SFPS Postgraduate Study Day 2013

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Study Day

Allah n’est pas obligé: The Location of Islam in Francophone Cultures”

University of Stirling, 20 June 2013

Pathfoot Building (Room E26)



10 – 10:30 Registration, Coffee & Welcome

10:30 – 12 Panel 1: Screening Islam

Chair: David Murphy

Dr. Stefanie Van De Peer (University of St Andrews)

Même Pas Mal! Nadia El Fani’s Double Consciousness

Rym Ouartsi (King’s College London)

Marock: Debating Religious Values, Obscuring Social Class Differences

Jamal Bahmad (University of Stirling)

Globalisation and Radical Islam in Laila Marrakchi’s Marock (2005)

12 – 12:15 Coffee Break

12:15 – 13:15 Panel 2: Islam in the Diaspora

Chair: Mauro Di Lullo

Amina Easat-Daas (Aston University)

Muslim Women’s Political Participation in France and Belgium

Dr. Chloé A. Gill-Khan (University of South Australia)

French Republican Secularism and Islam in North African Diasporic Cultural Production

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Panel 3: Islam: Historical and Literary Representations

Chair: Chloé A. Gill-Khan

Karima Lahrach-Maynard (New York University)

The Representations of Islam in France during the Crusades of Saint Louis and the Egypt Expedition of Bonaparte

Kirsty Bennett (University of Sussex)

Identity Crux: Isabelle Eberhardt, Islam and the Ottoman Empire

Mauro Di Lullo (University of Stirling)

Jean Genet and Political Islam

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30 Publishing Workshop

Professor David Murphy (University of Stirling)

16:45 – 17:45 Keynote:

Chair: Jamal Bahmad

Dr. Philip Dine (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Subjectivity, temporality, territoriality: locating Islam from the French colonial past to the  Francophone postcolonial present

17:45 – 18:00 Close

There will be a small charge of £10 for participation in the Study Day. This fee will cover catering costs. Please contact Jamal Bahmad at the following email address for a registration form: jamal.bahmad@stir.ac.uk.

For a downloadable version of the programme, click here.

To download the registration form, click here.

To view the call for papers, click here.