan!’ France’s Presence in South Asia and the AntiDespotic Imaginary, 1789-1799,” Blake Smith, Northwestern University
Commentator: Laurie Wood, Florida State University
1-B: The Nature of Social Space
Chair: Amelia Lyons, University of Central Florida
“Localizing the Public Sphere: Everyday Life and the Social Science of Urban Renewal
in Marseille’s Quartiers Nord,” Minayo Nasiali, University of Arizona
“On the Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Bièvre in Paris,” Peter Soppelsa, University of
“’Arrête de Creuser les Trous’: Construction Sites and Social Space in 1970s Paris,”
Catherine E. Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Commentator: Nicole Rudolph, Adelphi University
1-C: Mediterranean France
Chair: Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona
“Mediterranean French Modern: The Trans-Imperial Life of Abraham Ankawa, 18101890,” Jessica Marglin, University of Southern California
“Making Mediterranean Spaces: Jews, Muslims, and Mainland France Between the
Wars,” Ethan Katz, University of Cincinnati
“Jean Scelles and the Myth of a Trans-Mediterranean ‘Traite des Blanches,’ 1962-1979,”
Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University
Commentator: Naomi Davidson, University of Ottawa
1-D: Sexuality: Courts, Texts, and Subtexts
Chair: Katherine Crawford, Vanderbilt University
“Civil Litigation in Rouen and Rewriting the History of Martin Guerre,” Katherine
Godwin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Workingwomen, Gender Solidarity, and Sexual Reputation in Early Modern Paris,”
Jacob Melish, University of Northern Colorado
Commentator: Christy Pichichero, George Mason University
1-E: Beauvoir, Langfus, Tillion, and the Politics of Suffering and Empathy in Postwar
Chair: Claire Oberon Garcia, Colorado College
“Germaine Tillion and the Problem of ‘Multidirectional Memory’: Ravensbrück to
Algeria, 1944-1962,” Emma Kuby, Northern Illinois University
“The Aftereffects of Violence: Bodies, Exile, and Sex in Anna Langfus’ Novels,”
Sandrine Sanos, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
“Simone de Beauvoir from Boupacha to Bobigny: The Scandals of Sexual Politics,”
Judith Coffin, University of Texas, Austin
Commentator: Mark Meyers, University of Saskatchewan
1-F: Disability, Visuality, and French Luminaries in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Chair: Lisa Leff, American University
“Discovering France’s Native Other: Blind People in Montesquieu’s Persian Letter #32,”
Catherine Kudlick, San Francisco State University
“Hugo’s Quasimodo: Described, Descriptive,” Alexandra L. Courtois de Vicose,
University of California, Berkeley
“Baudelaire’s Kaleidoscope: The Uses and Abuses of Metaphor and Embodiment,”
Tammy Berberi, University of Minnesota, Morris
Commentator: Michael L. Wilson, University of Texas, Dallas
10:30-12:15: Session Two
2-A: Religion & Political Reform in the Age of Revolution
Chair: Robert H. Blackman, Hampden-Sydney College
“Ideology, Opportunism, and the Process of Theological Enlightenment, c. 1762-1782:
Insights from the Correspondence of Abbé Claude Yvon and Marc-René de
Voyer, Marquis d’Argenson,” Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University
“Religious Reform and Institutional Crisis in 1789 and 1790: Why the Civil Constitution
Was Often Dead on Arrival in Small-Town France,” Edward Woell, Western
Illinois University
“The National Lottery, Republican Spirit, and the Direction of the French Revolution,”
Robert Kruckeberg, Troy University
Commentator: Lloyd Kramer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2-B: Scientific, Artistic, and Cinematographic Education in Modern France
Chair: Lauren Clay, Vanderbilt University
“Fixing the Colors of Nature: Color Taxonomies and the Science of Aesthetics,” Carolyn
Purnell, Illinois Institute of Technology
“Reflections on the Individual and the Collective in Interwar France: Painting and the
Encyclopédie Française,” Katherine Brion, Kalamazoo College
“Mission to New York—1935: French Educational and Medical Motion Pictures,”
Suzanne Langlois, York University/Glendon College
Commentator: TBA
2-C: Teaching the World Wars in France: New Approaches and Ideas
Chair: Sarah Fishman, University of Houston
“Teaching the Cultural History of World War I,” Bruno Cabanes, Ohio State University
