SFPS monthly mailing: April 2011

SFPS NEWSLETTER APRIL 2011

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Remembering Slavery, Forgetting Indenture?

9 – 10 September 2011

Bangor University, UK, in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of International Slavery in Liverpool

2011 marks the ten-year anniversary of the French Taubira law of 21 May 2001, which recognized the slave trade and slavery perpetrated in the Americas, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and Europe as a crime against humanity. This key date provides an opportunity to examine responses to memories of slavery which have emerged in France and internationally over the past decade. It enables us to reflect upon the recent substantial body of research that has been conducted into the cultural processes of remembering and representing slavery and the slave trade. Importantly, however, it also leads us to question whether this Ômemory law’ has opened up a space in which to explore
memories of other, interconnected forms of colonial exploitation, such as indentured and forced labour. Has the emphasis on the need to defend the memory of the enslaved equated to a failure to recognize
other forms of colonial and post-slavery exploitation?

The focus of this two-day conference will be on comparing the continuities and discontinuities between the ways in which slavery, indenture and forced labour have been remembered, narrativized and commemorated. It will bring into dialogue academics working on memories of slavery with those working on memories of indentured and forced labour systems, particularly in France and the former French colonies, but also extending to other global contexts. Confirmed
keynote speakers are Dr Françoise Vergès (Goldsmiths, University of London), head of the Committee for the Memory and History of Slavery in France, and Professor Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Professor of
French at the University of Liverpool. Taking a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, the conference will call into question the chronological and semantic divides between slavery and indenture by fostering debate around key questions, such as:

– Historical and contemporary definitions of slavery and forms of enslavement, indenture and forced labour: where to draw the lines?

– Processes of remembering, forgetting, commemorating and memorializing that have shaped representations of slavery, indenture and forced labour (in historiography, museums, literature, film, etc.)

– France’s ‘memory wars’: colonialism, slavery and the problem of the devoir de mémoire

– Constructing identities and cultural memories of slavery and indentured labour in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (for example, literary and political movements such as négritude, créolité, coolitude)

– Ongoing economic, cultural, social and political effects of slavery, indenture and forced labour in former colonial contexts

Individual papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and a brief biography to Nicola Frith (<mailto:n.frith@bangor.ac.uk>n.frith@bangor.ac.uk) or Kate Hodgson (<mailto:K.Hodgson@liverpool.ac.uk>K.Hodgson@liverpool.ac.uk) by 29 April 2011.

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Appel à contributions: Mémoires de l’esclavage, oubli de l’engagisme?

9 – 10 septembre 2011

Université de Bangor, GB, en la collaboration avec le Centre pour l’étude de l’esclavage international à Liverpool

L’an 2011 marque le dixième anniversaire en France de la loi Taubira du 21 mai 2001, qui reconnaît la traite négrière ainsi que l’esclavage aux Amériques et aux Caraïbes, dans l’océan Indien et en Europe en tant que “crime contre l’humanité”. Cette date clé nous fournit une occasion d’examiner les réponses produites depuis une décennie à la mémorialisation de l’esclavage en France et mondialement. Elle nous permet de réfléchir sur le corpus important de recherche effectué sur les processus culturels des mémoires et des représentations des esclavages et des traites. Cette réflexion nous amène surtout à considérer si cette ‘loi mémorielle’ a facilité l’exploration des mémoires des autres formes d’exploitation coloniales, telles que l’engagisme et le travail forcé. L’importance accordée au besoin de protéger la mémoire de ceux qui ont subi l’esclavage a-t-elle conduit à un refus de reconnaître d’autres formes d’exploitation coloniale et post-esclavagiste?

