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SFPS Mailing: October 2021

29th October 2021
  1. Calls for Papers/Contributions.

1.1 CFP French Presse, 2021-2022.

1.2 Book proposals invited: open access French Studies series.

1.3 Borders & Crossings: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing (University of Tartu, 6-8 July 2022).

1.4 CFP Cultures populaires postcoloniales (Université de Vienne, 21-24/09/2022).

1.5 Muslim Societies and Peacebuilding in Africa (Rabat Conference).

1.6 CfA: Genre, histoire et droit / Gender, History, and Law (France and empire/transnsational and comparative).

1.7 CFP: Cultural Memory of Past Dictatorships: Narratives of Implication in a Global Perspective.

1.8 Modern Languages Teaching Forum, University of Kent, 8 December 2021.

1.9 Call for Papers SFS Annual Conference 2022.

1.10 Congrès CIÉF 2022 : Nouveau délai (le 15 novembre 2021) et option virtuelle.

1.11 CFP -SDN- 30 November 2021.

1.12 CFP: ACH 53rd Conference ONLINE and Abstract Submission Deadline Extended.

1.13 HRRH Call For Papers – Historical Roots of Contemporary Trans-Atlantic Phenomena.

1.14 INCS “19th Century Strata” 2022 – CFP Extended Deadline.

  1. Job and Scholarship Opportunities.

2.1 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, University of Exeter.

2.2 Tenure-Track Position: French & Francophone Studies, Harvard University.

2.3 Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Francophone Studies) – Trinity College (Hartford, Conneticut).

2.4 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Black Studies and French and Francophone Studies, Swarthmore College.

2.5 Job opportunity in French (University of Miami).

2.6 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowships 2022 – Newcastle University School of Modern Languages.

2.7 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships – Lancaster University.

2.8 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures, Durham University.

2.9 Lecturer of Modern Languages (French and Francophone Studies), William & Mary.

2.10 Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies, James Madison University.

2.11 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at MMU, UK.

2.12 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships – Lancaster University.

2.13 Call for Applications: St Andrews Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships.

2.14 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2022 – University of Warwick.

  1. Announcements.

3.1 New Directions in Francophone Studies (EUP).

3.2 2022 Caribbean Studies Association Conference and Membership Registration – Now Open.

3.3 SFHS: The Farrar Memorial Awards, call for applications!

3.4 SFHS and WSFH: Research Travel Award, call for applications!

3.5 Modern & Contemporary France: Editorial Board vacancies.

3.6 ASMCF Initiative Fund October 2021: Second Call.

3.7 WSFH Virtual Conference 10/22 & 10/28.

3.8 Cambridge Modern French Research Seminar – Programme for Michaelmas 2021.

3.9 Journées d’étude: Les vies créatives des campus universitaires en Afrique, 13-14 octobre 2021.

3.10 Decolonial Research Methods, Online Seminar Series (October-December 2021), organised by Dr Leon Moosavi.

3.11 Paragraph Anniversary Prize.

3.12 2021/2021 Diversity, Decolonization, and the French Curriculum Events Calendar (Action Groups).

3.13 University of Chicago Center in Paris November Events.

3.14 IMLR Modern Languages Research Training 2021-2022.

3.15 Reading, Researching, and Writing the French Empire.

3.16 Diversity, Decolonization, and the French Curriculum Mentorship and Peer Support Program.

3.17 Kamel Daoud & Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Conversation, 21 Oct, Institut francais London.

3.18 ASFS 2021 Un.sited “Sites” in French Studies: Registrations open.

3.19 Ashwiny O. Kistnareddy, Migrant Masculinities in Women’s writing: (In)Hospitality, Community, Vulnerability (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) – book launch.

3.20 Winthrop-King 2nd Global Africas: Gender, Representation, and the Maghreb.

3.21 MHRA Postgraduate Representative.

3.22 Habib Tengour: “La poésie est le réel absolu” — Nov 4, 5pm — France and the World Seminar.

3.23 Multilingual Creative Writing as Hospitable Practice – Round Table – Centre for Poetic Innovation.

3.24 French Film Festival 3 – 13 November at Ciné Lumière, London.

3.25 ASMCF Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize.

  1. New Publications.

4.1 French Colonial History Vol. 20.

4.2 Nessim Znaien, Les Raisins de la domination: une histoire sociale de l’alcool en Tunisie à l’époque du Protectorat (1881-1956) (Paris: Karthala, 2021).

4.3 Viola Shafik (ed.), Documentary Filmmaking in the Middle East and North Africa (Cairo: AUC Press, 2021).

4.4 H-France Salon: ‘Race, Racism, and the Study of France and the Francophone World, Part III’.

4.5 Tessa Murphy, The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).

4.6 Yaya Mountapmbémé P. Njoya and Jean-Claude Abada Medjo (eds.), De l’extrême dans les littératures francophones des suds (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2021).

4.7 Emmanuel Alcaraz, Histoire de l’Algérie et de ses mémoires des origines au Hirak (Paris: Karthala, 2021).

4.8 Mathieu Rigouste, La Domination policière: Edition augmentée (Paris: La Fabrique, 2021).

4.9 Lilian Thuram, White Thinking: Behind the Mask of Racial Identity, trans. by David Murphy, Aedín Ní Loingsigh, and Cristina Johnston (London: Hero, 2021).

4.10 Robyn Cope, The Pen and the Pan: Food, Fiction and Homegrown Caribbean Feminism(s) (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2021).

1. Calls for Papers/Contributions

1.1 CFP French Presse, 2021-2022

 French Presse: New Books on Francosphere History. Bring your own coffee! 

This virtual series of hour-long book talks will feature an author with a relatively new publication in Francosphere history and an interviewer familiar with the subject matter. A moderator will handle Zoom entry and take additional questions from the audience. 

We seek proposals for pairs of authors-interviewers that would include the title and publication information of the book, short CVs, and a list of potential themes for discussion. An image of the book jacket would be great, too. 

We are committed to creating a welcoming, antiracist, and diverse series that embodies our Society’s anti-discriminatory mission of inclusiveness, political education, and equitable empowerment. 

Submission of proposals should be in Word or PDF to Sally Charnow ( and Judy Coffin ( by November 1, 2021

1.2 Book proposals invited: open access French Studies series

St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture, an open access series for short monographs published by the Centre for French History and Culture at the University of St Andrews in collaboration with Open Book Publisher, is currently seeking book proposals.

Covering the full span of historical themes relating to France, the series publishes a range of shorter monographs and studies, between 25,000 and 50,000 words long, which illuminate the history of this community of peoples between the Middle Ages and the early twenty-first century. Titles in the series are rigorously peer-reviewed through the editorial board and external assessors, and are available both in digital format and hard copies. Previous books in the series can be viewed at

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email the series editor, Justine Firnhaber-Baker, at or the OBP’s commissioning editor, Alessandra Tossi, at More information about the series and about OBP’s publishing model and funding structure, see

1.3 Borders & Crossings: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing (University of Tartu, 6-8 July 2022)

The 2022 edition of the Borders & Crossings conference series acknowledges more than two decades of intense development in the transdisciplinary study of travel writing, which is now a well-established field of research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The 2022 conference will take part in a unique context: that of a post-Soviet and Nordic country situated in a European geographical, economic and political context. Estonia’s history is marked by successive occupations, which could arguably be considered as a form of travel from the point of view of the occupiers. These occupations have affected travel to and from this area, and generated specific mobility, such as deportation and diaspora. This context brings our attention to restricted travels and the forms of control at work when it comes to travel. Additionally, this conference acknowledges the emergency of the ecological crisis and the pressure that travelling can put on the Earth system. With these considerations in mind, we invite conference participants to reflect on the following themes:

Travel and translation, especially concerning “small languages”

Travel to/from/around the Nordic and Baltic countries

North-north, North-south, East-west interactions

Dominant and vulnerable travellers and travellees

Travel and decolonialization

Slowness and stillness

Familiar places and microspection

Human and nonhuman travels

Travel and the Anthropocene

Travel and nature writing, ecocriticism

Fiction and reality of travel

Digital and proxy travels

Travel and diseases, cure travels and places

Images in transit

Theories of travel and travel writing

Travel and gender/sexuality

Travel journalism, guidebooks and digital media

Craft and practice of travel writing

Heritage, pilgrimage and footsteps travel

The conference will take place at the University of Tartu and is open to postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners (inside or outside academia) interested in travel writing from a broad range of perspectives. With this conference, we wish to insist on the inclusivity of this field of study and practice and welcome proposals from but not restricted to literary studies, travel and tourism studies, media and journalism studies, creative writing, history, politics, sociology, and geography, with a focus on any time period and any geographical context.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or creative pieces, and for 60-minute panels of three speakers or writing workshops. Proposals of approximately 250 words for a paper (up to 600 words for a panel or workshop), accompanied by a short bionote (no longer than 100 words) including your academic affiliation (if applicable), should be sent to (.doc or docx format appreciated) by 1 March 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1 April.

Although we wish for all participants to be able to attend the conference in Tartu, we plan for a hybrid conference so that participants unable to travel can still present their paper. A publication following the conference is planned but it will entail re-submitting an article abstract for a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 March

Notification of acceptance: 1 April

Conference dates: 6-8 July


Sara Bédard-Goulet ( & Julia O’Mahony (

1.4 CFP Cultures populaires postcoloniales (Université de Vienne, 21-24/09/2022)

Cultures populaires postcoloniales : critique du colonialisme, décolonisation et #BlackLivesMatter
Colloque international

21-24 septembre 2022, Université de Vienne (Autriche)

Cette section dans le cadre du 13e congrès des francoromanistes (21-24 Septembre 2022 à Vienne (Autriche)) explore comment le processus historique de la décolonisation se reflète dans les cultures populaires francophones mondiales. Elle explore la question de la renégociation des dynamiques de l’altérité et de la production de nouveaux langages esthétiques. Le postcolonial est compris comme un processus en mouvement qui commence bien avant l’indépendance des colonies françaises et s’étend jusqu’à l’époque actuelle des mouvements de protestation mondiaux.

Dans le prolongement des études culturelles, la culture pop postcoloniale est définie ici comme les médias de masse, mais aussi comme les expressions des cultures protestataires d’artistes et d’intellectuels ou de mouvements collectifs, telles qu’on peut les observer actuellement sur tous les continents. Dans le contexte d’une mondialisation accrue, une réflexion critique s’impose sur la manière dont les sous-cultures et les cultures de protestation deviennent de plus en plus rapidement dominantes ; c’est-à-dire sur la question comment elles sont intégrées dans la rhétorique politique et le langage visuel de la publicité, par exemple, ou comment elles oscillent elles-mêmes de plus en plus entre attitude protestataire et le mainstream grand public.

Nous partons donc du principe que les cultures pop mondiales, par rapport à la politique de représentation postcoloniale, évoluent très différemment d’une région à l’autre au cours des 20e et 21e siècles et développent donc également des formes esthétiques très différentes. Le panel couvre ainsi des objets d’études différents, de la littérature populaire et des formes pop-culturelles dans la musique et le théâtre à la photographie, la publicité et la mode, les films et les séries, les médias sociaux (Youtube, blogs ou le phénomène des influenceurs), le street art, la mémoire et la culture contestataire. En suivant les courants critiques et auto-réflexifs des cultural studies, nous posons donc, à partir de la politique de la représentation, la question du politique dans la forme esthétique, c’est-à-dire de la manière dont les processus de décolonisation ancrés dans différents endroits produisent de nouveaux langages formels dans la culture populaire. Dans cette perspective, nous invitons à des contributions qui se concentrent, entre autres, sur les questions suivantes :

  • Comment les esthétiques du fragment, de l’hybridation et de la créolisation entrent-elles en jeu dans la remédiation des cultures populaires (post-) coloniales ?
  • Quels transferts et transformations esthétiques sont révélés dans les traductions et les vulgarisations d’œuvres clés critiques du colonialisme (notamment F. Fanon et A. Memmi, A. Césaire et L.S. Senghor, M. Condé, A. Djebar et A. Lemsine) ?
  • Quels modèles de représentations utopiques et dystopiques, chaotiques et apocalyptiques sont utilisés dans les cultures pop postcoloniales ?
  • Comment les principes de la sérialité dans la culture pop tels que la réitération et la variation, la répétition et la différenciation sont-ils acquis dans le contexte postcolonial ? Quel rôle jouent l’esthétisme et le néo-baroque, le camp et le trash, les techniques du copier-coller ou du recyclage culturel dans le sens d’une appropriation politico-ironique de l’art euro-métropolitain ?

Soumission des propositions:
Les propositions de 500 mots maximum (sans bibliographie), accompagnées d’une brève notice bio-bibliographique, sont à envoyer jusqu’au 15 janvier 2022 (date limite) aux adresses suivantes : et Les notifications d’acceptation seront envoyées avant le 28 février 2022.


Dinkel, Jürgen & Dirk van Laak (eds.). 2015. Dossier: Anti/koloniale Filme. WerkstattGeschichte 69. 3–6.
Featherstone, Simon. 2013. Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures. In: Huggan, Graham (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, 380–396. Oxford: University Press.
Ḥamāmṣī, Walīd al. (ed.). 2013. Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa. A Postcolonial outlook. New York: Routledge.
Kelleter, Frank (ed.). 2012. Populäre Serialität. Narration – Evolution – Distinktion. Zum seriellen Erzählen seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Bielefeld: transcript.
Letourneux, Matthieu (ed.). 2016. Belphégor. Littératures populaires et culture médiatique 14 (Sérialités).
Letourneux, Matthieu. 2017. Fictions à la chaîne. Littératures sérielles et culture médiatique.  Paris: Seuil.
Mbembe, Achille. 2014. Afrofuturisme et devenir-nègre du monde. Politique africaine 4. 121–133.
Nederveen Pieterse, Jan. 1992. White on Black. Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture. New Haven/London: Yale UP.
Sarr, Felwine. 2016. Afrotopia. Paris: Philippe Rey.
Steenblock, Volker. 2004. Kultur oder die Abenteuer der Vernunft im Zeitalter des Pop. Leipzig: Reclam.
Storey, John. 2008. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. An Introduction. Harlow: Pearson.

1.5 Muslim Societies and Peacebuilding in Africa (Rabat Conference)

International Conference: CFP

  Muslim Societies and Peacebuilding in Africa  

Host: Al-Hokama Center for Peace Research, Rabat 

Date: May 26 -28, 2022. 

In recent years, peace has become elusive in many African countries. Not only have some of the traditional bastions of protracted wars such as those witnessed in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo—Zaire remained mired in unending insecurity and perpetual discord, but new trends of security challenges have been observed; these have proliferated across most of the Sahel countries, Libya, and even Northern Mozambique.  

Most African studies’ scholars associate the first trend of conflict with Africa’s post-colonial struggles of state-formation and post-independence challenges of nation-building. Disagreements have persisted as to the classification of the second trend in armed conflicts: Are they outliers of transnational origin within  Middle Eastern militancy  pioneered by Al-Qaeda since 1998? Other scholars perceive these new trends as homegrown, representing the rebirth of the 19th century jihadi movements in Africa.  

Whatever the truth in these different readings may be, two phenomena in these new conflicts are undisputable: First: they manifest violently and mercilessly, wreaking havoc among ordinary communities. Second: they are mostly taking place among and in majority Muslim communities. The pairing of these two factors justifies the claims of religious war, entrenching discourses of jihad, and perpetuating sectarian violence.  

This conference seeks to invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners to reflect insightfully and write legibly about these intertwined issues; in these papers, they should show how these issues impact upon communities, societies, and countries in the affected African regions. We encourage interested scholars to think about the complexities of the topic, and beyond the orthodox positions, and outside the normative realm of peace. Studies that are empirically based, case studies, fresh perspectives, original research, and solution-oriented rendering of these issues are much welcome.  

Selected papers will be preliminarily presented at the academic conference in Rabat, and then revised for a final publication in a volume dedicated to Muslim Societies and Peace-Building in Africa. Here are some suggested methods and themes, not a comprehensive overview, that can help in the framing of papers: 

  • Methodology and theoretical framework; 
  • The ethics of peace and peacebuilding; 
  • Holy wars and religious violence; 
  • The meanings of peace in Africa. 


  • Colonial peace, colonial war; 
  • Sufi actors and peace building; 
  • Civil and communal strife; 
  • The violence of the post-colonial state. 
  • Islamic conceptions of peace and war; 
  • Muslim practices of peace and war; 
  • Conceptions or practices of peace in Islamic history in Africa; 
  • Modern conflicts in the name of Islam. 
  • Typology of armed groups; 
  • Salafism: between conflict and peace; 
  • Transitional groups or institutions; 
  • Terror, Terrorism, and Terrorist groups. 


  • Cases from the Sahel region; 
  • Cases from North Africa; 
  • Cases from the Horn of Africa; 
  • Cases from Southern Africa. 
  • Overcoming conflicts; 
  • Initiatives for peace; 
  • Peacekeepers and peace keeping; 
  • Toward a lasting peace in Africa. 

         Interested participants are invited to submit a 300-word proposal and a short biography by November 20th2021 with acceptance replies within three weeks thereafter. 

Proposals and presentations are in English and Arabic. The host will cover all expenses related to travel, lodgings, and transportation of the selected participants during the conference.  

For any inquiries, please contact the coordinators at the emails below. 

To submit a proposal for the conference, send your document to, and copy the coordinators, Sanae Alouazen ( & Bryan Rush ( 

To be considered for the conference, please submit

  • 300-word proposal.  
  • short biography
  • Deadline: November 20th, 2021. 

Steering Committee: 


Professor Mbaye Lo, Duke University. 

Professor Muhammed Haron, University of Stellenbosch. 

Professor Hamdy A. Hassan, Zayed University. 

Professor Carl Ernst, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

Sanae Alouazen, ALHOKAMA Center For Peace Research. 

Bryan Rusch, Duke University. 

