announcements, calls for papers, job opportunities, monthly mailing, new titles, news, SFPS Mailing, SFPS monthly mailing

SFPS Mailing: November 2022

23rd November 2022
  1. Call for Papers/Contributions.

1.1 African Theatre Association Conference CALL FOR PROPOSALS.

1.2 Society for Caribbean Studies (UK) 2023 Conference Call for Papers.

1.3 Call for Papers: On Mothering and Black Magic Special Issue.

1.4 Appel à propositions de communications: Chroniques noires : délier les lianes de la couleur de peau pour une nouvelle mémoire des origines.

1.5 Revue Convergences francophones : Appel à contribution.

1.6 CFP Culture and Global Responsibility: Rethinking Habitability in the Age of the Anthropocene.



1.9 Appel Congrès CIÉF de 2023 : Représentations et imaginaires de l’espace francophone. Hammamet, 19 au 23 juin 2023.

1.10 BUMIDOM in Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Deadline 1 December.

1.11 open to contributions: African Diaspora Journal, BRILL.

1.12 Call for Papers: 48th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (9-11 November 2023).


1.14 EXTENDED DEADLINE Gathering Autonomies in Practice 2023/ Encuentro Autonomías en Práctica 2023.

1.15 CfP: 8th Postgraduate Conference for Society for Caribbean Studies.

1.16 CFP & Virtual Symposium for circulation.

  1. Job and Scholarship Opportunities.

2.1 Assistant Professor in Black French Studies, Rice University.

2.2 $25,000 Fellowships for PhD in French Studies.

2.3 PhD Studentship, Department of French, UCC.

2.4 Distinguished Visitor, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford.

2.5 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at University of Sheffield.

2.6 Lectureship in French, Australian National University (Application Deadline 30th November).

2.7 Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of French, Kenyon College.

2.8 Director of French Language Instruction, Indiana University – Bloomington.

2.9 Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies, Appalachian State University.

2.10 Lecturer – Modern French History & Politics, Newcastle University.

  1. Announcements.

3.1 Research seminars on migration (Manchester).

3.2 Now open: R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize (deadline 30 November 2022).

3.3 SAS Research Training Programme 2022 / 23 – Term 1.

3.4 Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize – February 2023.


3.6 Fieldwork and Research in Languages, Cultures and Societies seminar programme.

3.7 2023 Forum Essay Prize – Courageous Art(s) – call for submissions.

3.8  Research Network Grant Scheme worth £10,000 is open!

3.9 Bridget Jones Travel Award 2023, CfP.

3.10 UCML Code of Best Practice for Early Career Academic Employment.

3.11 Nominations for SFHS committees.

3.12 Expo virtuelle Couleurs humaines.

3.13 France Culture, Avec Philosophie: Peut-on penser la race sans l’essentialiser ?

3.14 Call for Participants: Translating Blackness.

3.15 Malcolm Bowie Prize – 2022 Entries now open.

3.16 Oxford Research Seminar: Edmund Birch on Alexandre Dumas, Slavery, and Empire.

3.17 Reminder about Pinkney Prize.

  1. New Publications.

4.1 Buata B. Malela, MC SolaarUn artiste radicool (Rosières en Haye: Camion Blanc, 2022).

4.2 Christian Uwe, L’archive paradoxale: penser l’existence avec le roman francophone subsaharien (Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2022).

4.3 Introducing CFC Intersections issue one, available online at Liverpool University Press.

4.4 Abdeljalil Nadem and Jalal El Hakmaoui (eds.), De la culture marocaine moderne, anthologie (1912-2004) (Casablanca: En Toutes Lettres, 2022).

4.5 Manuel Covo, Entrepôt of Revolutions: Saint-Domingue, Commercial Sovereignty, and the French-American Alliance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022).

4.6 Christopher Hogarth, Afropean Female Selves: Migration and Language in the Life Writing of Fatou Diome and Igiaba Scego (London: Routledge, 2023).

4.7 Burleigh Hendrickson, Decolonizing 1968: Transnational Student Activism in Tunis, Paris, and Dakar (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2022).

4.8 Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (ed.), Unfinished Histories: Empire and Postcolonial Resonance in Central Africa and Belgium (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2022).

1. Call for Papers/Contributions

1.1 African Theatre Association Conference CALL FOR PROPOSALS



31 July – 2 August 2023

Performing Political Activism: Racial Justice, Social Justice, and Environmental Justice

Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX

​United Kingdom

Racial and social justice have long been concerns in African and African Diasporic performance practices that are aligned with political imperatives. Theatre makers and critics of performance have explored a range of social justice themes, most recently bringing intersectional perspectives to debates about climate change and environmental justice. As Jennifer Deol writes ‘The work of dismantling white supremacy is critical to building a climate movement that is rooted in justice.’ In the UK, practitioners such as Mojisola Adebayo, Fehinti Balogun, and Selina Thompson are exploring urgent questions about the intersections between racial and climate justice, which recognises that ‘Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities are the ones hardest hit by the climate crisis’ (Deol). It is these intersections that inspire the theme of the 2023 annual African Theatre Association Conference, which seeks to foreground African and African Diasporic practitioners’ contributions to concerns about racial and social justice by considering the themes, modes, content and forms of performances that frame ecological and environmental concerns through subject positionalities (gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality), colonial histories and forms of exploitation and extraction. AfTA 2023 aims to consider how racial inequities leave certain communities susceptible to the adverse impacts of climate change and how African and African Diasporic theatre and performance practices have responded to these intersecting racial and social justice concerns.

The conference invites proposals on themes of climate justice, racial justice, sustainability, activist performance, environmental racism, and intersectional ecologies that investigate the representational and material challenges that are particular to theatre and performance to tackle the complexities of the climate emergency and racial justice. In particular, we invite work that examines intersectional dramaturgical approaches, representations, sustainable rehearsal techniques, and touring models. Proposals are encouraged that explore intersectionality through ecofeminism, racial justice, queer imaginaries, and cultural memories of difficult pasts.

Participants are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations, workshops, performances, play readings and exhibitions for the conference focusing on, but not limited to the following themes:

  • Political and Activist theatre and performance in Africa and the diaspora
  • African and African-Diasporic directorial approaches to social justice
  • Intersections between climate justice, racial justice, and social justice
  • Plays, playwrights and performance practitioners exploring social and racial justice themes
  • Exploring climate change and environmental justice on stage
  • Re-reading African, African-Caribbean, and African Diasporic theatre practices through a climate/ social justice lens
  • Race, antiracism, and social justice themes in performance
  • Global and identity politics in performance
  • Exploring the histories and legacies of colonialism in performance
  • Dismantling white supremacy
  • Women’s and Feminist performance practices
  • Queer trans and non-binary theatres/ performances and justice
  • Exploring activist performance forms
  • Theatres of crisis, theatres of care
  • Performance responses to Covid-19 in Africa and the Diaspora
  • Resourcefulness, sustainable theatre and ecological African diasporic performance forms and practices.
  • Processes of performance, scripting, casting, venues, technical elements
  • Access, inclusion, innovation and community arts practices
  • Participatory performance and activism
  • Responding to #BlackLivesMatter on stage
  • Protest performances
  • Tourism, climate and social justice
  • Black health and wellbeing
  • Sustainability in theatre venues and programming
  • Performance ethics

The proposal submission deadline is 28 February 2023

Proposals of no more than 300 words, together with a short 100 words biography should be submitted to the conference convener at

Conference Convenor:
Professor Lynette Goddard
Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance
Royal Holloway, University of London

Email Address:

1.2 Society for Caribbean Studies (UK) 2023 Conference Call for Papers

46th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies, 5-8 July 2023

The Society for Caribbean Studies (SCS) invites scholars to submit
abstracts of no more than 250 words for research papers, on the Hispanic,
Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean and their diasporas, for
presentation at our 2023 conference. We hope to hold this event in person.
We invite papers from all disciplines of Caribbean Studies across the arts,
humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The Society is eager to
receive proposals that centre the non-Anglophone Caribbean. Proposals may
address any theme or topic focused on the Greater Caribbean and should be
submitted by 9 January 2023.

While we do not have a specific theme for 2023’s conference, we welcome
papers exploring:


   sovereignty in the Caribbean

   the bicentenary of the Demerara Rebellion of 1823

   the 1953 election in Guyana

   the 40th anniversary of the US invasion of Grenada

   the 75th anniversary since of the docking of the Windrush

   the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence

Please submit your abstract
along with a short bio of no more than 150 words, via the following page:

We also welcome proposals for complete panels, which should consist of a
minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 presenters. Please note: a separate
abstract and bio should be submitted for each paper. Each conference
presentation should not exceed 20 minutes. You will receive an automated
response when you submit and be notified of acceptance by the end of

You may reach us at in case of any
questions or observations.

1.3 Call for Papers: On Mothering and Black Magic Special Issue


Special Issue: On Mothering and Black Magic

In the essay collection Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (2016), Alexis Pauline Gumbs makes the careful distinction between ‘motherhood’ (‘a status granted by patriarchy to white middle-class women’) and ‘mothering.’ Gumbs defines mothering as an action and form of labour; as ‘that survival dance, worked by enslaved women who were forced to breastfeed the children of the status mothers.’ Mothering, she continues, ‘is worked by chosen and accidental mentors who agree to support some growing thing unpredictable thing called future.’

We are seeking to put together a special issue including papers and reflections on literatures of the African diaspora that respond to Gumbs’ demand that we redefine ‘mothering’ as ‘a technology of transformation’ and that engage with mothering beyond womanhood, biology and biological processes. We invite contributors to consider Black mothering in and across the African diaspora – birthing, parenting, midwifery, and other acts – as a type of magic, and magic as a technology of survival. We ask that contributors put forth visions of the generative ways that mothering has sustained, does sustain and could/will sustain us in the face of enslavement, (neo)colonialism and white supremacy; how survival, for those who were not supposed to survive, is a magical, subversive act and process.

This special issue seeks to bring together literary and cultural criticism that can transform our understandings of mothering in our past, present and future as a collective, liberatory labour of survival – as a magical technology of the future.

We do not yet have a home for this special issue, but have plans to submit a proposal, along with accepted abstracts, to a journal, the details of which we will share with contributors.

What Should the Submitted Articles Consider?
Potential topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:
•         Black motherhood, mothering, childbirth and parenthood
•         Black midwifery, both on the plantation and in its post-Emancipation permutations
•         Black/Afrosyncretic religious beliefs and praxes as technologies of mothering
•         Black mothering as grotesque
•         Black mothering as future (past, present) technology

About the Editors:
Leighan Renaud is a lecturer in English at the University of Bristol, UK. She is the author of the forthcoming Motherhood and Marronage. Janelle Rodriques is an assistant professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Narratives of Obeah in West Indian Literature: Moving Through the Margins (2019).

To submit a abstract, please send an email with the subject ‘On Mothering and Black Magic abstract’ to<> and<> by 1 December 2022. Abstracts should be 300 words, and include a 50 word bio.

1.4 Appel à propositions de communications: Chroniques noires : délier les lianes de la couleur de peau pour une nouvelle mémoire des origines

Colloque 2023
Du 27 au 30 mai
Université York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Campus Keele et Glendon

Appel à propositions de communications

Atelier 3
Chroniques noires : délier les lianes de la couleur de peau pour une nouvelle mémoire des origines

Responsable d’atelier : Maurice Tetne, Washington University in St. Louis, (

C’est impérativement que s’est imposée une (re)définition par l’Africain de son africanité à travers une chronique du corps qui prend d’assaut la littérature sous l’impulsion du mouvement de la négritude. La littérature et les arts africains, sous toutes leurs formes et expressions, ont donné à partir du vingtième siècle le ton à une écriture dégagée de la perception dégradante de l’Autre en proposant un regard différent, voire novateur, de lecture du corps africain. Femmes noires, mère, grâce, pureté, beauté, autant d’attributs qui jaillissent, par exemple, de la plume de Léopold Sédar Senghor. Par son art, ce dernier a rehaussé la féminité noire en l’érigeant en symbole de l’Afrique d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. La musicalité de sa poésie dédiée à la femme noire, au-delà de l’esthétique, est un chant de ralliement aux mouvements d’appel aux sources, socle de coalition pour la fermentation d’une résistance qui prend racine dans le patrimoine et l’identité africains. Mettant la carnation au centre de son lyrisme et cette beauté qu’il « fixe dans l’Éternel » (Senghor 1956), le poète a balisé le chemin et ouvert la voie à plusieurs textes de fictions qui vont par la suite œuvrer à une (re)présentation et une « réappropriation de l’iconographie de la femme africaine », et plus généralement, pour une « écriture postcoloniale du corps » (Moudileno 2006) noir. Ainsi, les artistes africain.e.s, depuis le début du vingtième siècle, se sont saisi.e.s à travers leurs œuvres d’un droit de réponse, en réplique au discours raciste véhiculé au dix-neuvième siècle et soutenu par les multiples Expositions Universelles où les Noir.e.s, exhibé.e.s dans des zoos humains, étaient souvent présenté.e.s comme le chaînon manquant entre l’Homme et le singe.

Le présent atelier, convoquant l’art africain (littérature, cinéma, arts plastiques…) vise à explorer le contre-discours à travers les questions de race et d’ethnicité pour comprendre comment les artistes noir.e.s/africain.e.s, à travers divers médias, confrontent le passé et se projettent pour proposer un modèle nouveau de perception des corps des Noir.e.s. Cette question nous a entrainé sur les pas d’Ahmadou Kourouma, Calixthe Beyala, Sembène Ousmane, Mati Diop, et bien d’autres qui, abordant l’écriture ou la re-présentation du corps noir selon des modes distincts, mêlent caricature, autodérision et sarcasme pour une redéfinition des codes de

perception à travers un travail visuel et scriptural, oeuvrant dans le sens d’une visée commune : réhabiliter « cette couleur qui est vie » et « cette forme qui est beauté » (Senghor 1956).

Quelques axes de réflexion (possibles mais non exhaustifs):

-L’autodérision militante dans la littérature africaine -Écriture postcoloniale des corps féminin et masculin -Cinéma africain et représentation visuelle des corps -Reformation/réhabilitation du corps colonisé

-Le « sauvage » revisité


  • Senghor, Léopold Sédar. (1956). Chants d’ombre. Paris : Seuil.
  • Moudileno, Lydie. (2006). Femme nue, femme noire : tribulations d’une Vénus.

Présence Francophone : Revue internationale de langue et de littérature. Vol. 55 : No.

1, Article 9.

  • Diop, Mati. (2009). Atlantique. (film)
  • Pierre-J. Simon. (1970). Ethnisme et racisme ou «L’école de 1492». Cahiers

internationaux de sociologie, Nouvelle Série, Vol 48, pp. 119-152.

  • Tobner, Odile. (2007). Du racisme français : quatre siècles de négrophobie. Paris : Les


  • Diop, Mambéty D. (1973). Touki Bouki. (film)

Date limite pour l’envoi des propositions (titre, résumé de 250-300 mots, adresse, affiliation et notice bio-bibliographique de 150 mots) à Maurice Tetne ( : le 15 décembre 2022.

Le colloque annuel 2023 de l’APFUCC sera en personne (à moins que la situation sanitaire ne le permette pas) avec, possiblement, quelques activités ou interventions en ligne (nous communiquerons à ce sujet plus tard). Il se tiendra dans le cadre du Congrès annuel de la Fédération des sciences humaines du Canada.

Les personnes ayant soumis une proposition de communication recevront un message des personnes responsables de l’atelier avant le 15 janvier 2023 les informant de leur décision. L’adhésion à l’APFUCC est requise pour participer au colloque. Il faut également régler les frais de participation au Congrès des Sciences humaines ainsi que les frais de conférence de l’APFUCC. De plus amples informations vous seront envoyées à ce sujet. Vous ne pouvez soumettre qu’une seule proposition de communication, présentée en français (la langue officielle de l’APFUCC), pour le colloque 2023.

1.5 Revue Convergences francophones : Appel à contribution

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les détails de l’appel pour le numéro 9.1 (2024) : 


Politiques du roman francophone africain.

Enjeux esthétiques.

S’il est vrai que les écrivains francophones africains d’aujourd’hui élaborent des modes de fiction en phase avec les modes de vie contemporains, leurs expressivités prennent également en charge des problématiques sociopolitiques soulevées dans divers espaces nationaux et transnationaux, telles les questions d’injustice, de marginalisation ou d’oppression. Leurs modalités esthétiques opèrent des transformations du territoire (vers un lieu expansif) et du sujet (vers une écriture autoréflexive), ainsi que des réorientations culturelles (de l’acculturation à la transculturation). Elles inventent également de nouvelles perspectives du déplacement (de la diaspora vers la métaspora). Ces nouvelles positions constituent aujourd’hui « le terrain esthétique » (Rancière 2000 : 8) qui donne forme à la dimension politique de ces expressivités littéraires.

