October 6-7 2008
South Bend, Indiana

New Paradigms for Revolutionary Studies: French-American Colloquium

Sponsored as part of an ongoing collaboration by a team of scholars from the Université de Provence, the Université de Toulouse, the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend, this workshop is an opportunity for Francophone and Anglophone scholars in literature, history, and art to collaborate in creating the paradigms that will shape future research in revolutionary studies. Keynote speaker Professor Lynn Hunt (History, UCLA) will present on "Revolution and Subjectivity: Towards a New Paradigm?"

This project was partially supported by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program, funded by the Lilly Endowment. Inc., and administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

The 2007 conference at the Université de Provence in Aix-en-Provence on October 19-20, 2007 was entitled "Débat & écritures sous la Révolution française: Politique, Esthétique, Ethique." The weblink is via the FABULA website

 

Organizers

The 2008 colloquium is being organized by Prof. Julia Douthwaite (University of Notre Dame) and Prof. Lesley Walker (Indiana University South Bend).

Funders

This project was conceived and realized by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame, and the Department of World Language Studies, Indiana University South Bend. The project was partially supported by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program, funded by the Lilly Endowment. Inc., and administered by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Local Resources

The 2008 colloquium seeks to promote interdisciplinary scholarship on the Revolution. Exhibits planned in conjunction with the colloquium include an exhibit of revolutionary-era drawings from the collection at the Snite Museum of Art and an exhibit of rare books from the Special Collections of Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame. Click here for a preview of highlights of the Snite Collection of French paintings and drawings.

The organizers would like to thank Diana Matthias, Daniel Richter, and Walter Scott for their help in compiling this collection, researching and writing the short descriptions which accompany each image. All artwork is reproduced with permission from the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For more information on the Snite Museum collection, contact Diana Matthias, Curator of Education, Academic Programs, Snite Museum of Art, Diana.C.Matthias.2@nd.edu or (574) 631-4718.