Ce colloque se focalisera sur une comparaison des continuités et des discontinuités entre les différentes façons de narrer, commémorer et se souvenir de l’esclavage, l’engagisme et le travail forcé. Il créera un espace où peuvent dialoguer des chercheurs qui travaillent sur la mémoire des esclaves avec ceux qui travaillent sur les mémoires des systèmes d’engagisme et du travail forcé, surtout en France et ses anciennes colonies, mais aussi dans d’autres contextes globaux. Les intervenants principaux confirmés comprennent Dr Françoise Vergès, maître de conférences en études culturelles à Goldsmiths, Université de Londres, et Présidente du Comité pour la mémoire et l’histoire de l’esclavage, et Professeur Charles Forsdick, titulaire de la chaire française James Barrow à l’Université de
Liverpool. En abordant le sujet d’un point de vue comparatiste et interdisciplinaire, le colloque remettra en cause les divisions chronologiques et sémantiques entre l’esclavage et l’engagisme, en promouvant le débat autour des questions clés, y compris :

– Les définitions historiques et contemporaines de l’esclavage et des autres formes d’esclavage, engagisme et travail forcé : où se situent les limites ?

– Les processus de mémoire, d’oubli, de commémoration et de mémorialisation qui ont contribué à la formation des représentations de l’esclavage, engagisme et travail forcé (dans l’historiographie, les musées, la littérature, le film, etc.)

– Les “guerres de mémoires” en France : le colonialisme, l’esclavage et le problème du “devoir de mémoire”.

– La construction d’identités et de mémoires culturelles de l’esclavage et de l’engagisme aux 20ème et 21ème siècles (par exemple dans les mouvements littéraires et politiques tels que négritude, créolité, coolitude).

– Les effets actuels de l’esclavage, de l’engagisme et du travail forcé sur la vie économique, culturelle, sociale et politique des pays anciennement colonisés.

Les interventions proposées ne devraient pas dépasser les vingt minutes. Veuillez envoyer les propositions de communications de 250-300 mots avec une courte biographie à Nicola Frith

(<mailto:n.frith@bangor.ac.uk>n.frith@bangor.ac.uk) ou à Kate Hodgson
(<mailto:K.Hodgson@liverpool.ac.uk>K.Hodgson@liverpool.ac.uk) avant le 29 avril 2011

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APPEL A CONTRIBUTION

Approches sociopragmatiques de la politesse en Afrique francophone

Sous la direction de

Bernard Mulo Farenkia, Université Cape Breton (Canada)

et

Martina Drescher, Université de Bayreuth (Allemagne)

Argumentaire

Le modèle théorique de Brown et Levinson (1987) repose, entre autres, sur les notions de face, politesse positive et politesse négative. La politesse positive comprend toutes les stratégies mises en œuvre pour valoriser la face positive (c’est-à-dire le désir de rapprochement, de communauté, d’être apprécié, considéré, etc.) de l’interlocuteur. La politesse négative ménage la face négative (c’est-à-dire le désir de liberté de choix et d’action) de l’interlocuteur. Ce modèle, le plus célèbre, le plus exploité et, le plus critiqué, a inspiré des travaux aussi nombreux que divers du point de vue des approches adoptées, des langues et des espaces culturels étudiés.

Au-delà des nombreuses analyses (individuelles) des diverses formes d’expression de la politesse dans plusieurs espaces culturels, on relève de plus en plus d’ouvrages collectifs proposant respectivement un « périple » dans une « région » ou un espace culturel précis. On citera, à titre d’exemple, Politeness in Europe (eds. L. Hickey et M. Stewart 2005), qui propose un portrait-robot de la politesse dans 22 pays européens, et Linguistic Politeness Across Boundaries (eds. A. Bayraktaroğlu et M Sifianou 2001), qui porte sur l’espace interculturel gréco-turque. L’état de la recherche actuelle révèle, dans l’ensemble, une abondante littérature sur les espaces culturels occidentaux et asiatiques. A cela s’ajoute le fait que la plupart des travaux comparatifs/contrastifs ont comme objet d’étude et langue de publication l’anglais L1 et/ou L2

La situation en francophonie est tout à fait différente. Alors que les stratégies de la politesse en français de France sont bien connues et ont déjà fait l’objet de nombreuses recherches (cf. Kerbrat-Orrechioni et son équipe de Lyon), celles en œuvre dans les variétés non hexagonales du français en général et dans les variétés de français en Afrique en particulier ont à peine été analysées (cf. De la politesse linguistique au Cameroun / Linguistic Politeness in Cameroon, éd. B. Mulo Farenkia). Dans les sociétés africaines généralement pluriethniques et plurilingues, les pratiques de la politesse reflètent les multiples contacts culturels et linguistiques et témoignent d’une certaine hybridité. Voilà pourquoi on peut s’attendre à ce que la politesse à l’africaine diverge sous plusieurs égards de la politesse à la française et des stratégies de la politesse dans d’autres espaces culturels où le français détient la position d’une langue véhiculaire.

