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SFPS Mailing: December 2022

23rd December 2022
  1. Calls for Papers/Contributions.

1.1 CfP: 8th Postgraduate conference for Society for Caribbean Studies- 21st-22nd April 2022.

1.2 2023 ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day CFP: Conflict & Opposition.

1.3 CFP: Passages, International Conference at University College Dublin, 26-27 May 2023.

1.4 Appel à communications – ACÉF-XIX (Toronto, Canada, mai-juin 2023).

1.5 CFP – The 21st-Century Social Novel in French.

1.6 CFP Les reconversions sociales dans l’Europe de la Révolution française et dans ses colonies.

1.7 Society for the Study of French History annual conference, 29 June-1 July 2023, University of Liverpool.

1.8 Precarious Humanities – Call for Testimonials.

1.9 Convergences francophones 8.2.

1.10 DÉLIT(S) – Appel à communications (prolongation jusqu’au 10 janvier 2023) -Colloque International d’Études Francophones, CIEFT 2023 (Timisoara, Roumanie).

1.11 BUMIDOM in Interdisciplinary Perspectives: CfP extended, 9 January 2023.

1.12 AIMS Conference: Remade by War.

1.13 Call for Papers: 46th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies.

1.14 Call for Papers: 8th Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies 2023.

1.15 Appel à contributions: Session affiliée du CIEF à la Convention de la MLA, Philadelphie 4-7 janvier 2024.

1.16 Appel à communications pour deux panels francophones à la Conférence annuelle de l’African Literature Association.

1.17 CFP: Racial Capitalism in French and Francophone Studies, Second Reminder.

1.18 Call for Papers Borders and Crossings Conference, University of Łódź, July 2023.

1.19 Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques CFP.

1.20 Convergences francophones : Politiques du roman francophone africain.

1.21 Call for Papers: Science, Technology, and Medicine in French and Francophone Histories.

1.22 Extended: CFP from the North Africa Caucus of the African Literature Association for 2 panels (Amazigh figures in Maghrebi literature and open theme).

1.23 CFP for Journal of the Western Society for French History.

1.24 JEUX: ADEFFI 25th Annual Conference, 20-21 October 2023, University College Dublin.

1.25 CFP: “Déserts expérimentaux : esthétique et théorisation des espaces désertiques au Maghreb” (Expressions maghrébines 23.1).

1.26 CFP for edited collection – Sycorax Style: Creative Paths to Freedom and Global Transformation.

1.27 CFP Traumatopie : traumatisme territorial dans les littératures francophones, Toronto, May 2023 (nouvelle date limite).

  1. Job and Scholarship Opportunities.

2.1 Part-time Associate Lecturer in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies, UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation.

2.2 SFS Prize Research Fellowship (deadline: 31st January 2023).


2.4 JOB: University Lecturer in Caribbean History, University of Leiden.

2.5 IJURR Foundation Awards: GBP 12,000 per studentship, and up to GBP 6,000 per writing up grant.

2.6 Bourses de Master SHS à destination des étudiants internationaux EUR FRAPP – Université Paris Est Créteil.

2.7 Research Fellowship in French at Girton College, Cambridge.

2.8 Fully-funded PhD opportunity with ILCS/ALL.

2.9 Postdoctoral opportunities, business operations of Lever Brothers in Belgian Congo and the Solomon Islands, 1900-1930.

2.10 Visiting Lecturer in French: Univ. of Pittsburgh.

  1. Announcements.

3.1 Seeking Participants for Sociolinguistic Study.

3.2 Invent a slogan, tagline or punchline in French Competition.

3.3 University of the West Indies / University of Leicester International Summer School, June 2023.

3.4 La revue « Etudes créoles » en accès libre sur OpenEdition !

3.5 CFP — 2023 APS Collaboration Grant and Schulman and Bullard Article Prize (deadline Jan. 31, 2023).

3.6 Concours d’écriture pour apprenants du français / Creative writing contest for learners of French.

3.7 More Extended Deadline: Gathering Autonomies in Practice.

3.8 Fieldwork in Languages Cultures and Societies: upcoming training sessions delivered on Zoom from the ILCS.

  1. New Publications.

4.1 Recherches féministes, 34:2 (2021). ‘Penser le sujet femme noire francophone’.

4.2 Norman Ajari, Dignity or Death: Ethics and Politics of Race. Trans. by Matthew B. Smith (New York: Polity Press, 2022).

