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February 27, 2014

Cro presents guest lecture at University of Kansas

Submitted by Melinda Cro

Melinda Cro, assistant professor of French and French language program coordinator for 100-300 levels in the modern languages department, was invited to present a guest lecture at the University of Kansas in the French and Italian department on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Speaking with Paul Scott’s graduate seminar on Science Fiction and Fantasy in French Literature, Cro presented “Tendances subversives et éléments du fantastique dans la pastorale française” translated as Subversive Tendencies and Elements of Fantasy in French Pastoral.

Her paper, focused on early modern novels such as Honoré d’Urfé’s Astrée and Charles Sorel’s Le Berger extravagant, examines points of comparison between the pastoral and fantasy modes and possible subversive tendencies within the works. 

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