1.6 CfA: Genre, histoire et droit / Gender, History, and Law (France and empire/transnsational and comparative)

Call for Article Proposal for a Special Issue  

Gender, History, and Law 

Clio@Themis. Revue électronique d’histoire du droit. N° 25, 2023. 

Coordinated by Hélène Duffuler-Vialle, Marie Houllemare, Florence Renucci and Todd Shepard 

This call for article proposals sets the stage for a special section of issue 25 (2023) of the journal Clio@Themis ( 

It is open to all scholars—whatever their relationship to the academy—from all disciplines, who work on questions that bring law and gender into conversation. The coordinators of this special section aim to reinvigorate how these questions are studied, so we are especially eager to read work from junior scholars, who we encourage to submit.  

Article proposals (title and an overall description no longer than 3500 characters, including spaces) should be sent jointly to all of the coordinators before December 31, 2021:  

Accepted proposals should be submitted by December 1, 2022, at the latest. This will allow evaluation by Clio@Themis, including peer review, with the publication of issue 25 scheduled for November 2023.  

Calendar and Process of Evaluation for Proposed articles 

Article proposals (maximum length of 3500 characters, including spaces) must be submitted on or before December 31, 2021. 

  • Call for proposals appears in October 2021. 
  • Article proposals, submitted by December 31, 2022. 
  • Seminar with all the participants of this special issue to exchange on the articles (in Geneva) in October 2022. 
  • Accepted articles submitted by December 1, 2022. 
  • Initial committee evaluations of articles in January 2023. 
  • Submission of revised articles by June 1, 2023. 
  • Second committee evaluation of articles in June-July 2023. 
  • Submission of final versions of articles by September 15, 2023. 
  • Publication in November 2023. 


How to define gender has inspired substantial philosophical and sociological discussions. For this special issue of Clio@Themis, we adopt a broad definition. We understand gender as processes that construct differences of sex and sexuality, which include material, symbolic, and hierarchical dimensions. Gender is also a category of analysis, a methodological tool to interpret law.  

The prism of gender has allowed humanists and social scientists to substantively reinterpreted their subjects of research. 

The legal topics that have drawn the most attention have been how and in what ways law has been either favorable or unfavorable to women and the identification of feminist struggles to alter the legal competence of married women (Rochefort, 2005). 

In French legal research, however, gender as object and as method continues to be marginalized. From 2011 to 2015, a research project on gender and law entitled “Régine,” which a team of researchers in positive law carried out, sought “to anchor feminist legal theory in the field of French juridical research” and “to demonstrate that gendered inequalities are not only visible in the law but also are produced by the law” ( It led to the publication of several reference books, such as Genre et droit. Ressources pédagogiques (Hennette-Vauchez, Pichard, Roman, 2016). At the same time, several major surveys—such as “Virage” on violence against women—received the support of the Gip MRDJ [Mission for Research on Law and Justice]. We note that these projects included close to zero engagement with historical perspectives.  

Several histories of law have explored the place of women (Demars-Sion, 1991; Lemonnier-Lesage, 2000), of marriage as institution (Bontems (dir.), 2001), sexualities (Royer and Poumarède, 1987 ; Boninchi, 2005), and domestic violence (Vanneau, 2016), through scholarship that nourishes reflection on the social relations of sex and on the sexual division of law. Such publications, however, situate themselves in classical perspectives of legal history or juridical anthropology, insofar as they do not explicitly engage gender studies approaches. That said, there are recent works in legal history into gender (Paturet; Wijffels), as well as a 2015 thesis that studies the regulation of prostitution and related criminal judicial treatment (Duffuler-Vialle, 2015). In addition, The French National Research Agency (ANR) has just selected the project HLJPGEnre[1] for one of its “young researchers awards,” which will allow the project to begin work in 2022. This research project aims to analyze the presence of social relations of sex and sexuality in juridical and law enforcement systems. from the Revolution until today (with a focus on penal law, but also including public law, commercial law, employment law, and family law, in terms of their enforcement mechanisms). The goal is to introduce gender studies into the disciplinary field of legal history and, at the same time, to enrich gender studies through the work of legal historians.  

The analytic possibilities of gender studies have key limits, as the work of scholarly critics has established. Intersectional approaches, to great effect, aim to address these blindspots. Yet gender studies[MOU1]  remains generative, because it requires a radical decentering of perspective and renders visible phenomena that otherwise remain unseen. Law announces itself as neutral and universal. Gender studies scholarship pinpoints the ways that this facade obscures representations and stereotypes linked to social relationships of sex and sexuality and unpacks how law produces gendered differences and discrimination. A gendered rereading of legal history thus still seems necessary, at this late stage in the larger discussion, to propose histories that challenge existing narratives that our discipline’s scholarly and pedagogical publications continue to hold dear. We need widely varied angles into the intersections between gender and law, whether thematically (feminine, masculine, and transgender; sexualities and/or genders), chronologically (from Roman Law to the contemporary era), geographically (France and territories subjected to it, including possible comparative studies) and juridically (civil law, public law, criminal law, employment law, business law…). Our approach to how law is gendered is global, encompassing processes that produce norms, the application of such norms, as well as how transgressions are punished, and, equally important, how those ensnared by law seek to reappropriate or evade it. We envision three main poles of discussion: how law works to affix gender, how those excluded from such juridical gendering are dealt with, and the emancipatory strategies legal subjects propose to escape fixed gendering. 

  1. How law works to affix gender. This first pole groups investigations into ways that law, in specific times and spaces, assigns certain characteristic to people on the basis of gender—people and law situated in time as well as space. How are men defined? Women? What is the juridical space allotted, for example, to the ability to make a child? Do children or slaves have a gender? Is it possible, in other words, to speak of “juridical femininity” and “juridical masculinity”? How do the performative dimensions of such characterizations, whether latent or manifest, function?  What role(s) do juridical injunctions that concern sexuality—and their justifications—play? What place do essentialist arguments have in such developments, how do they function in juridical debates? How important is religion, tradition, and/or the play of power in such gender assignments? What types of expertise or science are deployed in juridical or judicial debates to justify them?  
  2. Excluded or unthought. What consequences do those who do not fit such gender assignments face? Or those who are defined out of law’s binarized construction, or those whose sexuality slips beyond the neat categories law relies on, i.e. intersex people, trans*, or those whose sexuality is other than heterosexual? What juridical and judicial treatment do they face in different times and spaces? In the binarized and heteronormative construction that law affirms, what juridical and judicial treatments are reserved for people whose gender is not easy to identify, those who reject injunctions to assume a gendered identity, or those whose sexual practices stand outside of heteronormative expectations? How do such treatments evolve and/or resist change?  
  1. To be emancipated, or To emancipate oneself through law/by taking advantage of law(s)/in opposition to law. One of law’s defining features is that it works to establish order, as we note above, in the service of moralizing, religious, or political ends. Law, however, also can lend itself to emancipation. Legal histories tend to present such emancipatory work in teleological terms. Yet attention to longer term developments reveals more complex pathways: the Revolution of 1789, for example, did not produce a clean break in this domain. It is also necessary to recognize that the emancipatory histories of different categories of people vary significantly. For many centuries, women had more rights than others in certain domains, which facilitated commercial activities and the disposal of their belongings, for example. This was the case in quite disparate situations, from the signaresof West Africa (Vial, 2019), to widows, without forgetting the privileges accorded market women under the Old Regime (Slimani, 2008). What remains to be explained are the genealogies, reasons, and the veritable actors that produced these partial or complete emancipations, as well as analyses of how gender intersected with other factors that produce difference in such developments.   


Alongside such histories, feminist movements actively worked for emancipation. We have numerous studies of feminist efforts, yet the historiography around organizations of jurists that were wholly or substantially female remains sparse, with certain exceptions, such as work from lawyer Maria Vérone (Machiels, 2008) and studies focused on certain groups within Africa  (S. Dezalay (ed.), 2015 ; M. N’Diaye, 2011). In such case, actors’ abilities to make use of courts, institutions, and social or political influence is in sharp tension with juridical capacity. In such a case, intersectional logics would appear to bring particular insight: how, in effect, could analyses of emancipatory strategies ignore social class, racial questions—most especially in colonial contexts—or generation, factors that might well explain more than assigned gender?  

Finally, this special issue of Clio@Themis surely will contribute new elements into debates around the key (irresolvable?) dilemma: is it better to reframe law so as to target and combat gender discrimination or, to the contrary, is the best path forward to seek to expel gender from law so as to move toward a truly universal legal system ?  

Article proposal should be sent to and  

[1] This project, coordonné par which Hélène Duffuler-Vialle coordinates, engages a multidisciplinary team (with historians, such Véronique Blanchard, Marie Houllemare, Régis Révenin, Marc Renneville-the sociologist Nicolas Bué-postivie law jurists Christine Desnoyer, Hugues Héllio, Anne Jennequin, Frédérique Le Doujet-Thomas, Corinne Robaczewski, Fanny Vasseur-Lambry), includes legal historians from diverse subfields (Luisa Brunori : history of business law, Fatiha Cherfouh-Baïch, Alexandre Frambery-Iacobone, Nader Hakim, Arnaud Paturet et Alain Wijfels: history of legal theory, Sébastien Dhalluin : history of criniminal law, Paul-Emmanuel Babin, Sonia Baï, Silvia Falconieri, Florence Renucci, Anne Ulrich-Girollet : history of colonial law, Farid Lekéal : history of employment and social law, and Sabrina Michel : history of civil law).


Appel à contributions pour le n° 25 

Genre, histoire et droit  

Clio@Themis. Revue électronique d’histoire du droit. N° 25, 2023. 

Coord. par Hélène Duffuler-Vialle, Marie Houllemare, Florence Renucci et Todd Shepard 

Cet appel à contributions a pour but de préparer le dossier du no 25/2023 de la revue 

Clio@Themis ( 

Il s’adresse aux chercheuses et chercheurs – quelle que soit leur situation académique – de toutes les disciplines, travaillant sur des questions articulant droit et genre. Les responsables du dossier, dans une perspective de renouvellement des approches, souhaitent notamment l’ouvrir à de jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs, qui ne doivent pas hésiter à envoyer des propositions. 

Les propositions d’article (intitulé et présentation générale d’un maximum de 3500 signes, espaces compris) sont à adresser conjointement aux responsables du dossier avant le 31 décembre 2021 : 

Pour les propositions acceptées par les responsables du dossier, l’article sera à remettre le 1er décembre 2022 au plus tard. Il entrera alors dans le processus d’évaluation de Clio@Themis, dont la parution du no 25 est prévue en novembre 2023. 

Calendrier et modalités des propositions d’articles 

Les propositions d’articles (d’un maximum de 3500 caractères, espaces compris) devront être envoyées pour le 31 décembre 2021. 

  • Sortie de l’appel octobre 2021.  
  • Propositions d’articles, avant le 31 décembre 2021. 
  • Séminaire avec l’ensemble des participants au dossier pour échanger sur les articles à Genève en octobre 2022. 
  • Remise des articles au 1er décembre 2022. 
  • Première évaluation des articles lors du comité de janvier 2023. 
  • Remise des articles corrigés au 1er juin 2023. 
  • Seconde évaluation des articles lors du comité de juin-juillet 2023. 
  • Remise définitive des articles au 15 septembre 2023. 
  • Parution en novembre 2023. 


La définition du genre, a nourri une littérature philosophique et sociologique abondante. Pour le présent numéro de Clio@Themis , nous retiendrons une définition large. Le genre est compris comme le phénomène de construction de la différence des sexes et des sexualités, dans une dimension matérielle, symbolique et hiérarchisée. Il est également envisagé en tant que grille de lecture, outil méthodologique d’analyse du droit.  

Les Humanités et les SHS ont largement réinterprété leurs sujets au prisme du genre. L’attention s’est d’ailleurs fortement portée sur la façon dont le droit était intrinsèquement favorable ou défavorable aux femmes et quelles ont été les luttes féministes pour modifier la capacité des femmes mariées (Rochefort, 2005). 

Dans la recherche juridique française toutefois, le genre comme objet et comme méthode demeure encore sous-employé. De 2011 à 2015, un programme de recherche sur genre et droit intitulé « Régine », porté par une équipe de chercheuses et chercheurs en droit positif, se proposait « d’ancrer la théorie féministe du droit dans le paysage de la recherche juridique française » et de « montrer que les inégalités de genre ne se donnent pas seulement à voir dans le droit mais sont également produites par le droit » ( Il a donné lieu à plusieurs ouvrages de référence dont Genre et droit. Ressources pédagogiques (Hennette-Vauchez, Pichard, Roman, 2016). Parallèlement, de grandes enquêtes – telles que « Virage » sur les violences faites aux femmes – ont été soutenues par le Gip MRDJ (pour l’Outre-mer). Toutefois ces projets ne contiennent quasiment aucune perspective historique.  

Quelques historiens et historiennes du droit se sont intéressé.e.s à la question des femmes (Demars-Sion, 1991 ; Lemonnier-Lesage, 2000), du mariage comme institution (Bontems (dir.), 2001), des sexualités (Royer et Poumarède, 1987 ; Boninchi, 2005), des violences conjugales (Vanneau, 2016), travaux qui alimentent les réflexions sur les rapports sociaux de sexe et sur la division sexuelle du droit. Néanmoins ces travaux s’inscrivent dans une perspective classique d’histoire du droit ou d’anthropologie juridique au sens où ils ne cherchent pas à mettre en perspective ouvertement le champ de recherche du genre. On notera toutefois que des travaux récents en histoire du droit portent directement sur le genre (Paturet ; Wijffels), qu’une thèse soutenue en 2015 affiche la grille de lecture du genre comme prisme d’analyse de l’étude de la réglementation de la prostitution et du traitement judiciaire pénal afférent (Duffuler-Vialle, 2015). De plus, l’ANR vient de retenir dans le cadre d’un instrument de financement JCJC (jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses) le projet HLJPGEnre[1], qui commencera en 2022. Ce chantier de recherche a pour objectif d’analyser les rapports sociaux de sexe et des sexualités existants dans les systèmes juridique et judiciaire répressifs depuis la Révolution jusqu’à nos jours (droit pénal principalement, mais également droit public, droit commercial, droit du travail, droit de la famille dans leur dimension répressive). Il entend sensibiliser la sphère disciplinaire de l’histoire du droit aux études de genre et, inversement, enrichir les études de genre par les travaux des du droit.  

Or si les études de genre possèdent des limites qui ont depuis longtemps été mises en évidence,  et ont été dépassées par l’approche intersectionnelle, elles ont l’immense avantage de décentrer radicalement le regard et de rendre visible ce qui ne l’était pas auparavant. En effet, ces études montrent que derrière la neutralité et l’universalité du droit se dissimulent des représentations et des stéréotypes relatifs aux rapports sociaux de sexe et de sexualité et que le droit produit des différenciations et des discriminations de genre. Il nous semble donc essentiel, même si cette démarche est tardive, de participer à une relecture genrée de l’histoire du droit pour produire un autre récit que celui offert par la production tant pédagogique que scientifique dans notre discipline. L’objectif est donc d’ouvrir différents chantiers en espérant que les chercheurs et chercheuses s’y engouffrent. Dans cette optique, nous souhaiterions aborder la question des relations entre le genre et le droit dans une perspective très large, du point de vue thématique (genres féminin, masculin, transgenre, sexualités), temporel (du droit romain à la période contemporaine), géographique (France, territoires sous sa dépendance ; incluant de possibles comparatismes) et juridique (droit civil, droit public, droit pénal, droit du travail, droit des affaires…). La manière dont le droit appréhende le genre sera prise en compte de manière globale, qu’il s’agisse du processus de production de la norme, de son application, de sa sanction en cas de transgression, mais également des stratégies de réappropriation ou de contournement mises en place par les justiciables. Trois axes sont envisagés : les assignations de genre par le droit, le traitement réservé aux exclus de cet ordre juridique genré et les stratégies émancipatrices mises en place par les justiciables pour échapper aux assignations de genre. 

  1. L’assignation au/du genre par le droit. Dans ce premier axe, il s’agit de s’interroger sur la façon dont le droit assigne à tel ou tel sexe identifié, telle ou telle caractéristique dans le temps et dans l’espace. Comment sont définis les hommes ? Les femmes ? Quelle place est donnée juridiquement, par exemple, à la capacité à engendrer ? Les enfants, les esclaves ont-ils un genre ? En d’autres termes, peut-on parler de « féminité juridique » et de « masculinité juridique » ? Ces caractérisations posséderaient une dimension potentiellement performative amenant à analyser les injonctions juridiques relatives à la sexualité ainsi que leurs justifications. Quel est alors le poids des arguments essentialistes et comment sont-ils traduits dans les débats juridiques ? Quelle est la part de la religion, de la tradition, des enjeux de pouvoir dans ces assignations de genre ? Quelles sont les expertises ou les sciences mobilisées dans les débats juridiques et judiciaires pour les justifier ?  
  2. Les exclus et les impensés. Qu’arrive-t-il alors à ceux et celles qui n’entrent pas dans ces assignations ? Quid de celles/ceux qui sont exclu.e.s d’office de cette construction bicatégorisée du droit, ou dont la sexualité échappe au carcan de l’ordre juridique, i.e. les personnes intersexuées, transgenres, les sexualités autres qu’hétérosexuelles ? Quel traitement juridique et judiciaire leur est réservé selon les lieux et les époques? Dans une construction binaire et hétéronormée définie par le droit, comment sont traitées et évoluent ou pas, juridiquement et judiciairement, les personnes dont le genre n’est pas clairement identifiable, celles qui refusent de se soumettre aux injonctions de genre, ou celles qui ont des pratiques sexuelles non conformes à l’hétéronormativité ?  
  1. Être émancipé.e, s’émanciper par le droit / avec le droit / contre le droit. Enfin, le droit à cette particularité d’être un outil d’ordre, comme nous venons de le voir, au service de visées morales, religieuses et/ou politiques. Pourtant, il peut tout autant servir l’émancipation. Cette émancipation est souvent perçue de façon linéaire en histoire du droit. Sur le long terme, son cheminement est toutefois plus complexe : la Révolution, par exemple, ne constitue pas une rupture sur ce plan. En outre, les variations sont catégorielles. Au cours des siècles, des femmes ont bénéficié de davantage de droits que les autres, par exemple dans la faculté de commercer et de disposer de leurs biens. C’est le cas dans des espaces très divers qui vont des femmes signares (Vial, 2019) aux veuves, en passant par les femmes marchandes publiques sous l’Ancien Régime (Slimani, 2008). Il reste à comprendre la généalogie, les raisons et les réel.le.s acteurs/trices de ces émancipations partielles ou totales, et de croiser la question du genre avec d’autres effets de différenciation. 