4.3 Contemporary French Civilization, 47:3 (2022).

4.4 Francosphères, 11:2 (2022).

4.5 Emily Marker, Black France, White Europe: Youth, Race, and Belonging in the Postwar Era (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2022).

4.6 Expressions maghrébines, 21:2 (2022).

1. Calls for Papers/Contributions

1.1 CfP: 8th Postgraduate conference for Society for Caribbean Studies- 21st-22nd April 2022


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!

1.2 2023 ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day CFP: Conflict & Opposition

Call for Papers


Postgraduate Study Day 2023


Conflict & Opposition

11 March 2023 (Online)

Conflict and opposition are omnipresent social phenomena. People’s lives are shaped by these forces, but people also actively participate in their propagation, resolution, and memorialisation. Cultural representations can reflect conflictual processes; their authors – who might be literary, cinematic, journalistic, or artistic – are also agents involved in generative acts which contribute to the continuation or reconciliation of conflicts.

This Postgraduate Study Day is dedicated to the exploration and deconstruction of ideas of conflict and opposition in the spaces and temporalities of the French and Francophone world.

The Study Day is interdisciplinary and invites different approaches and perspectives to explore the various contours, avenues, expressions of conflicts and oppositions that have participated in shaping the French and the Francophone world, for instance in Language, History, Literature, and Images.

We are delighted to invite all Postgraduate students in French and Francophone Studies to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words, in either English or French. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, contemporary or historical studies on the following:

–          Physical violence

–          Emotions and Trauma

–          War, soldiers

–          Ideological conflict

–          Religious conflict

–          Economic conflict

–          Social and class tensions

–          Environmental conflicts

–          Protest and resistance

–          Local versus national

–          Interactions between communities

–          Generational conflict

–          Race and racism

–          Gender and sexuality

–          Spaces and places

–          Colonialism and empire

–          Performative power and symbolic violence

–          Arts and culture (cultural representations or manifestations)

–          Polemic

–          Format/media (digital, oral, printed)

–          Translations

–          Realities and imaginaries

–          Global perspectives on Francophone conflict/Francophone perspectives on global conflicts

–          Memories of conflict/conflicted memories

–          Post-conflict conciliation

Abstracts should be sent to Submissions should be received by 15 December 2022.

Call for Flash Presentations

Share your voice! We also welcome proposals from MA and PhD students to explain their research in three minutes, limited to one PowerPoint slide OR one creative method of their choice. Presentations on any topic connected to French and Francophone studies and histories are welcome. Please email to express your interest.

The Study Day will include professional development panels and an opportunity to engage with senior academics from other institutions. It is generously funded by the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) and the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH). Attendance is free but all attendees are kindly requested to become members of one of the societies on or before the day via one of their websites. We will endeavour to ensure that the virtual conference is fully accessible, and we are very happy to discuss particular requirements that participants might have and how we can best accommodate these.

Organising Committee: Owen Coughlan (Oxford, SSFH), Sophie Dubillot (Open University, ASMCF), Cécile Guigui (QMUL, ASMCF), and Aoife Miralles (Oxford, SSFH)


Journee d’études pour étudiant.e.s en Master et doctorant.e.s 2023

Conflit et Opposition

11 mars 2023 (En ligne)


Appel à Communication

Les conflits et les oppositions sont des phénomènes sociaux omniprésents. Nos vies sont façonnées par ces forces, mais nous participons à leur continuation, à leur résolution et à leur mémorialisation. Les représentations culturelles peuvent refléter des processus conflictuels ; leurs auteurs – qu’ils soient littéraires, cinématographiques, journalistiques, artistiques – sont aussi des agents impliqués dans des actes générateurs qui contribuent à la poursuite ou à la résolution de conflits.

