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SFPS Annual Conference 2018: Programme and Registration

10th September 2018

Orientalism and the Francophone Postcolonial World: Legacies of Edward W. Said

SFPS Annual Conference 2018 Programme

SFPS 2018 Annual Conference Registration Form                                                                                                                                                      

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

In association with Liverpool University Press

         

Orientalism and the Francophone Postcolonial World: Legacies of Edward W. Said

 

Friday 16–Saturday 17 November 2018

 

Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London,

Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Confirmed keynote speakers: Jean-Marc Moura (Université Paris Nanterre) and Patrick Williams (Nottingham Trent University)

 

 

Friday 16 November 2018

 

9.30-10:15           Registration, Coffee/Tea

 

10.15-10.30         Welcome Address

            

10.30-12.00         Panel 1: Parallel Sessions

 

Panel 1a: Orientalism: A Gendered Perspective

Edwidge Crucifix (Brown University), ‘Disorienting Women: Hybrid Subjects in Female Fiction from the Colonial Maghreb’

Alison Marmont (University of Southampton), ‘(In)Visible “Others” in the Hexagon: Defying (Mis)Representations and its Consequences for Racialised Women in Linda Lê’s Voix and Marie Ndiaye’s Mon cœur à l’étroit

Sheila Petty (University of Regina), ‘De-orientalising the Cinematic Screen in Nadia Seboussi’s Il était une fois l’orient

 

Panel 1b: Said’s Influence across Disciplines

Peter Asimov (University of Cambridge), ‘French Music(ology), Orientalism, and the “Interchange” between Philology and Exoticism’

Ryan Augustyniak (Florida State University), ‘Speaking Truth to French Power: The Legacies of James Baldwin and Edward Said’

Justin Izzo (Brown University), ‘Speculating with Said: “Representing the Colonized” and Experimental Knowledge Projects’

12.00-2.00           Lunch/AGM

 

2.00-3.30              Panel 2: Parallel Sessions

 

Panel 2a: The Limitations of Orientalism

Rebecca Krasner (Brown University), ‘Can There Be a Post(post)colonial Orientalism?’

Megan MacDonald (Koç University Istanbul), ‘The Muslims are Coming? Three Orientalisms in Contemporary Francophone Literature’

Domna Stanton (City University of New York), ‘Countering Said’s Binaries: The Complex Case of Louis XIV’s France’

 

Panel 3a: Said and the Maghreb

Rebecca Glasberg (University of California, Los Angeles), ‘Said, Sebbar and Shérazade: Rethinking the Role of Orientalism in Leïla Sebbar’s Shérazade Trilogy’

Safa Ouled Haddar (L’Université de Blida 2, Algeria), ‘La réécriture du conte au profit d’une réhabilitation de l’image de l’Orient du XXIe siècle: Mes contes de Perrault de Tahar Ben Jelloun’

Amina Zarzi (University of Birmingham), ‘The Curse of Colonisabilité and the Representation of the Orient’

 

3.30-3.45              Coffee/Tea

 

3.45-5.15              Panel 3: Parallel Sessions

 

Panel 2b: Counter-narratives of Colonialism and Orientalism

Sandra Hobbs (l’Université des Indes occidentales, campus St. Augustine, Trinité-et-Tobago), ‘Edward Said et le disours québécois sur l’Autochtone: du discours historique passé vers le discours romanesque actuel’

Itay Lotem (University of Westminster), ‘Examining Slavery beyond Academia: The Story of the Comité National pour la Mémoire et l’Histoire de l’Esclavage’

Julia Wurr (University of Trier), ‘Knowledge, Power, and Security: Orientalism and Securitisation in Contemporary Francophone Fiction

 

Panel 3b: Translingualism and the Question of Language

Natalie Edwards (University of Adelaide), ‘Hélène Cixous’s Translingual Writing’

 

Chris Hogarth (University of South Australia), ‘Translingual Writing in French: A New Wave for Whom?’