L’objectif de ce volume est d’examiner la mise en scène – poétique – d’une politique de la littérature dans les fictions romanesques des francophonies africaines. Selon la définition de Jacques Rancière : « L’expression “politique de la littérature” implique que la littérature fait de la politique en tant que littérature » (Rancière 2007 : 11). Ainsi, il importe de préciser que nous explorerons la politique non pas en termes d’« engagements personnels » des écrivains dans des débats politiques ou sociaux (ibid.). Il s’agira plutôt d’observer comment, à partir des œuvres, les auteurs proposent d’appréhender le monde et les communautés qui le constituent et, aussi, opèrent des réaménagements politiques. Ainsi, ce dossier s’intéresse-t-il tout particulièrement aux représentations des hiérarchies sociales, des dynamiques d’exclusion et d’inclusion, aussi bien qu’aux procédés par lesquels les auteurs africains proposent des renversements de l’ordre établi ou des redistributions du pouvoir.

À titre d’exemples, comment les romans de Ken Bugul opposent-ils la dévalidation des perspectives de femmes noires dans les sociétés occidentales ? Comment les œuvres écologiques de Yamen Manai ou d’Aïcha Bouabaci plaident-elles pour l’adoption de modes de vie alternatifs et de nouveaux rapports à la nature ? En quoi les romans de Max Lobe et de Mohamed Mbougar Sarr problématisent-ils l’hétéro-normalité ? Comment, à travers des pratiques d’écriture autoréflexives, des auteurs et autrices comme Fatou Diome, Fouad Laroui et Kossi Efoui scrutent- ils une variété de contextes de marginalisation d’individus et de groupes, notamment en Afrique et en Europe, et en cernent les enjeux relatifs au discours et au sujet parlant ? Aussi, dans notre contexte postcolonial et postmoderne, comment des auteurs comme Edem Awumey, Alain Mabanckou ou encore Léonora Miano procèdent-ils à une double esthétisation de la pensée et de l’écriture pour rendre compte d’imaginaires et de positions métasporiques, car « corps radicalement étranger dans la communauté qui l’accueille et l’appelle à l’acculturation, l’égaré, l’acculé, se nourrit de patries intimes, expériences abruptes du monde et de la vie qu’il transforme en expériences esthétiques par des actes pratiques de savoir, élargis aux nervures du monde, aux dimensions de la mémoire, de l’Histoire et du langage » (Des Rosiers 2013 : 51) ?

Les romans francophones africains ont souvent été considérés comme « engagés » en raison de leur investissement dans des contextes politiques, notamment au niveau des thèmes des œuvres, tels que le rapport entre les pays colonisateurs et les pays anciennement colonisés ou encore les dictatures et violences postcoloniales. Ce volume recentre le débat autour des pratiques et enjeux esthétiques contemporains qui renouvellent « les formes d’inscription du sens de la communauté »  à travers les découpages offerts dans les textes du visible, de la prise de parole, du temps et des espaces relatifs à un « commun partagé » (Rancière 2000 : 16). Il s’agira, tout particulièrement, d’observer comment les œuvres africaines proposent des mises en scène esthétiques qui sont en prise avec les rapports de pouvoir au sein des communautés.

Références :

Des Rosiers, Joël, Métaspora. Essai sur les patries intimes, Montréal, Les Éditions Triptyque, 2013.
Lévy, Jacques, Juliette Rennes & David, Zerbib. 2007. « Jacques Rancière : “les territoires de la pensée partagée” ». EspacesTemps.net territoires-de-la-pensee-partagee/

Rancière, Jacques, Le partage du sensible. Esthétique et politique, Éditions La Fabrique, 2000. – Politique de la littérature, Paris, Éditions Galilée, 2007. `

Axes :

  • Politiques romanesques
  • Esthétique et politique
  • Éthique de l’écriture
  • Fiction et communauté
  • Engagement formel
  • Marginalité, exclusion, inclusion, injustice
  • Féminismes et fictions queer
  • Métatextualité et autoréflexivité
  • Fictions migratoires
  • Écritures métasporiques
  • Fictions écologiques


Présentation & soumission des articles :

Les propositions d’environ 300 mots accompagnées d’une courte biobibliographie sont à envoyer à l’adresse suivante :

Calendrier :

  • Soumission des propositions : avant le 15 décembre, 2022
  • Notification des auteurs : le 10 janvier, 2023
  • Soumission des articles : avant le 1 juin, 2023
  • Date de publication : 1ertrimestre 2024


Comité scientifique :

Alice Chaudemanche (INALCO – Paris)

Bernard De Meyer (Université du KwaZulu Natal, Afrique du Sud)

Elara Bertho (CNRS / LAM – France)

Karel Plaiche (Université du Cap – Afrique du Sud)

Markus Arnold (Université du Cap – Afrique du Sud)

Ninon Chavoz (Université de Strasbourg – France)

Vincent Simedoh (Université Dalhousie – Canada)

Numéro coordonné par :

Emmanuel Mbégane Ndour, Université du Witwatersrand, Afrique du Sud,

Morgan Faulkner, Université Saint Francis Xavier, Canada,

1.6 CFP Culture and Global Responsibility: Rethinking Habitability in the Age of the Anthropocene

*Culture and Global Responsibility: *

*Rethinking Habitability in the Age of the Anthropocene *


Stefano Bellin (University of Warwick)

Guido Bartolini (Ghent University)

Michael Niblett (University of Warwick)

*Dates: *May 12-14, 2023

*Deadline to submit a paper proposal:* February 10, 2023

*Call for papers: *

Although the world seems to be drifting towards the conflictual opposition
between large geopolitical blocs, and the pandemic and the war in Ukraine
have reshaped the dynamics of globalisation, there is no doubt that many of
the key issues of our time are global in nature and scope. Indeed, we could
argue that the most important social and political battles of the
twenty-first century are fought in the global arena. Climate change,
international migrations, pandemics, neoliberal capitalist exploitation,
racialised patterns of exclusion and discrimination, gentrification are
just some of the global challenges that characterise our time. As Olúfẹ́mi
O. Táíwò argues in *Reconsidering Reparations*, because slavery and
colonialism fundamentally shaped the world we live in, we should be
thinking more broadly and holistically about how to remake the world
system. Moreover, since human beings have become a geophysical force
capable of radically affecting the climate system of the planet as a whole,
the ‘planetary’ is also emerging as an analytical category and as a matter
of human concern. Indeed, as Dipesh Chakrabarty points out in *The Climate
of History in a Planetary Age*, ‘in our own awareness of ourselves, the
“now” of human history has become entangled with the long “now” of
geological and biological timescales, something that has never happened
before in the history of humanity’ (p. 7). We therefore need to connect the
planetary with the global, the geologic arc of the
Anthropocene/Capitalocene with the time of human history and experience,
with a particular attention to the colonial, racial, and gendered
oppressions that link the human world to the vast processes and timescale
of the Earth system.

Bringing together literary and cultural studies, art and film studies,
critical race theory, environmental humanities, and philosophy, this
international conference will explore how different cultural texts might
facilitate our critical and political engagement with forms of violence and
injustice that are global in nature and scope. Drawing connections between
the concepts and the practices of ‘global responsibility’ and
‘habitability’, the conference will discuss how different natural, social,
and cultural forces shape the habitability of different environments on
Earth, as well as our individual and collective responsibility for making
the world not just habitable but also compatible with the flourishing of
different beings.

The key questions that this conference seeks to address are:

   – How can literature, film, and other forms of art help us to think
   through the notions of ‘global responsibility’ and ‘habitability’?
   – What makes the Earth habitable, and how does human culture, action and
   neglect affect that habitability?
   – To what extent and in what sense are we responsible for making the
   Earth a place where different forms of human and nonhuman life can live and
   – What are the conditions for a good life and how are these conditions
   represented in mass culture?
   – How and to what extent can cultural work challenge political and
   social structures of oppression?
   – How can different cultural texts and artistic media develop our
   political imagination and sense of responsibility?
   – How does the past influence habitability and life conditions in the
   – How do ongoing patterns of violence, injustice, and accumulation
   affect habitability and life’s capacity to flourish?
   – What does it take for life to survive and flourish?

This international conference welcomes scholars across the arts &
humanities working in all geographical areas and theoretical frameworks,
and encourages proposals that take an interdisciplinary or
cross-disciplinary approach.

Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to):

   – Literature, film, art, philosophy and the question global
   – Critical perspectives on what makes an environment habitable
   sociologically, culturally, and ecologically
   – Intersectional analyses of ‘global responsibility’ and ‘habitability’
   – How the global racial empire affects ‘habitability’ and ‘global
   – Cultural texts that address forms or patterns of injustice that are
   global in nature and scope
   – Cultural work, differentiated solidarity, and the challenge of ‘elite
   capture’ (Táíwò 2022)
   – Literature, film, art, philosophy and the struggle of ‘remaking the
   world’ (Getachew 2019)

*Confirmed Invited Speakers:*

   – Emily Baker (UCL)
   – Stef Craps (University of Ghent)
   – Martin Crowley (University of Cambridge)
   – Esther Figueroa (Independent researcher and filmmaker) Film screening
   + virtual Q&A
   – Tiago de Luca (University of Warwick)
   – Rashmi Varma (University of Warwick)

The conference attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the
exhibition ‘Our Fragile Earth’ organised by the Habitability Global
Research Priority, which will be held in the ruins at Coventry Cathedral
from 8 May 2023 to 21 May 2023.


The organisers invite proposals for 20-minute presentations. We strongly
encourage attending the conference in-person, but in a limited number of
cases it might be possible to make arrangements for an online presentation.

*Please send a 300-word (approximately) abstract, contact details and a
brief bio by 10 February 2023 *to

Please note: there will be a standard fee of £30 to help defray catering
and room booking costs. ECRs (up to 5 years after the end of the PhD) and
staff on a temporary contract will be charged a reduced fee of £20, while
postgraduates and the unwaged can participate in the conference for free.

This conference has been made possible thanks to the kind and generous
support of the Habitability Global Research Priority (GRP)
<> at the University
of Warwick.


Au travers de la journée d’étude « Race et missiologie contemporaine », le programme de recherche RelRace, Religions, Lignages, Races, souhaite explorer les usages contemporains du concept de « race » dans la missiologie contemporaine, ainsi que tout le vocabulaire et les thématiques de la raciologie qui purent se développer aux XIXe et XXe siècles sous la plume de missionnaires – à la fois dans leurs correspondances publiées (ou non), et dans leurs travaux annexes à la mission (linguistique, anthropologie…).

Les travaux de l’ANR ReLRace démontrent l’existence de conceptions raciales fondées sur un substrat spécifiquement religieux qui, à partir du XVIIIe siècle cohabitent avec la notion de race telle qu’elle est pensée dans le cadre de l’Histoire naturelle et de l’anthropologie raciale. Ainsi, alors que se déploie, dès la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, dans les cercles missionnaires chrétiens européens et américains, la nouvelle science de la missiologie, comment celle-ci intègre-t-elle, aux différentes traditions racialo-religieuses, les théories racialistes dans ses principes, notamment dans un effort de légitimation scientifique de l’entreprise missionnaire [Dujardin et Prudhomme, 2015] ? L’impérialisme chrétien qui caractérisa par exemple le mouvement protestant de la fin de l’époque victorienne et du début du XXe siècle semblait paradoxalement combiner les formes et expressions les plus crues de morgue impérialiste et de préjugés racistes, avec la vocation internationaliste et « humaniste » de l’entreprise apostolique. Comment atteindre, cependant, l’objectif initial de la création d’Églises indigènes autonomes – objectif théorisé par l’Anglican Henry Venn comme celui des « trois autonomies » censé mener à « l’euthanasie de la mission » – quand celles-ci sont plantées et se déploient sur un terreau colonial marqué par la violence et l’inégalité entre les « races » ? Les organisations missionnaires et les Églises engagées dans l’entreprise apostolique se trouvèrent traversées de tensions sur ces sujets, notamment en terrain colonial et postcolonial aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Les tropes associés à la notion de « race » furent sans nul doute mobilisés par les acteurs de ces débats, et cette journée d’étude en appelle donc à ses pour éclairer ce pan de l’histoire de la missiologie et des missions, grâce à des études de cas situées sur tous les continents, sans forcément se concentrer sur les organisations missionnaires chrétiennes européennes seulement.

Ainsi, les productions de l’ANR ReLRace mettent en valeur la façon dont les populations africaines et afro-descendantes prennent possession des religions chrétiennes et musulmanes pour contester voire inverser les stigmates raciaux dont elles sont affublées. Très tôt, par exemple, les Églises africaines-américaines notamment l’African Methodist Episcopalian Church (AME) lancent une activité missionnaire destinée d’abord à l’arc caraïbe puis à l’Afrique. Leurs prédicateurs proposent une approche qui ne renonce pas aux thématiques raciales mais présente un contenu éminemment différent offrant une place centrale aux populations noires.

Par ailleurs, tandis qu’un nombre croissant d’organisations missionnaires se développent en Afrique, en Asie, dans le Pacifique et sur le continent américain tout au long du XIXe siècle, celles-ci s’organisent également de manière de plus en plus systématique et dans une perspective supranationale, transimpériale, et interconfessionnelle : après la grande Conférence d’Édimbourg en 1910, la création du World Council of Churches en 1938 vient confirmer la volonté des Églises à vocation missionnaire de réfléchir ensemble à ce que « faire mission » veut dire. Les autorités des grandes organisations missionnaires, ainsi que leurs agents, pouvaient alors échanger lors de ces grands congrès sur des thèmes comme l’inclusion de cours de sociologie des religions ou d’anthropologie dans la formation des agents [Stanley, 2009], sur l’utilisation du vocabulaire à employer dans les travaux de traductions des textes sacrés dans les langues vernaculaires, ou encore les difficultés rencontrées par les Chrétiens non-blancs dans des sociétés coloniales marquées par la montée de l’anticolonialisme. 

Plus tard, comme au Congrès d’Uppsala de 1968, les tensions intergénérationnelles ainsi qu’interraciales d’un monde en plein changement se font ressentir, comme quand l’organisation YMCA exprime publiquement sa conviction que « l’impérialisme et le paternalisme continuent de se perpétuer dans la structure et la théologie du World Council of Churches », alors même que ce dernier réitère que « le racisme est une dénégation flagrante de la foi chrétienne »[1].

Les axes suivants pourront donc être envisagés :

1/ Évolution de la missiologie aux XIXe et XXe siècles : quelle utilisation de la notion de « race » dans la science des missions ?

Cette journée d’étude ReLRace souhaite interroger la façon dont la missiologie, qui se construisit en partie lors d’événements comme les congrès du Conseil international des Missions (à partir de 1921), de la Commission permanente de Mission et d’évangélisation (à partir de 1961) ou encore ceux du World Council of Churches, mais également sous la plume de missionnaires de terrain dans différentes publications politiques, scientifiques et religieuses, put se saisir des concepts liés aux théories racialistes pour les intégrer dans sa réflexion, ou au contraire, les laisser de côté, voire les contredire avec force. Les revues missionnaires à destination de multiples lectorats – « éclairés » ou non – peuvent être une source d’investigation, ainsi que les compte-rendu de congrès ou de réunions d’associations missionnaires à l’échelle locale comme internationale.

2/ Traduction, linguistique, anthropologie : comment les récits bibliques racialisés pouvaient être intégrés dans les travaux et écrits scientifiques missionnaires ?

De nombreux missionnaires prenaient part aux débats qui animaient les sociétés savantes et les universités américaines ou européennes sur le monogénisme et le polygénisme ou l’anthropologie raciale, par exemple : comment, donc, les thèmes et les typologies utilisés dans ces discussions et publications infusaient-elles dans les discours et pratiques missionnaires, au moment clé où l’entreprise missionnaire protestante comme catholique entamait une réflexion sur ses pratiques et ses objectifs ? Les travaux sur la traduction des textes sacrés, ou encore sur les stratégies de promotion de l’entreprise missionnaire, pourraient être un champ particulièrement fertile pour cet axe de réflexion.

3/ Missions et race en terrain colonial et postcolonial :  comment les organisations missionnaires et les agents de ces dernières s’adaptèrent-ils aux mutations des sociétés coloniales en passe de devenir indépendantes dans la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle ?

Comment les organisations missionnaires reçurent-elles les mouvements anticolonialistes qui fleurirent en Afrique, en Asie ou dans le Pacifique, parfois au sein même de leurs Églises, et qui purent promouvoir la lutte armée contre le colonisateur blanc ? On pense par exemple au théologien indien M.M. Thomas (1916-1996) de l’Église Mar Thoma, qui créa le Programme to Combat Racism (1969), et qui finança des mouvements de libération armés en Afrique du sud ou encore en Rhodésie. Plus tôt, au début du XIXe siècle, l’Ouganda fut le théâtre d’affrontements entre factions religieuses et sociales auxquels les missionnaires furent partie prenante en raison de leur proximité, souvent controversée, avec l’administration coloniale britannique sur ce territoire.

Les propositions de communication, assorties d’un court C.V. sont à envoyer à et à pour le 15 janvier 2022 au plus tard. Elles ne devront pas excéder 500 mots.


[English version below]

Au travers de la journée d’étude « Race, missions et pratiques sur le terrain», le programme de recherche RelRace, Religions, Lignages, Races en collaboration avec l’équipe de l’IREMAM, souhaite explorer à partir de cas d’étude situés les effets de l’indigénisation du clergé local aussi bien au Moyen-Orient, qu’en Afrique subsaharienne ou en Asie, entre le XIXe et XXIe siècle. Comment les institutions cléricales réagissent-elles à l’intégration d’un clergé indigène et aux plaintes pouvant leur être adressées à propos de comportements racistes? Il y a-t-il une dimension genrée à cette appréhension racialiste des clercs? Quelles politiques en découlent? Comment, après leur formation et de retour sur les territoires de la mission, les clercs locaux deviennent-ils les agents d’une missiologie parfois racialiste ou de réformes empreintes de ces perspectives? Comment passe-t-on de logiques de nationalisation à des pratiques d’ethnicisation au sein des Églises locales à la fin du XXe siècle?

