Journée d’étude: The Last of the Mohicans, A Narrative of 1757 in Context


The Last of the Mohicans, A Narrative of 1757 in Context
One-Day “Agrégation” Symposium
Friday, December 11, 2015
Université Paris Diderot
Room 255 bâtiment Olympe de Gouges

Morning Session – Chair: Allan Potofsky (Paris Diderot, Larca)
9:30 am: Opening Remarks (Cécile Roudeau, Paris Diderot, Larca)

9:45 am: Marie-Jeanne Rossignol & Augustin Habran (Paris Diderot, Larca) – The Inevitable Fate of All These People”: Indian Policy and the National Imagination (1776-1830)

10:30 am: Coffee Break

10:45 am: Thomas Constantinesco (Paris Diderot, Larca), The Last of the Mohicans: The Literary Context.
11:30 am: Keynote lecture and Questions: Christian Crouch (Bard College, New York), “Culture Wars in the Woods: The Last of the Mohicans and the Seven Years’ War”

12:30 – 2 pm: Lunch Break

CC_No_04_Last_of_the_MohicansAfternoon Session—Chair: Elise Marienstras (Paris Diderot)
2 pm: Michel Imbert (Paris Diderot, Larca): On the Trail of the Native Language of the Nation

2:45 pm: François Brunet (Paris Diderot, Larca): The Last of the Mohicans and the Iconography of the “Indian” in Cooper’s Time.

3:30 pm: Yohanna Alimi (Paris-Dauphine): James Fenimore Cooper, American Democrat

4.15 pm: Concluding Remarks



Symposium organized by Marie-Jeanne Rossignol & Cécile Roudeau and sponsored by the LARCA (Research Laboratory for Anglophone Culture), REDHEJA, and Paris Diderot “Agrégation” Program.

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