Brigitte Stepanov (Brown University), ‘The Language of Leïla Sebbar: Rethinking Edward Said through L’arabe comme un chant secret’

 

5.15-6.15              Keynote Lecture, Patrick Williams (Nottingham Trent University), ‘“ Keep on rockin’ in the Free World”: Orientalism, denial and persistence’

 

6.15-7.15              Vin d’Honneur

 

7.30                        Conference dinner (at own expense)

 

 

Saturday 17 November 2018

 

9.30-11.00           Panel 4: Parallel Sessions

 

Panel 4a: Orientalism, Sexuality, and The Body

Charlotte Hammond (Cardiff University) and Andrew McGregor (University of Melbourne), ‘O is for Orientalism: The Dynamics of the Sexual Tourist Gaze in Laurent Cantet’s Vers le sud/Heading South (2005)’

Philippe Panizzon (University of Oxford), ‘Orientalism in France today: Race, Sex, and Sexualities in the Fifth Republic through the Prism of Rachid O.’s and Abdellah Taïa’s Writings’

Maria Tomlinson (University of Reading), ‘The Creole Female Body as a Site of Western Exploitation and Exoticization in Mauritian Women’s Writing’

 

Panel 4b: Orientalism and the French Caribbean

Sara-Louise Cooper (University of Kent), ‘“Mon arme dévastatrice devenue dérisoire”: Orientalism and Patrick Chamoiseau’

Marie Larose (Brown University), ‘« Bwèt nan do » : Les Arabes en Haïti’

Bethany Mason (University of Birmingham), ‘The Orientalism of Nature and Patrick Chamoiseau’s Texaco

 

11.00-11.30         Coffee/Tea

 

11.30-1.00           Panel 5: Parallel Sessions

 

Panel 5a: Orientalism: A Theoretical Perspective

Foara Adhikari (University College London), ‘A Matter of Perspective: Reading Orientalism in Amin Maalouf’s Le Périple de Baldassare (2000)’

 

Marjorie Jung (Université Paris-Sorbonne), ‘La posture de l’engagement d’Edward W. Said : une nouvelle cartographie d’un humanisme « politique » ?’

 

Rehnuma Sazzad (School of Advanced Study, University of London), ‘Edward Said and Aimé Césaire as Decolonial Thinkers: Orientalist Discourse and the Twenty-First-Century Quest for Identity’

 

Panel 5b:  Influences of Orientalism

Julia Hartley (University of Oxford), ‘Un-Othering the Orient: Similarity and Appropriation in Jean Lahor’s Quatrains d’Al Ghazali (1888)’

 

Vanessa Lee (University of Oxford), ‘Portraying the “Other”: the “Oriental” in French Theatre and Culture’

 

Subha Xavier (Emory University), ‘Revisiting Orientalism in Sino-French Love Stories’

 

1.00-2.30              Lunch

 

2.30-4.00              Panel 6: Parallel Sessions

 

Panel 6a: Said and the Middle East

John Boonstra (University of Wisconsin-Madison), ‘Orientalism of the Levant: French Ideologies of Empire and Histories of the Near East’

Thomas Liano (University College London), ‘« La révolution palestinienne m’aurait donc échappé. Tout à fait. » : Un captif amoureux, pour une politique de l’incompréhension’

Rebekah Vince (University of Warwick), ‘Franco-Mashreqian “Orientals”: French-speaking Jews of Egypt and Lebanon in Une enfance juive en Méditerranée musulmane (2012)’

 

Panel 6b: Orientalism and the Novel

Natasha Chevik (University of Bologna), ‘Psychoanalytic Criticism of Pierre Loti’s Histrionic Disguises in Aziyadé

Jennifer Yee (University of Oxford), ‘The Whore, the Text and the Critics: Flaubert’s Kuchouk Hanem as Postcolonial Fetish’

Fay Wanrug Suwanwattana (University of Oxford), ‘“Le vice répugnant de Saïgon”: The Homosexual in Claude Farrère’s Les Civilisés (1905)’

 

4.00-4.30              Coffee/Tea

 

4.30-5.30              Dorothy Blair Memorial Lecture, Jean-Marc Moura (Université Paris-Nanterre), ‘D’une théorie désorientée. Réceptions de L’Orientalisme dans le francosphère’

 

5.30                        Close of Conference

 

Featured image: Théodore Chassériau, Juives d’Alger au balcon, 1849

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