Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 204, JW Marriott
Program arranged by the forums LLC 17th-Century French and LLC 18th-Century French. Presiding: Faith E. Beasley, Dartmouth Coll.
Speakers: Jay L. Caplan, Amherst Coll.; Elizabeth Clark Goldsmith, Boston Univ.; David R. Harrison, Grinnell Coll.; Elena Russo, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD; Scott M. Sanders, Dartmouth Coll.; Ellen Welch, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, salon culture was the foyer in which conversation flourished. This panel discussion is designed to interrogate the role of conversation on artistic production and examine its influence on the history of ideas during this pivotal period.