NCFS Unbound

A series of virtual book dialogues


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