FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2:00-5:00 P.M.

Barry Ancelet, University of Louisiana at La Fayette:  The Unbearable Lightness of Begging:

Strategies for Generating Carnivalesque Laughter in the Louisiana French Mardi Gras.

Dorothy Noyes, Ohio State University, Columbus: 

Chères Reliques, chers Oriflans: Provincial Consciousness and Festive Invention in Seventeenth-Century Languedoc.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

Paul Gehl , Custodian, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing, The Newberry Library, Chicago :

The Variability of Festival Book Genres in Early Modern Europe, Illustrated by the Newberry Library Collections.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2:00-5:00 P.M.

Jill Ingram , Ohio University., Athens, Ohio:

The Funding of  Misrule; Festivity and the Forced Loan in the Production of the Gesta Grayorum and the Christian Prince.

Ted McGee, University of Waterloo, Canada:

Longleat News: Elizabethan Entertainements of the French Ambassadors, 1560-1580.


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