PAMLA Conference 21 - Special Session: Paris: Beyond the Lights of the City

Aurélie Van de Wiele's picture
April 15, 2021
Nevada, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, French History / Studies, Literature


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada (will be virual if there is a no-travel advisory in effect)

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CFP - Special Session: Paris: Beyond the Lights of the City / Paris : au-delà des lumières de la ville

Paris has always been greatly admired, in particular for its rich culture, its architectural beauty, and its intellectual dynamism. As a source of artistic inspiration though, the City of Light attracts for its magnificent features as much as its dark sides, its « mud » as Charles Baudelaire calls them in his « Draft Epilogue for the Second Version of Flowers of Evil » (1861.) What are the hidden aspects of the French capital that Baudelaire, and many artists after him, have chosen to depict, and what is at stake in doing so?  

This panel welcomes communications in French or in English that look at marginal and original representations of Paris and its surrounding in literature, pictural arts, music and cinema from the 19th century to today. Papers will examine how these representations stand apart from artistic and moral norms, and explore the goals of doing so within a society that keeps on struggling to address discriminations and socio-economic inequalities.   


CFP full description :

Deadline : April, 15, 2021

Submit abstract proposals through PAMLA’s online system:


Contact Info: 

Aurélie Van de Wiele, Salisbury University