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All seminar meetings take place on Sundays, 5:00-7:00pm. In fall 2020, meetings will be taking place on Zoom. Please contact a co-convener for the Zoom link and passcode.

September 13 – Discussion of Ladj Ly’s film Les Misérables (2019)

October 11 – Patricia Tilburg (History, Davidson) on her new book, Working Girls: Sex, Taste, and Reform in the Parisian Garment Trades, 1880-1919 (Oxford, 2019)

November 1 – Anne O’Neil-Henry (French, Georgetown) on forms of energy, popular culture, and the expositions universelles

November 22 – Sarah Miles (History, UNC) on “Selling Revolution: Advertising, Social Networks, and the Radical Left Press in 1970s Paris”

February 7 – Jacqueline Allain (History, Duke) on motherhood, (re)production, and citizenship in nineteenth-century Martinique

March 7 – Marylaura Papalas (French, ECU) on “Fashion, Film & Female Identity: Elsa Schiaparelli and Interwar Cinema”

April 11 – Steven Weber (UNC, HIstory) on reporting the Brabant Revolution (1789) in the French press