“Global History in a National Space: France as a Transnational Space, 1914-1918,”
Martha Hanna, University of Colorado, Boulder
“The Epinal Project: Researching the Lives of American GIs Buried in Epinal Military
Cemetery,” Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Commentator: Annette Becker, L’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense
2-D: Education, Religion, and Laïcité in Republican France
Chair: Carol Harrison, University of South Carolina
“Women Educators and the Politics of Laïcité: Normal School Directrices, 1879-1889,”
Linda L. Clark, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
“Neutral Space: Laïcité and Early Third Republic Classrooms,” Eleanor L. Rivera, The
University of Chicago
“Religion and the Republic: Laïcité and Religion in History, Geography, and Civics
Courses and Textbooks, 1985-2010,” Rachel D. Hutchins, Université de Lorraine
Commentator: Barry Bergen, Gallaudet University
2-E: Gender and the Reimagining of Empire
Chair: Carolyn Eichner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
“‘Mediterraneanism’: The 1930 Eucharistic Congress (Carthage) and the 1932
International Women’s Congress (Constantine),” Julia Clancy-Smith, University
of Arizona
“La Joie de Paris: Mapping Race, Gender and Nation on the Black Female Body on the
Stage in 1920s Paris,” Zakiya R. Adair, University of Missouri
“’An Unacceptable Exile’: Women and the Rhetoric of Frenchness in the Empire, 19191945,” Jennifer A. Boittin, The Pennsylvania State University
Commentator: Minayo Nasiali, University of Arizona
2-F: Time and Space in French Education
Chair: William Poulin-Deltour, Middlebury College
“Putting Pedagogy in Its Place: L’Ecole Royale Vétérinaire d’Alfort and the
Reconstitution of a Landscape,” 1761-1804,” Kit Heintzman, Harvard University
La Révolution haïtienne dans les manuels scolaires d'histoire français, 1864-2012 JeanFrançois Brière, University of Albany, SUNY
“’Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light’—The Resistance in French Education in
the 21st Century,” Mason Norton, Edge Hill University
Commentator: Lynn Sharp, Whitman College
2-G: Paris in Buildings, Gardens, and Monuments
Chair: Emmet Kennedy, George Washington University
“Why Didn’t Paris Burn (in the 18th Century)?” David Garrioch, Monash University
“Exchange and Adaptation: Franco-British Greenspace Design, 1660-1880,” Richard
Hopkins, Widener University
“Dark Tourism in the City of Light,” Annette Finley-Croswhite, Old Dominion
Commentator: René Marion, Bard High School Early College
12:15-13:45: Lunch and Plenary Lecture
Chair: Dennis McEnnerney, Colorado College
“Critical Education: Yesterday and Today,” (in French)
François Cusset, Université de Paris, Nanterre
14:00-15:45: Session Three
3-A: Getting Into and Out of a War: France and the Disputed Legacy of the Great War,
Chair: Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
“The Union Sacrée, the Ligue des droits de l’homme and the Contested Origins of the
Great War,” Norman Ingram, Concordia University
“Not so Republican After All: Expectations and Disappointments in Alsace-Lorraine
before and after November 11, 1918,” Sebastian Döderlein
“Negotiating Peace with Germany: The Cartel des Gauches and the Franco-German
Détente,” Marc-André Dufour, University of Toronto
Commentator: William D. Irvine, York University
3-B: Education and Equality: Theory and Practice Between 1789-1848
Chair: Kent Wright, Arizona State University
“Condorcet, Maître d’école de France: Universal Education, Liberation, and the Care of
the Self in Early-Modern French Thought,” G. Matthew Adkins, Columbus State
Community College
“Interest and Sacrifice: The Educational Philosophy of France’s Bourgeois Monarchy,”
Robin Bates, Florida State University
“Educating Demoiselles: Private Girls’ Schools in Paris, 1815-1848,” Sun-Young Park,
George Mason University
Commentator: Julia Anne Landweber, Montclair State University
3-C: Complicating the Narrative: Teaching the Algerian War
Chair: Frédéric Viguier, New York University
“And What is the Jewish Perspective on the War?” Jessica Hammerman, Central Oregon
Community College
“The Third Way: The Beur Novel and the Search for Identity,” Lindsay Kaplan, New
York University
“Amending The Battle of Algiers in the Classroom: Teaching The Franco-Algerian War
