Cheryl Morgan

Professor of French and Francophone Studies Cheryl Morgan recently presented a talk at a conference on “The 19th Century in 2019: Mapping Women’s Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century.”

The meeting, which took place at California State University, Long Beach, was organized to foster conversation about 19th-century women writers from France, Italy, Spain, and Latin America and to take stock of the last 30 years of scholarship on women’s writing.

Morgan’s paper “Wit, Women, and Paris in the Belle Époque Press: Jeanne Marni and Jeanne Landre,” considers the “urban comic” in work by two women writer/journalists of the Belle Époque who engage with the sights and sounds of women in the contemporary city in their own way – Marni through her dialogue fiction and Landre through her tales of Montmartre.

Morgan explores how Marni and Landre set women loose in a decidedly modern and erotic urban space where not all is fun and games.

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