Parallèlement, les mouvements féministes ont largement œuvré pour l’émancipation. Si leur étude a suscité de très nombreux travaux, les associations composées uniquement ou en grande partie de femmes juristes et les engagements féministes des femmes juristes constituent encore un vide historiographique si l’on excepte quelques travaux, par exemple ceux réalisés sur l’avocate Maria Vérone (Machiels, 2008) ou dans l’espace africain (S. Dezalay (dir.), 2015 ; M. N’Diaye, 2011). La puissance d’agir (agentivité/agency/empowerment) par le biais des tribunaux, d’institutions, de l’influence sociale ou politique, est alors en tension extrême avec la capacité juridique. Dans ce cadre, les logiques intersectionnelles peuvent être éclairantes : en effet, comment ne pas tenir compte dans l’analyse des stratégies émancipatrices, de la classe sociale, de la race — notamment en contexte colonial —, ou encore de l’âge, leviers qui peuvent se révéler plus puissants que les assignations de genre ?  

Enfin, ce numéro de Clio@Themis participera sans doute, à travers ce dernier axe, à enrichir un (insoluble ?) dilemme : faut-il genrer le droit pour lutter contre les discriminations de genre existantes ou au contraire faut-il expurger le genre du droit afin d’arriver à une approche réellement universaliste ?  

Les propositions de contribution sont à adresser à et  

[1] Ce projet, coordonné par Hélène Duffuler-Vialle, est porté par une équipe pluridisciplinaire ( dont Véronique Blanchard, Marie Houllemare, Régis Révenin, Marc Renneville-sociologue Nicolas Bué-juristes de droit positif Christine Desnoyer, Hugues Héllio, Anne Jennequin, Frédérique Le Doujet-Thomas, Corinne Robaczewski, Fanny Vasseur-Lambry), dont des du droit de diverses spécialités (Luisa Brunori : histoire du droit des affaires, Fatiha Cherfouh-Baïch, Alexandre Frambery-Iacobone, Nader Hakim, Arnaud Paturet et Alain Wijfels: histoire de la pensée juridique, Sébastien Dhalluin : histoire du droit pénal, Paul-Emmanuel Babin, Sonia Baï, Silvia Falconieri, Florence Renucci, Anne Ulrich-Girollet : histoire du droit colonial, Farid Lekéal : histoire du droit social et Sabrina Michel : histoire du droit civil).   

1.7 CFP: Cultural Memory of Past Dictatorships: Narratives of Implication in a Global Perspective

Cultural Memory of Past Dictatorships: 

Narratives of Implication in a Global Perspective

Symposium Date: 20 May 2022

Mode of Delivery: Online

Host Institution: 

University College Cork, Ireland

Deadline for Submitting abstracts: 17 December 2021

Keynote Speakers will include: 

Professor Jie-Hyun Lim (Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University)

Professor Juliane Prade-Weiss (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Professor Michael Lazzara (University of California, Davis)

Democratic societies around the world are haunted by the memory of their dictatorial past. While the legacy of past dictatorships has long been a point of concern of academic disciplines such History, Sociology, and Heritage Studies, in the last decades, it has become a key issue for scholars of literature, cinema, and visual arts, too. This is a much welcome trend of the scholarship of Memory Studies, not only because writers, film-makers, and visual artists can heavily affect how the democratic present imagines and understands the dictatorial past, but also because they allow us to think about it in particularly complex and productive ways.

Recent development of memory theory confirms the importance of cultural production. Going beyond a schematic victim-perpetrator dichotomy that tended to characterise national and public discourses across the world, today’s scholarship of Memory Studies points towards the importance of mapping the grey zone that exists between victims and perpetrators, recognising the varied ways in which ordinary people can be entangled with past, present, and structural injustices and how they can be implicated in their perpetuation. Cultural products seem particularly apt to think about the past along these lines since novels, films, graphic-novels, tv-series, and works of art enable us to see the diverse subject-positions that individuals can have vis-à-vis past injustices, including those that fall beyond the purview of the law. By doing so, cultural products can offer extremely powerful platforms to reflect on the dictatorial past in all its complexities.

This Symposium brings together scholars working on the representation of past dictatorships through the study of cultural products. Adopting Michael Rothberg’s concept of implication as a common thread, the Symposium aims to investigate the ways in which cultural products engage with the ethical dilemmas of complicity, guilt, and responsibility that dictatorships create. In representing past dictatorships, how do cultural products construct and problematise the notions of victim, perpetrator, beneficiary, bystander, collaborator, and implicated subject? How can cultural products help us think about the ways ordinary citizens are involved in dictatorial regimes? What are the benefits and limitations of using aesthetically refined works to pose ethical questions about the past? By approaching these issues in a global, comparative, and transnational perspective, the Symposium also aims to explore the tensions between local and global circulation of narratives of implication assessing which visual and narrative tropes and templates are used to appeal to both global and local audiences. 

We welcome papers that touch upon the legacy of any past dictatorships in Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe (widely conceived, including both Eastern and Western countries as well as the Balkans) through the study of any forms of cultural products. If interested, please send a 300-word abstract and short bio blurb to both organisers by 17 December 2021:

Organisers:  Dr Guido Bartolini 


Dr Diana Popa 


The Symposium seeks to explore the following, non-exhaustive, list of topics: 

— The involvement of ordinary people in the crimes of dictatorships.

— Position-taking through cultural depictions (e.g. victims, perpetrators, beneficiaries, bystanders, collaborators, and implicated subjects).

— Narratives of guilt and responsibility for past dictatorships.

— Failures to construct a sense of implication through redemptive narratives and self-absolving tropes.

— Diachronic implication in and trans-generational responsibility for the dictatorial past.

— The relationship between the Ethics and the Aesthetics in the representation of past dictatorships.

— The limits and dangers of narratives of implication.

— Tensions between the local and global in narratives of implication (either at production and reception level of the artwork or at the textual level) 

— The relationship between transnational memory practices and national, local or regional debates provoked by narratives of implication.

You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted in February 2022.

This Symposium is generously supported by the Irish Research Council and the ERC project ‘Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena’  funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. 

1.8 Modern Languages Teaching Forum, University of Kent, 8 December 2021

We are pleased to confirm that the next Modern Languages Teaching Forum will take place on Wednesday 8 December 2021 from 5pm to 7pm. The event will take place online, via Zoom. Please register free of charge at this address: to obtain the login details (no confirmation email will be sent, please copy and paste the details from the ‘Thank you for registering’ page).

Moving On – The Fifth Modern Languages Teaching Forum at the University of Kent

At the next Modern Languages Teaching Forum we will explore best practice methods and strategies to enhance Modern Languages teaching provision and to improve attainment for all students and pupils of Modern Languages.

We want to take stock of our experience with distance learning, with online tools and technologies, to understand which good practices we are keen to port into blended experiences, and discuss our return to normal classroom settings. But also and more importantly we want to look ahead.

Therefore, we welcome papers that investigate innovative and/or effective classroom practices scrutinising a variety of topic such as (but not limited to):

  • How to embed cultural productions and creative arts (e.g. literature, music, theatre and cinema) in classroom practice and curricula, to develop and further language skills;
  • Issues emerging from the use of AI and automated translation tools in take home assignments;
  • How to build community in hybrid and blended environments.

We are inviting participants, in particular schoolteachers, Postgraduate students, and early career researchers to deliver short (20 minutes) papers on these themes (and more). Please send title, abstract, and a short bio, to Wissia Fiorucci ( ) and Alvise Sforza Tarabochia ( A limited number of papers will be selected for synchronous delivery, while the remaining will be given the opportunity to send a recording for asynchronous delivery. Deadline for submission is 15 November at 7pm.

1.9 Call for Papers SFS Annual Conference 2022

The Society for French Studies has extended the deadline for submissions to its 63rdannual conference (University of Belfast). Please email abstracts by 15thNovember 2021 to the Conference Officer, Dr Richard Mason, at the following address: are very keen for the conference to be an in-person event, however if you wish to discuss the possibility of a virtual panel, please indicate this when submitting your proposal.Travel bursaries are available to support postgraduate participation. For further information on the conference, please see

We are delighted to announce keynote presentations by Professor Michelle Bolduc (University of Exeter), Professor Jane Hiddleston (University of Oxford), Professor Edward J. Hughes (Queen Mary University London), and Professor Peter Szendy (Brown University).

Society for French Studies

63rdAnnual Conference 

Queen’s University Belfast

27th–29thJune 2022


Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite proposals for papers (in English or French; duration:20 minutes) for panel sessions on the following topics:

60th Anniversary of Algerian Independence


Coasts/blue humanities

Stories and storytelling

Women intellectuals


Centenary of Proust’s death





Trade and/or exchange

Philosofictions (Philosophy and/as Fiction)

The suggested topics may be interpreted widely and are intended to encompass as broad an historical range as may be applicable. Please provide a short abstract (250-300 words), outlining the argument of the proposed paper and indicating the topic you have chosen. Abstracts should be framed with a view to addressing an audience made up of both specialists and non-specialists, and should include the proposer’s contact details (email & regular mail).

The Society encouragesproposals for complete panels (of 3 or 4 speakers)on either the suggested topics, or from any area of French studies, and it is hoped that approximately half of the parallel sessions at the conference will emerge from complete-panel proposals.These should include the names, e-mail and postal addresses of all speakers, and those of the proposed session chair, who should not be one of the speakers. As well as a 250-300-word abstract for each speaker,proposals should contain a brief outline of the rationale and motivation of the proposed panel(no more than one printed page). One individual involved should be clearly designated as the proposer with overall responsibility for the proposed session. The Society is also keen to encourage other formats than 3 to 4 traditional 20-minute papers for complete panels, which might include (but are not limited to): pre-circulated materials, performance or creative practices, project-based sessions, pedagogical workshops, non-academic partnerships.

Papers and panels are selected on the basis of peer review: you should know by mid-December 2021 whether it has been possible to include your paper/panel. We especially invite applications from postgraduate students.NB. In order to encourage as wide a participation as possible, we have revoked the rule that no individual may present a paper at two successive annual conferences.


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Les propositions de communication et de sessions sont à envoyer par courrielavant le 15 novembre 2021(date limite prolongée) à l’organisateur du congrès, Dr Richard Mason, au courriel suivant: Pour plus de renseignements sur le congrès, veuillez

 Society for French Studies

63e Congrès annuel

Queen’s Université de Belfast

27 – 29 juin 2022



Nous vous invitons à nous faire part de vos propositions de communication (en français ou en anglais; durée:20 minutes) pour des sessions consacrées aux sujets suivants :

60 ans de l’Indépendance de l’Algérie

Les futurs

La côte/les humanités bleues

Les histoires et la narration

Les femmes intellectuelles

Le rétablissement

Centenaire de la mort de Proust

La performance

Le conflit

La glottophilie/la glottophobie

La liberté

Le commerce et/ou les échanges

Philosofictions (la philosophie et la fiction/la philosophie comme fiction)

Ces sujets se prêtent aux approches disciplinaires et aux contextes historiques les plus divers. Veuillezfournir un court résumé (250-300 mots) de votre proposition de communication, indiquer la session dans laquelle il s’inscrit, ainsi que vos coordonnées (nom, institution, adresse électronique). Nous rappelons que les propositions de communication doivent s’adresser à un public de spécialistes comme de non-spécialistes.

Le Comité scientifique examinera égalementdes propositions de sessions complètesportant soit sur les thèmes ci-dessus, soit sur les différents domaines des études françaises et francophones. Les organisateurs encouragent vivement ce type de propositions qui devraient constituer la moitié des sessions du congrès. Les propositions devront être accompagnées des noms et des coordonnées (institution, adresse électronique) de tous les intervenants (3 ou 4) et du président de la session ainsi que des résumés des interventions (250-300 mots par communication) et d’une page résumant les objectifs de la session proposée. Le président de séance ne figurera pas parmi les intervenants. Le nom de la personne responsable de la session doit être clairement indiqué. Le Comité scientifique prendra également en considérationd’autres formats de sessionque le format traditionnel (3 ou 4 communications de 20 minutes) qui pourraient inclure (mais sans s’y limiter) : des matériaux pré-distribués; des performances/des pratiques créatives; des sessions liées à des projets particuliers; des ateliers pédagogiques; des partenariats non-académiques.

Toutes les propositions seront étudiées par le Comité scientifique et les décisions seront communiquées vers le milieu du mois de décembre 2021. Les doctorant·es sont vivement encouragé·es à participer.Veuillez noter qu’afin d’encourager une participation aussi large que possible, il est possible de donner une communication lors de deux congrès consécutifs.

1.10 Congrès CIÉF 2022 : Nouveau délai (le 15 novembre 2021) et option virtuelle

Congrès CIÉF 2022 : 

Zones de contact, zones de conflit – convergences et divergences francophones 

       Trente, 20-26 juin, 2022  

L’édition 2022 du congrès du Conseil International d’Études Francophones se déroulera à Trente en Italie. Le projet de reprendre en présentiel la rencontre annuelle de l’association dans le Trentin-Haut-Adige, région autonome de la République italienne à l’histoire linguistique et culturelle aussi riche que mouvementée, nous procure l’occasion de réfléchir aux thématiques du contact et du conflit telles qu’elles se manifestent à travers le monde francophone.    

Le CIÉF réaffirme son engagement pour les rencontres scientifiques en présentiel. Par ailleurs, des informations pratiques sur le congrès de Trente seront bientôt disponibles sur le site de l’association. Cependant, dans le contexte de la crise sanitaire actuelle, le congrès de 2022 accueillera aussi et de manière tout à fait exceptionnelle les propositions de communication ou de sessions complètes en format virtuel.  

ATTENTION : Les propositions de sessions hybrides ne seront pas acceptées ! 


Les zones de contact – linguistique, ethnique, religieux, national ou social – sont-elles toujours des zones de conflit ou peuvent-elles engendrer des convergences pacifiques durables ? Et les zones de conflit, souvent le résultat de la violence inhérente aux entreprises coloniales et à leurs avatars post- ou néo-coloniaux, sont-elles à jamais condamnées à renfermer des divergences irréconciliables et à alimenter des logiques identitaires meurtrières ?   


Ces interrogations nous invitent à cultiver un cadre de réflexion transdisciplinaire sur des questions telles que les héritages contemporains des anciens empires coloniaux, les relations de domination mais aussi les gestes de contestation et de résistance entre le Nord et le Sud, les rapport entre les pouvoirs politiques majoritaires et les cultures minoritaires, le rôle de la langue comme symbole et instrument des liens comme des fractures communautaires, les formes de solidarité et d’exclusion intra-, inter- et transculturelles, la fluidité et les durcissements identitaires et les configurations politiques, économiques, sociales, sexuelles, genrées ou artistiques rendues possibles ou entravées par les dynamiques du contact et du conflit dans le monde francophone.   

Nous nous attacherons à comprendre les enjeux touchant à la langue, à la culture et à la littérature envisagées aussi dans leurs rapports avec les autres champs tels que la traduction, le cinéma, les nouveaux médias, la chanson, la politique avec un accent particulier sur les formes de construction et de critique communautaire, l’immigration, l’éco- et la géo-critique, l’histoire, la pédagogie, la sociolinguistique et l’ethnolinguistique, pour ne nommer que quelques-uns des domaines d’étude possibles.  


Politiques identitaires/politiques relationnelles  

Communautés ouvertes, communautés fermées  

Logiques de guerre  

Ethnolinguistique et transculturalité   

Sociolinguistique des zones de contact  

Politiques et droits linguistiques   

Centre(s) et périphéries de la francophonie  

Conflits et interactions linguistiques  

Intersectionnalité classe/race/genre/sexe  

Thématiques du conflit et de la fraternité  

Démocratie, néolibéralisme, néocolonialisme  

Convergences et divergences au féminin  

Expressions minoritaires  

Discours d’inclusion, pratiques d’exclusion  

Formes artistiques de la créolisation culturelle    

« Nous » et/ou « les Autres »  

Immigration, exil, migration   

Esthétiques intermédiales : cinéma, bande dessinée, blogue, vidéo, rap, hip-hop, graffiti, arts de la rue etc.   

Le français – langue dominante, langue résistante  

Mondialisation ou mondialité    

Identité, altérité, diversité  

Rhétoriques de la discrimination et de l’exclusion  

Acculturation, aliénation, assimilation  

École multiculturelle, école républicaine  

Langue, nation, déterritorialisation  

Pédagogies de l’empathie et de l’altérité  

Poétiques de la relation, pratiques de la traduction  

Catastrophes naturelles et désastres humains  

Éco-critique, géo-critique, post-humanisme  

Marques, frontières, limites  

Sociologie de l’amitié  


Afin d’encourager de manière interdisciplinaire le développement des études, de la recherche, et des publications portant sur la littérature, la langue, la culture, les arts et les sciences sociales dans tout le monde francophone, le CIÉF accueille chaque année à son congrès un large éventail de sessions regroupées sous ces catégories. Nous acceptons aussi des propositions dans lesquelles la francophonie est un facteur principe et qui permettront de rassembler les intervenants autour de problématiques d’actualité, sous les grandes catégories de LANGUE-CULTURE-LITTÉRATURE-HISTOIRE-PÉDAGOGIE.   