with Transnational 21st Century Films,” Nicole Beth Wallenbrock, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville
“Why so Serious? 20th-Century Algeria in Pop Culture,” Sandra Rousseau, The
Pennsylvania State University
Commentator: James LeSueur, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3-D: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Modern France and the Empire
Chair: Rachel Chrastil, Xavier University
“Sending the Married Men Home: Pronatalism, Prejudice, and Policy in the Lives of
Single Men, 1870-1940,” Geoff Read, Huron University College
“’Considerations of a Feminine Order’: Race, Marriage and the State in Post-WWI
France,” Nimisha Barton, Columbia University
“Family Benefits across Borders: Algerian Migrants and Pronatalism in 1940s Morocco,”
Margaret Cook Andersen, University of Tennessee
Commentator: Cheryl Koos, California State University, Los Angeles
3-E: Gender, Violence, and Revolution
Chair: Lynn Hunt, University of California, Los Angeles
“The October Days and Revolutionary Violence,” Suzanne Desan, University of
“The Price of Citizenship: The Maximum, the Dames des Halles, and the Revolutionary
Republican Women,” Katie Jarvis, Baylor University
“The Afterlife of Revolutions: Gendered Violence in Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘Toussaint,’”
Elizabeth Colwill, University of Hawai’i, Manoa
Commentator: Laura Mason, Johns Hopkins University
3-F: Radical Movements and Utopian Spaces in 1970s France
Chair: Michael Christofferson, Adelphi University
“Rural Utopias: The European Cooperative Longo Maï in the Land of Giono, Sarah
Farmer, University of California, Irvine
“The LIP Affair and the Responses of French Business, 1973-1977,” Donald Reid,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“A Violent Utopia: Lesbian Radicalism in France, 1972-1982,” Tamara Chaplin,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Commentator: Venus Bivar, Washington University in St. Louis
3-G: Music and the Economy, Politics, and Science
Chair: William Weber, California State University, Long Beach
“The Philosophes at the Concert: Market Forces and Unintended Secularization,” Andrei
Pesic, Princeton University
“’Without Pretension and Truly in the Style of Popular Song’: ‘Décentralisation
Théâtrale' in the Third Republic,” Harry Stopes, University College London
“Singing Corpses and the Conservatoire: Achille Gouguenheim and the Place of
Physiology in Late Nineteenth-Century Vocal Pedagogy,” Kimberly Francis,
University of Guelph, and Sofie Lachapelle, University of Guelph
Commentator: Kelly Maynard, Grinnell College
16:00-17:15: Plenary Workshops, “Teaching from Objects”
Moderator: Leora Auslander, University of Chicago
17:15-19:00: Reception
Saturday, 18 April 2015
7:15-22:15: Bus service between the Hilton Antlers and Colorado College
TBD: “Re-Orientations: Defining and Defying Nineteenth-Century French
Images of the Arabic World,” curated by Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Colorado
College, at the IDEA space in Cornerstone
TBD: The book exhibit will be open in Cornerstone
7:30-8:30: Continental Breakfast, Cornerstone Main Space
8:30-10:15: Session Four
4-A: Beyond Determinism: Rethinking the Philosophy of History and Political Economy
in Postwar France
Chair: Ethan Kleinberg, Wesleyan University
“Debating Economic Determinism in 1970s France,” Alexander Arnold, New York
“Neo-Liberalism and Political Authority: Raymond Aron’s Critique of Friedrich Hayek,”
Daniel Steinmetz Jenkins, Columbia University
“From Hegelian Philosophy of History to Multiple Geographies of Philosophy,” Danilo
Scholtz, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
“Foucault and Deleuze’s Hidden Debate about Nietzsche: The Development of a NonMarxist Philosophy of History in the 1970s,” Aner Barzilay, Yale University
Commentator: Michael Behrent, Appalachian State University
4-B: The Uses of History in the French Undergraduate Curriculum
Chair: Lindsay Kaplan, New York University
“Teaching French Literature through Its ‘Others’: Colonial History and Francophonie in
an Undergraduate Classroom,” Kathryn Kleppinger, The George Washington
“History as a Critical Resource for Approaching the Notion of Culture in the French
Society and Culture Course,” John P. Murphy, Gettysburg College
“What Can History Professors Learn from the French Civilization Classroom?” Nicole C.