Le collectif pour lequel nous lançons cet appel à contribution voudrait offrir un espace d’exploration des différentes manifestations de la politesse en Afrique francophone, sur l’arrière plan du rapport dialectique entre les modalités d’appropriation du français, l’ethos culturel/individuel et la gestion des rapports sociaux. Les analyses peuvent combiner des réflexions théoriques (regard critique sur les modèles existants) avec des analyses empiriques (c’est-à-dire des études de cas basées sur un corpus). Sans s’y limiter, les contributions pourront poursuivre les pistes suivantes :

–          Approche critique des modèles de la politesse de Brown et Levinson et de Kerbrat-Orecchioni en rapport avec un ou plusieurs espaces africains francophones

–          Formes et fonctions des rituels de la politesse (conseil, excuse, compliment, remerciement, salutation, vœu, etc.) dans une situation de communication ou un type de discours

–          Perceptions de la politesse et construction identitaire

–          Choix, attitudes linguistiques et fonctionnement de la politesse

–          Contacts des langues et stratégies de la politesse

–          Politesse, langue française et variation sociale

–          Discours épilinguistiques sur les stratégies de la politesse

–          Formes et fonctions de l’impolitesse

–          Politesse et communication interculturelle

Calendrier

–          10 avril 2011 : date limite pour l’envoi de la proposition d’article, comportant un titre, les mots clés, et un résumé de 300 mots maximum.

–          30 novembre 2011 : date limite pour l’envoi des textes (rédigés en français), délai de rigueur.

Les textes rédigés seront acceptés sous réserve d’une évaluation favorable par le comité scientifique.

Correspondance : Bien vouloir envoyer vos correspondances aux adresses suivantes:

Bernard Mulo Farenkia : bernard_farenkia@cbu.ca

Martina Drescher : martina.drescher@uni-bayreuth.de

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!!! ASWAD CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS !!!
DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

(Please disseminate far and wide)

You are invited to participate in the sixth biennial conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), to be held November 3-6, 2011.

Conference Theme: AFRICAN LIBERATION AND BLACK POWER: THE CHALLENGES OF DIASPORIC ENCOUNTERS ACROSS TIME, SPACE, AND IMAGINATION

In 1954, novelist and intellectual Richard Wright published Black Power, a provocative book in which Wright offered his reflections on his travels to the Gold Coast as it was in the process of becoming the independent nation of Ghana. The term “Black Power” that Wright used to signify the possibilities of freedom and development for Africans, as well as Pan-African cultural connections, would become a familiar notion to people of African descent around the world, who identified with its potent message for liberation and cultural revitalization. In so doing, Wright opened a new chapter in the long history of political and intellectual dialogue across the African Diaspora-one that revealed both the convergences and ruptures between people of African descent on the continent and in Diaspora.

For its sixth biennial conference, to be held in Pittsburgh, ASWAD explores the theme “African Liberation and Black Power: The Challenges of Diasporic Encounters Across Time, Space and Imagination.” This conference intends to appreciate the Diasporic dimensions and articulations of Black Power, with special emphasis on Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia by tracing the genealogies of the concept and challenging localized limitations of Black Power scholarship.

Though the term “Black Power” is most frequently associated with the political and cultural movement of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States, the drive to valorize blackness and Africanity/Africanité was broadly shared throughout Africa and the African Diaspora. Black Power was a transnational phenomenon; in addition to the U.S., organizations, activists, artists, and politicians in Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, Bermuda, UK, South Africa, Zaire, and elsewhere explicitly identified themselves as adhering to Black Power. Each of these local movements responded in unique ways, but remained in dialogue with peoples of African descent and other peoples seeking creative responses to oppressive regimes. At the same time, 1970s black feminist organizations such as the Combahee River Collective (USA) and the Southall Black Sisters (UK), as well as writers such as Claudia Jones, Audre Lorde and Bessie Head, openly contested the masculinist, heteronormative tendencies within Black Power. Indeed, Diasporic feminists often imagined freedom in far more expansive political and aesthetic terms than their male counterparts.

