NCFS Unbound

A series of virtual book dialogues


Friday, February 10, 2PM Eastern
Literary Geographies in Balzac and Proust
Melanie Conroy in conversation with Anne O’Neil Henry

Friday, Marcy 10, 2PM Eastern
Marianne Meets the Mormons: Representations of Mormonism in Nineteenth-Century France
Heather Belnap, Corry Cropper, and Daryl Lee in conversation with Andrea Goulet

Friday, April 28, 2PM Eastern
The Italian Invert: A Gay Man’s Intimate Confessions to Émile Zola
Michael Rosenfeld, William Peniston, and Clive Thomson in conversation with Brian Martin
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Thursday, May 11, 2PM Eastern
Resurrecting Jane de la Vaudère, Literary Shapeshifter of the Belle Époque
Sharon Larson in conversation with Margot Irvine



FALL 2022

Thursday, September 15, 1PM Eastern
Reading Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris and the Prose Poem
Seth Whidden in conversation with Catherine Witt

Friday, October 14, 2PM Eastern
Mother’s Milk and Male Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century French Narrative
Lisa Algazi Marcus in conversation with Mary Jane Cowles

Friday, December 16, 2PM Eastern
French Decadence in a Global Context
Julia Hartley, Wanrug Suwanwattana, and Jennifer Yee in conversation with Elizabeth Emery


Women, Citizenship, and Sexuality: The Transnational Lives of Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney
Melanie Hawthorne in conversation with Gretchen Schultz

Unmaking Sex: The Gender Outlaws of Nineteenth-Century France
Anne Linton in conversation with Rachel Mesch

Literary Slumming: Slang and Class in Nineteenth-Century France
Eliza Jane Smith in conversation with Carolyn Betensky

FALL 2021

Mormons in Paris: Polygamy on the French Stage 1874–1892
Corry Cropper and Christopher Flood
in conversation with Susan McCready

Precarious Partners: Horses and their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France
Kari Weil in conversation with Cheryl Krueger

The History of French Literature on Film
Kate Griffiths and Andrew Watts
in conversation with Susan Harrow