Rudolph, Adelphi University
Commentator: Thomas M. Adams, Independent Scholar
4-C: Victims, Compensation, Trauma: Shaping the Legacies of Revolution and Violence
in France, 1794-1834
Chair: Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London
“TBA,” Judith Miller, Emory University
“The Victim Strikes Back? Print Culture after the Terror in France, 1794-1799,” Alex
Fairfax-Cholmeley, University of Exeter
“Ruined by the Assignats: Liberals, Political Economy, and the Language of Victimhood,
1815-1834,” Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana University, Bloomington
Commentator: Ronen Steinberg, Michigan State University
4-D: Parisian Margins
Chair: Victoria Thompson, Arizona State University
“Brightness on the Edge of Town: Spaces for the Dead in Early Nineteenth-Century
Paris,” Erin-Marie Legacey, Texas Tech University
“Urban Modernism in the Margins: The Creation of the Cité Universitaire in Interwar
Paris,” Jehnie Reis, Point Park University
“Changing Ideas of Early Twentieth-Century Paris: A Tale of Two Maps,” Kory Olson,
The Richard Stockton College
Commentator: Amanda Shoaf-Vincent, University of Florida
4-E: Prejudices, Misconceptions, and Blind Spots: A Roundtable Discussion of the
Historiography of Women from the Thirteenth through Eighteenth Centuries
Chair: Clare Haru Crowston, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“The Historiography of Female Heirs: A Thirteenth-Century Test Case,” Kathy M.
Krause, University of Missouri, Kansas City
“A Re-examination of Female Relationships in Late Medieval France: The Case of Anne
de France and Anne de Bretagne,” Tracy Adams, University of Auckland
“Louise of Savoy and Catherine de Medici: The Mixed Legacy of Powerful Royal
Mothers,” Kathleen Wellman, Southern Methodist University
“Re-assessing the Evidence: Changing Perceptions about the Role of Urban and Rural
Women in the Early Modern Capitalist Economy,” James B. Collins, Georgetown
“Mistresses and Merveilleuses: The Historiographical Record on Female Political Players
of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,” Christine Adams, St. Mary’s
College of Maryland
Comment from the audience
4-F: Too Harsh, Too Lenient? The Magistrature in 20th-Century France
Chair: Rachel Fuchs, Arizona State University
“A Thankless Task: The Magistrature and Perceptions of Post-Liberation Justice in Pau,”
Sandy Ott, University of Nevada, Reno
“Magistrates and Motherhood: The Role of Early 20th-Century French Courts in
Punishing Reproductive Crimes,” Karen Huber, Wesleyan College
“Before the Tribunal: The Generals’ Trials and the End of l’Algérie française,” Grey
Anderson, Yale University
Commentator: Sarah Fishman, University of Houston
4-G: Diplomacy and Political Culture in Eighteenth-Century France
Chair: Linda Frey, University of Montana
“Vestiges of Alliance? Franco-British Mediation in the Spanish-Portuguese Crisis of
1735,” Matt Schumann, Eastern Michigan University
“Misleading Posterity: Frederick the Great and the Fictive Origins of the Franco-Austrian
Alliance of 1756,” Thomas E. Kaiser, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“A ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Often Monstrous’ Scaffolding: The French Revolutionary Attack on
International Law,” Marsha Frey, Kansas State University
Commentator: Dennis Showalter, Colorado College
10:30-12:15: Session Five
5-A: Nationalism, Race, and Religion in Modern French Feminism
Chair: Karen Offen, Stanford University
“Mainstreaming the Marginal: Political Networking and Ideological Development in
Christian Feminism,” Elizabeth Everton, Concordia University
