Michèle Longino, 1997–1998

The Staging of Exoticism in 17th-Century France

1997-98

Romance Languages-French, Duke University

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Michèle Longino completed research and drafted five chapters of a book on seventeenth‑century French‑Ottoman relations as articulated in the French classical theater, to be called The Staging of Exoticism in Seventeenth‑Century France. She completed two related articles: “Bajazet à la lettre,” forthcoming in L’Esprit Créateur, and “Mithridate or La cour de France turbanisée,” forthcoming in Papers on Seventeenth‑Century French Literature. She presented two lectures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Getting to Know You: The Early Modern French in Constantinople,” to the Art History Department, and “Seventeenth‑Century Constantinople: How to Find the Words,” to the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies. She also chaired sessions at the Modern Language Association Conference in Toronto and at a conference sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; served as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies; and participated in the Triangle Area French Studies Seminar.