A partir de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, la formation d’un clergé local devient une injonction dans le cadre du redéploiement missionnaire protestant et catholique avec des effets sur les cultes locaux. De nombreuses institutions sont créées en ce sens: écoles, séminaires, universités. Les missions sont appelées à encourager l’indigénisation de leur personnel, féminin et masculin, en suscitant le plus possible des vocations locales. La montée en puissance des mouvements nationalistes, tout comme les réflexions au sein de l’Eglise catholique pré-conciliaire impriment une accélération à ces dynamiques. 

Ces politiques d’indigénisation appellent plusieurs constats initiaux et ne sont pas dépourvues de contradictions: la formation du clergé indigène est traitée et appliquée de manière inégale selon les Églises et les régions concernées. Pour exemple, dans l’Empire ottoman, le séminaire de Beit Jala est créé en 1852 pour les prêtres catholiques de rite latin dépendant notamment du Patriarcat de Jérusalem alors que l’Eglise orthodoxe de la région résiste à cette dynamique d’arabisation, entraînant des contestation de la part des laïcs. De manière générale, l’indigénisation du personnel missionnaire se produit de manière inégale selon les territoires et en fonction de la hiérarchie missionnaire. C’est ainsi également les revendications des fidèles ou des autorités politiques à propos de cette indigénisation qu’il conviendra d’interroger. 

Les clercs locaux deviennent des auxiliaires privilégiés des gouvernements locaux, parfois des intermédiaires pour les puissances coloniales. Au-delà de ces figures de l’entre-deux, comment des religieux et religieuses portent-ils des revendications au sein de leurs institutions questionnant les dynamiques de subordination et de domination?  Ces journées d’étude seront l’occasion d’interroger l’articulation entre missiologie et pratiques de terrain au delà des Eglises chrétiennes, en particulier dans le cadre du déploiement missionnaire musulman porté par les autorités ottomanes au Moyen-Orient et/ou les autorités religieuses en Afrique et en Asie entre autres.

A partir de la fin de l’Empire ottoman, l’action missionnaire musulmane se développe en particulier dans les provinces dites arabes de l’Empire. Ces missionnaires sont porteurs d’un discours de réforme qui s’appuie sur l’arriération supposée des populations missionnées et le besoin de normer leurs pratiques relA partir de la fin de l’Empire ottoman, l’action missionnaire musulmane se développe en particulier dans les provinces dites arabes de l’Empire. Ces missionnaires sont porteurs d’un discours de réforme qui s’appuie sur l’arriération supposée des populations missionnées et le besoin de normer leurs pratiques religieuses. Quelle place tient la question de la race dans ces discours ? Comment la physiologie accompagne-t-elle les modalités d’intervention sur le terrain ? De la même manière, la da‘wa prônée et pratiquée par les différents représentants du salafisme ou par différents mouvements réformistes tels que le Tablighi Jama’at (société pour « la propagation de la foi », fondée en Inde en 1927) est communément qualifiée de mission dans la littérature académique. Peut-on appréhender cette réflexion théorique sur la da‘wa, cette « missiologie » musulmane, à l’aune des questions raciales ? Comment prédication, prosélytisme et questions raciales s’entremêlent dans les discours et les pratiques de mouvements tels que le Nation of Islam ?  Existe-t-il des modes d’actions missionnaires spécifiques selon les publics visés ? Comment ceci est-il théorisé ou pratiqué sur le terrain ? Comment mettre en perspective ces dynamiques avec celles traversant la missiologie chrétienne ?

Afin d’interroger ces dynamiques, les contributions pourront s’articuler autour des 3 axes suivants: 

  1. La formation du clergé indigène sur le terrain de la mission.Comment les injonctions à la formation d’un clergé indigène sont-elles mises en œuvre? Quelles institutions sont chargées de cette formation et en quoi sont-elles empreintes, véhiculent et transmettent-elles des visions raciales? Cet axe s’intéressera aux processus de formation des clergés locaux, à travers une analyse des institutions de formation, de  leur fonctionnement et des profils du personnel formateur. La réflexion portera entre autres sur  l’ouverture de “noviciats indigènes” par les missions chrétiennes installées au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique ou en Asie. En plus des pratiques, cet axe réfléchira aux discours et aux perspectives raciales qui sous tendent le fonctionnement des institutions de formation. Par exemple, comment le concept de race est mobilisé pour justifier la formation de religieux et religieuses “indigènes” qui seraient des intermédiaires entre les missionnaires étrangers, les Églises et les sociétés locales?  
  2. Intéractions, résistances et tensions entre missionnés et clergé européen / entre clergé indigène et clergé européen.Quelle place occupe le clergé indigène dans la hiérarchie religieuse et missionnaire? Peut-on concevoir les relations entre l’un et l’autre en termes de domination/ subordination? Comment le genre, la race et d’autres facteurs de différenciation s’enchevêtrent pour produire une “grammaire de la différence” au sein de l’espace écclesial et missionnaire? Comment les perspectives raciales induisent-elles une domestication des corps et l’imposition de nouvelles normes de genre? Cet axe se penchera sur les interactions et les rapports de force qui traversent l’espace écclesial et missionnaire. Il mettra en avant la question de la subalternité ainsi que la relation et la réaction aux pratiques racistes.
  3. Clergé indigène et société missionnées: quelle perspective racialiste?Comment le clergé indigène intériorise-t-il les perspectives racialistes qui président à sa formation? Comment les restitue-t-il en contexte dans le cadre du prêche et de l’action sociale au sein des sociétés missionnées? Comment se traduisent ces perspectives au sein de l’action missionnaire ? Quelles sont les revendications spécifiques du clergé indigène? Comment sociétés savantes, associations ou médias permettent-ils de contribuer à l’organisation de ce clergé local ? Quelles élaborations raciales y sont posées et développées? Cet axe analysera comment les injonctions de réforme et de modernité font des clercs locaux les agents de politiques racialistes. Il portera une réflexion sur les modalités par lesquelles, dans certains contextes, une fois en poste et confrontés à une position de subalternes, les clercs peuvent se mobiliser contre les politiques de leurs institutions religieuses. Enfin, on réfléchira à comment l’installation du clergé local, son interaction avec les sociétés missionnées ou les laïcs diffèrent d’une confession à une autre, selon les contextes et chronologies. 

Les propositions de communication assorties sont à envoyer à et pour le 15 janvier 2023 au plus tard. Elles ne devront pas excéder 500 mots.


Through the “Race, Missions and Missionary Field Practices” conference, the RelRace [Religions, Lineages, Races] research programme, in collaboration with the IREMAM programme, wishes to explore the effects of the indigenisation of local clergy in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia between the 19th and 21st centuries, using case studies. From the second half of the 19th century onwards, the training of a local clergy became an injunction within the framework of the Protestant and Catholic missionary redeployment, which resulted in tremendous changes on local cults. Numerous institutions were created to that end, such as schools, seminaries, congregations. Missions across the globe were called upon to encourage the indigenisation of their male and female staff by nurturing local vocations as much as possible. The rise of nationalist movements, as well as reflections within the pre-Conciliar Catholic Church, accelerated these dynamics.

How did religious institutions respond to the integration of indigenous clergy into their midst, and to complaints about racist behaviour? Is there a gendered dimension to be explored in this racialised understanding of clergy? What kind of policies followed from this phenomenon? How did local clerics, after their training and upon their return to the mission field, become agents of a sometimes racialist missiology, having to implement reforms with such perspectives? How did those institutions move from logics of nationalisation to practices of ethnicisation within the local churches at the end of the 20th century?

These indigenisation policies call for several initial observations that can sometimes appear paradoxical: the training of an indigenous clergy is apprehended and actually set up unequally according to the Churches and regions concerned. For example, in the Ottoman Empire, the seminary of Beit Jala was created in 1852 for Catholic priests of the Latin rite who were dependent on the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, whereas the Orthodox Church, in that region, resisted this Arabisation process, which resulted in protests from lay agents. In general, the indigenisation of missionary personnel occurred unevenly and was highly dependent on missionary hierarchy and surroundings. How churchgoers and political authorities reacted in the face of this indigenisation process should also be examined.

Local clerics became privileged auxiliaries of local governments, sometimes acting as intermediaries for the colonial powers. Apart from such in-between figures, how did religious men and women make demands within their institutions that could question the dynamics of subordination and domination?  This 2-day conference will be an opportunity to explore the interwining of missiology and field practices beyond the Christian churches, in particular in the context of the Muslim missionary deployment carried out by Ottoman authorities in the Middle East and/or the religious authorities in Africa and Asia, among others.

In order to explore these dynamics, participants could take the following three axes into account:

1/ The training of indigenous clergy in the mission field. How were calls to train indigenous clergy implemented? Which institutions were in charge of such training and how did they imprint, convey and pass on racial ideas? Our focus will be on the processes of training local clergy, through analyzing the training institutions, their functioning and the profiles of the training personnel. Among other things, the opening of “indigenous novitiates” by Christian missions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia will be examined. In addition to practices, this conference could reflect on the discourses and racial perspectives underlying the functioning of formation institutions. For example, how was the concept of race conjured up to justify the formation of “indigenous” religious men and women as intermediaries between foreign missionaries, the churches and local societies? 

2/ Interactions, resistance and tensions between missionaries and European clergy / between indigenous clergy and European clergy. What place did the indigenous clergy have in the religious and missionary hierarchy? Could the relationship between them be thought of in terms of domination/subordination? How did gender, race and other differentiating factors intertwine to produce a “grammar of difference” within church and missionary spaces? How did racial perspectives lead to the domestication of bodies and the imposition of new gender norms? This section will look at the interactions and power relations within church and missionary space. It will focus on the question of subalternity and on reactions to racist practices.

3/ Indigenous clergy, missionary society and racial dynamics. How did the indigenous clergy internalise the racialist perspectives that could be integral to their training? How did they (re)contextualise these perspectives in preaching and social action in mission societies? How were such perspectives translated into missionary action? What were the specific claims of the indigenous clergy? How did scientific societies, associations or media contribute to the organisation of this local clergy? What racial elaborations were forged and developed out of them? This axis will analyse how the injunctions of reform and modernity made local clerics the agents of racialist policies. It will reflect on the ways in which, in some contexts, once in office and set up in a position of subordination, clerics could stand up against the policies of their religious institutions. Finally, it will reflect on how the implementation of local clergy, their interaction with missionary societies or the laity differed from one denomination to another, according to context and chronology.

Proposals along with a short CV should be sent to, and by 15 January 2023 at the latest. They should not exceed 500 words. Paper will be given in French or in English and will be given via Zoom for faraway participants.

1.9 Appel Congrès CIÉF de 2023 : Représentations et imaginaires de l’espace francophone. Hammamet, 19 au 23 juin 2023

Nouvelle date de soumission (30 novembre 2022)

L’édition 2023 du congrès du Conseil International d’Études Francophones se déroulera à Hammamet, petite municipalité balnéaire de la côte est tunisienne à une soixantaine de kilomètres au sud de la capitale, Tunis. La Tunisie, comme bien des pays africains, a été durement marquée par la colonisation française, jusqu’à l’indépendance du pays en 1956. Si la francophonie découle de l’usage de la langue, elle s’exprime aussi dans un rapport complexe et varié au territoire, comme en témoignent la littérature et les arts, expressions privilégiées de la richesse des représentations culturelles de l’espace réel. 

C’est ce qui nous incline à engager notre prochain congrès vers la notion de territoire et l’étude d’espaces singuliers. La cartographie de la francophonie mondiale — continentale, nationale, régionale — est vaste. Ces espaces peuvent être habités, provisoirement traversés, contestés, refusés ; faire l’objet d’enracinement, de cohabitation linguistique, de revendication nationale ; être marqués par l’appartenance, la (re)conquête, l’exil, l’idylle, la désillusion ; signifier sur un mode métaphorique, symbolique, mythique ; etc. Le congrès vous invite à penser la manière dont l’imaginaire de l’espace francophone est construit par la langue et saisi par la littérature ou sous l’angle d’autres regards disciplinaires. 

Les propositions de sessions complètes ou de communications individuelles pourront donc aborder notamment les problématiques suivantes : 

Poétiques de la relation 

Traversées géographiques 

Géocritique, géopoétique, écopoétique 

L’ici et l’ailleurs 

Récits de voyage 

Déplacements, traversées, exil, migration 

Géographie culturelle 

Communauté, nation 

Lieux de rencontre, seuils 

Topographie symbolique/métaphorique 


Territoire ancestral 

Espace national 

Esthétique de la spatialité 

Lieux de mémoire 

Assimilation et déterritorialisation 

Identité et altérité, le soi et l’autre 

Rapports de force 

Transferts culturels 

Littérature et architecture, urbanisme 

Perspectives intermédiales 

Intertextualité, transtextualité 

Approches linguistiques, traduction, pédagogie 

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 2023 ? Il y a deux façons de faire des propositions sur un thème lié aux études francophones : 

  1. Proposer une session complète regroupant trois ou quatre communications autour d’un thème commun. Veillez à ce que le thème soit assez ouvert. 

Nouvelle date limite pour proposer une session complète 30 novembre 2022 

Les propositions doivent être soumises en ligne. 

Formulaire à remplir : 

  1. 2. Proposer une communication individuelle. 

Nouvelle date limite pour proposer une communication individuelle 30 novembre 2022. 

Les propositions doivent être soumises en ligne. 

Formulaire à remplir :

Pour obtenir des renseignements sur le CIEF et son congrès, prière de consulter notre site web ou de communiquer avec le président du CIEF, M. François Ouellet (pré

Pour en savoir davantage sur le CIEF et sa revue Nouvelles Etudes Francophones (NEF), veuillez consulter notre web : 

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

1.10 BUMIDOM in Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Deadline 1 December

The BUMIDOM in Interdisciplinary Perspectives

22-23rd June 2023, University of Liverpool

Confirmed invited speakers: Audrey Célestine, H Adlai Murdoch, Jessica Oublié

2023 marks 60 years since the BUMIDOM was officially established by the French government. The Bureau pour le développement des migrations dans les départements d’outre-mer was effectively a labour recruitment agency; it facilitated the emigration of French citizens from the overseas departments of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Réunion, and (to a lesser extent) French Guiana to mainland France to fill the labour gap during the economic boom of the trente glorieuses. In total, approximately 160,000 people migrated through the BUMIDOM between 1963 and 1982, and a similar number migrated outside this scheme, assisted by family or friends who had already settled in France. Participants were promised a better life: they would be given a plane ticket and would receive training to be able to work in the public service sector. While this was the case for some, for many, the reality of emigration was very different, and racial discrimination was almost a daily phenomenon.

The BUMIDOM is attracting increasing attention among historians and social scientists in Réunion, the Caribbean, and in continental France, while writers and cultural figures are employing innovative artistic methods to memorialize post-war migration. Bringing together these researchers and artists, this conference aims to reflect on the historical, demographic, and cultural impacts of the BUMIDOM from a variety of perspectives and approaches. Key questions that the conference seeks to address include: why was the BUMIDOM created, and how did participants experience this migration? How were they received in mainland France, and how have descendants of the BUMIDOM generation negotiated their French and Antillean/Reunionese identities? What are the impacts of this organised migration on the demographic make-up of the overseas departments? What is the cultural legacy of the BUMIDOM, and how should it be remembered and commemorated? In a period in which Black identity is increasingly entering the public debate in France, this conference raises urgent questions about what it means to be both Black and French today.

Possible topics for discussion and reflection include:

  • Causes & consequences of the BUMIDOM
  • Demographic impacts of Caribbean & Reunionese migration
  • Cultural representations of the BUMIDOM
  • Role of museums & exhibitions in commemorating the BUMIDOM
  • Migration policies in France & the Overseas Departments
  • Debates about French identity & citizenship
  • Race & Republicanism
  • Histories of labour migration in different national contexts

As part of the symposium there will be a workshop to discuss publication plans for a special issue of a journal.

Individual papers or full panels in French or English are welcome. Suggestions for round table proposals are also welcome. Please send abstracts of 200-250 words & 50-100 of biography in a Word document to Antonia Wimbush at Deadline for proposals: 1st December 2022.


Le BUMIDOM selon une approche interdisciplinaire

22-23 juin 2023, L’Université de Liverpool

Conférenciers invités : Audrey Célestine, H Adlai Murdoch, Jessica Oublié

L’année 2023 marque le 60ème anniversaire de la création du BUMIDOM par le gouvernement français. Le Bureau pour le développement des migrations dans les départements d’outre-mer était effectivement une agence de recrutement qui a facilité l’émigration de ses citoyens antillais, réunionnais et guyanais (dans une moindre mesure) vers la métropole afin de combler les lacunes dans la main-d’œuvre pendant les Trente glorieuses. Il est estimé qu’à peu près 160 000 Antillais et Réunionnais sont venus en métropole par le biais du BUMIDOM, et qu’un nombre similaire était des migrants dits « spontanés », soutenus par des amis et de la famille déjà installée en métropole. On promettait aux participants une meilleure vie : on leur donnerait un billet d’avion et ils recevraient une formation afin de travailler dans la fonction publique. Pour certains, l’émigration était une expérience positive et émancipatrice, mais c’était loin du cas pour la plupart, qui étaient victimes de la discrimination raciale presque chaque jour.

