Seiziémistes of the MidAtlantic
The Second Biennial Conference of
the Seiziémistes of the MidAtlantic
The second Biennial conference will bring together sixteenth-century scholars of France of the MidAtlantic. This conference will explore literary and cultural production in French in and around the period from 1500 to 1600.
There are various options for lodging in Chestertown. It is advisable to reserve early.
- The conference has a block of rooms reserved at the Quality Suites with a nightly rate of $100. When you call, be sure to specify that you’re reserving with the “sixteenth-century conference.” For similar rates, the Holiday Inn Express is right next door. Both of these hotels are a short drive to campus.
- For a more intimate experience, Simply Bed and Bread is right down the street from the College.
- In the center of town (a 10-15 minute walk from campus), you can find the historic White Swan Tavern.
Traveling to Chestertown
For more information about how to find us, please see the College’s travel page. We recommended that those traveling from afar use BWI Airport or PHL Airport (with a preference for BWI). The closest train station is in Wilmington, DE, about an hour and 15 minutes away by car. Because the town is only accessible by car, we will be coordinating carpooling and pick ups for those of you who don’t drive. We don’t want transportation issues to stop you from joining us! If interested in giving or getting a ride, please provide information on our carpool page.
Saturday, Dec. 9
9:00-10:00 Conference Registration and Coffee (Miller Library, TBA)
10:00-11:00 Panel 1 (Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library)
Chair: Corinne Noirot, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Charles-Louis Morand-Métivier, University of Vermont, Emotional Narratives of the French Wars of Religion
Scott Francis, University of Pennsylvania, Redeeming Hircan: The Salvific Efficacy of Toxic Masculinity in the Heptaméron
11:15-12:15 Keynote, Jeffery Persels, University of South Carolina (Hynson Lounge)
“The French Wars of Religion and the Environment.”
12:30-1:30 Lunch (Hodson Faculty Lounge)
1:45-2:45 Panel 2 (Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library)
Chair: Bruce Hayes, University of Kansas
Brooke Di Lauro, University of Mary Washington, “But ask the animals, and they will teach you” (Job 12:7): The Hidden Meaning of Animal Imagery in the Poems and Emblems of the Délie
Pauline Dorio, Université Paris 3 Sorbonne nouvelle, Editing a Poet: François Charbonnier, Creator of his Master
3:00-4:00 Panel 3 (Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library)
Chair: Elisabeth Black, Old Dominion University
Jeff Kendrick, Virginia Military Institute, The Formation of French Identity in the Wars of Religion
Kathleen Loysen, Montclair State University, Women’s Gossip as Historical Reference : Le Plaisant quaquet et resjuyssance des femmes
4:15-5:15: Panel 4 (Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library)
Chair: Kitty Maynard, Washington College
Frédéric Elsig and Carmen Decu Teodorescu, University of Geneva, Painting in France in the 16th Century
Catherine Ingersoll, Virginia Military Institute, Illusion and Disillusion: Acknowledging the Medium in the Grotesque Months Tapestry Cycle.