Vous souhaitez participer à notre congrès en 2022 ? Il y a deux façons de faire des propositions sur un thème lié aux études francophones :  


  1. Proposer une session complète(soit entièrement présentielle, soit entièrement virtuelle ; pas de session hybride !) regroupant trois ou de préférence quatre communications autour d’un thème commun. Veillez à ce que le thème soit assez ouvert.  

Nouvelle date limite pour proposer une session complète :  le 15 novembre 2021  

Les propositions doivent être soumises en ligne 


  1. Proposer une communication individuelle 

Nouvelle date limite pour proposer une communication individuelle : 15 novembre 2021  

Les propositions doivent être soumises en ligne 


Pour obtenir des renseignements sur le CIÉF et son congrès, prière de consulter notre site web ou de communiquer avec la présidente du CIÉF, Mme Oana Panaïté ( Pour en savoir davantage sur le CIÉF et sa revue Nouvelles Études Francophones (NEF), veuillez consulter notre site Web.  


Le Prix Jeune Chercheur est décerné chaque année à la meilleure communication doctorante au Congrès.   

1.11 CFP -SDN- 30 November 2021

Society of Dix-Neuviémistes
Call for Papers
Seeing Double
Queen’s University Belfast
7 – 9 April 2022

(La version française suit)
The nineteenth century is defined by its duality, between science and art; reason and madness; self and other; memory and imagination; past and present; old and new. Halves, doubles and repetitions surface throughout the art, literature, politics, and culture of the century, from Hoffmann’s doppelgänger and the Second Abolition of Slavery (1848) to the femme fatale and Baudelaire’s notion that ‘l’artiste n’est artiste qu’à condition d’être double et de n’ignorer aucun phénomène de sa double nature.’ This ’22 conference offers a fitting opportunity to interrogate the double in all its forms across a variety of sources in the nineteenth-century French-speaking world. We invite individual papers or panels on subjects related to the conference theme, on topics including, but not limited to:
•       Dialectics
•       Blurred vision
•       Doppelgängers and sinister doubles
•       Twins
•       Madonna/whore dualism; the femme fatale
•       Second sons; second wives; second siblings
•       Mirror-images, reflections and mise-en-abyme
•       Repetition
•       Couples, la vie à deux, marriage
•       Janus-faced figures
•       Comic duos
•       The second coming
•       Le 2 décembre /History repeating itself as farce
•       The Second Empire; the Second Republic; the Second (Colonial) Empire
•       The Second Abolition of Slavery (1848)
•       Les deux mondes and social divisions
•       Self and Other
•       Mind-body/Cartesian dualism.
•       Double lives; duplicity
Proposals for individual papers or panels should be in the form of an abstract (c250 words) sent as an e-mail attachment in Word to
Panels may take a traditional (20-minute paper) format, or be more experimental (eg discussion of pre-circulated papers, short presentations with discussant, round table). The deadline for proposals is 30 November 2021.
•       Version française:
Société des Dix-Neuviémistes
Appel à Communications
Voir double
(Belfast, 7–9 avril 2022)
Le dix-neuvième siècle se définit par la dualité; celle entre la science et l’art; entre la raison et la folie; entre soi et l’autre; entre la mémoire et l’imagination; entre le passé et le présent; entre l’ancien et le nouveau. Des moitiés, des doubles et des répétitions traversent l’art, la littérature, la politique et la culture du dix-neuvième siècle, du doppelgänger de Hoffmann à la deuxième abolition de l’esclavage (1848); de la femme fatale à la théorie de la création artistique de Baudelaire: ‘l’artiste n’est artiste qu’à condition d’être double et de n’ignorer aucun phénomène de sa double nature.’ L’année 22 fournit au colloque une belle occasion d’interroger le thème du double, dans toutes ses formes, tel qu’il s’exprime à travers diverses ressources et divers médias, dans le monde francophone du dix-neuvième siècle. Nous invitons des contributions individuelles ou des panels liés au thème du colloque, sur des sujets qui comprennent, entre autres:

•       La dialectique
•       Voir double
•       Les doppelgängers et les doubles sinistres
•       Les jumeaux
•       La Madone et la putain ; les femmes fatales
•       Les deuxièmes fils; les deuxièmes femmes; les frères et sœurs
•       Les miroirs; les reflets; la mise-en-abyme
•       La répétition

1.12 CFP: ACH 53rd Conference ONLINE and Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

CALL FOR PAPERS [DEADLINE EXTENSION]: 53rd Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH), Kingston, Jamaica June 5-10, 2022


The ACH Executive Committee is pleased it announce that its 53rd Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from Sunday, June 5 to Friday, June 10, 2022. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on the Caribbean, the 53rd ACH Conference will be held online.

The ACH welcomes this opportunity to work with local organisers in the Department of History and Archaeology at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. The ACH has chosen the overarching theme of “Resilience” for our 53rd Annual Conference.

We encourage participants to reflect on how the region’s resilience has been tested historically, and to share their research on the challenges and other developments which have shaped the Caribbean region.  Our 53rd annual conference comes at an important period in Caribbean nationhood.  The region enters a new phase in its independence trajectory with some of the English-speaking territories commemorating sixty years of independence. At the same time recent political turmoil, global health challenges and natural disasters have presented development challenges.  The region continues to be highly dependent on international travel and communication and is highly vulnerable to external shocks in the global economy.   In spite of the challenges individual states are actively re-shaping themselves and are at different phases of their independence journeys.  In this context, the theme “Resilience” provides an important focal point. 

Join us at the 53rd ACH conference as we explore the challenges and successes of the Caribbean region.

We invite papers under the general theme of “Resilience”. In addition to the overall theme of ‘Resilience’ the 2022 ACH conference will also welcome papers on the following topics suggested by members after our last AGM

•       Pan-Caribbean Approaches to writing Caribbean history
•       Historical monuments in the Caribbean in the Modern World
•       Cultural Representation – Rethinking Caribbean Cultural Identities
•       The Independence Project in the Caribbean
•       Gender, Peace and Security- Reimagining roots of Caribbean   adaptability 
•       Political Turmoil and Social Mobilisation in the Caribbean
•        Developments in Caribbean Archaeology

While papers on the overall themes are encouraged, applicants are welcome to submit proposals on other subjects.

For those proposing panels, please note that we seek linguistic and geographic diversity and representation. Applicants may also wish to consider that the ACH promotes diversity among panelists in institutional affiliation and academic experience.

Preference is given to applicants who did not present at the previous conference, held online in 2021.

Proposals must include:
1.      The appropriate form for either a paper/ poster or panel proposal;
2.       A 250-word abstract for each proposed presenter (Abstracts must indicate what new information or approach the work provides as well as the archival or oral sources consulted. Abstracts must be submitted in English, French and Spanish); and
3.      A brief CV (no more than 2 pages).

Please use the online links for paper/ poster proposals and panel proposals provided to make submissions.

Graduate students at an advanced stage in their research are welcome to submit proposals and must include a letter of support from their academic advisors attesting to the strength and progress of their research. Please see Application Instructions here

All documents should be combined into ONE (1) Microsoft Word document file (please do not submit as a PDF). The extended deadline for proposal submission is November 10, 2021 using the appropriate online form. Any questions can be communicated to Dalea Bean, Conference Coordinator at

1.13 HRRH Call For Papers – Historical Roots of Contemporary Trans-Atlantic Phenomena

The editors invite submission of articles on the historical roots of contemporary trans-Atlantic phenomena, including but not limited to Franco-American security collaboration/disputes, the gilets jaunes, Black Lives Matter/related European protests, and pandemics such as the 1918 influenza and COVID-19.

Manuscript Submission
Articles may be submitted individually or in groups of three to six to Senior Editor Elizabeth Macknight ( and co-editor Brian Newsome ( Scholars seeking to coordinate submission of article groups should contact the editors beforehand. Articles should be 7,000-9,000 words in length, and be submitted as email attachments, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files. For further details, including submission guidelines, please refer to the journal’s website:!

Have other questions? Please refer to the Berghahn Journals For Authors page for general information and guidelines including topics such as article usage and permissions for Berghahn journal article authors (

About the Journal
Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques (HRRH) has established a well-deserved reputation for publishing high quality articles of wide-ranging interest for over forty years. The journal, which publishes articles in both English and French, is committed to exploring history in an interdisciplinary framework and with a comparative focus. Historical approaches to art, literature, and the social sciences; the history of mentalities and intellectual movements; the terrain where religion and history meet: these are the subjects to which Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques is devoted.

Indexed in:
• Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)
• Scopus
• Historical Abstracts

For a full listing of indices, please visit the website (

1.14 INCS “19th Century Strata” 2022 – CFP Extended Deadline

Extended Deadline, INCS 2022

19th Century Strata

March 24-27, 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference



Held in a region of rich fossil beds, towering crags, plunging canyons, and snow-capped mountains, the 2022 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference in Salt Lake City will dig deep into questions about stratification – physical and social, spatial and temporal, visual and textual. We invite papers that consider the myriad varieties of literal and figurative layering that played out across the nineteenth century. This conference will foreground how exploratory and creative acts of digging down and building up expose new truths and generate new knowledge both in the nineteenth century and in our present work as scholars of the period. Please join us in our transdisciplinary and interconnected investigations into what lies below, above, and on the surface.

Papers might address:

  • Class Interaction, Wealth Distribution
  • Race and Racial Uplift
  • Layering and Bending Gender and Sexuality
  • Social Climbing, Passing, Transvestivism
  • Family Trees and Generational Conflict
  • Descent and Breeding
  • Secrets and Skeletons in the Closet
  • Memory and the Subconscious
  • Food Chain, Foodways, Cookery
  • Fads and Fashions
  • Disability and Access
  • Geology, Deep Time, the Longue Durée
  • Evolution and “Lower” Animals
  • Taxonomy and Classification
  • Museum Display and Public Spectacle
  • Archeology and Paleontology
  • Exploration, Excavation, Exhumation
  • Horticultural Layering
  • Urban Planning and Architecture
  • Photomontage and Trick Photography
  • Pastiche, Collage, Patina
  • Empire, Center, Periphery
  • Displacement, Migration, Travel
  • Self and Soul, Spiritual Layering
  • Surface Reading/Deep Reading
  • Neo-Victorianism and Writing Over the Past
  • Drafts, Revisions, Palimpsest
  • Digging in the Archives
  • Digital Mapping and New Media
  • Victorian Historiography and Scholarly Presentism
  • Any 19th-Century Topic

INCS has a unique panel format to facilitate discussion and collaboration. Presenters submit 8-10 page papers for circulation shortly before the conference and then give 7-8 minute synopses during the panels, leaving ample time for dialogue and exchange.

Abstract Submission: For paper proposals, send a 200-word abstract and a one-page CV to by November 5, 2021. For panel proposals, please provide a brief overview of the panel in an e-mail message and attach all paper proposals and CVs.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica Straley: or Leslee Thorne-Murphy:

2. Job and Scholarship Opportunities

2.1 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, University of Exeter

French/Modern Languages & Cultures at the University of Exeter welcomes expressions of interest in the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship competition 2022:

Please see further details of the scheme and instruction of how to apply, including timelines, here:

We request expressions of interest by 22 November 2021 and candidates are asked to submit to me copying to .

2.2 Tenure-Track Position: French & Francophone Studies, Harvard University

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in French and Francophone studies with demonstrated interest in the literatures and cultures of one or more of the following areas: Caribbean, Mediterranean, or Indian Ocean, including the diaspora in France and Europe or in transnational and transcultural studies. Candidates should have knowledge of postcolonial or decolonial theories and of colonial and postcolonial histories. Their research can be rooted in any period, from the early modern to the contemporary. They should have interest in one or more transdisciplinary fields, such as visual studies, environmental studies, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality, and/or performance studies.  

The Department will consider candidates with a PhD from disciplines other than French Studies, but near native fluency of French required. Knowledge of other languages a plus. Doctorate required by the time the appointment begins on July 1, 2022. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching four courses a year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated strong commitment to advising is crucial.  

Special Instructions: Applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2021. 

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal 


  1. Cover letter  
  2. Curriculum Vitae  
  3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)  
  4. Research statement  
  5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.  
  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only  

when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.  

  1. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable  

Contact Information: 

Alice Jardine, Fall 2021 Chair and Janet Beizer, Spring 2022 Chair, Francophone Search Committee, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. 

Email: Andréa Kupski-Keane, Assistant to the Chair, 

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

2.3 Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Francophone Studies) – Trinity College (Hartford, Conneticut)

Title: Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Francophone Studies)

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track: Tenure Track

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Open Date: 09/03/2021

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary       

TRINITY COLLEGE’s Department of Language and Culture Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in postcolonial Francophone Studies, beginning July 2022. The Department of Language and Culture Studies offers courses in ten different languages and is committed to innovation in pedagogy across all levels of our curriculum. We are seeking candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and whose research centers on Caribbean, North African, and/or Sub-Saharan African literature and culture, of any historical period.

The successful candidate will be expected to expand our course offerings in postcolonial Francophone Studies, provide courses in English that support our African and/or Caribbean Studies programs on campus, teach courses at all levels of French language, and participate actively in the service of our department. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts context.

The teaching load is typically 5 courses per year, but new hires teach a 2-2 load in their first two years.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment.


Applicants are expected to have native or near-native fluency in French and English. A PhD in French and Francophone Studies, or a related field, is required by July 1, 2022.


Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.

Special Instructions to Applicants         

Please submit a letter of application, CV, sample of scholarly writing (no more than 20 pages), a portfolio of course evaluations (if available), a teaching statement that includes your approach to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for 3 reference providers.

Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Zoom interviews will be conducted in December 2021, and campus visits are expected to take place in February 2022.

Posting Number F00185

Quick Link

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Letter of Application

Curriculum Vitae

Sample of Scholarly Writing

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

Teaching evaluations

2.4 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Black Studies and French and Francophone Studies, Swarthmore College

The interdisciplinary program in Black Studies, and the French and Francophone Studies section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, with a 2-2 teaching load, beginning Fall 2022. The faculty member hired will be a member of the French and Francophone Studies section, as well as serve on the faculty Steering Committee of the Black Studies program.

We are seeking a specialist in transnational and global Atlantic Studies (focusing on the triangle encompassing West Africa, the Caribbean, and France) and/or Francophone Afro-Caribbean Studies and Black Studies. This position is open to any historical era. Applications from candidates specializing in Black diaspora studies, ecocriticism, and/or environmental justice are especially welcome. Knowledge of Antillean or Haitian Creole is highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach four courses every academic year in a liberal arts college setting, including two courses in French at all levels (language, literatures, cultures) and two courses in Black Studies, some of which will be cross-listed in other departments and programs. Applicants must express interest and/or demonstrate commitment to student-centered, innovative pedagogy, and a commitment to mentoring our increasingly diverse student body.

Ph.D. in Africana Studies, Black Studies, French and Francophone Studies, or a related field in hand at the time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate-level, especially teaching in French and Francophone Studies, is required as well as fluency in French
and English. A proficiency in the use of technologies for the language classroom is necessary. Interest in collaborative-teaching, a knowledge of Creole and proficiency-based language assessment, such as ACTFL standards would be very helpful.

Institutional Statement on Teaching Diverse Audiences
The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter, CV, portfolio, and three letters of recommendation. The candidate’s portfolio should include 1) a teaching philosophy that discusses their teaching experience, style and objectives, with a focus on their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college, 2) a diversity statement that explores how their pedagogy, scholarship, mentorship and/or outreach work will speak to and motivate undergraduates from diverse backgrounds, 3) recent teacher evaluations, and 4) 4 sample syllabi, with courses in French and Francophone Studies and in Black Studies.
At least one letter of recommendation should address teaching performance. Applications received by November 22, 2021 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled.

Apply online at: Please address any questions you may have to Sue McCarthy, Administrative Assistant, Preference will be given to candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments
to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

More information about the French and Francophone Studies as well Black Studies programs can be found here:

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see

Institutional EEO Statement
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

2.5 Job opportunity in French (University of Miami)

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is seeking a full-time lecturer in French for the Spring 2022 semester. This is a non-tenure-track, one-semester position. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses (twelve credit hours per semester, typically consisting of four courses in French at the elementary, intermediate, and/or advanced levels), meeting with students during regular weekly office hours, collaborating with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in French on the recruitment of majors and minors, and collaborating with the Director of the Basic French Language Program on matters of curriculum. 


Qualifications include a commitment to excellence in French language pedagogy, a minimum of one year of college-level teaching experience, and a Ph.D. in any subfield of French and Francophone literatures or in linguistics, or a related field, in hand by December 31, 2021.

Candidates must have superior proficiency in French and a solid knowledge of English as well as the ability to teach elementary through advanced French courses. Candidates with formal training in the teaching of a second language are preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should apply through the University’s Faculty Careers Website:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by November 15, 2021. The application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Nancy at . Inquiries and requests for information can be sent to Logan Connors at

2.6 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowships 2022 – Newcastle University School of Modern Languages

The School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2022 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme. Our School has four main language areas: East Asian, French, German, Iberian and Latin American, Our language areas are linked by several research themes and we have a particular focus on the modern and contemporary period.

*       Film, Media and Visual Arts
*       History and Social Anthropology
*       Linguistics
*       Literary and Cultural Studies
*       Translation and Interpreting

We are active within a number of research centres and groups, including:
*       Anthropocene Research Group
*       Asian Studies Research Group (ASRG)
*       Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
*       Cultures of Memory Research Group
*       Gender Research Group
*       Labour and Society Research Group
*       Postcolonial Research Group
*       Research Centre in Film and Digital Media

Staff also take part in a wide range of department-based and interdisciplinary School seminars. For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit:

Details of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here:

We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and would be happy to offer support and feedback in preparing applications. Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications appropriate to the stage of their career, but at least one publication will be expected. Initial enquiries can be directed to the Director of Research in the School, Professor Bernhard Malkmus or to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website).