De plus en plus d’historiens et de chercheurs des sciences sociales en Hexagone et en Outre-mer s’intéressent au BUMIDOM, alors que des écrivains et des personnalités culturelles emploient des méthodes artistiques innovatrices dans la commémoration de la migration d’après-guerre. En unissant ces chercheurs, écrivains et artistes, ce colloque a pour but d’analyser les conséquences historiques, démographiques, et culturelles du BUMIDOM selon des perspectifs et des approches multiples. Des questions importantes que l’on pourrait aborder sont les suivantes : pourquoi le BUMIDOM a-t-il été établi, et comment les participants ont-ils vécu cette expérience d’émigration ? Comment ont-ils été accueillis en métropole, et comment la deuxième et troisième génération ont-ils négocié leur identité française, antillaise et réunionnaise ? Quels sont les impacts de cette migration organisée sur la composition démographique des DOM ? Quel est l’héritage culturel du BUMIDOM, et comment doit-il être commémoré ? Dans une ère ou l’identité noire entre dans le débat public, il devient urgent de considérer ce que signifie être français et noir aujourd’hui.

Nous proposons les thèmes suivants comme pistes de réflexion mais d’autres seront les bienvenus :

  • Causes et conséquences de l’établissement du BUMIDOM
  • Impacts démographiques de l’émigration
  • Représentations culturelles du BUMIDOM
  • Rôle des musées et des expositions dans la commémoration du BUMIDOM
  • Les politiques migratoires en France et en outre-mer
  • Débats sur l’identité et la citoyenneté française
  • Race et républicanisme
  • Histoires de la migration de travail en contextes différents

Lors du symposium il y aura un atelier pour parler des projets de publication (un numéro spécial d’une revue scientifique est planifié).

Envoyez votre proposition d’environ 200 à 250 mots et une biographie de 50 à 100 mots (fichier Word) à l’organisatrice Antonia Wimbush à l’adresse: Les propositions individuelles ou collectives seront acceptées en anglais ainsi qu’en français. Nous invitons aussi des propositions pour des tables rondes. Date butoir pour envoyer les propositions : 1er décembre 2022.

1.11 open to contributions: African Diaspora Journal, BRILL

*African Diaspora* is a biannual peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal
that takes the African diaspora as a space shaped by the circulations,
contacts, and interactions between African and Afro-descendant cultures,
societies and histories. It explores the diaspora/s and intersects themes
such as communities, identities, transnational movements, solidarities,
nationalisms but also displacements and settlements, culture in the widest
sense of the term, belonging and citizenship, kinship, religious ritual and
symbolism. It encourages the submission of original, empirical,
theoretical, and conceptual and critical articles based on rigorous
research from any discipline in social sciences and the humanities. It
accepts a variety of articles including different writing registers, from
the more classic to more experimental tones. Contributions in English and
French are accepted.

*African Diaspora* regularly produces thematic issues and invites guest
editors. A developing arts-oriented strand encourages suggestions and
submissions for artistic involvement: this includes visual materials,
interviews, ethnographic fiction and poetry. These will also receive
peer-reviewed attention. It is the journal’s policy to promote the
publication from a range of scholars, including early career, senior and
independent scholars and to provide a platform for discussion and exchange.
*All correspondence to <>*


*African Diaspora* est une revue interdisciplinaire semestrielle, à comité
de lecture, consacrée à la diaspora africaine vue comme un espace façonné
par les circulations, les contacts et les interactions entre les cultures,
les sociétés et les histoires africaines et afro-descendantes. Il explore
les diaspora/s, et aborde des thèmes tels que les communautés, les
identités, les mouvements transnationaux, les solidarités, les
nationalismes mais aussi les déplacements et les implantations, la culture
au sens le plus large du terme, les appartenances et la citoyenneté, la
parenté, les rituels et le symbolisme religieux.

*African Diaspora* encourage la soumission d’articles inédits, empiriques,
théoriques, conceptuels et critiques basés sur des recherches rigoureuses
dans toutes les disciplines des sciences sociales et humaines. Elle reçoit
une variété d’articles aux différents registres d’écriture, des formes les
plus classiques aux plus expérimentales. Les contributions en anglais et en
français sont acceptées.

*African Diaspora* publie régulièrement des numéros thématiques et
accueille des éditeurs et éditrices invité.e.s. Un axe sur les arts en
cours de développement, encourage la proposition et la soumission de
travaux artistiques: cela comprend des documents visuels, des entretiens,
de la fiction ethnographique et de la poésie. Ceux-ci feront également
l’objet d’une évaluation par les pairs. La politique de la revue est de
favoriser la publication de chercheur.e.s divers, en début de carrière,
confirmés ou indépendants, et de fournir une plateforme de discussion et

*Toute correspondance à <>*

1.12 Call for Papers: 48th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (9-11 November 2023)

Metamorphoses of the XIX Century
9-11 November 2023

Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University)

The theme for the 2023 NCFS Colloquium is Passage. Parisian passages, strategic passages, anatomical passage, Northwest passage, passage in Baltimore. But, at first glance, this also implies the great passage of the 19th century.

By eschewing a dated snobbism that isolated our field from other 19th centuries, the NCFS colloquium benefits from the greater space of a Francophone passage: Louisianans, Africans, Quebecers, Asians, Acadians, and West Indians poached assertively at the heart of the Romantic period. Specialists from previous centuries are immersed in our waters the 21st century, despite its remoteness, is steeped in them. Why not, then, a NCFS colloquium on what has allowed so many movements to pass through this century? Let’s travel together down the recognized, misunderstood, neglected, perhaps forgotten, passages that make the 19th century a bulwark against historical obsolescence and literary confinement. To remain faithful to the spirit of openness of this colloquium, no path is excluded.

We therefore welcome the submission of papers that address all aspects of passage through the 19th century. The following topics are suggestions, not restrictions:

  • To be passing by
  • Concept of passage and the hermeneutics
  • Passage and transformation
  • Passage and passeur
  • Passage and intertextuality
  • Passage and quotation
  • Passage and adaptation
  • Passage and territory
  • Passage and barricade
  • Passages of the disciplines
  • Passages and creolization
  • Passage and miscegenation
  • Passage and passersby
  • Crossings without borders
  • Passages and geography
  • Historical passages
  • Between languages
  • Passage in the sciences
  • Passage and digestion
  • Passage and race
  • Territories of passages
  • The Northwest Passage (Serres)
  • Passages in Baltimore (Poe and Baudelaire)
  • Colonial passages
  • Strategic passages
  • Passage of class: teachers and students
  • Francophone passages: France-Quebec-Haiti-Guadeloupe, Martinique.
  • Book of Passages
  • Reading passage
  • Overseas passages
  • Caribbean Romanticism
  • Cultural passages
  • Passage in art
  • From life to art
  • Parisian passages
  • Passage of power
  • Time in prison in literature
  • Right of Passage in Literature
  • Passage of the Disappeared
  • Passages to the NCFS colloquium: old and new generations combined
  • All passages: pilgrimage, circulation, communication, metro (underground), bridge, tunnel, trench, dungeon, prison, corridor, canal, detroit, pass.

Submissions for individual papers or sessions (between 250 -300 words in French or English) should be sent as an e-mail attachment in Word to, by March 15, 2023. For session proposals a separate abstract for each paper should be included.

Please indicate your A/V requirements on your abstract, if applicable.

Organizer: Daniel Desormeaux (Johns Hopkins University)

      Appel à Communications

Métamorphoses d’un avant- siècle
9-11 novembre 2023

Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University)

Le thème du Colloque NCFS de 2023 est Passage. Passages parisiens, passages stratégiques, passage anatomique, passage Nord-Ouest, Passage à Baltimore. Mais, au premier abord, cela implique aussi le grand passage du XIXe siècle.

En se débarrassant du snobisme de mauvais aloi qui tenait à l’écart d’autres XIXe siècles, le colloque NCFS profite d’un plus grand espace de passage dans la francophonie : Louisianais, Africains, Québécois, Asiatiques, Acadiens et Antillais ferraillent sans complexe au cœur du romantisme en France. Les spécialistes des siècles antérieurs baignent dans nos eaux. Le nouveau siècle, en l’occurrence le XXIe, malgré son éloignement, s’y trempe parfois. Pourquoi pas un colloque NCFS sur ce qui a pu permettre tous ces mouvements de passage dans ce siècle ? Empruntons ensemble tous les passages reconnus, méconnus, négligés, oubliés, peut-être, qui font du XIXe siècle un rempart contre l’obsolescence historique et le confinement littéraire. Pour rester fidèle à l’esprit d’ouverture de ce colloque, aucune voie n’est interdite.

Nous vous invitons à participer à cette réflexion de passage au XIXe siècle en nous proposant des communications sur les thèmes suivants, sans toutefois vous imposer aucune limite :

  • Être de passage
  • Le concept de passage et l’herméneutique
  • Passage et transformation
  • Passage et passeur
  • Passage et intertextualité
  • Passage et citation
  • Passage et adaptation
  • Passage et territoire
  • Passage et barricade
  • Passages des disciplines
  • Passages et créolisation
  • Passages et métissages
  • Passages et passants
  • Passages sans frontières
  • Passages et géographie
  • Passages dans histoire
  • Passage entre les langues
  • Passage dans les sciences
  • Passage et digestion
  • Passages et race
  • Territoires de passages
  • Le Passage du Nord-Ouest (Serres)
  • Passages à Baltimore (Poe et Baudelaire)
  • Passages coloniaux
  • Passages stratégiques
  • Passage de classe: maîtres et élèves
  • Passages francophones : France-Québec-Haïti-Guadeloupe, Martinique.
  • Passages de livres
  • Livre des passages
  • Passage de lecture
  • Passages d’outremer
  • Romantisme caribéen
  • Passages culturels
  • passage dans l’art
  • Passage de la vie à l’art
  • Passages parisiens
  • Passation de pouvoir
  • Passage en prison dans la littérature
  • Droit de passage dans la littérature
  • Passage des disparus
  • Passages au colloque NCFS: anciennes et nouvelles générations confondues
  • Passages en vrac : pèlerinage, circulation, communication, métro (souterrain), pont, tunnel, tranchée, cachot, prison, corridor, canal, détroit, col.

Les propositions de communications individuelles ou de séances (limitées entre 250 à 300 mots en français ou en anglais) doivent être envoyés (sous forme de pièce jointe Microsoft Word) à, d’ici le 15 mars 2023. Pour des propositions de séances, veuillez inclure un résumé de chaque communication.

Prière d’indiquer sur votre proposition le matériel audiovisuel requis, s’il y a lieu.

Organisateur : Daniel Desormeaux (Johns Hopkins University)





5-7 April 2023

Face-to face conference, with options for online participation where required.

Martin Munro (FSU), Andrew Frank (FSU), Juan-Carlos Galeano (FSU) Rodney Saint-Éloi (Mémoire d’encrier)

Keynote Speakers
Joséphine Bacon, Virginia Bordeleau, Jessica Cattelino, Alejandra Dubcovsky, Naomi Fontaine, Norma Dunning, Jorge Marcone, Rita Mestokosho, Jeremy Narby, Tina Osceola, Louis Karl Picard Sioui, Sally Price, Richard Price, Miguel Rocha, Jean Sioui

This conference brings together the people and cultures of the First Nations of Canada with those of Florida, Amazonia, and the Caribbean. Conceived in a spirit of solidarity, the conference will welcome scholars, artists, authors, and activists from the four regions, in order to explore their particularities as well as the connections between them. What can the art and literature of these regions tell us about ecology, history, language, memory, and justice? What can First Peoples’ presence and survival tell us about the long history of colonialism and efforts to erase their histories and cultures?

“Writing the First Peoples of the Americas” furthers comparative and global mission of the Winthrop-King Institute by examining the ongoing presence and importance of these communities and cultures throughout the western hemisphere. The conference stems from a desire to amplify and learn directly from and about First Peoples’ voices, whether they are expressed in their own languages, French, Spanish, or English. In doing so, it reaffirms the survivance of the First Peoples. 

While the study of Native American and Anglophone Canadian First-Nations literature is well established and flourishing, there has been relatively little scholarly attention paid to the work of First Nations authors from Quebec writing in French, and it barely features in discussions of Francophone postcolonial writing more broadly. And yet, since the early 1970s, a body of such work in French has developed, through texts that typically address issues of culture, history, and politics in attempts to raise awareness among and beyond the indigenous communities. During the 1980s and 1990s, the writing expanded beyond the preservation of old tales, and became increasingly creative in its use of genres such as the novel, poetry, and drama, and in its engagement with diverse social, cultural, and historical issues. As the literature develops, so does its audience, and awareness of this neglected but important literary tradition is slowly growing. One of the aims of this conference is to expand awareness, understanding, and appreciation of this important corpus of writing in French, and to bring it into relation with the cultures of the First Peoples of Florida, Amazonia, and the Caribbean.

The rich biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest and the lives of its culturally diverse inhabitants have had an important presence in the media and discourse on critical global issues such as destruction of the Amazonian biome and climate change. Whereas it is true that the Amazon rainforest still provides an ecological service to the world, no less important are the medicinal plants, cultural practices, epistemologies, and ecological spirituality native to the basin and its people. Cultural production, through the oral narratives of the First Peoples and Amazonian literature written in Spanish by non-Indigenous authors, have allowed Amazonian voices and perspectives to contribute to discourse examining the effects of globalization and the environmental crisis. Authors and researchers such as Jorge Marcone, Jeremy Narby, Miguel Rocha and the Amazonian philosopher Rafael Chanchari Pizuri from the Shawi nation will speak and discuss these issues and other related themes at the conference. 

The conference will also consider the ways in which Seminoles and other First Floridians have used the written and spoken word to defy acts of colonialism, acts that sought to erase their presence on the peninsula and deny their legitimacy as a people. Prior to and during the 19th-century war, Seminoles insisted that Florida was their ancestral homelands and rejected notions that they were newcomers. Instead, they pointed to their primordial connections to their Florida homelands and tied their political authority to their connection to the territory’s peculiar ecology. As nineteenth-century headman Miconopy expressed, “Here our navel strings were first cut and blood from them sunk into the earth, and made the country dear to us.—We have heard that the Spaniards sold this Country to the Americans. This they had no right to do,—the land was not theirs, it belonged to the Seminole.” More recently the elder and activist Bobby Billie explained “In the earlier days, before you called it Florida, when there were not too many newcomers in the one you call Florida, we lived our way of life, we hunted and fished and camped and lived through out the one you call Florida and beyond just as our Ancestors did.” Their testimonies then and now reveal how Seminoles defined their identity through kinship, their cosmology, and the ecology. 

Submissions may be in English, French or Spanish

Possible themes may include:
• Children’s writing
• Poetry
• Fiction
• Film
• Oral cultures
• Land/territory
• Nature/the environment
• Generations
• Community
• Family
• The reservation
• Colonialism/anti-colonialism
• Languages
• Gender Connections to other literary/cultural traditions
• Memory
• Education
• Translation
• Time

Submit your proposal here by January 7, 2023 

1.14 EXTENDED DEADLINE Gathering Autonomies in Practice 2023/ Encuentro Autonomías en Práctica 2023

***Español Abajo***

Hello Everyone!
Due to popular demand we have extended the deadline for our call for proposals until DECEMBER 7th, 2022. We hope you join us to share your work and learn from other how we might all create spaces of well-being.

Name: Gathering Autonomies in practice: economies, identities, arts, land and territories that heal.

Location: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Dates: March 29-April 1, 2023
Registration Deadline for Proposals for Participation: December 7th, 2022.
Registration Deadline for Participants: February 25, 2023.

For Complete Description and Registration Info:


We will bring together as many people as possible to talk, think, question, imagine, and share practices of de/anti- colonial and anti-capitalist autonomy in general for communities, collectives, activists, researchers, and people practicing and studying de/anti- coloniality. We hope that this gathering will be the first of many to begin to define how we can incorporate autonomous decolonial and anti-colonial thought into our lives, work and knowledge. We invite all people who are interested in learning, deepening and sharing, to this three and a half day meeting. Sharing can be in the form of workshops, activities, artistic expressions, panels, and paper sessions.

We are convinced that knowledge is built collectively. Our proposal is to generate the space for dialogue/reflection/practice in an environment of respect, reciprocity and participatory action.

For whom? Everyone is invited to participate – women, first nations, diasporic and LBGTIQ++ persons are especially invited

Anti-capitalist / anti-colonial arts: group art sharing, can have ritual character that strengthens bonds. Generate experiences with the goal of healing. Art that feeds our struggle through expressions such as: music, graphic arts, theater, dance, etc.

Autonomous Social Movements: dialogue of practices, experiences and reflections of movements in defense of land and territories from our own knowledge. Our land and territories are the sustenance of life.

Collective Health: we value the knowledge and relational practices about health that, in wide-ranging forms of knowledge, are held by different peoples around the world. The logic of this knowledge implies a sentipensar (feelingthinking) with the earth-universe, building a common-collective healing reality.

