MLA Panels and GSA Annual Business Meeting, MLA Convention, Boston (January 3-6, 2013)

January 3, 2013 –January 6, 2013

The George Sand Association will hold two sessions at the Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association in Boston (January 3-6, 2013).

Session 197: “Histoires de leurs vies: Women Writers’ Biographies after Sand” Friday, January 4, 2013 8:30-9:45 a.m. in 306 Hynes

Co-Organizers: Janet Beizer, Harvard University & Alexandra K. Wettlaufer, University of Texas-Austin

  1. “Reimagining the Muse’s Life: Louise Colet as Writer,” Mary Rice-DeFosse, Bates College.
  2. “The Comtesse de Loynes and the Problem of Operatic Biography,” Evlyn Gould, University of Oregon.
  3. “The Poet’s Sister: The Legacy of Isabelle Rimbaud,” Laure Katsaros, Amherst College.
  4. “From George Sand’s Soup to Colette’s Carpet: The Woman Writer Feature Story in the Belle Époque Women’s Press,” Rachel Mesch, Yeshiva University.

(click here for abstracts)

Business Meeting: Friday, January 4, lunch at a nearby restaurant – INFORMATION COMING SOON.

Session 757: “Sensuous Sand / Sensualités sandiennes” Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:00 Noon – 1:15 p.m. in 301 Hynes

Chair, Arline Cravens, Saint Louis University Organizer: Aimée Boutin, Florida State University

1) Elizabeth Erbeznik, Northern Illinois University, “Suicide and the Sensual Self in George Sand’s Indiana and Horace” 2) Claire White, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, “Towards a Sensuous Consciousness: Sand’s Worker-Artist” 3) Pascale Auraix-Jonchière, Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, « Végétaux et sensualité dans l’œuvre de George Sand »

(click here for abstracts)

For more, click on the MLA link: MLA.