Postgraduate Summer Workshop 2010

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Summer Postgraduate Workshop

‘New Directions in Francophone Postcolonial Studies:

The Challenge of a Materialist Critique’

Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool, 10 June, 2010

10:00-10:20            Arrival, Registration, Tea and Coffee

10:20-10:30            Welcome

10:30-11:15            Keynote Address

Dr Andy Stafford (University of Leeds)

‘Materialist Praxis in Francophone Post-Colonial Studies?’

11:15-11:30            Tea and Coffee

11:30-12:30            PANEL 1

M. Amzat BOUKARI-YABARA (EHE SS, Paris), ‘French Postcolonial Theory without African Historiography on France?’

Ms Alice Burgin (University of Melbourne, Australia & Université Paris Ouest Nanterre), ‘The “Other” French Connection: The role of France and Francophonie in Contemporary West African Cinema’

12:30-1:30            LUNCH

1:30-2:30            PANEL 2

Mr James Bradbury (University of Warwick), ‘Savage Ways: Michel Leiris’ Ethnographic Discourse and the Significance of Epistemic violence in L’Afrique fantôme

Ms Ruth Bush (Wolfson College, University of Oxford), ‘A Transcolonial Account of Publishing Politics in the Work of Mongo Beti and Christine Garnier’

2:30-3:00            Tea and Coffee

3:00-4:00            PANEL 3: Professional Development

Dr Kate Marsh (University of Liverpool) Academic Publishing Talk

(Title TBA)

Dr Rachel Douglas (University of Liverpool) Employability Talk

(Title TBA)

4.00-4:45            Keynote Address

Prof David Murphy (University of Stirling)

‘Struggles that Unite us All? Anti-colonialism and communism in 1920s Paris’

5:00-7:30            Pub/Dinner

To download the registration form for the workshop, please click here