Textile resistance: textile art is one of the arts of resistance that many indigenous peoples of the world have maintained for thousands of years. What is the importance and meaning of these manifestations of use and art practiced by indigenous peoples? Why have some of these practices and knowledge disappeared? Let’s talk about the appropriation and usurpation (ethnocide and epistemicide) of this knowledge by the textile industry and fashion.

Food Resistance: it is said that we are what we eat, but where does our food come from, who produces it, how is it produced, how is it processed? We know that in indigenous communities this is done from their own knowledge and connection with the land; many times they are processes of food resistance against industrialization that generates diseases, inequalities and violence.

Indigenous Languages: living languages are the base of systems of thoughts and transmitters of identities, knowledge and values. What do they represent for the modern/capitalist world? What do they contribute to us? Why have some of them disappeared and others are in the process of disappearing? We share the practices that defend, preserve, revitalize their use and transmission.

Healing Economies: let’s talk about the many non-capitalist systems, practices and possibilities that allow us to visualize and realize well-being and hope in the present and in the future. What possibilities are there to increase our non-monetary wealth while, at the same time, increasing non-capitalist socio-economic power for all people who have suffered precarity and marginalization by the capitalist/colonial system? Which practices have persisted over time?

Identities: the classifications of gender, race, culture, abilities, neuro-divergence, sexuality and more are imposed on us. What dialogues do we need to create an inclusive world? What learnings, practices and ways of experiencing the world do we carry into the future to generate well-being and heal the wounds of harmful oppressions that have limited the expression and self-realization of the majority of the world? What practices teach us to love and care for ourselves?

For whom?

We will bring together thinkers, scholars, activists, ambitious dreamers and practitioners to talk, act, strategize and dream through the supporting, reviving, and investigating decolonial economies and their networks.

This gathering is in English and in Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Keynote Speakers:
Yásnaya Elena Aguilar (Ayutla Mixe, 1981) is a member of COLMIX, a collective of young Mixe people who carry out research and dissemination activities on Mixe language, history and culture. She studied Hispanic Language and Literature and completed a Master’s degree in Linguistics at UNAM. She has collaborated in various projects on the dissemination of linguistic diversity, development of grammatical content for educational materials in indigenous languages, and documentation projects and attention to languages at risk of disappearing. She has been involved in the development of written material inMixe and in the creation of Mixe-speaking readers and other indigenous languages. She has been involved in activism for the defense of the linguistic rights of indigenous language speakers, in the use of indigenous languages in the virtual world and in literary translation.

Ochy Curiel Pichardo, born in the Dominican Republic and currently lives in Colombia. Decolonial feminist. PhD and MA in Social Anthropology from the National University of Colombia. Professor at the National University of Colombia and the Javeriana University. She is a decolonial feminist activist, co-founder of the Latin American Group of Studies, Formation and Feminist Action (GLEFAS). Her research addresses the intertwining of racism, sexism, classism and the regime of heterosexuality from a decolonial perspective. Her publications include the books La Nación Heterosexual. Analysis of the Legal Discourse and the Heterosexual Regime from the Anthropology of Domination (2013) and A Coup d’Etat: Sentencia168-13. Continuities and Discontinuities of Racism in the Dominican Republic (2021). 

We hope you will join us!!!!


Hola a Todes!

Debido a la mayor demanda, hemos ampliado el plazo de nuestra convocatoria hasta el 7 de diciembre de 2022. Esperamos que te unas a nosotres para compartir tu trabajo y aprender de otres cómo podemos crear espacios de bienestar.

Nombre: Encuentro Autonomías en práctica: economías, identidades, artes, tierras y territorios que sana

Donde: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Fechas: 29 de Marzo- 1ero de Abril, 2023

Cierre de Convocatoria para comparticiones: 7 de Diciembre, 2022.

Cierre de Convocatoria para Oyentes: 25 de Febrero, 2023.

Para una descripción completo y info de registro:


Este encuentro se trata de unir a todas las personas posibles para hablar, pensar, problematizar, imaginar y compartir prácticas de autonomía decolonial y anti-capitalista en general para comunidades, colectivos, activistas, investigadores y personas estudiando la de/anti-colonialidad. Esperamos que este encuentro sea el primero de muchos para empezar a definir cómo podemos incorporar el pensamiento decolonial y anti-colonial a nuestras vidas, trabajo y conocimiento. Invitamos a todas las personas quienes están interesades en aprender, profundizar y compartir, a este encuentro de 3 días y medio. Las comparticiones pueden ser en la forma de talleres, actividades, expresiones artísticas, paneles, y sesiones de ponencias.

Estamos convencidas de que el conocimiento se construye colectivamente, es por eso que nuestra propuesta es generar el espacio para dialogar/reflexionar/practicar en un ambiente de respeto, reciprocidad y acción participativa.


Artes anti-capitalistas/ anti-coloniales: comparticiones de arte grupal, puede tener carácter ritual que fortalece vínculos. Experiencias vivenciales con el objetivo de sanación. Arte que alimenta nuestra lucha a través de expresiones como: música, artes gráficas, teatro, danza, etc.

Movimientos de autonomía: diálogo de prácticas, experiencias y reflexiones de movimientos en defensa de la tierra y los territorios, los saberes propios. Nuestra tierra y los territorios son el sustento de la vida.

Salud colectiva: valoramos los conocimientos y prácticas relacionales acerca de la salud que, como abanicos de saberes, tienen los distintos pueblos alrededor del mundo, cuyas lógicas implican un sentipensar-se con la tierra-universo, construyendo una realidad de sanación común-colectiva.

Resistencia de textiles: el arte textil, es una de las artes de resistencia que mantienen muchos pueblos indígenas del mundo a lo largo de miles de años, ¿Cuál es la importancia y el significado de estas manifestaciones, tanto de uso como de arte, que practican los pueblos indígenas?. ¿Por qué algunas de éstas prácticas y saberes han desaparecido?. Hablemos de la apropiación y usurpación (etnocidio y epistemicidio) de estos saberes por parte de la industria y la moda textil.

Resistencia alimenticia: se dice que somos lo que comemos, pero ¿de dónde vienen nuestros alimentos?, ¿quiénes los producen?, ¿cómo se producen?, ¿cómo se procesan? Sabemos que en las comunidades indígenas esto se hace desde los saberes propios y la conexión con la tierra; muchas veces son procesos de resistencia alimentaria frente a la industrialización que nos genera enfermedades, desigualdades y violencias.

Lenguas indígenas: las lenguas originarias, base de los sistemas de pensamientos y transmisores de identidades, saberes, valores, lenguas que están vivas. ¿Qué representan para el mundo moderno/capitalista? ¿Qué nos aportan? ¿Por qué algunas han desaparecido y otras están en vías de desaparecer? Compartimos las prácticas que defienden, conservan, revitalizan su uso y transmisión.

Economías que sanan: hablemos de los muchos sistemas, prácticas y posibilidades no-capitalistas que permitan visualizar y realizar bien-estar y esperanza en el presente y en el futuro. ¿Qué posibilidades hay para aumentar nuestra riqueza no-monetaria mientras que, al mismo tiempo, aumenta el poder socio-económico no capitalista para todas las personas quienes han sufrido precariedad y marginalización por el sistema capitalista/colonial?. ¿Cuáles prácticas han persistido en el tiempo?

Identidades: nos imponen género, raza, cultura, capacidades, neuro-divergencia, sexualidad y más. ¿Qué diálogos necesitamos para crear un mundo inclusivo? ¿Cuáles aprendizajes, prácticas y maneras de experimentar el mundo llevamos al futuro para generar bien-estar y sanar las nocivas opresiones que han limitado la expresión y auto-realización de la mayoría del mundo? ¿Cuáles prácticas nos enseñan a querernos y cuidarnos?

Ponencias Principales:

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil (Ayutla Mixe, 1981) forma parte del COLMIX, un colectivo de jóvenes mixes que realiza actividades de investigación y difusión de la lengua, historia y cultura mixe. Estudió Lengua y Literaturas Hispánicas y cursó la Maestría en Lingüística en la UNAM. Ha colaborado en diversos proyectos sobre divulgación de la diversidad lingüística, desarrollo de contenidos gramaticales para materiales educativos en lenguas indígenas y proyectos de documentación y atención a lenguas en riesgo de desaparición. Se ha involucrado en el desarrollo de material escrito en mixe y en la creacion de lectores mixehablantes y otras lenguas indígenas. Se ha involucrado en el activismo para la defensa de los derechos lingüísticos de los hablantes de lenguas indígenas, en el uso de las lenguas indígenas en el mundo virtual y en la traducción literaria.

Ochy Curiel Pichardo, nació en República Dominicana y actualmente vive en Colombia. Feminista decolonial. Doctora y magister en Antropología Social de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Docente de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y de la Universidad Javeriana. Es activista feminista decolonial, cofundadora del Grupo Latinoamericano de Estudios, Formación y Acción Feminista (GLEFAS). En sus investigaciones aborda la imbricación entre racismo, sexismo, clasismo y el régimen de la heterosexualidad desde una postura decolonial. Entre sus publicaciones se destacan los libros La Nación Heterosexual. Análisis del discurso jurídico y el régimen heterosexual desde la antropología de la dominación (2013) y Un golpe de Estado: la Sentencia168-13. Continuidades y Discontinuidades del Racismo en República Dominicana (2021).

1.15 CfP: 8th Postgraduate Conference for Society for Caribbean Studies


Date: Friday 21st April and  Saturday 22nd April 2023

Venue: Online (Society for Caribbean Studies’ online platform).


The Society for Caribbean Studies’ Postgraduate Network invites submissions of abstracts of no more than 250 words for research papers or posters on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean and their diasporas, for its annual postgraduate conference. We welcome abstracts from postgraduates at various stages of their research, whose research concerns any aspect of Caribbean Studies. We also welcome proposals for complete panels, which should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 presenters.

Presenters selected for the conference will be invited to register free of charge and to give a 15-minute presentation or to present a pdf poster for online presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with a bio of not more than 150 words, with the heading “SCS Postgraduate Conference”. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note that though conference attendance is free, if you are not a member for the Society for Caribbean Studies, you will be expected to apply for membership and pay the membership fee prior to presenting at the conference. Details on how to apply can be found on our website:  

We are open to receiving abstracts and bios presented in languages other than English (e.g. French or Spanish) but please note that English translations should also be submitted, and it will be the responsibility of the presenter to ensure that English translations of posters and presentations are provided before the conference if they want to make them available.

As the conference will be hosted online, we will be arranging a small number of £10 data bursaries for attendees who would otherwise be unable to access the event due to insufficient data.  If you would like to apply for a data bursary, please submit (along with your abstract and bio) a 150-word justification for why you should receive it. (Please note that these bursaries are for conference attendance only and do not cover the membership fee.)

The 8th Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies is free to attend.  It builds on the tradition of previous years’ postgraduate conferences. As Caribbean Studies postgraduates are often dispersed across departments and universities, this event hopes to offer delegates an opportunity to meet with others who share their interests and to discuss their work, fostering ties that will endure throughout their studies. The feedback from previous attendees of the conference is that it provided them the opportunity to present their work in a collaborative and supportive environment.  We intend this to be an opportunity for delegates to share and receive feedback on their work in a friendly and informal setting.

Please send abstracts of up to 250 words (in English or with an English translation) to:, for consideration by Miriam Gordon and Willy Pedroso, SCS Postgraduate Representatives, in discussion with Dr. Leighan Renaud.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please feel free to circulate this call in your networks.

1.16 CFP & Virtual Symposium for circulation

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this finds you all well?

Sorry for cross posting, I would like to share a (1) call for participants for a new Blue Humanities working group, a (2) call for papers for a panel/roundtable for the BSLS 2023 at Edinburgh Napier and (3) the programme for an online symposium taking place on 6-7th December 2022.

I was wondering if you could share the messages below and documents attached with your colleagues, network, centres and departments please?

  1.  The Oceans ECRP Working Group:

Josephine Goldman and myself are starting a working group and everyone is welcome to join, see more details in poster and document attached or on the document available here:

  1.  The Scottish Shores RSE Funded project is running a virtual symposium on 6-7th December 2022 entitled “Casting off” on Global, British, Irish and Scottish Shores, see the programme here<> (poster), here<> (accessible) (also attached in this email) and registration page on Event Brite here<>.

Part of the Scottish Shores: Gothic Coastal Environments RSE workshop<> the third Scottish Shores event, “Casting Off” explores relationships between Scottish literature, coastal environments, and the Gothic in regions of the globe beyond Scotland. Over two evenings, we present papers from nine scholars studying coasts in different national and regional contexts worldwide – from Scottish islands to Pacific islands, from African beaches to Irish seas, from beached bodies to Cornish shells.

You will receive a zoom link to join the workshop after registering via this page and presentations will be recorded and shared on a private MS Teams Channel for all registered delegates to access if any of the presentations clash with your time zones or caring and/or work duties. However, we encourage as many people to join virtually during the live events to ask questions and join our discussion.

  1.  I’m putting together a roundtable or panel on depictions of oceanography and marine sciences across different media and in fiction for BSLS 2023<>, anyone is welcome to join/submit (whether one is a member of the Haunted Shores Network or not), see more details here:

I’m very grateful for the dissemination!

Have a lovely day.

All my best,


Dr Giulia Champion
Anniversary Fellow
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

2. Job and Scholarship Opportunities

2.1 Assistant Professor in Black French Studies, Rice University

Location: Texas – United States
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th October 2022
Expires: 5th December 2022

Rice University’s Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with the Center for African and African American Studies, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black French Studies. The successful candidate will have a research specialization in at least one of the following areas: post-1900 Francophone Africa; the Francophone Caribbean; cultures of migration in the Francophone Atlantic world; colonialism and democracy in French-speaking Africa and/or the Caribbean. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: gender studies; postcolonial theory; history of slavery; visual culture and media studies. Candidates should have a strong teaching interest in Blackness in Francophone Africa.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies, Black French Studies, or related field by July 1, 2023. Native or near-native proficiency in French is essential. Rice University has a semester-based teaching schedule with a 2-2 teaching load. The successful candidate will divide their teaching responsibilities equally between the department’s French Studies program and the Center for African and African American Studies and they will be required to teach the Center’s core courses on a rotating basis. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects and innovative teaching within and beyond Rice’s School of Humanities are plentiful and a high priority, and the successful candidate will continue research in their area(s) of expertise.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas. The vibrant city stands out as the most diverse in the country, with a significant African diasporic population and a rich history of empowering Black and Latinx politics and activism. Rice is a comprehensive and highly selective private research university consistently ranked among the top 20 universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching in the U.S. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students; its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. The university is strongly committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse community.

The Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures is a research-oriented community of scholars and students that includes six programs: Classical Studies, European Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese. The department has close working relationships with other departments in the School of Humanities and is also involved in a range of interdisciplinary programs, such as African and African American Studies; Politics, Law & Social Thought; Jewish Studies; Environmental Studies; and the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality. General information about the department and the center can be found at and Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Jacqueline Couti at

Review of applications begins October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, and two writing samples of approximately twenty pages each.

Applications must be submitted online by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

2.2 $25,000 Fellowships for PhD in French Studies

The Department of French Studies at Louisiana State University is proud to once again offer a $25,000 per year Edouard Glissant Fellowship to the top doctoral program applicant who enrolls in our Fall 2023 incoming class. The award will support Glissant fellows throughout their graduate work in French at LSU until completion of the PhD. Students holding BA or MA degrees should apply to the PhD program to be considered for the Glissant fellowship; all eligible applicants will be considered. This prestigious award is named after the world-renowned poet, novelist, essayist, and theorist, Edouard Glissant, who directed the Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU from 1988 to 1993. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2023. To apply, please visit French Studies, Department of ( and/or email Dr. Greg Stone, Chair, LSU Department of French Studies (

2.3 PhD Studentship, Department of French, UCC

The Department of French at University College Cork welcomes applications for a new studentship open to students wishing to pursue doctoral research in any area of French and Francophone studies. The studentship will be awarded in the form of a fee-waiver, and will be tenable from the date of first registration for a maximum of three years full-time. 

The scholarship is open to EU and non-EU students. However, the funding will only cover the EU fee. 

The successful applicant will be required to apply for supplementary funding through the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme and through UCC’s Research Excellence Scholarships (PhD) programme. 

UCC’s French Department has research expertise across French and Francophone studies, including: 

Colonial and post-colonial history of the Francophone world. 

Colonial and post-colonial Francophone literature. 

Contemporary French and Francophone theatre, film and poetry. 

French political thought since 1789. 

Holocaust and genocide studies. 

Memory and trauma studies. 

Gender studies 

Slavery studies 

Translation studies, including audiovisual translation. 

French language and linguistics.  

Details of individual staff research profiles can be found here: 

As part of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we can offer co-supervision in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects in areas including conflict studies; memory studies; translation studies; creative practice; comparative literature and culture; film, photography and visual culture; and critical theory. The School’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC) supports interdisciplinary co-operation and provides a framework for researchers to collaborate across departments.   

Our doctoral students are also supported in their graduate education, research training and career development by the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

The Department of French at UCC will run an internal selection process to decide the allocation of this studentship. All applicants should read the Terms and Conditions prior to application. 

Deadline for submission of completed applicationsMonday 19th December 2022. 

