Call for Papers, Conference

CFP: Society for French Studies Annual Conference – Durham, July 2017

The 58th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies will be held in Durham, 3rd-5th July 2017 – a perfect reason to submit an abstract (and to get excited). The CFP is copied below, and more details can be found here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 23rd September.


We are pleased to invite proposals for papers (in English or French; duration: 20 minutes) for panel sessions on the following topics:

Global French

Digital discourses





Medical humanities



Politically committed cultures in 2017



The Anthropocene

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 & regular mail).

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 2016 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 23 September 2016 to the Conference Officer, Dr Nina Parish at the following address:



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