Cette journée d’étude pour étudiant.e.s en Master et en Doctorat est consacrée à l’exploration et à la déconstruction des idées de conflit et d’opposition dans les espaces et les temporalités du monde français et francophone.

Cette journée se veut interdisciplinaire et invite ainsi différentes approches et perspectives pour explorer les divers contours, voies et expressions des conflits et oppositions qui ont participé à la formation du monde français et francophone, par exemple dans la langue, l’histoire, la littérature, les représentations et les images.

Nous avons le plaisir d’inviter tous les étudiants de troisième cycle en études françaises et francophones à soumettre des résumés de 250 mots maximum, en anglais ou en français. Les sujets possibles incluent, mais ne sont pas limités à, des études contemporaines ou historiques sur les sujets suivants :

–          La violence physique

–          Émotions et traumatismes

–          Guerres, soldats

–          Conflit idéologique

–          Conflit religieux

–          Conflit économique

–          Tensions sociales et de classe

–          Conflits environnementaux

–          Protestation et résistance

–          Local versus national

–          Interactions entre communautés

–          Conflit intergénérationnel

–          Race et racisme

–          Genre et sexualité

–          Espaces et lieux

–          Colonialisme et empire

–          Pouvoir performatif et violence symbolique

–          Arts et culture (représentations ou manifestations culturelles

–          Polémique

–          Format/média (c’est-à-dire numérique

–          Traduction

–          Réalités et imaginaires

–          Perspectives mondiales sur les conflits francophones / Perspectives francophones sur conflits mondiaux

–          Mémoires du conflit / mémoires conflictuelles

–          Conciliation post-conflit

Les résumés devront être envoyés à, et les soumissions reçues au plus tard le 15 Décembre 2022.

Appel aux présentations flash

Partagez vos idées ! Nous accueillons également les propositions d’étudiant.e.s de Master et de doctorat pour présenter leur propre recherche en trois minutes, limitées à une diapositive PowerPoint OU à une méthode créative de leur choix. Les présentations sur tout sujet lié aux études françaises et francophones sont les bienvenues.

Veuillez envoyer un courriel à nous faire part de votre intérêt.

La journée d’étude comprendra des panels de développement professionnel et l’occasion de rencontrer des universitaires de haut niveau venant de diverses institutions. Elle est généreusement financée par l’Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary French (ASMCF) et la Society for the Study of French History (SSFH). La participation est gratuite mais il est requis de tous les participant.e.s de devenir membres de l’une de ces sociétés le jour même ou avant, via l’un de leurs sites web. Nous nous efforcerons de faire en sorte que la conférence virtuelle soit totalement accessible et nous serons heureux de discuter des besoins particuliers des participant.e.s et de la meilleure façon de les satisfaire.

Comité d’organisation : Owen Coughlan (Oxford, SSFH), Sophie Dubillot (Open University, ASMCF), Cécile Guigui (QMUL, ASMCF) et Aoife Miralles (Oxford, SSFH).

 1.3 CFP: Passages, International Conference at University College Dublin, 26-27 May 2023

This interdisciplinary hybrid conference seeks to interrogate the multiplicity of meanings associated with ‘passages’ and welcomes contributions pertaining to the various Francospheres and encompassing as broad an historical range as possible.

The term ‘passages’ suggests not only spatial or temporal movement, but also passage from one world (as implied by the French term trépas) or state of being to another (the transition from wakefulness to sleep).  Every instance of passage can also be said to leave its mark, thus opening up human scientific reflections on textual transfer (palimpsest, intra-, inter- and metatextuality). The marks left by humankind would therefore seem to characterise passages of all kinds, since the term’s etymology comes from the Latin passus.