Informal enquiries about projects can be made in the first instance to the Head of Department, Dr Mary Noonan ( 

2.4 Distinguished Visitor, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford

The Queen’s College offers a number of regular and occasional programmes that enable distinguished visitors to contribute to the College’s rich intellectual life.

The College aims to appoint an Academic Distinguished Visitor each year. During their residency, it is expected that visitors contribute actively to the intellectual life of the College at all levels: undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, and Old Members. Such a period of residency marks an important part of a lifelong connection to the College.

In addition to accommodation, the College offers senior membership, a library card, generous dining privileges (free of charge) at High Table and the opportunity to engage fully with our community of Fellows and undergraduate and postgraduate students across the full range of academic disciplines.

For the 2023-24 academic year (application deadline 31st December), the College invites applications in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (the 2022-23 Visitor is in a STEM field).

Academic Distinguished Visitors will typically be colleagues from other universities (normally at the rank of Professor) who intend to conduct research in Oxford and be affiliated with the College while on funded sabbatical leave from their host institution. While they do not receive an honorarium, the College is sometimes able to assist with travel expenses to and from Oxford.

Applications may be submitted at any time of year; those received before 31st December will be considered at the first meeting of Academic Committee in Hilary Term (i.e. in January 2023, for residencies during the 2023-24 academic year). Applications received after 31st December will be considered in the following year’s cycle.

Further particulars and the online application form are available at

2.5 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at University of Sheffield

The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield invites outstanding postdoctoral candidates to apply for the 2023 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme.

The School

Our School has a thriving research community of academic staff and postgraduate students. We engage in research that spans a wide range of:

languages (Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish);

geographical regions (Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East);

and research fields (Intellectual History and Politics; Linguistics; Migration, Culture and Community; National and Transnational Literatures; Visual Cultures, Film and Performance).

Specifically in French & Francophone Studies, we have research specialisms in the history of ideas; gender studies; environmental humanities; Proust studies; Balzac studies; post-colonial and neo-colonial studies; multilingualism; translation studies; comparative sociology. See more here and/or contact individual members of staff.


We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and will offer support and feedback in preparing the final application. Please start your search by looking at our staff list (

The deadline for receipt of your Expression of Interest Form (download) and CV (2 pages maximum) is Friday 2nd December 2022. 

Applications should be sent to the staff member(s) whom you wish to supervise your research, copying in our Departmental Director of Research and Innovation, Dr Lauren Rea, Expressions of interest submitted after this date cannot be considered. Candidates selected must be willing to commit to applying with the University of Sheffield.

2.6 Lectureship in French, Australian National University (Application Deadline 30th November)

The School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the Australian National University seeks to appoint a Lecturer in French Studies (Level B, 3-year fixed term) to broaden and further strengthen the teaching and research profile of its French Program. The appointee will bring expertise and intellectual distinction to a dynamic and award-winning program, and preference will be given to candidates with an active research agenda in one or more of the following areas: Global French studies; Indo-Pacific literatures and cultures; island studies; migration studies.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to teach core language and culture courses at all levels as well as advanced thematic courses in their area of specialisation, and will participate in the recruitment and supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students. Scholars using transnational and/or decolonial methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.

More information and a link to the application can be found here:

2.7 Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of French, Kenyon College

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for two one-year (2023-2024) visiting positions in French at the assistant professor or instructor level, to teach language, culture, and literature. Native or near-native fluency is required. The successful applicant will have a demonstrable record of teaching excellence and scholarly potential. The field of specialization is nineteenth and/or twentieth century French and Francophone studies, with secondary expertise in pre-1800 France and/or comparative world literature preferred.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will consist of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s scholarship and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the applicant’s experience teaching diverse student populations and developing an inclusive classroom environment; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 5) names and contact information for three recommenders. Ph.D. in hand preferred; ABDs are welcome to apply. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the December 15, 2022 deadline are guaranteed full consideration. Initial screening interviews will be conducted online.

2.8 Director of French Language Instruction, Indiana University – Bloomington

The Department of French and Italian at Indiana University – Bloomington invites applications from creative, energetic and collaborative candidates committed to innovating, enhancing and expanding the strengths of its French Language Instruction program. This is a full-time (10 months), benefits-eligible position at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in French with a three-year renewable term and possibilities of promotion to Senior Lecturer and/or Teaching Professor to start on August 1, 2023. The Lecturer will serve as Director of Language Instruction (DLI), responsible for managing all aspects of the basic French language program in collaboration with department faculty and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in French. Additionally, the DLI teaches four courses per year in the French Language Program, including graduate pedagogy courses. Required are a native or near-native proficiency in French, a doctorate in French or a related discipline (such as, but not limited to, Second Language Acquisition or Pedagogy etc.), and extensive teaching experience at the post-secondary level, along with evidence of pedagogical excellence as demonstrated by course evaluations or other forms of assessment. Applicants need to demonstrate the ability to design and articulate curricula across multiple sections, levels, and instructional platforms; they will also be expected to work with high school French faculty teaching for college credit.  ABD required, Ph.D. preferred.

 Applications should be submitted via including a cover letter; CV; statement on teaching; statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom; and three letters of reference; letters of reference. Upon request, applicants should also be prepared to provide a video demonstrating their classroom teaching. Review of applications begins January 10, 2023. Please contact with any questions. 

 The IU College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

2.9 Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies, Appalachian State University

Position Title Assistant Professor, French/Francophone Studies
Location Boone, NC
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Provide Rank Assistant Professor
Position Number 044761
Department Languages, Literatures & Cultures – 250250

Position Summary Information

Minimum Qualifications
  • Terminal degree French and Francophone Studies or related discipline
  • Native/near-native fluency in French and English
  • Evidence of an active record in research, scholarly or creative activities in Francophone Studies
  • Evidence of willingness to teach all levels French language, literature, and culture
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Commitment to service
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Commitment to mentoring and advising
  • Commitment to support graduate program and/or honors program in French
  • Willingness to work on student recruitment and retention
  • Willingness to develop courses in Francophone Studies
License/Certification Required N/A
Description of the Department or Unit The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to a diverse faculty. The department offers a variety of courses in language, culture, literature, and linguistics; these courses support General Education as well as the department’s programs, which include Bachelor’s degrees in East Asian Languages and Cultures, French and Francophone Studies, German, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and initial licensure programs for K-12 French and Spanish teachers. The department also offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and TESL/Applied Linguistics, two years of instruction in Latin and Portuguese, and graduate programs in French and Spanish K-12 and College Teaching.

The department collaborates with the Honors College, the International Business program, the Reich College of Education, and the interdisciplinary Global Studies program within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department also works closely with Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development, offering short-term faculty-led programs abroad and a large number of semester- and year-long exchange programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate language and literature courses at all levels as needed
  • Teach regular undergraduate and graduate courses in Francophone literature and culture
  • Maintain an active research agenda
  • Provide department and university service
Type of Position Full Time Position
Appointment Type 1.0
Number Of Months Per Year 9
Physical Demands of Position Typical demands of classroom and educational environments.
Description of University Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Details Information

Posting Date 11/16/2022
Closing Date 12/16/2022
Open Until Filled No
Evaluation of Applications Begins 12/16/2022
Proposed Date of Hire 08/21/2023
Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s job board:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Diversity statement, describing plans to promote diversity issues and inclusive excellence in teaching, service, and/or outreach 
  • Teaching Evaluations/Peer Reviews
  • Research Sample 
  • Names and full contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate-level transcripts

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or
AA/EEO Statement Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Search Chair Name Dr. Beverly Moser
Search Chair Email
Quick Link
Posting Number FA00289P

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Teaching Evaluations & Peer Reviews
  6. Research Sample
  7. List of References with Contact Information
  8. Transcript-Undergraduate (Unofficial) – No Password Protected Documents
  9. Transcript-Graduate (Unofficial) – No Password Protected Documents

Optional Documents

Contact Us:
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-262-3187
Fax: 828-262-6489

HRS Home
Student Employment
Temporary Employment

2.10 Lecturer – Modern French History & Politics, Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2022
Closes: 29th November 2022
Job Ref: 24541

Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

The Role

The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a temporary Lecturer in French History and Politics to cover maternity leave, from 1st January 2023-31st August 2023.

The successful candidate for this position will be joining a school with a vibrant teaching and research culture, which is enhanced by our relationships with wide research networks in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

We welcome applications from specialists in French History and Politics of the 19th and/or 20th centuries. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field and native or near-native fluency in French and English. Principal duties will include the delivery of prepared materials (lectures and seminar groups) on a First Year core module (FRE1006 La France de 1789 à nos jours) and on a Second Year optional module (FRE2009 Paris: Aspects of History and Culture). As module leader, you will also be responsible for assessment and feedback.

We are looking for candidates with an ability to deliver innovative research-led teaching on our undergraduate programmes in French Studies. A contribution to the delivery of language modules in French would be welcome.

For any queries, please contact Guy Austen

3. Announcements

3.1 Research seminars on migration (Manchester)

The French Studies department at the University of Manchester is pleased to announce its Semester 1 programme of research seminars for 2022-23. We kick off with two talks on the topic of contemporary migration, with a focus on children migrants and on the BUMIDOM respectively, both delivered in a hybrid format in person and on Zoom. Enjoy! 

Tues 25 October 2022, 5pm 

Ellen Wilkinson building A2.6  

+ Zoom:  

Dr Antoine Burgard (HCRI, University of Manchester) 

‘Who is a child?  

Young migrants, age determination and border policing  

in 20th-21st centuries Britain and France’ 

The precise determination of one’s age is now key to migration experiences and processes, especially for young asylum-seekers coming to Global North countries. Being recognised as a ‘child’ or an ‘adult’ has a considerable impact on access to resources and on the outcomes of asylum applications. Using Britain and France as starting points, this presentation will discuss how age has been increasingly included in migration control over the 20th century and what this history can teach us about current public debates surrounding border policing, child protection, medical ethics, and migrant rights. 

Weds 07 December 2022, 5pm 

Ellen Wilkinson building A2.6  

+ Zoom:  

Dr Antonia Wimbush (French Studies, Liverpool) 

‘Remembering the BUMIDOM :  

Caribbean migration to France in documentary films’ 

This talk questions the extent to which documentary films can be considered sites of counter-memory – that is, memorial practices which contest official, national versions of histories and memories. It focuses on two documentary films by Francophone directors, L’Avenir est ailleurs (2007) by Antoine Léonard-Maestrati, and BUMIDOM, des Français venus d’outre-mer (2010) by Jackie Bastide, which both address the BUMIDOM (Bureau pour le développement des migrations dans les départements d’outre-mer). The BUMIDOM was a state-run migration bureau in operation between 1963 and 1982. It organized the recruitment, transportation, and accommodation of workers from Martinique, Guadeloupe, Réunion, and French Guiana arriving in mainland France, undergoing economic growth at the time. For some, the BUMIDOM was an opportunity for social advancement as it led them away from a life of poverty on the islands and enabled them to earn a living. Yet for others, it was exploitative and coercive, and it reinforced gender norms as the work offered to BUMIDOM participants was highly gendered. Despite the huge numbers from the overseas departments who arrived through this scheme, the BUMIDOM has not yet entered the official French national narrative, and the state has neglected to incorporate the BUMIDOM into its memorialization of migration, because this would mean acknowledging the gendered and racialized aspects of the scheme. I argue, then, that documentary filmmakers use cinematic techniques to counter the official state-sanctioned discourse about the Bureau and allow those directly involved in its activities to share their personal experiences of migration.

3.2 Now open: R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize (deadline 30 November 2022)

Entries for 2022 are open now. The closing date is 30 November 2022.

  1. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize:

prize is awarded annually by the Society for French Studies for the best essay submitted by a postgraduate student at a university based in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. The award includes:

  • cash prize of £750
  • expenses-paid travel to the next annual conference of the Society for French Studies
  • mention in the French Studies Bulletin and on the Society for French Studies website

Conditions of entry

To be eligible for submission the essay must be:

  • entirely the student’s own work and submitted in unrevised form
  • written since 1st September 2020 by a postgraduate student currently registered (or within one year of registration having terminated)
  • addressing a topic within the scope of the discipline of French studies
  • written in either English or French, with any quotations from French supplied in the original language
  • up to 6,000 words in length (including notes but excluding bibliography)
  • word-processed with numbered pages
  • submitted without the name of the student, or institution, appearing in the essay
  • submitted by the university, with the student’s agreement, as one of up to three annual submissions per university
  • accompanied by a separate coversheet
  • submitted on the understanding that no correspondence will be entered into by the Society regarding individual essays.

Institutions submitting to the prize should download the coversheet from this page, and submit each essay and coversheet as a separate file to Fionnuala Sinclair at Entries for 2022 are open now. The closing date is 30 November 2022.

3.3 SAS Research Training Programme 2022 / 23 – Term 1

School of Advanced Study • University of London   

SAS Research Training Programme 2022 / 23  

Registration is now open for the School of Advanced Study free research training programme for Term 1. These online sessions are open to researchers at all levels in the UK and beyond, but advance registration using the booking links below is essential.  

Term 1 


Monday 10th October 2022, 14:00 – 15:00: How to do your Research Project: Project Management and Study Skills How to do your Research Project: Project Management and Study Skills | School of Advanced Study ( 

Wednesday 12th October 2022, 11:00 – 12:30: Introduction to Fieldwork Introduction to Fieldwork | School of Advanced Study ( 

Monday 17th October 2022, 14:00 – 15:00: Notes on Note-taking Notes on Note-taking | School of Advanced Study ( 

Thursday 27th October 2022, 15:30 – 17:00: Concepts of Digital Humanities Concepts of Digital Humanities | School of Advanced Study ( 

Monday 31st October 2022, 14:00 – 15:00: Methodology, Theory, and Research Design Frames Methodology, Theory, and Research Design Frames | School of Advanced Study ( 


Wednesday 9th November 2022, 11:00 – 12:30 Learning Technologies in Higher Education Learning Technologies in Higher Education | School of Advanced Study ( 

Monday 14th November 2022, Zotero (pre-recorded session) Zotero (PRE-RECORDED SESSION) | School of Advanced Study ( 

Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 11:00 – 12:30: Interviews as a Research Method Interviews as a Research Method | School of Advanced Study 

Thursday 24th November 2022, 11:00 – 12:00: Maintaining Momentum – The Highs & Lows of the Postgraduate Study Journey Maintaining Momentum – The Highs & Lows of the Postgraduate Study Journey | School of Advanced Study ( 

Wednesday 30th November 2022, 10:00 – 12:00: Getting Research Published Getting Research Published | School of Advanced Study ( 


Monday 5th December 2021, 14:00 – 15:30: Revising your PhD Thesis for Publication Revising your PhD Thesis for Publication | School of Advanced Study ( 

3.4 Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize – February 2023

Please find below details of the ASMCF Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize. The deadline for applications is 15th February 2023. 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 his or her supervisor. Bids to other funding bodies either pending or known should be disclosed.


French Screen Studies (formerly Studies in French Cinema
Small research and travel bursaries

Reminder: deadline 1st December 2022

As a journal dedicated to disseminating research in the field of French and Francophone cinema and audio-visual media, French Screen Studies is offering small bursaries to help postgraduate students and early career researchers who wish to pursue research in the field, in terms of travel to archives or conferences, although other costs related to research may be considered, such as registration fees, translation or help with acquiring illustrations for academic publications.


Applications will be accepted from postgraduate students and ECRs (within 5 years of receiving their PhD) attached to UK and Ireland higher education institutions.

Level of grant and eligible costs

Grants will normally range from £200 to £500 within available resources. The main criterion for an award will be the perceived academic value of the research for which funding is sought. Applicants will be expected to have planned their project well in advance and normally to have obtained primary funding from their university institution or other sources, which must be stated on the application.

There are two deadlines for applications to this funding: 1 June and 1 December. Decisions are made within one month of the deadline.

Application procedure

There is no application form. Please send an email to the Chief General Editors of the journal, Dr Mary Harrod ( and Prof Ginette Vincendeau (, indicating the following:

  1. Name and institutional affiliation
  2. A brief statement of career and/or short abstract or summary of PhD project (maximum 250 words)
  3. Details of the project to be undertaken for which support is sought (maximum 250 words)
  4. Anticipated publication outputs and other outcomes
  5. A draft budget, clearly detailing the amount requested, and the purpose to which it will be put
  6. Details, where relevant, of current or recent funding relating to the research in question and/or other financial support for which the applicant has applied/will apply in support of the project
  7. An undertaking to abide by the conditions of the award, if successful
  8. For postgraduate students, a letter of support from their supervisor.

Conditions of the award

Reimbursement will be made upon presentation of scanned receipts.
Successful applicants must acknowledge the financial support of French Screen Studies in any event participation or resulting publications that benefitted from the award.

3.6 Fieldwork and Research in Languages, Cultures and Societies seminar programme


School of Advanced Study • University of London 

Fieldwork and Research in Languages, Cultures and Societies

Seminar programme 2022-23



Wednesday 2 November 2022, 2-3.30pm.            

Seminar leader: Joe Ford, ILCS.