“’Peace’ and ‘Freedom’ in Translation: A Meeting of French, British, and Chinese
Feminism in the 1920s,” Mona Siegel, California State University, Sacramento
“The Indigènes of the République: Feminism and Anticolonial Critique after the Veil,”
Itay Lotem, Queen Mary University of London
Commentator: Tamara Chaplin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
5-B: Masculine Bodies: War, Politics, Sport
Chair: Kathryn Edwards, University of South Carolina
“The Other Mutinies: Collective Indiscipline in the French Army in Train Stations, MayAugust 1917,” Adam Zientek, Stanford University
“’Genre Tarzan’: Masculinity, Identity, and Recruitment in the French Far Right, 19361941,” Gayle K. Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton
“From the Ecole de Joinville to the NCAA: French Athletic Commissions Investigations
of American College Sports in the Early Twentieth Century, “Keith Rathbone,
Northwestern University
Comment: Christopher Forth, University of Kansas
5-C: Learning from the Courte Durée: Moments in Mediterranean Environmental
Chair: Susan Ashley, Colorado College
“The Pyrenean Cotton Boom: Acclimatization and Modernization in Napoleonic France,”
Joseph Horan, Colorado School of Mines
“The Peste of Provence and the Centralization of Crisis Management in the Early
Eighteenth Century,” Cindy Ermus, Florida Southwestern State College
“Resources and Revolution: The Struggle for Corsican Timber,” Joshua Meeks, Florida
State University
Commentator: Susan Carol Rogers, New York University
5-D: Text, Image, and Media in the Long Eighteenth Century
Chair: Gregory Brown, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
“The Ceremonial City Revisited: The Power of Writing in Southern Towns, c. 16501789,” Giora Sternberg, University of Oxford
“Writing from Below: Playing Cards, Money, and Counterfeit in the French Atlantic,
1685-1720,” Catherine Desbarats, McGill University
“The King of Spades, 1770-1830,” Jeffrey Ravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Commentator: Clare Haru Crowston, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
5-E: Empire: Theory and Practice
Chair: Susan Whitney, Carleton University
“Reading Vico in the French Imperial Nation-State: Lafargue, Sorel, Césaire,” Eric
Brandom, Kansas State University
“Le Peu d’Action du Christianisme sur le Mahométisme est un Mystère”: Louis Khoudja
and the Jesuit “Mission Arabe” in Nineteenth Century Constantine,” Joseph
Peterson, Yale University
“Rabah Zenati and the Crisis of Colonial Liberalism,” Christopher Churchill, Alfred
Commentator: Rachel Anne Gillett, Harvard University
5-F: Roundtable: French Culture Studies in the Classroom: The Next Generation
Chair: Monique Yaari, The Pennsylvania State University
N. Christine Brookes, Central Michigan University
Audra Merfeld-Langston, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Amanda Shoaf-Vincent, University of Florida
Lynn E. Palermo, Susquehanna University
Comment from the audience
12:15-13:30: Business Lunch (open to all members of the Society for
French Historical Studies)
13:45-15:30: Session Six
6-A: France and the Mediterranean: Empire, Migration and Exchange
Chair: Jennifer Sessions, University of Iowa
“Un Lac Français: Envisioning a French Mediterranean Empire, 1860-1880,” Christina
Carroll, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Revisiting Prosperity: Migrants, the Mediterranean, and the Making of the ‘Trente
Glorieuses,’” Michael Kozakowski, European University Institute
“Mediterranean Crossings: Over the Border or Along the Boulevard?” Melissa K.