Moreover, passage in the urban environment embodies a social construction, enabling connections between spaces, individuals and communities, as well as a codified human aesthetic (Walter Benjamin, Passagenwerk), in the context of fixed or more irregular (errance and the figure of the flâneur) journeys, even deviant behaviour (impasses, secret passages, moment of transition from day to night). In the rural landscape, the figures of the marcheur and the maquisard both embody the notion of passage, and a route towards resistance in the case of the maquisard (René Char).

In an oceanic context, the Middle Passage refers to the African slave trade and to colonial slavery, and also implies a dialogue with other time periods and spaces, which have themselves been affected by (forced) maritime and land crossings (people smuggling, migrants, refugees…). Given the ever-greater meteorological phenomena which pass through lands with devastating consequences, giving rise to the displacement of human and animal populations as well as the destruction of ecosystems, papers offering a post-human interpretation of ‘passages’ are warmly welcomed.

Potential participants are invited to submit a paper proposal (300 words maximum) alongside a biographical note by January 9, 2023 to the conference organisers: Charlotte Berkery ( and Laëtitia Saint-Loubert ( Papers can be given in French or in English and will last 20 minutes.  Following the conference, an interdisciplinary book publication is envisaged.

Colloque international les 26 et 27 mai 2023

University College Dublin

« Passages »

Dans le cadre de ce colloque interdisciplinaire au format hybride, nous invitons des contributions interrogeant la notion de « passages » dans les espaces francophones et pouvant couvrir toutes les périodes.

Si le terme de passage implique une traversée, spatiale ou temporelle, il comprend également la transition d’un état à un autre (passage du sommeil à l’éveil, de la vie au trépas). De manière plus générale, tout passage est dit laisser une trace, ce qui, dans le champ des sciences humaines, ouvre la réflexion sur les transferts textuels (palimpsestes, intra-, inter- et métatextualité), linguistiques (traduction, interprétation), visuels et sonores (adaptation et transmédialité). L’empreinte humaine semblerait donc caractériser toute forme de passage, comme en témoigne l’étymologie même du terme (du latin passus, le pas).

De plus, en milieu urbain, le passage symbolise un lieu de construction sociale permettant de relier espaces, individus et communautés, en même temps qu’il s’inscrit dans une esthétique humaine codifiée (Walter Benjamin, Le Livre des passages), s’accompagnant tantôt d’itinéraires définis, tantôt de parcours erratiques (errance et figure du flâneur), et parfois même d’activités interlopes (impasses, passages secrets, passage du jour à la nuit). En contexte rural, le passage peut être caractérisé par les figures du marcheur et du maquisard empruntant les chemins de traverse pour rejoindre la résistance (René Char).

En contexte océanique, le Passage du Milieu renvoie à la traite négrière atlantique et à l’esclavage colonial, tout en dialoguant avec d’autres époques et d’autres espaces, eux aussi marqués par des traversées maritimes et terrestres effectuées sous la contrainte (passeurs, migrants, réfugiés…). À l’heure où le passage de plus en plus fréquent de phénomènes climatiques dévastateurs ne cesse de s’intensifier, provoquant, dans leur sillage, déplacements de populations, d’espèces animales et destructions d’écosystèmes, les propositions qui offriront une lecture post-humaine des « passages » seront également les bienvenues.

Les propositions de communication (300 mots maximum) accompagnées d’une notice bio-bibliographique sont à soumettre avant le 09 janvier 2023 aux organisatrices Charlotte Berkery ( et Laëtitia Saint-Loubert ( Les communications pourront être faites en français ou en anglais et dureront 20 minutes. Une publication des actes de colloque sera envisagée.

1.4 Appel à communications – ACÉF-XIX (Toronto, Canada, mai-juin 2023)

Chères et chers collègues,

J’ai le plaisir de vous partager l’appel à communications pour le colloque de l’Association canadienne d’études francophones du XIXe (l’ACÉF-XIX).