Increasingly, those researching living writers, artists and filmmakers will want to work with and interview them as part of their research. This can be fruitful for research outputs, running public engagement events, and developing longer term collaborations with writers, artists and filmmakers. There are, however, several factors to consider when using interviews as part of the research process: How do writers, artists and filmmakers position themselves when giving interviews? Is the researcher’s critical capacity compromised by working with the subjects of their research? What are the practical and ethical considerations when approaching participants and what different types of interviews are there to choose from? Facilitated by researchers with experience working with and interviewing international writers, artists and filmmakers, this session will introduce you to the theory and practice of making contact, building relationships and conducting ‘elite’ semi-structured interviews with research participants who are writers, artists and/or filmmakers

Booking link: Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers | Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies (  


Ethnographic Methods in Fieldwork

Seminar leaders: Naomi Wells and Ainhoa Montoya

Wednesday 11 January 2023, 2-3pm. Session 1.

Wednesday 18 January 2023, 2-3pm. Session 2.

In this section of the series researchers are introduced to theories and methods associated with ethnography. The first session will focus on what ethnographic praxis can bring to languages and cultures research more broadly, particularly in terms of epistemology and researcher reflexivity. The second session will focus on ethnographic fieldwork methods and experiences, including different approaches to ethnographic research as well as practical advice and guidance. 

The course runs over two 1-hour sessions and participants will be expected to view recordings and participate in additional online activities (which should take roughly 2 hours in total). The live sessions will involve small- and large-group discussions and those who register should be prepared to interact with the session leaders and the other participants.


Fieldwork in Post-conflict Contexts

Seminar leaders: Catherine Gilbert & Ariana Markowitz

Wednesday 1 February 2023, 2-4pm.

Photographic methods for Fieldwork

Seminar leaders: Tom Martin & Chandra Morrison

Wednesday 22 February 2023, 2-3pm. Session 1                             

Wednesday 8 March 2023, 2-3pm. Session 2                     

Can Data be Decolonised for Fieldwork?

Seminar leaders: Claire Griffiths & Monika Kukolova

Wednesday 26 April 2023, 2-3.30pm. Session 1  

Wednesday 3 May 2023, 2-3pm. Session 2

Fieldwork with Indigenous Communities

Seminar leaders: Kaya Davies Hayon and Fadma Aït ant Mous

Wednesday 17 May 2023, 2-3.30pm.

Using Local Language & Local Culture in Fieldwork for Social Change

Seminar leader: Fiona de Hoog Cius

Wednesday 24 May 2023, 2-3.30pm                      

The seminars are organised by the Fieldwork research group at the Institute for Languages Cultures and Societies (ILCS). Please note that registration for the series is open for the first session only. Registration reopens at least four weeks in advance of other sessions. Further detailed information and with booking links will be circulated on francofil in advance of each session. If you need any further information now, please email Claire Griffiths at For general information on registration for research training sessions please contact Kremena Velinova at  

 3.7 2023 Forum Essay Prize – Courageous Art(s) – call for submissions

Forum for Modern Language Studies

Essay Prize 2023

Entries are invited for the 2023 Forum Essay Prize, on the subject of:

“Courageous Art(s)”

We are looking for bold, visionary and persuasive essays that use academic research to pursue innovative questions. The winning essay will be that judged by the panel to have best addressed the topic with flair, ambition and resonance.  

The topic may be addressed from the perspective of any of the literatures and cultures (including literary linguistics, translation and comparative approaches) normally covered by the journal: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Please note that material of a predominantly social science or sociological nature falls outside our scope.

We are seeking submissions that focus on literature, film, art, or other cultural outputs that manifest courage in their content or form and/or which provoke us to be courageous in how we read, write, research and teach in our discipline(s). 

Possible approaches to the subject include, but are not limited to:

  •  courage of convictions;
  •  courage in face of danger, prosecution, speaking to power, intimate or large-scale violence;
  •  fear and fearfulness;
  •  narratives of courageous self-expression;
  •  dangerous mission and rescue stories;
  •  art forms that dare to break moulds.

The competition is open to all researchers, whether established or early career. Previous competitions have been won by scholars in both categories.

The winner will receive:

  1. Publication of the winning essay in the next appropriate issue of Forum for Modern Language Studies
  2. A prize of £500.

A panel of judges will read all entries, which will be assessed anonymously. At the judges’ discretion, a runner-up prize of £200 may be awarded. The Editors may commission for publication in Forum for Modern Language Studies any entries that are highly commended by the judges.

Entry requirements and Submission details for the Forum Prize 2023

The closing date for entries is 1 June 2023.

Entries must be written in English, be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length (including notes), should conform to MHRA style, and must be accompanied by an abstract (approx. 150 words) summarizing the principal arguments and making clear the relevance of the essay to the competition subject.

Essays should be submitted online at, be flagged as Forum Prize entries, and follow the journal’s instructions to authors.

For initial queries and questions about the Forum Prize, contact Prof. Sara Jones (, GE Forum Prize)

3.8  Research Network Grant Scheme worth £10,000 is open!

The RSA is pleased to announce that its Research Network Grant Scheme<> is open once more. The scheme was placed on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic and has now been reinstated with a deadline of 29 November 2022.

The funding for a Research Network is £10,000 (c. $13,300; c. €11,800).

RSA Research Networks are formed by RSA members interested in collaborating to examine an issue that responds to the aims and goals of the Association, and which is of interest and concern to both members and non-members. These issues need not necessarily to have a direct policy focus, but the examination would normally lead to policy-related conclusions.

For more information, previous and active networks, application forms and handbooks, please click here<>.

The Research Network must be organised and managed by RSA members, with all organisers remaining members of the Association throughout the entire duration of the Research Network. A Research Network is made up of individuals from different countries, although they can be from any membership category. The full Terms and Conditions governing this grant are available in the Research Network Handbook on the website.

Please click here<> for more information. Please send your applications and queries to<>

Remember – Application deadline is 29th November 2022.

3.9 Bridget Jones Travel Award 2023, CfP

*Society for Caribbean Studies*

*Bridget** Jones Travel Award 2023*

* Call for Applications*


Arts researchers or practitioners living and working in the Caribbean are
eligible to apply for the Bridget Jones Travel Award, the deadline for
which is 16 December 2022. The winner of the award will present their work
at the 46th Society for Caribbean Studies Annual Conference, which is
scheduled to be held from 5-8 July 2023.


If you are an arts practitioner living and working in any region of the
Anglophone, Hispanic, Francophone or Dutch-speaking Caribbean, you may
apply for the Award. The successful recipient will receive £650 towards
travel expenses and a full bursary to cover conference fees and
accommodation. Applications are especially welcome from individuals with no
institutional affiliations. We encourage applications from across the arts:
from visual artists, performers, creative writers, film-makers,
folklorists, playwrights etc.

How To Apply

To apply for the Award you must submit the following:

*      a cover letter
*      a curriculum vitae (no more than 4 pages)
*      statements from 2 referees who are able to comment on your work
(each statement     should not exceed 2 pages)

AND either
(a) a proposal for a presentation of your work in the areas of film,
literature, visual or performing arts.
(b) a proposal for a reading of original creative work.

Presentations will be delivered in English. Presentations normally last for
up to one hour, including time for questions from the audience. The most
important part of your application will therefore be a full description of
the proposed presentation detailing the themes and rationale behind the
presentation, as well as how the presentation will be organised and any
props required (e.g. if intending to screen clips of films; show slides of
artwork; incorporate live performance etc).

Applications and enquiries should be sent by e-mail to, for the attention of the Bridget
Jones Committee.

Completed applications must be received by 16 December 2022. A decision
will be made by the committee in late January.

For more information on the Bridget Jones Travel Award and the Society for
Caribbean Studies, visit the Society website at


Les chercheurs ou les praticiens des arts qui habitent et qui travaillent
dans les Caraïbes sont éligibles pour postulez leur candidature pour
le Bridget Jones Travel Award, dont la date limite est le 16 décembre 2022.
Le lauréat du prix présentera son travail au 46e Colloque de Society for
Caribbean Studies, qui se tiendra du 5 au 8 juillet 2023.


Si vous êtes un praticien des arts qui habitent et qui travaillent dans
n’importe quelle région Caribéen anglophone, hispanophone, francophone ou
néerlandophone, vous pouvez postuler votre candidature pour le récompense.
Le lauréat recevra 650£ pour les frais de voyage et une bourse complète
pour couvrir les frais de conférence et l’hébergement. Les candidatures
sont particulièrement bienvenues de personnes sans affiliation
institutionnelle. Nous encourageons les candidatures de diverses
disciplines artistiques : des artistes visuels, des interprètes, des
écrivains créatifs, des cinéastes, folkloristes, dramaturges, etc.

Comment s’inscrire

Pour postuler votre candidature, vous devez soumettre les éléments
suivants :

*      une lettre de motivation

*      un curriculum vitae (pas plus de 4 pages)

*     deux réferences qui font des commentaires sur votre travail (chacun

réference ne doit pas dépasser 2 pages)

ET soit

(a) une proposition d’une présentation de votre travail dans les domaines
cinématographique, littéraire, visuel ou arts du spectacle.


(b) une proposition d’une lecture d’un œuvre créatif original.

La présentation dure normalement jusqu’à une heure, y compris le temps pour
les questions du spectateurs. La présentation sera faite en anglais. La
partie la plus importante de votre candidature sera donc une description de
la présentation proposée qui détaille les thèmes et la justification de la
présentation, ainsi que l’organisation de la présentation et les
accessoires nécessaires
(par exemple, si vous avez l’intention de projeter des extraits de films;
de montrer des diapositives d’œuvres d’art; d’incorporer performances en
direct, etc.).

Veuillez envoyer les demandes et les enquêtes par courrier électronique à, à l’attention du Comité du Bridget
Jones Award.

Les candidatures complètes doivent être reçues avant le 16 décembre 2022.
Une décision sera prise par le comité fin janvier.

Pour trouver plus d’informations sur la Bridget Jones Travel Award et la
Society for

Caribbean Studies, veuillez visiter notre site Web:


La Sociedad de Estudios del Caribe (UK) convoca a investigadores(as) y
profesionales de las artes a aplicar al premio Bridget Jones, cuya fecha
límite es el 16 de diciembre de 2022. El premio cubre los gastos de viaje
para asistir a la 46ª Conferencia Anual de la Sociedad de Estudios del
Caribe (UK), que tendrá del 5 al 8 de julio de 2023.


Todas las personas que practican o investigan las artes, y que trabajan en
cualquier región del Caribe (habla inglesa, española, francesa u
holandesa), pueden solicitar el premio. Alentamos las solicitudes desde
cualquier manifestación artística: desde artistas visuales, intérpretes,
escritores(as), cineastas, folcloristas, dramaturgos(as), etc. Serán
especialmente bienvenidas las aplicaciones de personas sin afiliación

El ganador(a) recibirá £650 para gastos de viaje y una beca completa para
cubrir los honorarios de la conferencia y el alojamiento.

Cómo Aplicar

Para postularse al Premio debe presentar lo siguiente:

·      Una carta de presentación

·      Un curriculum vitae (no más de 4 páginas)

·      Dos cartas de referencia sobre su trabajo (cada carta de referencia
no debe exceder las 2 páginas).

Y también una de las siguientes opciones:

a)     Una propuesta de ponencia sobre su trabajo en las áreas de cine,
literatura, artes visuales o artes escénicas.

b)    Una propuesta de lectura de obra creativa original

Las presentacíones se realizarán en inglés. Las presentaciones normalmente
duran hasta una hora incluyendo el tiempo para las preguntas de la
audiencia. Por lo tanto, la aplicación al premio deberá incluir una
completa descripción de la ponencia, con detalles sobre los temas que
trabaja, la justificación, así como detalles sobre cómo se organizará la
presentación y cualquier accesorio requerido (por ejemplo, si tiene la
intención de proyectar clips de películas, mostrar diapositivas de obras de
arte, incorporar actuaciones en directo, etc.).

Las solicitudes deben enviarse por correo electrónico a, a la atención del Comité Bridget Jones.
Se aceptarán solicitudes hasta el 16 de diciembre de 2022. El comité tomará
una decisión a fines de enero.

Para obtener más información sobre el premio de viaje Bridget Jones y la
Society for Caribbean Studies (UK), visite el sitio web de la Sociedad en

3.10 UCML Code of Best Practice for Early Career Academic Employment

The Early Career Academic Special Interest Group at UCML is pleased to officially launch their Code of Best Practice for Early Career Academic Employment (Languages and Related Disciplines). 

The Code has been designed to reflect the specific needs of Languages and related disciplines, but is also a model for best practice across the sector. It proposes best practice standards centring around integrity and equality in all respects, in all the operations of the university and all those involved in it. It contains specific advice on Conditions of Employment (contracts/workload) and Staff Development (research/training/teaching needs, and integration). It has been designed for use by early career academics, to show them what they can expect from employment in Higher Education, as well as for staff and colleagues who are supporting ECAs or developing job opportunities.

Please take a look here:

We welcome comments and feedback.

3.11 Nominations for SFHS committees

Every year, the Society for French Historical Studies seeks candidates to replace colleagues cycling off the Executive Committee and various prize and award committees.  If you are interested in serving the Society in this important way, please send me an email ( stating your interest.  In addition, please attach a one-page vitae providing: your contact information; the institutions and dates of your degrees (PhD required); your role as a historian (independent scholar, professor, emeritus professor, etc); your primary fields of expertise; and your major publications. 

We also invite you to nominate other colleagues whom you think would serve with distinction.  In that case, please contact them and ask if they are willing to serve.  If they are inclined to do so, please send me their name and email address, and I will contact them and solicit the necessary information.

There are a variety of positions opening up.  Please consult the SFHS website (, and let us know which of the following committees you might be interested in.  Feel free to select more than one:  

Executive Committee
David H. Pinkney Prize
William Koren, Jr. Prize
Gilbert Chinard Book Prize
The Awards Committee (which includes the Research Travel Award, the Farrar Memorial Awards, the Institut Français d’Amérique Fund Research Fellowships, and the Natalie Davis Award)

If you would like more information on these various possibilities, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarantee a place for everyone, in part because we get considerably more nominations that there are vacancies.  But we also have to consider other constraints in filling each slot.  (For example, for a book prize committee, you must have published at least one monograph.)  In keeping with our mission, we seek to foster the widest and most diverse committees possible.  We will be happy to keep your letter on file, and we will hope to call upon you when the time is right.  Many people have been invited to serve several years after they volunteered. 

For those who have already self-nominated in past years and have not yet been asked (yet) to serve, please feel free to send us an updated vitae.  Rest assured that we will consider your nomination in any case, and we thank you sincerely for your support of the Society! Thank you! 

3.12 Expo virtuelle Couleurs humaines

Cher-e collègue,

Je vous signale la publication de notre seconde exposition virtuelle intitulée “Couleurs humaines” publiée sur notre base de donnée documentaire Omeka.

Bien cordialement,

Vincent Vilmain

Maître de conférences en Histoire contemporaine Département d’Histoire / Laboratoire TEMOS UMR CNRS 9016
Responsable du Master Histoire Civilisations Patrimoine en EAD Coordinateur du programme HEMED et de l’ ANR RelRace

3.13 France Culture, Avec Philosophie: Peut-on penser la race sans l’essentialiser ?

A new ‘France Culture’ Avec Philosophie radio series coordinated and presented by Aïda N’Diaye ( ), recorded and broadcast last week, which might be of interest.

best wishes,


Peut-on penser la race sans l’essentialiser ? (

1/4 : D’où vient l’idée qu’il y a des races ? (  avec

  • Gaëlle Pontarotti, philosophe, post-doctorante à l’IHPST
  • Carole Reynaud-Paligot, historienne et sociologue rattachée à l’Université de Bourgogne


2/4 : Comment parler de la race sans être raciste ? ( )  avec

  • Magali Bessone, Professeure de philosophie politique à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Maîtresse de conférences en philosophie à l’Université Paris 8

3/4 : Les féminismes aident-ils à mieux penser la race ? ( ) avec

  • Elsa Dorlin, philosophe, Professeure de philosophie contemporaine à l’Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès
  • Kaoutar Harchi, Sociologue, romancière

4/4 : Le métissage échappe-t-il à l’essentialisation ? ( ) avec

  • Jean-Luc Bonniol, Anthropologue et historien, professeur émérite à l’Université d’Aix-Marseille
  • Sam Coombes, Maître de conférences à l’Université d’Édimbourg et chercheur dans les domaines des études postcoloniales et de la pensée politique 

3.14 Call for Participants: Translating Blackness

My name is Anita Barton-Williams, I am a 2nd year PhD student based at the University of Westminster and founder of BLKTRNET: The Black Translators’ Network. As part of my current study entitled: A Radical Intervention: Translating Blackness in Black Caribbean Literature, I am looking to recruit participants for my project:

  *   Who are Black
  *   Speak French and English
  *   Are from or based in Africa, North America, South America the Caribbean, Europe or the United Kingdom
  *   Are one or more of the following:

  *   Bilingual Reader (French and English)
  *   Language Instructor (French)
  *   Literary Translator (French into English and/or English into French)
  *   Translation Student (French into English and/or English into French)

Study Summary
The study through comparative analysis of the original English/Jamaican Creole version of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James and the French Translation by Valérie Malfoy, will create Translating Blackness Guidelines that support the production of accurate, sensitive and knowledgeable translations of works by and/or about Black people past or present. These guidelines will be used by academics, professionals and novices.

