Monday, February 23, 2009

Andrea Frisch Seminar 3/6

Please join us for our next lunch seminar on Friday, March 6th. Andrea Frisch, Associate Professor of French at U Maryland, will be discussing her paper "The Poetics of Forgetting in Sixteenth-century France." Please RSVP to me ( and I will send you a copy of the paper. The seminar will be held in GWU's Rome Hall 771 (801 22nd St. NW) from 11:30-1:30. Lunch will be provided. Here is some more information about Professor Frisch from the UMD website:

A specialist in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Andrea Frisch received her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley with a dissertation on early modern travel literature and the novel. She subsequently did research in law and literature for The Invention of the Eyewitness: Witnessing and Testimony in Early Modern France (University of North Carolina P, 2004). Her work has appeared in Representations, Romanic Review, Discourse, Esprit créateur and Modern Language Quarterly. Andrea has received fellowships from the Newberry Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities and, most recently, from the National Humanities Center, where she was a fellow in 2004-2005. She is currently writing a book about the impact of the civil wars of the sixteenth century on the literature and aesthetics of the seventeenth century in France.

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