La rencontre aura lieu dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines, à l’Université York (Toronto, ON, Canada), du mardi 30 mai au jeudi 1 juin 2023. Pour la première fois depuis 2020, le Congrès aura lieu en personne.

Nous sollicitons dès à présent des propositions de communication (250 mots environ), pour l’un ou l’autre de nos ateliers:

1) sur les nouvelles francophonies au-delà du colonialisme;

2) sur le “continuel travail” zolien;

3) sur le bien-être animal dans la poésie du XIXe;

4) sur le ‘presentisme’ et ‘l’historicisme’ dans les études littéraires;

5) une table ronde autour de la pédagogie dix-neuviémiste;

6) un Atelier “Varia” ouvert à tout projet dix-neuviémiste.

Prière d’envoyer votre proposition de communication en indiquant l’atelier concerné et en incluant une brève notice biobibliographique à l’adresse électronique de l’association :

La date limite est le lundi 30 janvier 2023 (ou le 8 janvier pour  l’Atelier 1, conjoint avec l’APFUCC)

Nous vous invitons à lire et à partager cet appel plus détaillé sur le site de l’ACÉF-XIX (

D’avance merci et au plaisir de vous lire,

Elisabeth Gerwin

Secrétaire de l’ACÉF-XIX

1.5 CFP – The 21st-Century Social Novel in French

CFP – The 21st-Century Social Novel in French

Special-themed Journal Issue

Guest edited by Loïc Bourdeau & Charly Verstraet

If the social novel takes roots in the 18th century and thrives in the 19th century during the rise of the Industrial Revolution – a golden age with Balzac, Hugo, Sand, and Zola, among others –, the 21st century sustains this long tradition of contesting social inequality, prejudice, and discrimination. Upon awarding the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature to Annie Ernaux, the jury noted that her oeuvre “examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class”, adding that “she with great courage and clinical acuity reveals the agony of the experience of class.” Earlier in 2018, Nicolas Mathieu won the Goncourt Prize for Leurs enfants après eux, a novel about class differences and youth in the deindustrialization context of North Eastern France. A commentator remarked that “Nicolas understands the destitute, the working class, in a way that most writers don’t.” Since 2013 and his critically acclaimed En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule, Edouard Louis has likewise been committed to shedding light on his childhood lower class milieu and regularly examines how “politics has always been a matter of life and death”. In the same vein, Mauritian-French writer Nathacha Appanah’s literary work plunges the reader into the intimacy of its characters while engaging a socio-political scope. For instance, Tropiques de la violence (2016) discusses social injustice, marginalization, and immigration in a slum in Mayotte. In other parts of the French-speaking world, many writers also center their narratives around social conditions. A few examples include: Haitian writer Kettly Mars’s Aux frontières de la soif(2013), which denounces the precarious post-earthquake living conditions of those living in refugee camps and their experience of poverty, famine, or prostitution; Cameroonian writer Djali Amadou Amal’s Les Impatientes (2020) examines the feminine condition among the Peuls in Cameroon; or, Québécois writer Kevin Lambert’s Querelle de Roberval (2018), a queer fiction syndicale, which tells the story of a strike in northern Quebec and explores conflict, desire, and domination.

This special issue seeks to investigate contemporary productions in French (all regions of the French-speaking world) that use the literary space to explore and expose questions of poverty, inequalities, working conditions, and politics. Contributors should consider the following: What is the 21st-century Social Novel in French? What do these novel say of the contemporary moment? How do they account for specific struggles, and to what end? Who is telling the story, and are they speaking about or for others? Given our hypermediatized world, we are also interested in the ways in which authors rely on/resort to other tools (social media, television shows, podcasts, etc.) to draw attention to their work and to the lives they depict. Overall, we seek intersectional analyses, which explore the relation between working-class conditions/poverty and other forms of oppression (race, gender, disability, ethnicity, environment, etc.).

