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Fifth Annual Student-Faculty Conference in European Studies: "Hard Times, Changing Times"

Keynote speaker: Julia Douthwaite, Professor of French at the University of Notre Dame.French Frankenstein
"The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Missing Links from Revolutionary France"
Date: April 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Location: Washington 201
Julia Douthwaite - keynote speaker (Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame)


Julia Douthwaite is Professor of French at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches courses on the literature and history of the French Enlightenment. She is an internationally recognized scholar who works at the forefront of current studies on the French Revolution. She is currently writing a book on how the Revolution s key events left traces in the fiction of this period. In addition to this manuscript (entitled The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Missing Links of Revolutionary France), Prof. Douthwaite has authored The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster: Dangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2002), and Exotic Women: Literary Heroines and Cultural Strategies in Ancien R gime France (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992). She is also the coeditor of The Interdisciplinary Century, SVEC 4 (2005), and of special issues of EMF:  Studies in Early Modern France dedicated to Cultural Studies, vols. 6-7 (2000-01). She is the author of innumerable articles published in prestigious journals, and has received grants from the NEH, the Lilly Foundation, and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Prof. Douthwaite is an active member of a number of national and international professional boards, and for six years she served as an Assistant Provost of International Studies at Notre Dame.

Saturday, April 17
Student Panels, Blow Hall 331


8:00 - 8:30: BREAKFAST
8:30 - 10:30: Embodied Histories
Kathryn Hansen, "Dancing for Distinction: Pierre Beauchamps and the Culture of 17th-Century French Ballet"
Beth Whelass, "The German Occupation of Serbia: Developing and Implementing Hitler's Policy of Violence"
Andrea Faatz, “The Russian Tuberculosis Crisis: An Analysis of the Role of Institutional Failures in Post-Soviet Russia on Increasing Rates of TB”
Monica Lobue, "Facing the Power of a Media Mogul: Woman's Continued Struggle for Equality in Contemporary Italy"
11:45 - 12:45: Conflict and State-Building
Amy Limocelli, "Equality of Sacrifice: Morale and the Private Life of the British Monarchy during the Second World War." 
Omar Farid, “Examining Compliance Rates of European Union Member States."
Sarah Argodale, “Identity and Memory Construction in the Tatarstan Republic”
12:30 - 1:30: LUNCH and CLOSING REMARKS

Sponsored by European Studies and the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies

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