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Morgan Presents Paper in France

Cheryl Morgan
Cheryl Morgan

Associate Professor of French Cheryl Morgan presented a paper titled “Qu’y a-t-il dans un nom? ‘La Princesse Brouhaha’ ou l’art du scandale dans les romans de Marie Studholmine Létitia Bonaparte-Wyse” at a conference May 11-13 at the Université de Bordeaux in France. Scholars from France, Italy, Belgium and the U. S. attended “La Littérature en Bas-Bleus II: Les Romancières de 1848-1870,” the second in a series of conferences devoted to new scholarship on 19th-century French women writers.


Morgan’s paper examined the series of four novels, Le Piège aux maris (1865-67), written by Bonaparte-Wyse, the “scandalous” great niece of Napoleon I and cousin of Napoleon III who published under a dizzying number of authorial signatures.  Occupying an uncomfortable position between high literature and popular fiction, Bonaparte-Wyse’s Second Empire novels are of interest both for their panoramic social canvas and their intertextual play, offering layers of reading pleasure.

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