In exploring Black Power as a global phenomenon, ASWAD encourages the submission of papers that interrogate the elements that define Black Power, its multiple locations, and articulations, its gendered and sexual contours, the transnational connections that informed and nurtured it as well as global and local cultural and political projects that revitalize it in the twenty-first century. In addition, we seek to identify the antecedents of Black Power, and historicize it within the trajectories of African and African Diasporic literature, culture, media, philosophy, politics, and the academy itself, as well as its relationship to health and environmental issues. The cultural and ideological foundations of Black Power had deep roots in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and, as such, ASWAD encourages papers that excavate the origins of the cultural, intellectual, and political expressions that gave birth to the liberation struggles of the 20th century. All geographic areas will be represented, including Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Paper and panel proposals that incorporate women, gender, and sexuality as categories of analysis are encouraged.

Conference Site

The University of Pittsburgh is hosting the conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The city of Pittsburgh resonates well with the broad experience of the African Diaspora. Martin Delany, arguably the leading figure in Pan-African politics of the mid-19th century, made Pittsburgh the basis of his participation in North American conferences and his 1859 West African visit. The black community of Western Pennsylvania, including a number directly from Africa and as well as others from Virginia, the northeast U.S., and (subsequently) Alabama, has been documented recently in a major museum exhibit, “Free at Last?” supported by the University of Pittsburgh and displayed at the Heinz History Center. The Pittsburgh Courier, founded in 1907, was a leading regional and national African American newspaper for much of the 20th century.

Pittsburgh was and is a town centered on work and workers. Its commercial ties link it by river to New Orleans and by rail to New York City, Baltimore, and Chicago. Its steel, glass, and paint link it to the rest of the world. With global economic ties came global cultural ties: Pittsburgh’s classical musicians of the 19th century were black; in the 20th century the city became a hub of jazz music; today it remains a center of doo-wop nostalgia. Playwright August Wilson wrote his cycle of ten plays based on Pittsburgh’s Hill District; some of his plays were inspired by images of the visual artist Romare Bearden. In 2009, a magnificent August Wilson Cultural Center opened in the heart of downtown, near to the Heinz History Center. Today, African Americans are about 25% of Pittsburgh’s population of 300,000, and about 20% of Allegheny County’s population. Small but culturally active African communities (with the obvious overlap of the two) expand the diversity of the region.

Western Pennsylvania was a key battleground in the 2008 presidential election, and went solidly for Obama. Based on his campaign experience, President Obama chose to hold the 2009 G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, to highlight the success of the city in navigating the economic and social problems of our era.

For the conference, sessions will be held in the elegantly refurbished University Club on the University of Pittsburgh campus; hotels are within walking distance. On Saturday night of the conference, the annual Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar will take place in the Carnegie Music Hall; the Carnegie Museum exhibit on the work of “Teenie” Harris, the famed Pittsburgh Courier photographer, opens at the beginning of the ASWAD conference-both venues are next to the Pitt campus. We also hope to have an event at the August Wilson Center.

Proposals

Please send a two-page abstract (for either a single presentation or a panel) and a one-page CV (or multiple one-page CV’s) by MAY 15, 2011. They can be sent prior to submitting the registration fee, and are to be sent electronically via email attachment to: aswad2011@osu.edu

Other queries (but not abstracts; please send all abstracts to SAME EMAIL ADDRESS) can be addressed to:

Leslie M. Alexander, Conference Co-Chair
Associate Professor
371 Dulles Hall
230 West 17th Avenue
Department of History
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

We intend to post papers on our website, and some may be selected for publication. If you do not wish your paper to appear in either format, please clearly indicate such. Completed materials should be submitted in publishable form prior to the first week in October, 2011.