In order to consider your application, we require potential candidates to submit:
A full academic CV (not more than 2 pages of A4) indicating your previous qualifications, publications and any other academic or public engagement activities.
A research proposal. This should include: Title, Fields of Study, Abstract (100 words) Details of current and past research (250 words) Detailed statement of proposed research (no more than 2 pages of A4). Please refer to the Leverhulme Guidelines for additional help on what to include in this statement.
A statement on why Newcastle University would be a good institutional fit (no more than 1 page of A4) including a proposed mentor for your project.

These documents should be sent as a single pdf to  by noon on Friday 3rd December, 2021. Your application will be considered internally, and you will be notified whether you have been selected to submit your application to the Leverhulme Trust by the week commencing 13th December. The Leverhulme Trust submission deadline is 24th February 2022 but due to the additional institutional support details required from Newcastle University, candidates must complete their application before 17th February 2022. 

2.7 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships – Lancaster University

The Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University encourages high-quality postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2022 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme:

DeLC’s research spans Spanish, German, French and Chinese studies. Our research expertise cover topics such as:

  • translation studies
  • critical disability studies
  • comparative and world literature
  • creative criticism and languages
  • gender studies
  • digital literature and culture
  • poetics of resistance
  • memory studies

Please send any expression of interest, consisting of, in the first instance, a CV and a 500-word summary of your project, to and by the 29th of October 2021.

2.8 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures, Durham University

The School of Modern Languages & Cultures invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship through Durham University.

We welcome enquiries from eligible candidates particularly those related to the research themes in the department ( or to relevant University Research Centres and Institutes ( Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

For expressions of interest, candidates are to have made contact with their prospective academic mentor in the Department/School to confirm their intension to apply to the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme by 12 noon, Friday 17 December 2021.

Working in conjunction with their mentor, candidates should check their eligibility to apply. If the mentor agrees to support you application, candidates will be requested to complete and return Durham University’s internal application form, available via the Arts and Humanities Research Team( by 12 noon, Friday 7 January 2022.

Further information on the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, including details of eligibility criteria, can be found at:

Candidates are also strongly advised to review the Leverhulme Trust’s policy on grant making:

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Zoë Gardner at

2.9 Lecturer of Modern Languages (French and Francophone Studies), William & Mary

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites applications for a lecturer position that will begin August 10, 2022. The initial appointment will be issued for a two-year period, with subsequent renewal contingent on a successful performance review, department/program needs, and availability of funds. We seek an individual with expertise in French and Francophone Studies.  The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective teacher and will have a [3-3] teaching load.     


Required: A Master’s degree in French and Francophone Studies is required, in addition to a successful proficiency-based teaching record at an American University.  Applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in French and English.  


Preferred qualification:  Ph.D. or ABD is preferred at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2022). Excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate research and a demonstrated proficiency in teaching French and Francophone cinema is preferred.  


Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.    


For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 11, 2021. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.    


William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.      


Information on the degree programs in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures may be found at 

2.10 Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies, James Madison University

The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in French at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests that focus on Caribbean studies, though all areas of global Francophone studies such as the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa and/or Québec will be considered.  We especially welcome applicants whose interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching agenda includes Black Francophone studies, transnational or Diaspora studies, post-colonialism, critical approaches to race and ethnicity, and/or immigration/refugee studies, and who can create new and dynamic undergraduate courses in these fields for an increasingly diverse student body.     

The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures is a central site on campus for the implementation of James Madison University’s internationalization efforts.  The College of Arts and Letters, intellectual home of humanities, social sciences, communication, and media programs at JMU, comprises ten academic departments, 269 full-time faculty, and several interdepartmental programs and centers.  Of note are the African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Center, as well as the Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies Program, both housed in the College of Arts and Letters and serving as vibrant, interdisciplinary sites of scholarly and pedagogical innovation and exchange on campus. Opportunities for collaboration with these units abound. 

The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers 11 languages. It consists of 27 full-time faculty committed to fostering relationships between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community. Our mission is to advance understanding, promote racial equity, and drive change in pursuit of a more just world. We promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as our department’s core values as we strive to be a welcoming community where global cultures, languages, and communities are celebrated. The faculty are active in professional fields at the national and international level and are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking candidates prepared to teach language courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum.  Teaching load is 3/3. 


Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of excellence in teaching French at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, as well as courses in Francophone literatures and cultures.  Applicants must have native or near native fluency in French and English. Secondary ability in Spanish is a plus. Experience or willingness to coordinate and teach lower-level French language courses is also desirable.  Familiarity with the use of multimedia technology in the classrooms is preferred.  

Candidates must demonstrate their potential to maintain an active scholarly research program. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required, although the department will consider exceptional applicants at the advanced dissertation stage. 

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F1729, or visit Salary is commensurate with experience. Review of materials will commence December 1, 2021, with video interviews conducted shortly thereafter.  Campus visits in 2022. 

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

2.11 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at MMU, UK

My institution is inviting applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships to be held in the History Research Centre (Manchester Metropolitan University).  More information can be found below.  I’d be happy to support applications for projects concerning fascism and the extreme right, political violence, terrorism, and more broadly twentieth-century France.  Contact me for more information.

Dr Chris Millington,

The History Research Centre (situated in the department of History, Politics and Philosophy) boasts a number of world-leading and internationally renowned researchers who will act as mentors for a wide range of projects across global and regional History, including pre-historic Britain, classical Antiquity, ancient North Africa and South-East Asia, the Medieval world, nineteenth-century America, nineteenth century China, and post-war Germany. Our History Research Centre is organised around thematic research clusters and our expertise ranges across History, Classics, Archaeology, epigraphy and papyrology, and Heritage. See our thematic specialisms and staff profiles here:  

We especially welcome projects which would resonate with the activities of the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, and the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies.

These prestigious awards are intended to provide the holders with an opportunity to undertake a significant project of original research and to develop their academic career. The fellowships are for three years and are based upon a matched funding agreement between the Trust and the host institution. 

How to apply

Potential applicants should read the Leverhulme Trust’s guidance to applicants. All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Applicants are typically expected to be within four years of their PhD award, and must either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of the application deadline must hold an academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term post) which commenced no less than four months prior to the closing date.

Potential applicants to Manchester Metropolitan should contact in the first instance both Dr April Pudsey ( and their preferred mentor, who will advise and support an Expressions of Interest. Our internal applications process is as follows. Applicants will work with their proposed mentor to prepare the internal application, which comprises: an academic CV and a detailed Expression of Interest form we will provide, following closely the Leverhulme Trust’s Applicant Help notes in their Full Scheme Details:

The deadline for this internal process to be complete is 5pm on Monday 22nd November 2021. An internal competition will take place in December 2020 and candidates will be informed of the outcome shortly thereafter. Any applicant(s) whom we support will then be assisted in submitting their application to the Leverhulme Trust in advance of the deadline of 24th February 2022.

Informal queries are very welcome, and should be addressed to Dr April Pudsey

“Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read the Manchester Metropolitan University email disclaimer available on its website “

2.12 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships – Lancaster University

The Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University encourages high-quality postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2022 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme:

DeLC’s research spans Spanish, German, French and Chinese studies. Our research expertise cover topics such as:

  • translation studies
  • critical disability studies
  • comparative and world literature
  • creative criticism and languages
  • gender studies
  • digital literature and culture
  • poetics of resistance
  • memory studies

Please send any expression of interest, consisting of, in the first instance, a CV and a 500-word summary of your project agreed by your chosen mentor (see staff list here) to Derek Hird and Delphine Grass by the 29th of October 2021. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on departmental research interests and application procedures in the meantime.

2.13 Call for Applications: St Andrews Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews offers support for applications to the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme on a competitive basis. 


The School hosts a vibrant research culture with internationally recognised expertise in its 8 language disciplines (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Spanish) as well as in Comparative Literature. Areas of interest extend from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary, and include literature, history, visual culture, memory studies, performance studies, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, and gender studies. 


The deadline for applications to the School’s internal competition is Monday 22 November 2021. Details of how to apply are available here: 


For further information, please contact the School’s Director of Research, Professor Nicki Hitchcott: 


Full details of the Leverhulme ECF scheme can be found at: 

2.14 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2022 – University of Warwick

Warwick School of Modern Languages and Cultures 

Competition for Nominations 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships starting 2022/23 


The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships scheme, for Fellowships starting in the 2022/23 academic year. The three-year Fellowship contributes 100% of the Fellow’s salary in the first year, and thereafter 50% of the salary, with the balance being paid by the University. Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship. 


About Warwick SMLC 


Members of Warwick’s SMLC (covering French StudiesGerman StudiesHispanic StudiesItalian Studies and Translation & Transcultural Studies) have recognized research strengths across a wide chronological period, including the late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Enlightenment. The School strongly promotes innovative research in several interdisciplinary fields such as film history and aesthetics, postcolonial and transnational studies, translation studies, war, trauma and memory studies, and representations of disability, gender, sexuality, and cultural identity. It raises issues of linguistic, cultural, regional, national, and ethnic diversity in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and North, Central and South America, explores the significance and impact of many different types of aesthetic expression and conceptualization, philosophical, political and cultural thinking, and pays particular attention to the reception and reshaping of philosophical, intellectual, or literary traditions, cultural hybridity and transnationalization, encounters and translations between cultures, literal and intellectual mobility, and reconceptualizations of art. For staff profiles and an outline of specific research interests, see 


The host institution provides an environment supporting the career development of a research fellow seeking a permanent academic position in the UK. Warwick’s SMLC is in an ideal position to do so, as it has strong expertise and experience in hosting and nurturing research fellows. The SMLC has hosted around 35 postdoctoral research fellows since 2014, funded by bodies such as the Leverhulme Trust, AHRC, ERC, MHRA and Marie Curie schemes. It also includes a community of 32 doctoral students.  


How to Apply 

SMLC will carry out an internal selection stage to identify the candidates that it wishes to put forward. We strongly advise potential candidates to make initial contact with the relevant contact in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Suitably qualified candidates should therefore send their initial expressions of interest to the relevant sectional Director of Research as soon as possible: 


French Studies: Prof. Jeremy Ahearne (

German Studies: Prof. Elisabeth Herrmann (

Hispanic Studies: Dr Tom Whittaker (

Italian Studies: Prof. David Lines (

Translation Studies: Dr Mila Milani (  

For the internal selection round run by the Faculty of Arts, prospective applicants for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures will need to submit a finalised Expression of Interest containing the following information to Jeremy Ahearne (see email above) by 12 noon on Thursday 9th December 2021:   


  • A short description of their project (maximum 2 A4 pages) 
  • A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages) 
  • The name of an academic in their proposed host Department whose research is relevant to their project and who would be willing to endorse their application. Although the Leverhulme Trust do not insist upon a formal mentoring arrangement, this is a requirement for the University of Warwick. Candidates should contact this member of staff at the earliest opportunity, and in advance of submitting the Expression of Interest. 
  • The names of three referees. Please note that referees will not be asked to provide a statement at this stage. 



Candidates should consult the guidance on the Leverhulme Trust’s website prior to submitting an Expression of Interest ( In particular, they should note that applicants must: 


  • hold a doctoral degree or equivalent research experience by the time they take up the Fellowship. If currently registered for a doctorate, they must have submitted their thesis by 4pm on 24th February 2022; 
  • have not yet have held a permanent academic appointment whose duties include research; 
  • not have existing funding in place for a duration equivalent to or greater than the duration of the Early Career Fellowship; 
  • be within four years of the award of their doctorate. Those who submitted their thesis for viva voce examination before 24th February 2018 are not eligible to apply, unless they have since had a career break. However, due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the Trust will accept applications from candidates who submitted their doctoral thesis for examination up to five years prior to the closing date if they can make a case for their work having been impacted by the pandemic.  
  • either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of the application deadline hold a non-permanent academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, fellowship) which commenced no less than 4 months prior to 24th February 2022. 


The University will support successful candidates in the development of full applications, the deadline for which is 24th February 2022.   

Please note that in our experience, early contact with the School is key to developing a competitive application. 

3. Announcements

3.1 New Directions in Francophone Studies (EUP)

We’re delighted to launch a new series with Edinburgh University Press, New Directions in Francophone Studies: Diversity, Decolonization, Queerness. We are currently accepting proposals for monographs and edited volumes. The series is grounded in and guided by decolonial, anti-racist, queer, feminist, intersectional, trans-affirming, and inclusive principles. Here is more information about our goals and interests:

  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary series covering Francophone studies from the 19th century to today.
  • A supportive and diverse editorial board to publish scholarship fostering diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.
  • Covering all areas of the French-speaking world, decentering the field from the Hexagon, and showcasing innovative scholarship.
  • Providing support throughout the process from proposal, work-in-progress, to publication, especially to emerging scholars and scholars from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Open to non-traditional methodologies and all disciplines in the Humanities. Open to pedagogy projects.
  • Keywords: Decolonial – Francophone studies – Queer – Feminist – Anti-hate – 19th-21stcentury Francophone Studies – Disability Studies – Environmental and medical humanities
  • Two mentors are assigned to each project to review and revise the proposal as needed. Board members vote on all proposals on a quarterly basis and make recommendations to EUP.

We are currently welcoming in/formal inquiries and/or proposals. Feel free to email Dr. Loic Bourdeau (series editor) for more information or to share a project abstract.

Editorial Board

David Caron, U. of Michigan – Magali Compan, William and Mary – Jacqueline Couti, Rice University – Elliot Evans, U. of Birmingham – Benjamin Ireland, Texas Christian University – Gemma King, Australian National University – Alexandra Kurmann, Macquarie University – Claire Launchbury, U. of Leeds – Robin Mitchell, CSU Channel Islands – Mame-Fatou Niang, Carnegie Mellon U. – Mathew Rickard, U. de Picardie, Jules Verne – Corrie Scott, U. of Ottawa – Vinay Swamy, Vassar College – Rada Tirvassen, University of Pretoria.

3.2 2022 Caribbean Studies Association Conference and Membership Registration – Now Open

46th Annual Conference, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)
“Reframing Caribbean Influences on Global Spaces: Critically Engaging Perspectives on Human Geography and Risks, Political Economy and Technology.”
Kingston, Jamaica: 30 May – 3 June, 2022
Submission Deadline: 31 October, 2021


  *   Call for Panels, Round Tables, Workshops<>
  *   Membership & Conference Registration<>


This year the membership and conference registration can be completed in the same portal. Please be reminded that you must be CSA member in order to present at the conference. And you must log in below using your email address that you use for CSA business (the same you used for submission and membership) and follow the instructions. If you don’t know your password, click on “retrieve password” and it will be emailed to you. If you need to pay via cheque or via the Secretariat, please contact the Secretariat at<>. The registration fees for 2022 are as follows:

Conference Registration: Rates before March 31, 2022 classified as Early-Bird are:

  *   Member Fee (Caribbean): US$150
  *   Member Fee (Non-Caribbean Resident): US$175
  *   Non-Member Students Fee: US$80
  *   Student Fee: US$ 60
  *   Non-Members (i.e. not presenting): US$230
  *   CSA Elder (retired): US$60
  *   Lifetime Members: US$150

Conference Registration: Rates after March 31 will increase by US$25.00. The new rates are:

  *   Member Fee (Caribbean): US$175
  *   Member Fee (Non-Caribbean Resident): US$200
  *   Non-Member Students Fee: US$105
  *   Student Fee: US$ 85
  *   Non-Members (i.e. not presenting): US$255
  *   CSA Elder (retired): US$85
  *   Lifetime Members: US$175

Conference Registration: Rates after May 29 will increase by US$50.00. The new rates are:

  *   Member Fee (Caribbean): US$225
  *   Member Fee (Non-Caribbean Resident): US$250
  *   Non-Member Students Fee: US$155
  *   Student Fee: US$ 135
  *   Non-Members (i.e. not presenting): US$305
  *   CSA Elder (retired): US$135
  *   Lifetime Members: US$225


46a Conferencia Anual, Asociación de Estudios del Caribe (CSA)
“Reencuadre las influencias del Caribe en los espacios globales: perspectivas críticas sobre la geografía humana y los riesgos, la economía política y la tecnología”.
Kingston, Jamaica: 30 de mayo – 3 de junio de 2022
Fecha límite de envío: 31 de octubre de 2021


  *   Convocatoria de Paneles, Mesas redondas y Talleres<>
  *   Membresía y registro de conferencias<>


Este año la membresía y la inscripción a la conferencia se pueden completar en el mismo portal. Recuerde que debe ser miembro de CSA para poder presentarse en la conferencia. Y debe iniciar sesión a continuación con la dirección de correo electrónico que usa para los negocios de CSA (la misma que usó para el envío y la membresía) y seguir las instrucciones. Si no conoce su contraseña, haga clic en “recuperar contraseña” y se le enviará por correo electrónico. Si necesita pagar con cheque o mediante la Secretaría, comuníquese con la Secretaría en<>. Las tarifas de inscripción para 2022 son las siguientes:

Registro a la conferencia: Tarifas previas al 31 de marzo de 2022, clasificadas como Madrugradoras son:

  *   Cuota para miembrxs (Residentes Caribeñxs): US$150
  *   Cuota para miembrxs (No Residentes Caribeñxs): US$175
  *   Cuota para estudiantes no miembrxs: US$80
  *   Cuota para estudiantes: US$ 60
  *   Cuota para no-miembrxs (i.e. no presentadorxs): US$230
  *   Veteranx AEC (retiradxs): US$60
  *   Miembrxs vitalicios: US$150

Registro a la conferencia: Tarifas posteriores al 31 de marzo de 2022, incrementarán US$25.00. Las nuevas tarifas son:

  *   Cuota para miembrxs (Residentes Caribeñxs): US$175
  *   Cuota para miembrxs (No Residentes Caribeñxs): US$200
  *   Cuota para estudiantes no miembrxs: US$105
  *   Cuota para estudiantes: US$85
  *   Cuota para no-miembrxs (i.e. no presentadorxs): US$255
  *   Veteranx AEC (retiradxs): US$85
  *   Miembrxs vitalicios: US$175

