Archive | January, 2018

‘Francophonie’ in turbulent times 2

Edouard Bustin: Mabanckou’s “open letter” continues to attract more debate. Read more on the subject ‘Francophonie’ in turbulent times Francophonie, langue française : lettre ouverte à Emmanuel Macron Le président de la République a proposé à Alain Mabanckou de contribuer aux “travaux de réflexion” qu’il souhaite “engager autour de la langue française et de la Francophonie”. L’auteur de “Verre cassé” lui répond. « Emmanuel Macron a-t-il vraiment un projet francophone ? » Notre chroniqueur appelle à l’abandon de la hiérarchie artificielle entre « créateurs français de premier rang » et « supplétifs francophones ». « Monsieur Mabanckou, vous détournez l’objet de la francophonie pour un combat personnel » Le doctorant Bertrand Ollivier déplore le refus de l’écrivain de participer aux travaux sur la langue française au prétexte de se désolidariser de la politique française.    

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Call for Papers: Students, universities and knowledge production in the Maghrib

    Context and significance The sector of higher education is amongst the priorities of Maghribi countries and since independence it has undergone remarkable development, both scientifically and structurally. This development can be seen through the diversification of teaching programmes, national and international exchanges and a growing variety of socio-economic partners. This conference proposes to provide a state-of-the-art on the shifting relationship between students, universities and knowledge production in the Maghrib, from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Research to date has tended to fall into three broad categories, each with its own chronological focus and preferred disciplinary approaches: First, there has been a focus on students as political actors in nationalist politics in the colonial period, and then in opposition forces during the first decades of independence.[1] Second, scholars have studied universities as an illustration of state modernization policies and a theatre of political struggles.[2] Third, the links between universities and knowledge production have been examined, by looking back at past production and by formulating proposals for the reform of this institution.[3] This conference seeks to bring together these questions from public debate and academic traditions and establish a research agenda for the coming years in the Maghrib. Participants […]

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