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CFP: ‘Negotiating Borders in the Francophone World’ (University of Birmingham, Friday 1st June 2018)

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Study Day ‘Negotiating Borders in the Francophone World’ University of Birmingham Friday 1st June 2018 Keynote Speakers Prof. Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) Dr. Charlotte Hammond (Cardiff University) Professional Development Workshop: Prof. Kate Marsh (University of Liverpool)   Call for Papers Borders come in many different forms, both visible and otherwise. Whereas hard borders demarcate specific geographical territories and are inscribed in law, soft borders can be thought of as the constructed socio-cultural barriers that stand between ‘us’ and ‘them’. Talk of borders in both senses dominates the international news agenda, perhaps now more so than ever. Traditionally concerned with geo-political rivalries and colonial expansion, today such discourse is shaped by two competing phenomena: the breaking down of borders brought on by globalisation, on the one hand, and their restoration driven by processes of securitisation in response to mass migration and the perceived threat posed by global terrorism, on the other. Over the course of the Study Day, we will explore the many borders that currently criss-cross and structure the postcolonial francophone world, as well as those which have done so historically. Intended to showcase work undertaken by postgraduate students, we invite participants to […]

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CFP: ASMCF Annual Conference, New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

We invite proposals for papers that critically examine the innovation and experimentation that characterise new and emerging forms of expression in the French and Francophone worlds. The relationship between reading and writing is constantly changing, genres are merging and new genres are emerging, literary forms and platforms influence one another, and digital media technologies are opening up new creative ways of telling stories. New forms of communication impact on social interactions and relationships, including political discourses and modes of engagement. Interlingual communication, creative and experimental uses of translation are reshaping the way we think about borders and identities, about the relationship of French to art and criticism beyond the Francophone world. Proposals for papers, featuring abstracts of up to 250 words in either English or French, should be sent in word format to c.baker@lancaster.ac.uk with the subject line ‘ASMCF 2018’ by Friday 2 March 2018. Read more CFP originally published on the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France

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