On-line conference registration is available at:

http://www.aswadiaspora.org/ASWAD_2011_CFP_01.html#registration


CALLS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Guernica Editions is planning to publish a collection of essays on Dany Laferrière as part of their  “Writers Series” in early 2013. Editor Lee Skallerup Bessette is looking for submissions for the  collection, focusing on any aspect of Laferrière’s oeuvre, including movie adaptations, his children’s  books, his newspaper writing, etc. The essays should be between 5000-7000 words and follow  current MLA conventions for formatting and citations. Please ensure footnotes are inserted manually  instead of using the word processors footnote capabilities. Essays should be submitted in English,  but quotes within the essay can be in French. Essays written entirely in French will be considered, but
will need to be translated.

Please submit your completed essay before September 30, 2011 to lee.bessette@gmail.com. If you  are submitting an essay in French, the deadline is July 31, 2011, to allow for translation.

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International Journal of Francophone Studies

Call for articles

Postcolonialism and Islam in the Francophone World

The International Journal of Francophone Studies invites articles for a special volume on the theme of ‘Postcolonialism and Islam in the Francophone World’ to be published in 2012/13.
Postcolonialism and Islam are two terms that frequently appear in tandem. However, the relationship between the two and the question of their compatibility has not been extensively investigated. The speed and intensity of the changes characteristic of late modernity under the pressures of cultural and economic globalisation has traumatised Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Hybrid identity formations, very often provisional, are generated in the articulations of difference marked by imaginary relations to faith, nation, class, gender, sexuality and language. Postcolonialism might seem to provide a framework for approaching the experiences of not only formerly colonised subjects but diasporic people and their host societies. However, Muslim writers, intellectuals, artists and filmmakers have both adopted and rejected postcolonial theory as an effective tool for accounting for the experience of Muslims in the modern world.
This multi- and inter-disciplinary project will be relevant to specialists in postcolonial theory, cultural, historical, political, sociological, literary, film, performance, language and religious studies who seek to problematise both the terms themselves and their juxtaposition. It will mainly focus on the analysis of Islam in the cultural and artistic production of the Francophone World both in the homeland and the diaspora, from the 1960s to the present.

Selected articles which address qualitatively the central theme and strictly adhere to the journal’s specifications will be rigorously peer-reviewed.

Submit your article in English or in French directly to the journal’s website by clicking on “Submit to this journal”.

http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=134/

Deadline: Friday 30 September 2011


NEW TITLES/EVENTS


International Journal of Francophone Studies

Volume 14.1&2 (2011)

AFROMODERNISMS

A special Volume on the centrality of a Francophone dimension to Afromodernisms, linguistically, politically and culturally, transcending and developing Tyler Stovall’s model of transatlantic migration with an emphasis on circulation ‘between a variety of geographical nodes’ , of personnel, ideas and artistic practices.

In the context of Paul Gilroy’s configuration of the Black Atlantic as a counterculture to modernity, this volume maps out geographical loci around which Afromodernisms clustered, examining the connections and transferences between Paris, North America and the Caribbean. From a critical perspective both diachronic and synchronic, it interrogates the aesthetics and the politics of this counterculture, situating it both within and contrapuntally to ‘modernisms’. The volume considers the centrality of black artists, writers, intellectuals, social scientists, and musicians, as core members in the development of a modernist avant-garde, while also interrogating ‘blackness’ as a political category at specific moments in the inter- and post-war years.

Guest edited by Fionnghuala Sweeney and Kate Marsh

University of Liverpool

Introduction:   ‘Afromodernisms: Modernity, Paris and the Atlantic World’ Fionnghuala Sweeney and Kate Marsh

