New Orleans, Global City (1718 – 2018):

The Long Shadow of John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

 

Inaugural Conference of the 18th- & 19th-Century Studies Network

 

April 26 – 27, 2018

 

University of Colorado Boulder

 

 

PROGRAM

 

 

Events are held in the Center for British & Irish Studies (CBIS), Norlin Library, room M549, unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Thursday, April 26

 

2 – 5 p.m.: Exhibit in Norlin Library’s Special Collections & Archives (Room N345)

 

5 p.m.: Reception

 

5:30 p.m.: Keynote Address

 

Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater and English, Yale University,

 

“‘Dreams Are Spoken Here’:  

Counter-Intuitive Economies and the Founding of New Orleans”

 

 

Friday, April 27

Exact schedule and order of sessions/presentations are subject to change.

9 – 10:30: Session 1

Chair: Maria Windell

 

Inger Leemans, Cultural History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, “All Profit, No Loss in Wondrous Mississippi Land: The Development of a Global Economics of Desire around 1700”

 

D'Maris Coffman, Economics & Finance, University College London, “Mercantilism after the Bourbon Succession: Later Editions of Le Parfait Négociant and the Construction of the Eighteenth-Century French Empire”

 

Matthew Gerber, History, University of Colorado Boulder, “Racializing French Slave Law: How the Edict of March 1685 Became the ‘Black Code of Louisiana’”

 

10:30 – 11: Break

 

11 – 12: Session 2

Chair: Masano Yamashita

 

Gordon Sayre, English, University of Oregon, “Jean-Bernard Bossu and the Tall Tales of Colonial Louisiana Promotional Tracts”

 

Florence Magnot-Ogilvy, French, Université de Rennes 2, “Staging Commercial Encounters between Europeans and Native Americans: On the Evolution of a Philosophical Topos after the Mississippi Bubble”

 

12 – 1:30: Lunch break (Hellems 115)

 

1 – 5: Conference Exhibit, Norlin Library’s Special Collections & Archives (N345)

 

2 – 3:30: Session 3

Chair: Teresa Toulouse

 

Peter Brigham Dedek, History & Design, Texas State University, “Mud to Marble: The Development of New Orleans Cemeteries, 1718-1820”

 

Jennifer Tsien, French, University of Virginia, “How to Get Rich in Louisiana: Physiocrats against Imperial Policy”

 

Soizic Croguennec, Modern History, Université de Guyane, “New Orleans during the Spanish Interregnum (1763-1803), A City at the Crossroads of Empires: Local Debt, Social Relations and Global Projection”

 

3:30 – 4: break

 

4 – 5: Session 4

Chair: Paul Youngquist

 

Daniel Usner, History, Vanderbilt University, “From Calumet to Raquette: American Indian Performance on the New Orleans Stage”

 

Marilyn Brown, Art History, University of Colorado Boulder, “Degas and New Orleans Revisited: Cotton and Global Capitalism”

 

5:00 – 5:30: roundtable

Chair: Catherine Labio