Byrnes, Southwestern University
Commentator: Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona
6-B: Schools, Classrooms, and Pedagogical Space
Chair: Mona Siegel, California State University, Sacramento
“Deconsecrating the Space of Cultural Transmission: The Manifeste de Charbonnières
and Its Antecedents,” M. Martin Guiney, Kenyon College
“The Crisis of Disciplinary Enclosure in the French School and the Emergence of the
Collège Unique,” Samuel J. Matuszewski, University of Nottingham
“Negotiating the Space of Learning in Jean-Paul Lilienfeld’s La Journée de la Jupe,”
Leon Sachs, University of Kentucky
Commentator: Dana Lindaman, University of Minnesota, Duluth
6-C: Workshop Panel: State Materialities: Considering the State and Its Material
Moderator: Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard University
Workshop Leaders:
Chandra Mukerji, University of California, San Diego
David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University
Sara Pritchard, Cornell University
6-D: Crossing Borders in Twentieth Century France
Chair: Larry S. McGrath, Johns Hopkins University
“French Victims or Soldiers tainted by Nazism? The Conflicting Memories of Alsatians
and Lorrains who Fought in German Uniform during World War II,” Laird
Boswell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“‘The Public is Rarely with Us in Brussels:’ Commercial Sport and Contested Identities
during the Six-Days Cycling Races in Belgium and France, 1930-1960,” Robert
Lewis, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
“Claiming Alsace at Home and Abroad: France, Germany, and the Future of Alsace
during World War I,” Christopher Fischer, Indiana State University
Commentator: Sarah Farmer, University of California Irvine
6-E: Feminist Responses to War and Global Dissension
Chair: Steven Hause, Washington University in St. Louis
“Revisiting French Feminists’ Views on Patriotism and Pacifism during the Great War,
1914-1918,” Karen Offen, Stanford University
“Amid War and Schism: The Anti-Militarist Vocation of Marianne Rauze,” Marilyn J.
Boxer, San Francisco State University
“’The One True Union of Humanity on Earth’: Louise Michel’s Theoretical Map to
Ending Subjugation and Conflict,” Carolyn J. Eichner, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
Commentator: Elinor Accampo, University of Southern California
6-F: Confesseurs, Frondeurs & Séducteurs: Seduction and the Early Modern Public
Chair: Laura R.E. Talamante, California State University, Dominguez Hills
“The Grand Condé’s Spanish Seduction,” James S. Coons, Minnesota State University,
“Seduction and Transparency in the Confession,” Mita Choudhury, Vassar College
“Exceeding Moral Boudaries: Space and Seduction in Late Eighteenth-Century Paris,”
Jill Slaight, University of Wisconsin—Madison
Commentator: Linda Lierheimer, Hawai’i Pacific University
6-G: Ideas Exchanged across the Atlantic: Religion, War, and Assimilation
Chair: Michel Hébert, Université du Québec à Montréal
“Teaching ‘Frenchness’ in Colonial Louisiana, Learning ‘Frenchness’ in the Colonial
Archives,” Jeffrey Harris, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“’An Encouraging Precedent’: Francis de Pressensé, the United States and the 1905
Separation of Church and State,” Tim Verhoeven, Monash University;
“’It’s Not What Friends Should Do’: Franco-American Discussions of the Vietnam War,”
Douglas J. Snyder, University of Colorado, Boulder
Commentator: Eliza Ferguson, University of New Mexico
15:45-17:30: Session Seven
7-A: Un-learning the French Empire?: The Transformation of Medical and Scientific
Training in a Decolonizing World
Chair: Jennifer Boittin, The Pennsylvania State University
“The Ground is Shifting: Planning for Postcolonial Archeology in French Mandate Syria
and Lebanon,” Sarah Griswold, New York University
“Le Centre International de l’Enfance and the Decolonization of Pediatric Medical
Education in French Africa,” Jessica Pearson-Patel, University of Oklahoma
“’La Responsabilité des Chrétiens Français est Loin d’Etre Terminée’: Social Work
Education and the Logic of Dependence in Independent Algeria, 1962-1973,”
Elise Franklin, Boston College
Commentator: Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University
7-B: Nineteenth-Century Bourgeois Education in Letters, Fiction, and ‘Collectibles’
Chair: Laura Sextro, University of Dayton
“But What Will Girls Learn?: Education, Emotion, and the Jeune Fille Mauvaise, 18681900,” Michèle Plott, Suffolk University
“The Correspondence of Madame de Souza with Her Son Charles de Flahaut,” Kirsty
Carpenter, Massey University
“Henri Beraldi: Historian, Bibliophile, and Print Collector in Fin-de-Siècle Paris,” Sabina
Fogle, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Commentator: Whitney Walton, Purdue University
7-C: Roundtable: Piketty in Historical Perspective
Moderator: Geoff Read, Huron University College
“Culture, Capital, and Thomas Piketty’s Le capital au XXIe siècle (2013),” Julia
Abramson, University of Oklahoma”
“From Malthus to Piketty: Demography and Inequality in Political Economy,” Rachel
Chrastil, Xavier University
“Understanding the 1%: What We Talk about When We Talk about Taxes,” Julia
Gueron, Tulane University
“Piketty and the Promise of Postwar Growth,” Venus Bivar, Washington University in St.