Registro a la conferencia: Tarifas posteriores al 29 de mayo de 2022, incrementarán US$50.00. Las nuevas tarifas son:

  *   Cuota para miembrxs (Residentes Caribeñxs): US$225
  *   Cuota para miembrxs (No Residentes Caribeñxs): US$250
  *   Cuota para estudiantes no miembrxs: US$155
  *   Cuota para estudiantes: US$135
  *   Cuota para no-miembrxs (i.e. no presentadorxs): US$305
  *   Veteranx AEC (retiradxs): US$135
  *   Miembrxs vitalicios: US$225


46e conférence annuelle, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)
« Recadrer les influences des Caraïbes sur les espaces mondiaux : perspectives d’engagement critique sur la géographie humaine et les risques, l’économie politique et la technologie ».
Kingston, Jamaïque : 30 mai – 3 juin 2022
Date limite de soumission: 31 octobre 2021


  *   Appel à Panels, Tables rondes et Ateliers<>
  *   Adhésion et inscription à la conférence<>


Cette année, l’adhésion et l’inscription à la conférence peuvent être effectuées sur le même portail. N’oubliez pas que vous devez être membre de l’ASC pour pouvoir présenter à la conférence. Et vous devez vous connecter ci-dessous en utilisant votre adresse e-mail que vous utilisez pour les affaires CSA (la même que vous avez utilisée pour la soumission et l’adhésion) et suivre les instructions. Si vous ne connaissez pas votre mot de passe, cliquez sur « récupérer le mot de passe » et il vous sera envoyé par e-mail. Si vous devez payer par chèque ou via le Secrétariat, veuillez contacter le Secrétariat à<>. Les frais d’inscription pour 2022 sont les suivants :

Registro a la conferencia: Tarifas previas al 31 de marzo de 2022, clasificadas como Madrugradoras son:

  *   Cuota para miembrxs (Residentes Caribeñxs): US$150
  *   Cuota para miembrxs (No Residentes Caribeñxs): US$175
  *   Cuota para estudiantes no miembrxs: US$80
  *   Cuota para estudiantes: US$ 60
  *   Cuota para no-miembrxs (i.e. no presentadorxs): US$230
  *   Veteranx AEC (retiradxs): US$60
  *   Miembrxs vitalicios: US$150

Registro a la conferencia: Tarifas posteriores al 31 de marzo de 2022, incrementarán US$25.00. Las nuevas tarifas son:

  *   Cuota para miembrxs (Residentes Caribeñxs): US$175
  *   Cuota para miembrxs (No Residentes Caribeñxs): US$200
  *   Cuota para estudiantes no miembrxs: US$105
  *   Cuota para estudiantes: US$85
  *   Cuota para no-miembrxs (i.e. no presentadorxs): US$255
  *   Veteranx AEC (retiradxs): US$85
  *   Miembrxs vitalicios: US$175

Registro a la conferencia: Tarifas posteriores al 29 de mayo de 2022, incrementarán US$50.00. Las nuevas tarifas son:

  *   Cuota para miembrxs (Residentes Caribeñxs): US$225
  *   Cuota para miembrxs (No Residentes Caribeñxs): US$250
  *   Cuota para estudiantes no miembrxs: US$155
  *   Cuota para estudiantes: US$135
  *   Cuota para no-miembrxs (i.e. no presentadorxs): US$305
  *   Veteranx AEC (retiradxs): US$135
  *   Miembrxs vitalicios: US$225

3.3 SFHS: The Farrar Memorial Awards, call for applications!

The Society for French Historical Studies offers The Marjorie M. and Lancelot L. Farrar Awards to support one or two outstanding in-progress dissertation projects on any period of French history by students enrolled in a doctoral program at a university in the United States or Canada. Up to two annual awards of $5,000 each have been made possible thanks to the generous donations of the Farrars’ family, friends, and colleagues. When two awards are made, the committee will give strong preference to studies that relate the history of France to another European country or part of the world. 

DEADLINE: 17 December 2021 

To apply: please submit the following as email attachments (word or PDF) to Professor Rebecca Spang, chair (

1. Project Proposal: In no more than two pages (single-spaced), the applicant should outline the nature and scope of the project and the archives and libraries to be consulted;
2. Current Curriculum Vitae;
3. A completed cover sheet, available here.
4. One confidential letter of recommendation of no more than 400 words. Recommenders are kindly asked not simply to summarize your project, but to describe for the committee aspects of the applicant’s background, achievements, and research that might not be otherwise evident from the proposal and c.v. Reference letters may be sent to the chair of the committee electronically; make sure that the scanned copy is signed. 

3.4 SFHS and WSFH: Research Travel Award, call for applications!

The Society for French Historical Studies and the Western Society for French History offer an annual award of $2,000 for research conducted outside North America on any aspect of the history of France. This award is granted to an outstanding American or Canadian scholar who has received the doctorate in history in the five-year period prior to the award (since January 2017 for the 2022 award). The award must be spent no more than one year after the fellowship is awarded.  

DEADLINE: 17 December 2021

To apply: please submit the following as email attachments (word or PDF) to Professor Rebecca Spang, chair (

1. Project Proposal: In no more than two pages (single-spaced), the applicant should outline the nature and scope of the project and the archives and libraries to be consulted;
2. Current Curriculum Vitae. 

Letters of recommendation are not required for this award. 

Best wishes, Tip Ragan 

Executive Director of the Society for French Historical Studies 

3.5 Modern & Contemporary France: Editorial Board vacancies

Applications are invited for membership of the Editorial Board of Modern & Contemporary France. We encourage applications from specialists in any of the areas covered by the journal including politics, contemporary society, and popular culture. The initial term of appointment is two years. It is normally expected that Editorial Board members are, or shall become, members of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF)

Members of the Board play an important role in the peer review process and advise on all aspects of the life the journal. The Board currently meets twice a year, either online or in London. We regret that the ASMCF is unable to meet the cost of travel to meetings from outside the UK and Ireland.

An application form – available from the Hon. Secretary of the ASMCF, Dr Fiona Barclay <> – should be completed and submitted with a short (1-2 page) cover letter. Deadline for applications: Thursday 4 November 2021.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Executive Editor, Professor Oliver Davis <>

3.6 ASMCF Initiative Fund October 2021: Second Call

Please find below details of the ASMCF Initiative Fund. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2021. For more details about awards/prizes, please visit the ASMCF website:

The Association’s Initiative Fund provides small grants (up to £500) to individuals who are members of the Association to help defray the costs of research events (conferences, study days, workshops etc.), including postgraduate-led initiatives. The Association is particularly keen to encourage and support regionally-based collaborative initiatives on the part of its members, which should be intended to benefit a wide public. More details about the prize can be found on the ASMCF website:

3.7 WSFH Virtual Conference 10/22 & 10/28

The forty-eighth annual meeting of the Western Society for French History will be held virtually in October 2021. In order to accommodate varying schedules and time zones, as well as to avoid Zoom fatigue, the conference will take place on two half-days, spread out over two consecutive weeks. The dates are Friday, October 22, 2021 and Thursday, October 28,  2021, 12h-17h30 EST on both days.

The conference program can be found here.  There will be an update about how to register for the sessions to receive a link to participate.  While there are no registration fees or membership requirements this year, please consider joining or renewing your membership here.

3.8 Cambridge Modern French Research Seminar – Programme for Michaelmas 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the programme for this term’s Modern French Research Seminar at the University of Cambridge. All are most welcome to attend.

With best wishes,

David Ewing and Emma Wilson

Thursday 21 October, 18:00 BST

Amandine Gay in conversation with Sophie Marie Niang

McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

This live event will include extracts from Amandine Gay’s new film, Une Histoire à soi (2021), following her critically acclaimed Ouvrir la voix (2017). The conversation will be in English. Written translations will be provided of text in the film extracts.

Book a free ticket here: or contact Emma Wilson ( to reserve a place.


Monday 1 November, 17:00 GMT

Arthur Asseraf (University of Cambridge), ‘Return to Orléans: Race as a Rumor in Fifth Republic France’

This seminar will take place online over Zoom. Please email Emma Wilson ( to request the link.


Wednesday 10 November, 17:15 GMT

James Leo Cahill (University of Toronto), ‘Belly to the Ground, Looking at Insects: On the Entomological School of French Cinema’

This seminar will take place online over Zoom. Please email to request the link.

This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Film and Screen.


Tuesday 23 November, 17:00 GMT

Mame-Fatou Niang (Carnegie Mellon University), ‘Rethinking Universalism in 21st-Century France’

This seminar will take place online over Zoom. Please email Emma Wilson ( to request the link.

3.9 Journées d’étude: Les vies créatives des campus universitaires en Afrique, 13-14 octobre 2021

Journées d’étude: 

Les vies créatives des campus universitaires en Afrique (Sénégal, Côte d’Ivoire, Bénin, Cameroun)

En ligne, 13 – 14 octobre 2021 

Ces deux après-midis de ‘travaux en cours’ proposent de continuer et d’ouvrir des débats autour de l’université en Afrique en tant qu’idée et espace matériel, vue à partir de ses expressions culturelles (littérature, théâtre, arts visuels, cinéma, hip-hop, musique). Quelles sont les formes et les figurations du campus et ses alentours dans les productions culturelles africaines ? Comment et pourquoi les étudier ?  

Nous vivons un moment toujours vif de débats ‘décoloniaux’ qui varient selon des contextes historiques et linguistiques. Après des décennies de programmes d’ajustement structurel imposés à nombre de pays africains par le FMI, l’université africaine publique est devenue le théâtre d’un ensemble de mouvements d’étudiants et d’enseignants révélant le malaise qui la caractérise et qui prend de plus en plus de l’ampleur tout en s’internationalisant. Les incessantes grèves d’étudiants et d’enseignants qui revendiquent de meilleures conditions d’étude/de travail, les effets de la ‘massification’ du nombre d’étudiant.e.s, les défis et les possibilités technologiques du monde contemporain à l’ère du Covid, les voix qui s’élèvent et se révoltent contre les harcèlements et autres abus sexuels en milieu universitaire, l’indignation/l’indifférence face aux discriminations et aux violences en ce qui concerne les sensibilités identitaires liées au genre sur les campus, etc., sont autant de facteurs qui invitent à un questionnement de l’université africaine. Quelles sont l’utilité et la mission de cette institution aujourd’hui ? Quels engagements culturels et politiques prend-elle dans une période de crise pandémique globale ? Comment son expérience passée ainsi que les contingences du monde actuel, vues à travers la production culturelle, influencent-elles les débats non seulement au sein du continent mais aussi au-delà, pour ce qui est de la production du savoir, de la pédagogie et du fonctionnement des établissements d’enseignement supérieur ? Comment rendre visible la capacité des individus à agir à l’intérieur de ces institutions et dans des contextes structurels ardus?  

De nombreux textes journalistiques, historiques et ethnographiques témoignent de la vie universitaire et méritent une attention soutenue. Bien plus, les thématiques liées au monde universitaire – campus, cités et alentours – sont abordées dans plusieurs autobiographies, poèmes, pièces de théâtre et autres œuvres de fiction : la jeunesse, la précarité, le multilinguisme, l’interculturalité, le rapport intergénérationnel, la vie urbaine. Les auteurs qui s’intéressent à ce sujet sont entre autres, François Nkeme, Jérôme Nouhouaï, Lola Akande, Eghosa Imasuen, Mbougar Sarr et Scholastique Mukasonga. À ces œuvres s’ajoutent des expressions poétiques (le Zouglou en Côte d’Ivoire) et théâtrales (au Bénin et au Cameroun notamment, où l’œuvre complète du dramaturge polémique Bate Besong sera bientôt disponible de nouveau chez Bakwa Books). Enfin, des films comme ArugbaCampus QueenXala et Citation ainsi que la série de court-métrages produite par le collectif estudiantin dakarois, Ciné-UCAD s’inspirent de la vie universitaire.   

Ces séances de discussion font partie de la première phase du projet AFRIUNI ‘Creative Lives of African Universities’ (2021-2026, Conseil européen de la recherche). Elles contribueront à un double numéro envisagé de la revue Journal of African Cultural Studies (dir. Anne Gulick et Ruth Bush) et aux autres activités en développement dans le cadre de ce projet interdisciplinaireVoir l’appel du numéro spécial ici :  


14H00 – 17H00 (UTC – West Africa Time; Dakar; Abidjan) 

15H00 – 18H00 (West Central Africa Time; Abomey-Calavi; Yaoundé; Bristol) 

16H00 – 19H00 (South Africa Standard Time; Cape Town) 

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15H00 – 15H15  Introduction  Ruth Bush, University of Bristol  
15H15 – 16H15  Les poésies du campus  Ruth Bush, University of Bristol (Présidente) 

Marie-Clémence Adom, Université Felix Houphouët Boigny.
Le zouglou et les poésies du campus à l’université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Côte d’Ivoire) 


·  Edwige Dro, Ecrivaine, traductrice et directrice de la bibliothèque 1949 à Abidjan  
16H15 – 16H30  Pause 
16H30 – 18H00  L’expérience d’enseigner/d’être étudiant.e à l’ére du Covid.  Roger Fopa, Université de Maroua/ University of KwaZalu-Natal (Président) 


·  Albert Jiatsa Jokeng (Université de Maroua) 

·  Aminata Aidara (Université Cheikh Anta Diop) 

·  Lattro Tite (Université Félix Houphouët Boigny) 

·  Kissy Cédric Marschall (Université Félix Houphouët Boigny) 

Etudiant.e.s :  

·  Margaret Muyonjo (UKZN) 

·  Aminata Samb (UCAD) 

·  Astou Sagna (UCAD) 



14H00 – 17H00 (TUC; Dakar; Abidjan) 

15H00 – 18H00 (Abomey-Calavi; Yaoundé; Bristol) 

16H00 – 19H00 (Cape Town) 

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15H00 – 16H15  Le théâtre du campus  Bacary Sarr, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Président/discutant) 

Participant.e.s : 

·  Fernand Nouwligbéto (Université d’Abomey Calavi) 

·  Romain Hounzandji (Université d’Abomey Calavi) 

·  Blandine Agbaka (Université d’Abomey Calavi) 

16H15 – 16H30  Pause 
16H30 – 17H30 

Lectures dramatiques et discussion autour du roman de François Nkeme, Le cimetière des bacheliers (Nolica, 2002), en présence de l’auteur. 

Animé par Cilas Kemedjio, University of Rochester. 

François Nkeme est un auteur et éditeur Camerounais. Il a publié 5 romans et 4 livres pour enfants. Le cimetière des Bacheliers a été le prix des Lycées et collégiens du Cameroun en 2006. Il a été cité en 2006 parmi les Plumes émergentes de l’espace Francophone par la revue « Notre librairie », grâce à son roman Buyam sellam

Il est le directeur des éditions Proximité au Cameroun à Yaoundé. 

Cilas Kemedjio, Professeur des littératures francophones d’Afrique et des Antilles à l’Université de Rochester. Auteur, entre autres titres de Mongo Beti, le combattant fatigue: une biographie intellectuelle, il a aussi établi une édition des écrits produits par les étudiantes et étudiants de l’Université de Yaoundé lors des grèves de 1990-1991: Mémoire des années de braise: la grève estudiantine expliquée/Remembering the Flame: White Papers from the 1991 Yaoundé University Strikes). Il prepare actuellement un manuscrit provisoirement intitulé: Remembering Globalization: The Humanitarian Misunderstanding. 

17H30 – 18H00  Discussion ouverte de clôture 

Pour d’éventuelles questions, merci d’écrire à  

3.10 Decolonial Research Methods, Online Seminar Series (October-December 2021), organised by Dr Leon Moosavi


“While the popularisation of a coherent decolonial paradigm may be one of the most significant developments within academia in recent years, there has not been enough focus on the implications of this ‘decolonial turn’ for research methods and methodologies. In this webinar series, eminent decolonial experts will reflect on some of the key issues relating to the coloniality/decoloniality of academic research methods and methodologies. This webinar series will prompt academic researchers to explore the ways in which academic research may either reinforce or dislodge colonial discourses.”

Timetable of contributing scholars:

Professor Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore)

26th October 2021

Rio de Janeiro: 05:00 ~ Cape Town: 10:00 ~ Tehran: 11:30 ~ Jakarta: 15:00

Professor Linda T. Smith (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)

2nd November 2021

Rio de Janeiro: 03:00 ~ Cape Town: 08:00 ~ Tehran: 9:30 ~ Jakarta: 13:00

Professor Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney)

9th November 2021

Rio de Janeiro: 04:00 ~ Cape Town: 09:00 ~ Tehran: 10:30 ~ Jakarta: 14:00

Professor Walter Mignolo (Duke University)

23rd November 2021

Rio de Janeiro: 11:00 ~ Cape Town: 16:00 ~ Tehran: 17:30 ~ Jakarta: 21:00

Professor Sujata Patel (Umeå University)

30th November 2021

Rio de Janeiro: 05:00 ~ Cape Town: 10:00 ~ Tehran: 11:30 ~ Jakarta: 15:00

Professor Jeong-Eun Rhee (Long Island University)

7th December 2021

Rio de Janeiro: 09:00 ~ Cape Town: 14:00 ~ Tehran: 15:30 ~ Jakarta: 19:00

The webinar series has been organised by Dr Leon Moosavi, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool and Director of the University of Liverpool in Singapore.

The webinar series has been funded by the National Centre for Research Methods (UK).


Please register for the webinar series via the following link to the NCRM/University of Liverpool Eventbrite page:

Those who cannot attend all of the webinars are welcome to just attend the ones that they can make. The webinars will be held on Zoom. Non-academics and academics from all disciplines are welcome to attend. Recordings of some parts of the webinars will be shared with all of those who register after the webinar series has concluded.

