Marcus Keller & Margaret Meserve: Wed. 30 & Thu. 31 March 2011

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March 30, 4:00, FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799):
MARCUS KELLER (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
“Le concept de la nation en France au XVIIe siècle”
—French Research Seminar

March 31, 6:00, FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799):
MARCUS KELLER (French Dept., University of Chicago)
and MARGARET MESERVE (History Dept., University of Notre Dame),
“The Middle East and the Turks in 15th-16th c. Romance narrative”: two research talks and debate.
—Early Romance Studies Research Cluster

The UBC EARLY ROMANCE STUDIES RESEARCH CLUSTER presents:

“THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE TURKS IN EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE”

A DEBATE between two specialists of early modern representations and conceptions of the Middle East in European texts, Professors Margaret Meserve and Marcus Keller.

Short presentations by each of the two guest speakers will be followed by a debate between them, based in part on questions provided ahead of time by members of the research cluster, then by a general discussion involving the audience. We welcome your participation.

Here are the topics which each of the speakers will address before debating:

Professor MARCUS KELLER (French, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),

“Thinking Through the Turk: The Muslim as Paradigm in Sixteenth-Century France”

Professor MARGARET MESERVE (History, University of Indiana)

“In Praise of Persia: Shi’ites and Other Good Muslims in the Italian Renaissance Imagination”

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011, 6:00 P.M.
FHIS LOUNGE, Buchanan Tower, room 799.
Open to all and free of charge.

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