“Sully Redivivus? Piketty and the Deep History of French Political Economy,” Jotham
Parsons, Duquesne University
Comment from the audience
7-D: The Queer Cultural Politics of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
Chair: Claire Cage, University of South Alabama
“Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the Queer Politics of Resisting the Nazis,” Jeffrey H.
Jackson, Rhodes College
“A Poetics of Alterity: Explorations of Jewish Narratives in the Work of Claude Cahun,”
Michelle Gewurtz, University of Waterloo
“Claude Cahun, Queer Resistance, and the ‘Rights of the Human Being,’” Jill Richards,
Yale University
Commentator: Sandrine Sanos, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
7-E: Religion in the Cityscape: France and the Maghreb in the 20th Century
Chair: Kimberly Arkin, Boston University
“The Marais and Belleville: Making and Remaking Paris’s Jewish Spaces,” Leora
Auslander, University of Chicago
“Synagogue into Mosque: Religious Places in the Space of Post/Colonial Oran,” Naomi
Davidson, University of Ottawa
“Resurrecting the Faith: Catholicism and the Secular Public Sphere in France,” Elayne
Oliphant, Brown University
Commentator: Joshua Cole, University of Michigan
7-F: Trans-Atlantic Adventurers, Explorers, and Frontiersmen
Chair: Diane Margolf, Colorado State University
“Why Pierre Samuel Du Pont Left France for the States? Family Romance and Political
Censure during the First French Republic (1792-1799),” Barbara Ann DayHickman, Temple University
“’Buffalo Bill in Neuilly: French-American Encounters at the Wild West Show, 18891905,” Venita Datta, Wellesley College
“Simenon Comes to America, Loves It, and Leaves It,” Robin Walz, University of
Alaska Southeast
Commentator: Sally Charnow, Hofstra University
7-G: Christianity After Dechristianization: Restoring Religion in the Wake of the French
Chair: Anthony Crubaugh, Illinois State University
“Relocating Sanctity: The Restoration of Sacred Relics after the French Revolution,”
Angela Haas, Kenyon College
“Trier: From the Dechristianization of the French Revolution to Mass Religiosity during
the 1810 Heilege Rock Pilgrimage,” Martha E. Kinney, Suffolk County
Community College
“Resurrecting the Faith: The Trials and Tribulations of Re-Christianization in PostRevolutionary Besançon,” Daniel J. Watkins, University of North Florida
Commentator: Joseph Byrnes, Oklahoma State University
17:45-18:45: Concert, Musique à la Fin du Siècle, Packard Hall
commentary by Michael Grace, Colorado College
Susan Grace, piano
Ann Marie Liss, harp
Daniel Fosha, tenor
18:45-20:00: Reception
20:00-22:00: Banquet
Sunday, 19 April 2015
9:00-11:30: Tour of the Garden of the Gods
Guided by Jeff Noblett and Henry Fricke, who both teach in the
Geology Department at Colorado College
Departure from and Return to the Hilton Antlers Hotel