3.11 Paragraph Anniversary Prize

The editors of Paragraph are pleased to announce that a prize will be awarded for an outstanding article submitted for publication between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022. Submissions can be on any topic appropriate to the journal’s remit, which is to explore critical theory in general and its application to literature, other arts and society. The winning article will be published in 2023 to correspond with the journal’s 40th anniversary.

The competition is open to both early-career researchers and established scholars. All submissions are evaluated by the members of the Editorial Committee. The winning article will be published in the July 2023 issue of the journal, and its author will receive a sum of £500. Other essays submitted for the prize may also be published in the same or subsequent numbers of Paragraph. Entries should therefore be no longer than 6,000 words and should be formatted according to the journal’s conventions which can be found here:

Submissions should be sent to the manuscripts editor, Professor Lisa Downing:

3.12 2021/2021 Diversity, Decolonization, and the French Curriculum Events Calendar (Action Groups)

We are pleased to share with you the DDFC calendar for this academic year. The events aim to facilitate conversations for the work that our different actions groups (“Pedagogy, Textbook, and Advocacy,” “Graduate Students Mentorship,” “K-12/Higher Ed Partnership” and “Mentoring & Communities for people minoritized in and by our field(s)”) will tackle this year. Information about the events and registration is available on our website

The “K-12/Higher Ed Partnership” action group is looking for panelists (K-12 French teachers) for the workshop on “Decolonial & Anti-Oppressive K-12 Pedagogy.” Please contact Hasheem Hakeem ( by November 15 if you are interested or have suggestions.  

We hope to see you there!

3.13 University of Chicago Center in Paris November Events

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter nos événements du mois de novembre. 
Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant pour réserver votre place !

Comme vous le savez, la présentation d’un passe sanitaire et le port d’un masque chirurgical vous seront demandés dans nos locaux.

Au plaisir de vous retrouver bientôt !

Program & Registration
Legacies of Slavery, Racism, and Empire in the History of Medicine
Online International Symposium organized by
Elodie Edwards-Grossi (MCF, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès) &
Christopher D. E. Willoughby (Visiting Junior Fellow, Penn State)
Friday 12 November 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This international symposium in English will gather scholars from France and from the United States who are currently working on French imperial history, race and medicine or on the history of slavery in the US and the medical treatment of African-American patients in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

This event will only be available online (via Zoom)

Program & Registration
Conference organized by
Lubna Qureshi (Independent Historian)
and Lori Maguire (Université de Reims)
Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021

When reflecting on Vietnam War, students of U.S. history make a serious error. They do not give due consideration to the Korean War, which has not even come to an official end.  Our conference will correct this mistake, showing that the first war made the second one possible, and that the impact of both conflicts extended far beyond America.

This event will be held simultaneously on site and via Zoom

Program & Registration
Democratic Possibilities: Historical, Normative and Global Perspectives
Tuesday 23 November 2021
Conference co-sponsored by
the France Chicago Center and the University of Chicago Center in Paris

The purpose of this one-day conference is to broaden the perspective on democratic erosion by drawing on the fields of intellectual history, normative philosophy and comparative political thought to think constructively, rather than merely defensively, about enhancing democratic principles and practices in the contemporary world.  

This event will be held simultaneously on site and via Zoom

Program & Registration
Race et Révolution française
Journée d’étude organisée par
Karine Rance (université de Clermont Auvergne) et Eric Saunier (université du Havre)
Vendredi 26 novembre 2021 de 17h à 21h

Dans quelles mesures la notion de race est-elle opératoire pour mieux comprendre l’histoire de la Révolution ? Les champs d’étude s’étendront à l’Océan Indien, aux Caraïbes, à l’Empire ottoman, et au territoire métropolitain.

Cet événement se tiendra simultanément sur place et via Zoom

3.14 IMLR Modern Languages Research Training 2021-2022


School of Advanced Study • University of London 

Modern Languages Research Training 2021-2022 

The 2021-22 Institute of Modern Languages Research’s free training programme will be delivered online on Wednesday afternoons. All sessions are free and open to researchers at any career stage, but advance registration on the IMLR’s events system will be essential (please note registrations are limited for some sessions to facilitate discussion and interaction). Registration is now open for the following sessions running from October to January:  

  1.   Languages and Community-Based Work and Research

Session leader: Dr María Soledad Montañez 

Date and time: Wednesday 27 October, 2-4pm 

Booking link: Languages and Community-Based Work and Research | The Institute of Modern Languages Research (  

  1. Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers 

Session leader: Dr Joseph Ford 

Date and time: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 2pm – 3.30pm. 

Booking link: Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers | The Institute of Modern Languages Research ( 


  1.   Digital Culture and Modern Languages Research

Session leader: Dr Naomi Wells 

Date and time: Wednesday 17 November 2021, 2-3pm. 

Booking link: Digital Culture and Modern Languages Research | The Institute of Modern Languages Research ( 


  1.   Getting Published for Modern Languages and Area Studies Researchers

Date: Wednesday 1 December, 2-3.30pm 

Speakers: Prof. Charles Burdett, Dr Ainhoa Montoya, Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex and Dr Naomi Wells 

Booking link: Getting Published for Modern Languages and Area Studies Researchers | The Institute of Modern Languages Research ( 


  1.   Ethnography in Modern Languages and Cultures Research

Session leaders: Dr Naomi Wells and Dr Ainhoa Montoya 

Session 1: Ethnography and Modern Languages and Cultures (Wednesday 19 January 2022, 2-3pm) 

Session 2: Ethnographic Fieldwork (Wednesday 26 January 2022, 2-3pm) 

Booking link: Ethnography in Modern Languages and Cultures Research | The Institute of Modern Languages Research ( 

Registration for further sessions planned for Terms 2 and 3 will be announced in December, and these sessions will cover topics including: world literature, environmental humanities, decolonial methods, Modern Languages archives and collections, languages research in schools, applying for research grants, participatory photography*, decolonising data for cultural research* and research in post-conflict settings*.  

Please contact if you have any questions about the programme. 

*These sessions have been organised by the ‘Fieldwork and Modern Languages’ research group, chaired by Prof. Claire Griffiths (

3.15 Reading, Researching, and Writing the French Empire

Please save the date for our next gathering of “Reading, Researching, and Writing the French Empire.” We will gather on Zoom on November 10th at 10am EST

Dillon Savage (University of Texas at Austin) will be presenting a chapter entitled “Spengler’s Translator: Vitalism and Western Decline in French and Algerian Thought (1931-1961).” Josh Cole (University of Michigan) will start our discussion with a short commentary on Dillon’s work. 

We plan to send out the paper and Zoom link a week before the session. If you’re not on our mailing list yet, please email and we’ll be happy to add you! 

3.16 Diversity, Decolonization, and the French Curriculum Mentorship and Peer Support Program

The mentorship and communities for people minoritized in and by our field(s) action group is happy to announce the creation of a mentor/mentee program and a peer support program. We invite all who are interested in being a mentor, a mentee, and/or peer to fill out the following interest form by November 1:

This form will help us to match you with (a) mentor/mentee/peer with whom you can hopefully build (a) meaningful and supportive relationship(s). We will contact you about your match(es) after the deadline for the first round of mentor/mentee/peer matches has passed. Please note that you may submit this form after November 1, 2021, but there may be a delay in matching you with a mentor/mentee/peer.

If you know others who may be interested in being a part of this program, please do feel welcome to share this invitation with them. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Kris Knisely ( and Marda Messay (

3.17 Kamel Daoud & Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Conversation, 21 Oct, Institut francais London

Investigations Into Eastern and Western Worlds

with Kamel Daoud & Anne-Sylvaine Chassany

Thursday 21 October at the Institut français, London

Join Kamel Daoud, journalist and author of The Meursault Investigation (Oneworld, 2015) for which he was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier roman and the English Pen award, and Anne-Sylvaine ChassanyFinancial Times’ World News editor, for a discussion about current global challenges and the relation between the ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ worlds.

Kamel Daoud’s writing experience as a journalist and an author in Algeria and in France will counterpoise Anne-Sylvaine Chassany’s sharp journalistic perspective on current affairs for a thought-provoking talk.

Kamel Daoud is an Algerian journalist based in Oran, where he writes for the Quotidien d’Oran – the third largest French-language Algerian newspaper. He contributes a weekly column to Le Point, and his articles have appeared in LibérationLe MondeCourrier International, and are regularly reprinted around the world. His novel The Meursault Investigation (Oneworld, 2015) won the Prix Goncourt du premier roman in 2015.

Anne-Sylvaine Chassany is the Financial Time‘s world news editor, overseeing coverage of politics and the economy from foreign bureaus. Prior to this role, she was the FT’s Paris bureau chief and the FT‘s global private equity correspondent. A graduate of French business school HEC, she is the co-author of Enronla faillite qui ébranla l’Amérique, published in 2003.

Thu 21 Oct 6.30pm | in English and French | £7, conc. £5

Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT

3.18 ASFS 2021 Un.sited “Sites” in French Studies: Registrations open

Registrations are now open for this year’s ASFS conference, organized by the French Discipline at the University of Queensland. We promise you a rich and fascinating programme covering a wide range of takes on the notion of “site” across the disciplines associated with French Studies.

For details of the conference, see the website:

You will also use the website to pay the nominal registration fee, and you can download the registration form (also attached).

3.19 Ashwiny O. Kistnareddy, Migrant Masculinities in Women’s writing: (In)Hospitality, Community, Vulnerability (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) – book launch

Ashwiny O. Kistnareddy is joined by Lisa Downing, Natalie Edwards, Chris Hogarth and Amaleena Damlé (Chair), to talk about her new monograph, Migrant Masculinities in Women’s Writing: (In)Hospitality, Community, Vulnerability. The book examines the representation of masculinities in contemporary texts written by women who have immigrated into France or Canada from a range of geographical spaces. Exploring works by Léonora Miano (Cameroon), Fatou Diome (Senegal), Assia Djebar, Malika Mokeddem (Algeria), Ananda Devi (Mauritius), Ying Chen (China) and Kim Thúy (Vietnam), this study charts the extent to which migration generates new ways of understanding and writing masculinities. Kistnareddy draws on diverse theoretical perspectives, including postcolonial theory, affect theory and critical race theory, while bringing visibility to the many women across various historical and geographical terrains who write about (im)migration and the impact on men, even as these women, too, acquire a different position in the new society.

Ashwiny O. Kistnareddy is Director of Studies and Bye-Fellow in Modern and Medieval Languages at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. She lectures for the MML Faculty at Cambridge. She published a first monograph, entitled Locating Hybridity: Creole, Identites and Body Politics in the Novels of Ananda Devi (Peter Lang) in 2015. Migrant Masculinities in Women’s Writing: (In)Hospitality, Community, Vulnerability (Palgrave Macmillan) is based on her PhD thesis. She has published on Ananda Devi, Nathacha Appanah, Maryse Condé, Kim Thúy, Malika Mokeddem, Léonora Miano and Fatou Diome. Her next project focuses on refugee children’s narratives (Refugee Afterlives, Liverpool University Press).

Amaleena Damlé is Associate Professor in French at Durham University. Her research interests reside in questions of embodiment, affect, gender, sexuality and race in contemporary French and francophone literature and philosophy. She is the author of The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women’s Writing in French (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), and has co-edited, with Gill Rye, three books on twenty-first-century women’s writing in French. Amaleena is currently working on a monograph on the politics of consumption in francophone Mauritian author Ananda Devi’s writing, and a crosscultural project on contemporary narratives of birth.

Lisa Downing is Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality at the University of Birmingham. She is a specialist in interdisciplinary sexuality studies, critical theory, and the history of cultural concepts, focusing especially on questions of exceptionality, difficulty, and (ab)normality. Her most recent books are After Foucault (as editor, Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Selfish Women (Routledge, 2020). She currently holds a Leverhulme Fellowship to write her next monograph Against Affect.

Natalie Edwards is Professor of French and Deputy Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide. She specialises in contemporary literature in French, especially women’s writing, multilingual writing and transnational writing. Her most recent book is Multilingual Life Writing by French and Francophone Women: Translingual Selves (Routledge 2020). She is currently work with Chris Hogarth on a project funded by the Australian Research Council on French Migrant Writing to Australia.

Christopher Hogarth is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and French at the University of South Australia (Adelaide), where he teaches World Literature especially. Originally a specialist in Senegalese literature, his research focuses particularly on the intersections between Anglophone, Francophone and Italophone African and European literature. He has published and edited several articles and volumes on topics surrounding life writing and migration in Australian, Francophone and Italian literature in journals such as French Cultural Studies, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and L’Esprit Créateur. He is currently at work on an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project entitled “Transnational Selves: French Narratives of Migration to Australia”.

All are welcome to attend this free event, which will be held online via Zoom at 10:00 am GMT. You will need to register in advance to receive the online joining link. Please see below for further details:

3.20 Winthrop-King 2nd Global Africas: Gender, Representation, and the Maghreb

A reminder about this year’s 2nd Global Africas online symposium, Gender, Representation, and the Maghreb, which will take place on 11-12 November. 

Hosted by the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and co-sponsored by the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and the FSU Middle East Center, this event will bring together Tunisian director Raja Amari, Moroccan rapper Khtek, and Moroccan artist Merieme Mesfioui

Registration link: 


Thursday, 11 November 9-9:50 am ET: Discussion with Houda Abouz aka Khtek 

Thursday, 11 November 12-1 pm ET: Roundtable with Raja Amari, Houda Abouz, and Merieme Mesfioui 

Friday, 12 November 10-10:50 am ET: Discussion with Raja Amari 

Friday, 12 November 11-11:50 am ET: Discussion with Merieme Mesfioui 

For more information, visit: 

3.21 MHRA Postgraduate Representative

The MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) is looking for a second postgraduate editor for its online journal, MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities ( Working Papers was launched in 2006 and is aimed at early career researchers and postgraduates.

The successful applicant will serve as a second postgraduate representative to the MHRA Executive Committee, attending three committee meetings per year in London or online, and advising on postgraduate matters. For further information about the work of the MHRA see

This position starts in December 2021 and ends in November 2023. Whilst unpaid, it offers invaluable experience in the world of academic publishing, as well as representing a chance to work constructively for the future of the Humanities more broadly. Applications are welcome from postgraduates in their first or second year of doctoral study working in any of the ‘modern humanities’, defined as relating to the modern and medieval languages, literatures and cultures of Europe (including English and the Slavonic languages, and the cultures of the European diaspora).

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter (in a single Word file, please), together with a letter of support from their supervisor, as email attachments to Dr Barbara Burns (, by 15 November 2021. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the current representatives at

3.22 Habib Tengour: “La poésie est le réel absolu” — Nov 4, 5pm — France and the World Seminar

The France and the World seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard is proud to announce that the Algerian poet and anthropologist Habib Tengour will be presenting a talk titled “La poésie est le réel absolu” on November 4th at 5 pm on Zoom.

Habib Tengour was born in 1947 in Mostaganem, Algeria. Trained as an anthropologist and sociologist, he is the author of over fifteen books, two of which can be found in English: Crossings (The Post-Apollo Press, 2013), translated by Marilyn Hacker, and “Exile is My Trade”: The Habib Tengour Reader (Black Widow, 2012), edited and translated by Pierre Joris. The winner of the 2016 Dante European Poetry Prize, he directs the series Poems of the World, published by APIC in Algiers. He divides his time between Algiers, Algeria, and Paris, France. He is in residence this year at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. (source:

How To Join
Please add your name and email address to this registration page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and passcode to the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Emile Levesque-Jalbert at

3.23 Multilingual Creative Writing as Hospitable Practice – Round Table – Centre for Poetic Innovation

You are warmly invited to a Round Table on “Multilingual Creative Writing as Hospitable Practice”, on 4 November 2021, 4-6pm (online).

Writing in a foreign language, a language which is not one’s so-called ‘native’ language, has become a widely disseminated practice. Through processes of mobility and migration, many authors have contributed to crafting and expressing what Steven G. Kellman coins the ‘translingual imagination’. How might multilingual creative writing operate as a hospitable space within which to explore plural identities? What role can writing workshops play in welcoming multilingual experience? This round table will bring together four creative writing scholars and practitioners with experience and expertise in plurilingual writing practices. They will reflect on multilingual writing as a way to generate innovative creative practices – whether it be through self-translation, collaborative writing, digital bilingual tools or plurilingual performances – and to create hospitable spaces, which acknowledge plurality – and therefore singularity. 

The discussion will be opened by four short research papers :

  • Sara Greaves(Aix-Marseille Université): ‘Inhospitable Language(s) and the Plurilingual “Skin-Voice”’
  • Lou Sarabadzic(Writer and Translator): ‘On being a guest’
  • Dr Luc Dall’Armellina (CY CergyParis Université): ‘La communauté sensible des écriture / lecture / traduction / interprétation entre les langues’
  • Dr Elise Hugueny-Léger (University of St Andrews): ‘Welcoming False Friends’

This event is hosted by the Centre for Poetic Innovation (University of St Andrews and University of Dundee).

To register, please contact Dr Elodie Laügt (

3.24 French Film Festival 3 – 13 November at Ciné Lumière, London

The French Film Festival is back from 3 November to 15 December in 32 cinemas UK-wide, including Ciné Lumière in London.


The festival will bring over 230 screenings of French and Francophone films to British audiences, from Belfast to Lewes, from Aberdeen to Plymouth. In London, Ciné Lumière, will feature 17 films, mostly UK premieres, 2 TV series and several short films over 37 screenings as well as introductions and Q&As with talents, from 3 to 13 November.

Londoners will get a chance to discover some of the year’s hottest titles from the Cannes Film Festival selection, including the UK premiere of France, starring Léa Seydoux (currently in No Time to Die and The French Dispatch), and opening the festival at Ciné Lumière, in the presence of director Bruno Dumont on 3 Nov.

Other highlights coming straight from the Croisette are the Palme d’or winning Titane by Julia Ducournau, Paris 13th District (Les Olympiades) by Jacques Audiard and the hit comedy starring Jean Dujardin, OSS 117: From Africa with Love (OSS 117 : Alerte rouge en Afrique noire) by Nicolas Bedos. Catherine Corsini will present her film The Divide (La Fracture) on 6 Nov and Joachim Lafosse’s The Restless (Les Intranquilles) will be followed by a Q&A with the director on 9 Nov.