Participants will take part in a 3 hour focus group during which they will read and discuss 3 excerpts from A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. Focus Groups will take place on Mondays over the course of 6 weeks between 16th January 2023 – 27th February 2023. Participants will only need to attend 1 focus group.

 Please contact me via email (in English or French) if you are interested in participating in the project or if you require any additional information – please use the subject line Focus Group Participant.

Deadline for registering interest is Monday 28th November 2022.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Anita Barton-Williams

3.15 Malcolm Bowie Prize – 2022 Entries now open

Entries for 2022 are open for the Malcolm Bowie Prize 2022. The closing date is 28 February 2023.

Malcolm Bowie Prize 2022

In 2008 the Society for French Studies launched an annual Malcolm Bowie Prize, to be awarded for the best article published in the preceding year by an early-career researcher in the broader discipline of French Studies.

Malcolm Bowie was not only the most eminent and inspirational Anglophone scholar of French literature and theory of his generation, he was a towering figure in the field because of his tireless devotion to the scholarly community both in the UK and abroad, his service to the Society for French Studies offering but one example of this: he was President of the Society from 1994 to 1996, as well as General editor of its journal (French Studies) from 1980 to 1987. The Society felt that it was particularly appropriate to honour his memory by founding a prize for which only early-career scholars will be eligible, since he was a remarkable mentor to countless younger scholars, both in the UK and abroad.

2022 Entries

Entries for 2022 are open now. The closing date is 28 February 2023.

The award includes:

a cash prize of £1000;

expenses-paid travel to the next annual conference of the Society for French Studies;

mention in the French Studies Bulletin and on the Society for French Studies website.

Conditions and how to enter

These guidelines relate to the 2022 round of the competition.

The Society invites nominations of articles published during 2022 from editors of learned journals, editors or publishers of collected volumes, and heads of university departments. Authors may not self-nominate (though they may ask editors, publishers, or university departments to consider nominating them). There is a limit of one entry per author per calendar year while eligible. Where more than one nomination for an author is received, the panel chair will ask for the author’s preference as to which entry goes forward. To be eligible for nomination, authors must be within five years of obtaining their PhD when their article is published. In addition, they must either have been registered for their PhD or worked since then in a Department of French/Modern Languages, or equivalent. Articles may be published anywhere in the world, but must be written in French or English.

Nominations should be submitted by email to Professor Diana Holmes (, together with a statement which includes full publication details of the article concerned and an indication of how the candidate satisfies the two criteria for eligibility specified above. Nominations should be accompanied by a PDF file of the article as it appears in print. Nominations not accompanied by a PDF file will not be valid.

The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2022 Prize (including the article itself) is 28 February 2023. Entries may be submitted immediately.

3.16 Oxford Research Seminar: Edmund Birch on Alexandre Dumas, Slavery, and Empire

You are warmly invited to the last Oxford Modern French Research Seminar for the term.

Thursday 1 December 2022

Edmund Birch (Cambridge)

‘Before Monte-Cristo: Alexandre Dumas, Slavery, and Empire’

Alexandre Dumas peĚre left behind few reflections on race and slavery in the modern world, but he was not silent on these subjects. Before the tireless deeds of the musketeers, or the vengeful fantasies of the Count of Monte-Cristo, there was Georges, an 1843 novel of race and slave rebellion set on the island of Mauritius. This paper explores questions of homecoming, homelessness, and recognition in the novel, considering points of connection between Georges and Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. It argues that Georges incorporates a series of references to the Homeric Odyssey and that these come to illuminate the complexities of a problem faced by metropolitan French novelists of the nineteenth century: What manner of plot might grasp, or fail to grasp, the interlocking injustices of racism and slavery?

Seminars are held in the Maison française, Norham Road, 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays.

Tea or coffee will be available from 5.00 p.m.

All welcome.

Seminar convenors for 2022-23:

Jane Hiddleston

Emily McLaughlin

Jennifer Yee

3.17 Reminder about Pinkney Prize

The David H. Pinkney Prize

Lire en français

Next Award Deadline: 1 January 2023.   

The Society for French Historical Studies awards the David H. Pinkney Prize to the most distinguished book in French history, published for the first time and with a copyright date of 2022 by a citizen of the United States or Canada or by an author with a fulltime appointment at an American or Canadian college or university.  Books focusing on any historical period or type of history may be considered, but unpublished or edited works are ineligible. 

The winner, who receives an award of $1,500, will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society.  The prize may not be shared, although an “honorable mention” may be named.

To apply: Publishers should send one copy of the submission to each of the committee members listed below.

Committee Members:

Liana Vardi, chair (2023)

State University of New York at Buffalo
125 Edward Street, unit 1J
Buffalo, NY 14201 (USA)

Caroline Campbell (2024)

University of North Dakota
4214 Garfield Ave.
Minneapolis, MN. 55409 (USA)

Julie Hardwick (2024)

University of Texas, Austin
Department of History
128 Inner Campus Drive B7000
Austin, TX 78712-1739 (USA)

Margaret Andersen (2025)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
915 Volunteer Blvd
6th Floor Dunford Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996 (USA)

4. New Publications

4.1 Buata B. Malela, MC SolaarUn artiste radicool (Rosières en Haye: Camion Blanc, 2022)


Érigé en bande-son de plusieurs générations bercées par le hip-hop depuis des décennies, le rap francophone demeure un des genres musicaux les plus dynamiques. Au coeur de ce mouvement culturel qui questionne le souci du soi et du monde, se trouve MC Solaar. Face à cette mouvance, il restructure les mots mis en valeur dans ses albums studio allant de Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo (1991) à Géopoétique (2017), dans ses vidéoclips et ses performances scéniques. Comment s’élabore l’image d’un MC Solaar, poète de la tranquillité, esthète des mots et as du son qui « pique le coeur » des auditeurs depuis déjà les années 90 ? Cet essai vise à répondre à cette question en décryptant sa démarche artistique et esthétique, à partir d’une analyse de sa trajectqaoire en lien avec le monde socioculturel.



  1. Du radicool
  2. Le prodrome du rap francophone
  3. L’échosophe des années 90  

  L’ataraxie du « cool » solitaire

  L’esthète combattant

  1. Le scripteur des années 2000

  Un artiste autonome

  Un artiste achronique

  1. Du poète
  2. La licence poétique

  Soi-même comme Solaar

  Le style fait l’homme

  1. Mélancolie et brutalisme

  La mélancolie du sujet

 La violence du monde

  1. L’éthique « radicool »

  Conter le monde

  Pax Solaar

III. Du rappeur

  1. La matière sonore
  2. Performance et réappropriation




4.2 Christian Uwe, L’archive paradoxale: penser l’existence avec le roman francophone subsaharien (Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2022)

Comment la pensée structure-t-elle, concrètement, une civilisation, des individus, voire des institutions ? Avec quels moyens et avec quels résultats ? Telle est l’interrogation au coeur de cet ouvrage.

S’appuyant sur un socle théorique transdisciplinaire, l’auteur montre comment la pensée conçoit le travail esthétique comme une activité par laquelle l’être humain archive l’idée de sa propre existence. Pour ce faire, il examine un corpus d’œuvres subsahariennes parues, pour la plupart, au cours des deux premières décennies du xxie siècle en partant du motif de la crise (sociétale, individuelle, institutionnelle). Il développe ainsi l’idée paradoxale que l’humanité, pour garantir son existence, déploie les mêmes moyens sémioculturels qu’elle mobilise pour la défaire. Ce paradoxe nous conduit au-delà de la seule existence humaine pour réintégrer cette dernière dans l’écosystème, cadre ultime à toutes formes d’existence.

Pour en savoir plus:

4.3 Introducing CFC Intersections issue one, available online at Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press is pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of CFC Intersections, an exciting new companion journal which builds on the success of highly regarded Contemporary French Civilization (CFC). Publishing scholarship related to intersectionality and the broader notion of intersections in Francophone Studies, the inaugural issue is guest edited by Siham Bouamer and Denis M. Provencher.

Articles explore France’s political take on universalism and citizenship, women and intersectionality, intersectionality in the fight for social justice, and the importance of pedagogies that engage with a gender-just and intersectional paradigm.

Browse the first issue online at LUP >

To recommend a subscription to CFC Intersections to your library, please use our email template to contact your librarian


Sign up to our mailing list Follow us on Twitter


Table of contents



























4.4 Abdeljalil Nadem and Jalal El Hakmaoui (eds.), De la culture marocaine moderne, anthologie (1912-2004) (Casablanca: En Toutes Lettres, 2022)

Un siècle de pensée marocaine de la modernité 

À travers la presse ou les essais, les écrivains et intellectuels, principalement de langue arabe, ont questionné la situation du pays tout au long du XXème siècle. Convaincus de la place centrale de la culture dans tout projet de libération et de changement, leur intérêt s’est porté sur tous les domaines du savoir : histoire, économie, enseignement, langues, littérature… Ces réflexions critiques témoignent de leur engagement pour une renaissance du Maroc. Un pan essentiel de notre mémoire collective à redécouvrir. 

Cette anthologie a été établie en 2008 par Jalal El Hakmaoui et Abdejalil Nadem et est parue en 2008 chez Toubkal. Pour cette édition, elle a été traduite et augmentée par dix jeunes lauréat.e.s du programme Openchabab Traduction porté par En toutes lettres, accompagnés par trois mentors. 

Les auteurs traduits: 

Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri – Leïla Abouzeid – Amina Allouh – Abdeslam Benabdelali – Abdelmajid Benjelloun – Mohammed Bennis – Khnata Bennouna – Abdelkrim Ben Thabet – Mohammed Daoud – Abdeslam El Alaoui – Allal El Fassi – Mohammed El Fassi – Driss El Jaï – Mohamed El Yazidi – Zineb Fahmi – Abdelkader Fassi Fihri – Abdelkrim Ghallab – Abdellah Guennoun al-Hassani – Saïd Hajji – Abdellah Hammoudi – Mohammed Hassar – Abdellah Ibrahim – Abdelkebir Khatibi – Abdelfattah Kilito – Abdallah Laroui – Ahmed Mejjati – Mohamed Mekki Naciri – Fatema Mernissi – Mohammed Miftah – Mohammed Hassan Ouazzani – Mohammed Belabbas Qabbaj – Ahmed ben Mohammed Sbihi – Mohammed Mokhtar Soussi – Ahmed Ziad. 

Les auteurs de l’anthologie:  

Jalal El Hakmaoui est poète, traducteur et directeur de la web-revue internationale de poésie Electron libre, Il est membre de l’Union des écrivains du Maroc et de la Maison de la poésie. Abdeljalil Nadem est professeur universitaire et éditeur chez Toubkal. 

Les traductrices et traducteurs: 

Zineb Benrida – Fayza Boumdine – Nora Cherrat – Hind El Haoulani – Ghofrane El Khomssi – Safaa Elmansoury – Rachid Farhan – Omaïma Machkour – Hajir Rifaï – Leïla Saheb Ettabaa. 

Les mentors: 

Jalal El Hakmaoui – Sanae Ghouati – Issam Tbeur 

Cet ouvrage a été publié avec le concours de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie, de l’Institut français du Maroc et de l’Institut français dans le cadre du projet Livres des deux rives. 

Date de parution : 19 mai 2022 

Contact diffusion :   

Prix public Maroc : 95 DH 

Prix public Europe : 20 € 

Dimensions : 14 x 20,5 cm, 376 p. 

ISBN: 978-9920-9235-2-1 

Gencode distributeur : 3019000197

4.5 Manuel Covo, Entrepôt of Revolutions: Saint-Domingue, Commercial Sovereignty, and the French-American Alliance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022)

The Age of Revolutions has been celebrated for the momentous transition from absolute monarchies to representative governments and the creation of nation-states in the Atlantic world. Much less recognized than the spread of democratic ideals was the period’s growing traffic of goods, capital, and people across imperial borders and reforming states’ attempts to control this mobility.

Analyzing the American, French, and Haitian revolutions in an interconnected narrative, Manuel Covo centers imperial trade as a driving force, arguing that commercial factors preceded and conditioned political change across the revolutionary Atlantic. At the heart of these transformations was the “entrepôt,” the island known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean,” whose economy grew dramatically as a direct consequence of the American Revolution and the French-American alliance. Saint-Domingue was the single most profitable colony in the Americas in the second half of the eighteenth century, with its staggering production of sugar and coffee and the unpaid labor of enslaved people. The colony was so focused on its lucrative exports that it needed to import food and timber from North America, which generated enormous debate in France about the nature of its sovereignty over Saint-Domingue. At the same time, the newly independent United States had to come to terms with contradictory interests between the imperial ambitions of European powers, its connections with the Caribbean, and its own domestic debates over the future of slavery. This work sheds light on the three-way struggle among France, the United States, and Haiti to assert, define, and maintain “commercial” sovereignty.

Drawing on a wealth of archives in France, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Entrepôt of Revolutions offers an innovative perspective on the primacy of economic factors in this era, as politicians and theorists, planters and merchants, ship captains, smugglers, and the formerly enslaved all attempted to transform capitalism in the Atlantic world.

There’s a 30 percent discount if you use the code: AAFLYG6

4.6 Christopher Hogarth, Afropean Female Selves: Migration and Language in the Life Writing of Fatou Diome and Igiaba Scego (London: Routledge, 2023)

Afropean Female Selves: Migration and Language in the Life Writing of Fatou Diome and Igiaba Scego examines the corpus of writing of two contemporary female authors. Both writers are of African descent, live in Europe and write about lives across Europe and Africa in different languages (French and Italian). Their work involves episodes from their lived experience and complicates Western understandings of life writing and autobiography. As Hogarth shows in this study, the works of Diome and Scego encapsulate the new and complex identities of contemporary “Afropeans.” As an identity coined and used frequently by prominent authors and critics across Europe, Africa and North America, the notion of “Afropean” is at the cutting edge of cultural analyses today. Yet each writer occupies unique and different positions within this debated category. While Scego is a “post-migratory subject” in postcolonial Europe, Diome is an African writer who has migrated to Europe in her adult life. This book examines the different trajectories and packaging of these two specific postcolonial writers in the Francophone and Italophone contexts, pointing out how and where each author practices life writing strategies and scrutinizing the trend that emphasizes the life writing, autofictional, or autoethnographic strategies of African diasporic writers. Afropean Female Selves offers a comparative study across two languages of a notion that has so far been explored mainly in English. It explores the contours of this new discursive category and positions it in regard to other notions of Afrodiasporic identity, such as Afropolitan and Afro-European.

4.7 Burleigh Hendrickson, Decolonizing 1968: Transnational Student Activism in Tunis, Paris, and Dakar (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2022)

Decolonizing 1968 explores how activists in 1968 transformed university campuses across Europe and North Africa into sites of contestation where students, administrators, and state officials collided over definitions of modernity and nationhood after empire. Burleigh Hendrickson details protesters’ versions of events to counterbalance more visible narratives that emerged from state-controlled media centers and ultimately describes how the very education systems put in place to serve the French state during the colonial period ended up functioning as the crucible of postcolonial revolt. Hendrickson not only unearths complex connections among activists and their transnational networks across Tunis, Paris, and Dakar but also weaves together their overlapping stories and participation in France’s May ’68.

Using global protest to demonstrate the enduring links between France and its former colonies, Decolonizing 1968 traces the historical relationships between colonialism and 1968 activism, examining transnational networks that emerged and new human and immigrants’ rights initiatives that directly followed. As a result, Hendrickson reveals that 1968 is not merely a flashpoint in the history of left-wing protest but a key turning point in the history of decolonization.

Thanks to generous funding from Penn State and its participation in TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open ( and other repositories.

Product Details

4.8 Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (ed.), Unfinished Histories: Empire and Postcolonial Resonance in Central Africa and Belgium (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2022)

Colonial memory and interdisciplinary memorialization across Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Belgium
Belgian colonialism was short-lived but left significant traces that are still felt in the twenty-first century. This book explores how the imperial past has lived on in Belgium, but also in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The contributing authors approach colonial legacies from an interdisciplinary perspective and examine how literature, politics, the arts, the press, cinema, museal practices, architecture, and language policies – but also justice and ethics – have been used to critically revisit this period of African and European history. Whilst engaging with significant figures such as Sammy Baloji, Chokri Ben Chikha, Gaël Faye, François Kabasele, Alexis Kagame, Edmond Leplae, VY Mudimbe, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Joseph Ndwaniye, and Sony Labou Tansi, this book also analyses the role of places such as the AfricaMuseum, Bujumbura, Colwyn Bay, Kongolo, and the Virunga Park to appraise the links between memory and the development of a postcolonial present.

Contributors: Sarah Arens (University of Liverpool), Robert Burroughs (Leeds Beckett), Bambi Ceuppens (AfricaMuseum), Matthias De Groof (University of Antwerp), Catherine Gilbert (University of Newcastle), Chantal Gishoma (University of Bayreuth), Hannah Grayson (University of Stirling), Dónal Hassett (University of Cork), Sky Herington (University of Warwick), Nicki Hitchcott (University of St Andrews), Yvette Hutchison (University of Warwick), Albert Kasanda (Charles University, Prague), Maëline Le Lay (CNRS/ THALIM, Sorbonne nouvelle), Reuben Loffman (Queen Mary University of London), Caroline Williamson Sinalo (University of Cork)

Ebook available in Open Access.
This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

Unfinished Histories

You Might Also Like