Articles: ‘Black Women Writers, Modernism, and Paris’ Claire Oberon Garcia (Colorado College). ‘Enlightenment and Romanticism in the French Defence of Black People in the 1920s: The Ligue Universelle de Défense de la Race Noire against the Colonial Republic’ Elsa Geneste (EHESS). ‘Aimé Césaire, the Colonial Exhibition, and the Modernity of the Black Atlantic’ H Adlai Murdoch (Univesrity of Illinois). ‘Traces of the Ephemeral: Afromodern Influences in the Jazz and Travel Writings of Elisabeth Sauvy aka Titaÿna’ Jacqueline Dutton and Colin Nettelbeck (University of Melbourne). ‘From Haiti to Mississippi: Faulkner and the Making of the Southern Master-Class’ Richard King (University of Nottingham). ‘‘Drums are not for Gentlemen’: Class and Race in Langston Hughes’s Haitian Encounter’ Russell White (Southampton Solent University). ‘Dance Anthropology and the Impact of 1930s Haiti on Katherine Dunham’s Scientific and Artistic Consciousness’ Hannah Durkin (University of Nottingham). The Haitian Play: CLR James’ Toussaint Louverture, 1936’ Fionnghuala Sweeney (University of Liverpool). ‘Re-reading de Beauvoir “after race”: woman as slave revisited,’ Sabine Broeck (University of Bremen). ‘Sex and the Subversive Alien: The Moral Life of C.L.R. James’  W. Chris Johnson (Yale University). ‘Narrative, Contingency, Modernity: Blackness and Ethnographic Citizenship in Jean Rouch’s Moi, un Noir’ Justin Izzo (Duke University). ‘Ted Joans’ Surrealist History Lesson’ Joanna Pawlik (University of Manchester)

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In the wake of the twentieth Anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back we proudly announce the following event

Future Postcolonialisms: Comparing, Converting, Queering, Greening / Le postcolonial-en-devenir

on Friday and Saturday 27 & 28 May 2011

les vendredi et samedi 27 et 28 mai 2011

INSCRIPTIONS/ REGISTRATION: http://coad.perso.sfr.fr/postcolonialisms.html

Amphithéâtre Rataud, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45, rue d’Ulm, Paris

Conveners/ Organisateurs: Chantal ZABUS, IUF [Institut universitaire de France] Chair of Comparative Postcolonial Literatures and Gender Studies, CREF/G – EA 4400 – UParis3-Sorbonne Nouvelle;

& Dominique COMBE, Théorie de la littérature, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris; CREF/G-EA4400-UParis3-Sorbonne Nouvelle

Programme

Friday 27 May 2011

Le vendredi 27 mai 2011:

9:00: Registration open/ inscriptions

9:30: Keynote Address: Bill ASHCROFT, Gareth GRIFFITHS, & Helen TIFFIN:

“On The Empire Writes Back and Beyond”

9 :45

Comparing

Etat des lieux sur le Postcolonial en France

Dominique COMBE (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris): “Etudes francophones et théorie postcoloniale”;

Jean-Marc MOURA (UParis Ouest-La Défense): “Les études postcoloniales de l’aire francophone—entre France, francophonie, et monde”;

Xavier Garnier (UParis3-Sorbonne Nouvelle): “Ecrire avec l’Apocalypse: littératures postcoloniales au Congo” ;

11:00: Pause-café

Coffee Break

11:30

Greening

Ecocritique postcoloniale

Graham HUGGAN (ULeeds, U.K.): “Attenborough, Colonialism, and the British Tradition of Nature Documentary”;

Cheryl Stobie (UKwaZulu Natal, South Africa): “Dystopian Dreams from South Africa: Lauren Beukes’s Moxyland and Zoo City”;

Ferial GHAZOUL (American University Cairo, Egypt): “Greening in Contemporary Arabic Literature: the Transformation of Mythic Motifs in Postcolonial Discourse”;

13:00 LUNCH/ Repas de midi

15:00

Queering and Browning

Nouvelles sexualités dissidentes

John HAWLEY (Santa Clara University, California, USA): “Late to the (Political) Party: Who’s Gay when Everyone’s Queer?”

William J. SPURLIN (Brunel University, London, U.K.): “Postcolonially Queer: Comparative Approaches to Cultural Representations of Same-Sex Desires in the Maghreb and Southern Africa”;

15:45 Pause-café/ Coffee Break

16:00

Janet WILSON (Northampton U, U.K.):  “Gender and Travel: New Zealand Women Writers in the U.K.: Mansfield, Frame, Adcock”;

Joan HAMBIDGE (University of Cape Town, South Africa):  “Writing Queer in South Africa: Poetry Versus Identity.”

