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French and Francophone Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790 (NeMLA)

Boston, MA
Organization: NeMLA
Event: NeMLA
Categories: Digital Humanities, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2020-03-05 to 2020-03-08 Abstract Due: 2019-09-30 Abstract Deadline has passed

How did religious spaces and their regulation in France between 1534 and 1790 shape religious rhetoric and identities? How did the legacies or privation of these spaces inform or define the identities of French missionaries in the colonies, or of French-speaking religious communities in exile? What was the relationship between private and public spaces and religious identities? Suggested topics may include:

· French Protestant communities in exile: Switzerland, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Prussia, South Africa, etc.

· French Jesuit missionaries in the colonies and abroad: Nouvelle France, China, Martinique, etc.

· Spaces of religious education: monasteries, convents, universities, private homes

· Spaces of worship during and after the Wars of Religion

· Spaces of worship/conversion during the dragonnades

· Spaces of religious resistance: the Cévennes region & the Camisards, Alsace

· Destruction of religious spaces : Temple de Charenton, Port-Royal, etc.

· The suppression of the Jesuits

· The hope of return: religious exile and French identity


Please submit a 300 word abstract and 100 word bio by September 30, 2019. You will need to create an user account through the NeMLA website (nemla.org) in order to submit an abstract. Contact Janée Allsman (alysha.allsman@colorado.edu) with any questions.



Janée Allsman