May 20, 2024

Gaines Delivers Paper at SE17 in Los Angeles

Professor James F. Gaines, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, attended the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth Century Studies, where he presented a paper entitled,  “The ‘Cantique à Madame de Maintenon’ and the Outbreak of Émigré Satire in 1695” in the session devoted to France and England. He also chaired a panel on “Material Things and Objects in Seventeenth Century Literature.” This international conference was jointly sponsored by University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California at Long Beach.  His paper dealt with a satirical poem against the wife of the king of France that circulated in the emigre community of London after the French defeat at the Second Siege of Namur.