Evening Free

Soirée libre

Saturday 28 May 2011

Le samedi 28 mai 2011

10:00 Registration open/ inscriptions

10 :30

Converting

Religion et identités

Gareth GRIFFITHS (University of Western Australia): “Transacting Identity: Religion and Identity in Postcolonial Spaces”;

Srilata RAVI (University of Alberta, Canada): “Island Hinduism: Religion and Modernity in Francophone Indian Ocean Literature”;

Klaus STIERSTORFER (University of Muenster, Germany): “Fundamentalism and the Postcolonial: Limitation or Creative Stimulus?”

12:00 LUNCH/ Repas de midi

14:00

Le postcolonial-en-devenir

Futures

Helen TIFFIN (UWollongong, Australia): “What is Indigeneity?”

Mike HILL (State University of New York at Albany, USA): “Ecologies of War: Dispatches from the Aerial Empire”;

Bill ASHCROFT (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia): “Future Thinking: Postcolonial Utopianism”.

16:00

Concluding Remarks

Clôture

19:30

Dinner at

Banquet

Le Train Bleu (Gare de Lyon) (for those who have registered)

Contact: czabus@hotmail.com; dominique.combe@ens.fr

Webmaster David COAD at  http://coad.perso.sfr.fr/postcolonialisms.html

Chantal Zabus

www.zabus.eu

IUF Chair of Comparative Postcolonial Literatures and Gender Studies

Institut universitaire de France- http://iuf.amue.fr/author/czabus/

UParis XIII  & UParis III-Sorbonne Nouvelle-EA4400

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Franklin College Switzerland will be hosting the fifth biennial Lugano Conference on Caribbean Literature and Culture, “The Caribbean Unbound V – ”Vodou and Créolité,” from April 7 to April 9, 2011. The conference will be held on the Sorengo (Lugano) Kaletsch campus of the College. The three-day conference will officially kick off with Claudine Michel’s keynote address, “Mama Lola’s Triplets, Haiti’s Sacred Ground and Vodou’s Quintessential Lesson” at 18:30 on Thursday evening, April 7. The following two days will offer a wide selection of inter-disciplinary topics exploring the history, politics, art, literature, religion, film, music of the Caribbean.  Panels will be primarily held in English, but with many in French and some in Spanish. For more information please see the web site at: http://www.fc.edu/about-franklin/ocs/index.php/caribbeanunbound/CUV

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Études littéraires africaines 2011/30

Dossier : Ousmane Sembène

Textes réunis par Phyllis TAOUA

Les études rassemblées ici s’attachent à diverses oeuvres majeures de l’écrivain, principalement Les Bouts de bois de Dieu (1960), Le Mandat (1966), Xala (1973) et Guelwaar(1992). Certaines de ces approches prennent en compte la coexistence de deux versions, littéraire et cinématographique, du même récit, comme c’est le cas pour la nouvelle Le Mandatet son adaptation filmique Manda bi (1968). Deux articles se consacrent exclusivement aux films, en l’occurrence à Xala (1974), Ceddo (1976) et Faat Kiné (2000). Ainsi, la diversité des genres et des périodes envisagées, aussi bien que les différentes approches interprétatives, sont à même de proposer une vue assez large de l’oeuvre de Sembène, complexe et résolument moderne.

  • Le rendez-vous d’Ousmane Sembène avec la modernité africaine (Phyllis TAOUA)
  • Faat Kine and the Feminism of the Old Man (Kenneth W. HARROW)
  • Entre le wolof et le français : le cas de la nouvelle Le Mandat et du film Manda bi(Louis NDONG)
  • Le malentendu humanitaire : une approche de Guelwaar d’Ousmane Sembène (Cilas KEMEDJIO)
  • Pictures in Motion or Motion Picture : Sembène’s Natural Products Steal the Show (V. Natasha E. COPELAND)

Varia : La première génération des écrivains africains d’Italie (1989-2000) (Daniele COMBERIATI)

A propos… des études postcoloniales, « à l’angle des rues parallèles » (Nicolas MARTIN-GRANEL, Anthony MANGEON)

Comptes rendus et notes bibliographiques