The festival also features a great line-up of women directors: Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) with Petite maman, Leyla Bouzid with A Tale of Love and Desire (Une histoire d’amour et de désir), featuring Sami Outabali from Sex Education, and Claire Simon with I Want to Talk About Duras (Vous ne désirez que moi), starring Emmanuelle Devos.

This year, the French Film Festival offers a platform to French TV series. Comedy meets Sci Fi in UFOs (OVNI(S)), starring Melvil Poupaud and Nicole Garcia, while All the Way Up (Validé), dives into the world of rap with cameos by French hip hop.

Family screenings (Spread your Wings or César winning animated film Josep) are also programmed as well as classics including a tribute to the late director Bertrand Tavernier with Let Joy Reign Supreme (Que la fête commence).

Full programme

3.25 ASMCF Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize

Please find below details of the ASMCF Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize. The deadline for applications is 15th February 2022. For more details about awards/prizes, please visit the ASMCF website:

The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France is inviting applications to the Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize. In memory of the late Peter Morris, the award of £500 will be made to a postgraduate student to contribute towards travel costs incurred on a short trip to France.

The terms and conditions of the prize are as follows:

Applications should be submitted in advance of the trip, which may take place at any time during the twelve months following the deadline for applications.

A subcommittee convened to adjudicate the prize will look for evidence that the trip has been well planned and that the student has attempted to maximize the benefits to be drawn from the time in France. Each student shall be required to provide a letter of support from their supervisor. Bids to other funding bodies either pending or known should be disclosed.

Postgraduates applying for the award should complete the Peter Morris Prize form available at: The person to whom the prize has been awarded should provide a brief report on the trip, including details of expenses, no later than three months after return to the UK.

4. New Publications

4.1 French Colonial History Vol. 20

Please find below a message from Caroline Herbelin, editor of French Colonial History:

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of French Colonial History vol. 20 

This issue features:

Pierre Gendreau-Hétu, St. Louis Once Was “P(a)in-Cour(t)”– But Was It Ever “Short of Bread”?

Kory Olson, Come Drive French North Africa: Cartographic and Guidebook Discourse in Michelin’s 1929 Maroc, Algérie, Tunisie. 

Vincent Hole, “Une République s’étendant sur plusieurs continents”: le projet non advenu du Comité d’action pour une République fédérale française de 1957 

Special Section: World War II and Transnational Feminisms in the French Empire     

Emmanuelle Saada, Introduction

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, World War II and the Rise of Feminism in Martinique

Emily Lord Fransee, “I May Vote Like All Women”: Protest, Gender, and Suffrage in French Senegal, 1944-1945

Jennifer Anne Boittin, “The Great Game of Hide and Seek Has Worked”: Suzanne Césaire, Cultural Marronnage, and Caribbean Mosaic of Gendered Race Consciousness around World War II 

For more information on the journal, visit our website

This issue and all the archives of the journal are accessible on JSTOR and MUSE. Access to the journal is free for all members of the French Colonial Historical Society. 

4.2 Nessim Znaien, Les Raisins de la domination: une histoire sociale de l’alcool en Tunisie à l’époque du Protectorat (1881-1956) (Paris: Karthala, 2021)

La colonisation modifie-t-elle la vie quotidienne des populations ? C’est à partir de ce questionnement global que Nessim Znaien aborde l’histoire de la Tunisie du Protectorat (1881-1956). En analysant la correspondance de la haute administration, la presse, les écrits littéraires, les archives policières, judiciaires et hospitalières, cet ouvrage traite d’un type de produits particuliers en terre d’islam : les boissons alcoolisées.
Malgré l’interdit religieux touchant le vin et les boissons alcoolisées et auquel est soumise la majorité musulmane de la population, différentes élites convergent, à partir du début du XXe siècle, pour inventer une tradition viticole tunisienne. Il s’agit alors de justifier la plantation de vignes, que les colonisateurs français imposent à partir des années 1890, pour fournir le marché métropolitain en vin, dans le contexte de la crise de phylloxera qui affecte une grande partie du vignoble français. Cette production de vin entraine un essor de la consommation des boissons alcoolisées en Tunisie. Les paysages ruraux du Nord du pays se couvrent de vignes tandis que les principales villes voient leur nombre de débits de boissons augmenter. Cette « démocratisation » de l’alcool finit par poser un problème politique aux autorités coloniales et aux élites nationalistes tunisiennes et engendre une vague prohibitive dès la Première Guerre mondiale, à son apogée dans les années 1930. Dans les vingt dernières années du Protectorat, l’ivresse publique et la consommation de boissons alcoolisées par les musulmans font de moins en moins réagir les élites tunisiennes et françaises. On observe alors une banalisation de la consommation d’alcool, alors que celle-ci continue d’augmenter.
Dans une approche fondée sur la culture matérielle et l’histoire de l’alimentation, cet ouvrage aborde l’histoire des boissons alcoolisées comme un « fait total », révélatrice aussi bien des mentalités politiques et religieuses, que des niveaux de vie économiques et des rapports de domination à l’intérieur des sociétés.

Nessim Znaien est docteur en Histoire contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne et attaché temporaire d’enseignement et de recherche à l’Université d’Aix-Marseille de 2017 à 2020. Il a réalisé son travail de thèse sur les boissons alcoolisées dans la Tunisie coloniale, dont est issu cet ouvrage, entre 2012 et 2017, grâce à une bourse longue durée de l’Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC).

4.3 Viola Shafik (ed.), Documentary Filmmaking in the Middle East and North Africa (Cairo: AUC Press, 2021)

While many of the Arab documentary films that emerged after the digital turn in the 1990s have been the subject of close scholarly and media attention, far less well studied is the immense wealth of Arab documentaries produced during the celluloid era. These ranged from newsreels to information, propaganda, and educational films, travelogues, as well as more radical, artistic formats, such as direct cinema and film essays. This collected volume sets out to examine the long history of Arab nonfiction filmmaking in the Middle East and North Africa across a range of national trajectories and documentary styles, from the early twentieth century to the present.
Documentary Filmmaking in the Middle East and North Africa traces the historical development of documentary filmmaking with an eye to the widely varied socio-political, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural contexts in which the films emerged. Thematically, the contributions provide insights into a whole range of relevant issues, both theoretical and historical, such as structural development and state intervention, formats and aesthetics, new media, politics of representation, auteurs, subjectivity, minority filmmaking, ‘Artivism,’ and revolution.

Ali Abudlameer, Hend Alawadhi, Jamal Bahmad, Ahmed Bedjaoui, Dore Bowen, Shohini Chaudhuri, Donatella della Ratta, Yasmin Desouki, Kay Dickinson, Ali Essafi, Nouri Gana, Mohannad Ghawanmeh, Olivier Hadouchi, Ahmad Izzo, Alisa Lebow, Peter Limbrick, Florence Martin, Irit Neidhardt, Stefan Pethke, Mathilde Rouxel, Viviane Saglier, Viola Shafik, Ella Shohat, Mohamad Soueid, Hanan Toukan, Oraib Toukan, Stefanie van der Peer, Nadia Yaqub, Alia Yunis, Hady Zaccak.

To read an excerpt, click here.

For the Table of Contents, click here.

4.4 H-France Salon: ‘Race, Racism, and the Study of France and the Francophone World, Part III’

H-France Salon Vol 13, Issue 18

“Race, Racism, and the Study of France and the Francophone World, Part III”

Edited by:
Christy Pichichero, George Mason University

Emily Marker, Rutgers University-Camden

We have asked a diverse slate of contributors to share syllabi and reflections on how they incorporate the themes of race and racism into their teaching, especially in a global frame. Siham Bouamer, Ethan Katz, and Lorelle Semley have shared pedagogical reflections on intersectional approaches to French-African history, the colonial logics of basic French-language textbooks, and teaching anti-Semitism. Leora Auslander, Lia Brozgal, Laurent Dubois, Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Emily Marker, Sue Peabody, and Alyssa Sepinwall have all shared annotated syllabi from undergraduate and graduate courses in history, cinema, African studies, and more. Each syllabus is annotated differently; some are framed with introductory paragraphs, some have annotations throughout the body of the syllabus, and others have both. We hope that the generosity of these colleagues in sharing their syllabi and thoughts will lead to further conversation and sharing of materials in our community of educators. We also urge readers of this Salon to read and discuss recent publications on teaching race and racism in French and Francophone Studies and to reach out to colleagues in other disciplines and subfields to discuss how they approach teaching these subjects. For professors who lead study abroad programs in France and other Francophone countries, we must also think about how teaching race and racism can drive innovation in traditional and experiential learning inside and outside of the classroom.

(Explore the previous issues on “Race, Racism & the Study of France and the Francophone World Today”: Part I  Part II)

4.5 Tessa Murphy, The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021)

In The Creole Archipelago, Tessa Murphy traces how generations of Indigenous Kalinagos, free and enslaved Africans, and settlers from a variety of European nations used maritime routes to forge social, economic, and informal political connections that spanned the eastern Caribbean. Focusing on a chain of volcanic islands, each one visible from the next, whose societies developed outside the sphere of European rule until the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763, Murphy argues that the imperial frameworks typically used to analyze the early colonial Caribbean are at odds with the geographic realities that shaped daily life in the region.

Through use of wide-ranging sources including historical maps, parish records, an Indigenous-language dictionary, and colonial correspondence housed in the Caribbean, France, England, and the United States, Murphy shows how this watery borderland became a center of broader imperial experimentation, contestation, and reform. British and French officials dispatched to Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Tobago after 1763 encountered a creolized society that repeatedly frustrated their attempts to transform the islands into productive plantation colonies. By centering the stories of Kalinagos who asserted continued claims to land, French Catholics who demanded the privileges of British subjects, and free people of African descent who insisted on their right to own land and enslaved people, Murphy offers a vivid counterpoint to larger Caribbean plantation societies like Jamaica and Barbados.

By looking outward from the eastern Caribbean chain, The Creole Archipelago resituates small islands as microcosms of broader historical processes central to understanding early American and Atlantic history, including European usurpation of Indigenous lands, the rise of slavery and plantation production, and the creation and codification of racial difference.

4.6 Yaya Mountapmbémé P. Njoya and Jean-Claude Abada Medjo (eds.), De l’extrême dans les littératures francophones des suds (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2021)

L’imaginaire de l’extrême occupe une place capitale dans le monde contemporain. Mais si celui-ci est célébré à travers ses manifestations artistiques et sportives, il revêt une dimension mortifère lorsqu’il devient politique ou religieux. Il est source de perversion paroxysmale chez l’être humain. Cette énergie de la mort semble avoir structuré l’avènement des pays des Suds dans la modernité à travers les multiples tragédies qui jalonnent l’histoire de ces espaces depuis le XVe siècle. Les contributions de cet ouvrage mènent une réflexion originale sur l’expérience éthique et esthétique de la tyrannie du mal afin de mettre en exergue le champ des possibles qu’offre la littérature face aux affres de l’abjection indicible.

4.7 Emmanuel Alcaraz, Histoire de l’Algérie et de ses mémoires des origines au Hirak (Paris: Karthala, 2021)

Est-il possible de parler de l’histoire de l’Algérie des origines à nos jours en France de manière impartiale sans que cela suscite polémiques, diatribes et anathèmes ? Tel est le but que s’est fixé l’historien Emmanuel Alcaraz. Dans une approche originale, il offre une synthèse limpide et éclairante sur cette histoire qui continue de miner le présent des sociétés françaises et algériennes.
De Jugurtha luttant contre Rome à la conquête arabe, des corsaires d’Alger à la colonisation française, de la guerre d’Algérie à la guerre civile algérienne dans les années 1990 en allant jusqu’au hirak, Emmanuel Alcaraz revisite chaque étape de ce riche passé en utilisant de nouvelles sources tirées des Archives et des témoignages oraux, le tout agrémenté de sa connaissance du terrain algérien, de l’historiographie et de son égo-histoire.
Dans une France marquée par l’indépendance algérienne, terre d’accueil pour les immigrés algériens, l’auteur s’intéresse également aux origines de la montée en puissance des droites extrêmes. Il étudie comment les discours des droites radicales se sont construits dans un esprit de revanche contre les immigrés, par rapport à la blessure narcissique de la perte de l’Algérie française.
Faisant appel à la méthode historique la plus rigoureuse, l’historien interroge l’avenir de la nation algérienne entrée depuis le mouvement populaire de 2019 dans une nouvelle séquence de son histoire, qui ne peut se poursuivre sans la France, avec les Lumières et les ombres du passé à assumer des deux côtés de la méditerranée pour ne pas entrer dans l’avenir à reculons.

Emmanuel Alcaraz est historien, professeur agrégé d’histoire et de géographie, docteur en histoire, chercheur associé à l’IRMC (Institut de recherches sur le Maghreb contemporain-CNRS et Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères), à Mesopolhis (Centre méditerranéen de sociologie, de science politique et d’histoire, Sciences Po Aix, UMR 7064) et au Laboratoire du Patrimoine de l’université de la Manouba à Tunis. Auteur des Lieux de mémoire de la guerre d’indépendance algérienne paru chez Karthala en 2017, il collabore régulièrement au Quotidien d’Oran.

table des matières:


Les sigles

Préface de Guy Pervillé


  1. L’Algérie avant 1954
  2. Retour sur les « ennemis complémentaires » de la guerre d’Algérie
  3. 1962, et après ?


Postface. Essai d’égo-histoire




4.8 Mathieu Rigouste, La Domination policière: Edition augmentée (Paris: La Fabrique, 2021)

 La violence policière n’a rien d’accidentel, elle est rationnellement produite et régulée par le dispositif étatique. La théorie et les pratiques de la police française sont profondément enracinées dans le système colonial : on verra dans ce livre qu’entre les brigades nord-­africaines dans les bidonvilles de l’entre-deux-guerres et les brigades anti-criminalité (les BAC) dans les « cités » actuelles, une même mécanique se reproduit en se restructurant. Il s’agit toujours de maintenir l’ordre chez les colonisés de l’intérieur, de contenir les territoires du socio-apartheid. Le développement des armes « non létales » – Flash-Ball, Taser… – propulse aussi une véritable industrie privée de la coercition. Rigouste montre comment l’expansion du marché international de la violence encadre la diffusion des doctrines de la contre-insurrection et permet de les appliquer à l’intérieur des métropoles impériales.

Cette enquête, fondée sur l’observation des techniques et des pratiques d’encadrement et de ségrégation depuis ceux qui les subissent et les combattent, montre comment le pouvoir policier assure la reproduction des dominations capitalistes, racistes et patriarcales dans la France contemporaine.

Depuis sa publication en 2012, La domination policière a trouvé un écho durant les grandes séquences de luttes et les épisodes de répression. La présente édition est actualisée et augmentée.

Mathieu Rigouste

Mathieu Rigouste est docteur en sciences sociales. Il a passé près de trente ans en banlieue parisienne, engagé depuis longtemps dans différents mouvements de lutte confrontés à la violence policière. Il est notamment l’auteur de L’ennemi intérieur (2009), Les marchands de peur (2011), Le théorème de la Hoggra (2012) et Un seul héros le peuple (2020).

4.9 Lilian Thuram, White Thinking: Behind the Mask of Racial Identity, trans. by David Murphy, Aedín Ní Loingsigh, and Cristina Johnston (London: Hero, 2021)

What does it mean to be white? Beyond just a skin colour, is it also a way of thinking? If so, how did it come about, and why?

In this book, drawing on history, personal experience and activist literature, the former footballer and World Champion Lilian Thuram looks at the origins and workings of white thinking, how it divides us and how it has become ubiquitous and accepted without challenge. He demonstrates how centuries of white bias and denial justified slavery and colonialism, and have reinforced norms and structures of oppression, limiting the roles and horizons of both non-whites and whites alike.

Crucially, while White Thinking is a critique of ingrained structural inequities, it calls for an inclusive approach to solving the problem, and aims to raise awareness and imagine a new world in which all of humanity is given equal weight.

Lilian Thuram, born in Guadeloupe in 1972, had a prestigious international career in football for the French national team – World champion in 1998, European champion in 2000, World Cup finalist in 2006 – and played for elite European clubs such as Juventus and Barcelona. In 2008, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation to educate against racism, and he has become a high-profile activist himself. He is the author of various non-fiction books.

4.10 Robyn Cope, The Pen and the Pan: Food, Fiction and Homegrown Caribbean Feminism(s) (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2021)

The Pen and the Pan: Food, Fiction and Homegrown Caribbean Feminism(s) is a comparative study of food imagery in contemporary fiction by Guadeloupeans Maryse Condé and Gisèle Pineau, Haitian Edwidge Danticat, and Trinidadians Lakshmi Persaud and Shani Mootoo. Robyn Cope’s key contention is that the past quarter century of Caribbean culinary fiction engenders the Caribbean freedom struggle in two senses of the word: first, by imbuing the history of that struggle with gender sensitivity and specificity; second, by dreaming up a new kind of creative, coalitional Caribbean freedom struggle. Cope reads food imagery in Caribbean women’s writing not only for what it can teach us about the colonizer-colonized binary, but also in order to gain insight into power dynamics within the Caribbean itself – between generations, ethnic and racial groups, religious and political affiliations, social classes and sexual identities, and most especially between women.

Cope’s approach, part of the exciting new field of literary food studies, aims to recover stories that cannot be told without food. By reading these works with and against one another, Cope honours the great geographic, linguistic, ethnic, racial, political and social diversity of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Caribbean women’s experiences with oppression and resistance. At the same time, her reading teases out Caribbean women’s common longing for affirming coalition, symbolized by commensality, that liberates without collapsing difference. In The Pen and the Pan, the shared meal and the shared struggle go hand in hand.

ROBYN COPE is Assistant Professor of French, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.

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