SFPS Postgraduate Study Day 2016

(Be)Longing in the Francophone World

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Postgraduate Study Day

University of Birmingham, 20 June 2016 

9:30-10:00                   Registration and Coffee/Tea

10:00-10:15                 Welcome

10:15-11:45                 (Non-)Belonging and Exile

  • Antonia Wimbush (University of Birmingham) – Bumidom: Exploitation or Emancipation? Women, Migration and Belonging in French Caribbean Literature
  • Hugh Hiscock (University of Liverpool) – Negotiating Nostalgia and Inheritance: Contemporary Narratives of Pied-noir Memory
  • Beatrice Ivey (University of Leeds) – Malika Mokeddem’s Longing and Non-Belonging in the Mediterranean Sea

11:45-12:45                 Dr. Helen Vassallo (University of Exeter) – Keynote: Exile and (Be)longing in Contemporary Francophone Women’s Writing

12:45-13:45                 Lunch

13:45-15:15                 Gender and (Be)longing

  • Aleena Karim (University of Birmingham) – Unveiling Algeria: The Women’s Narrative in The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  • Rebecca Rosenberg (University of Nantes) – Community and Communion through Writing: Unheard Voices in Maïssa Bey’s Cette fille-là (2011) and Hizya (2015)
  • Foara Adhikari (University of Lancaster) – Belonging to a Literary Constellation Called Francophonie: The idea of ‘difference’ in Ananda Devi’s Moi, l’Interdite (2000)

15:15-15:45                 Coffee Break

15:45-16:45                 Dr. Catherine Gilbert (University of London) – Academic Careers: An Early Career Researcher’s Perspective

16:45-18:15                 (Trans-)National Identity

  • Monika Kukolova (University of Manchester) – Constructing Mande Ethnic Identity in Contemporary Francophone West African cinema
  • Rebekah Vince (University of Warwick) – Intégration ou intégrisme? The Depiction of the Arab Israeli in Yasmina Khadra’s L’Attentat (2005)
  • Dawn Ng (Université Paris-VIII) – “Exiliterature” or the Literature of Exile: The (Trans)frontier Work of Linda Lê

18:15-19:00                 Drinks Reception

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