Please email abstracts of 250 words in French or English (+ 50-word bio) to Loïc Bourdeau & Charly Verstraet: and by February 15, 2023. Our plan is to submit a proposal to Nottingham French Studies. Informal inquiries welcome.

1.6 CFP Les reconversions sociales dans l’Europe de la Révolution française et dans ses colonies

Appel à communications


Les reconversions sociales dans l’Europe de la Révolution française et dans ses colonies

Colloque international, Clermont-Ferrand, 19-20 octobre 2023

Centre d’Histoire « Espaces & Cultures » (CHEC), Institut universitaire de France (IUF),Société des études robespierristes (SER)


Les révolutions ont profondément marqué les sociétés européennes à partir des années 1780. Remettant en cause l’ordre politique qui caractérisait ce que la postérité retiendra sous le nom d’ « Ancien Régime », elles en ont aussi durablement bouleversé, mais différemment selon les périodes et les espaces, l’ordre social. La remise en cause des Églises, les exils choisis ou forcés, les procès politiques, les guerres ont créé contraintes et attentes dans une Europe occidentale marquée par les occupations françaises. La force des événements, la vente des biens nationaux, le redécoupage des frontières, la perte des colonies, l’installation de nouvelles administrations ont rendu difficiles les retours en arrière jusqu’à la Restauration et au-delà. La réinvention des systèmes scolaires, la libéralisation des économies, les fonctions électives, la disparition ou la reconfiguration du monde académique, les projets communautaires ont créé de nouveaux horizons d’attente. Les notions d’utilité publique, de mérite, la sanctification du travail, la philanthropie, les luttes pour l’égalité ont modifié les critères de la reconnaissance sociale. Pour autant, si l’imagerie a souvent mis en avant les refoulés des temps caduques et les parvenus des temps nouveaux, des puissances demeurent et se sont adaptées, fondées sur la propriété foncière (dont la répartition est en partie rebattue par la vente des biens nationaux), l’industrie, la banque, le patronat artisanal, riches de leurs parentèles et de leurs clientèles. Les identités ne sont pas toutes définitivement perdues ou redéfinies, loin s’en faut. Elles perdurent dans le traditionalisme qui motive les hérauts de la réaction, dans la cohabitation des élites des régimes successifs, dans le maintien de professions anciennes (notamment dans le domaine du droit, du notariat) ou se réinventent à minima en s’adaptant aux nouvelles lois.

En quoi les révolutions sont-elles des accélérateurs de ce grand maelström social que nous souhaitons étudier sur deux générations pour mieux en mesurer les héritages immédiats ? Quelle est la réalité de la fluidité sociale, les possibilités et les limites des reconversions ? Des musiciens sortis de la protection des chapitres pour servir théâtres et armées aux nobles et planteurs ruinés mettant à profit leurs connaissances du théâtre de société pour monter des troupes professionnelles, des ci-devant investissant par l’intermédiaire de prête-noms ou sous couvert d’anonymat aux fournisseurs des armées peu scrupuleux, des planteurs de Saint-Domingue réinvestissant ce qui leur reste de fortune en Europe ou en Amérique du Nord aux petites mains des théâtres sortant de l’ombre pour fouler la scène, les trajectoires individuelles ne manquent pas pour illustrer le thème. Mais l’on n’omettra pas les soubresauts erratiques, la fragilité des carrières, les situations temporaires ou définitives de déclassement – jusqu’aux affres de la mendicité, de la prostitution.

Peut-on, se penchant sur le tissu social le plus large, distinguer des caractéristiques voisines aux adaptations individuelles, aux dynamiques collectives : poids du moment économique, du militantisme, du savoir, de la langue, des réseaux, de la découverte d’une géographie extra-paroissiale, du goût pour l’aventure, etc. ? Comment se coalisent les espoirs particuliers et communs dans des expéditions (militaires, scientifiques, utopiques) au-delà des frontières nationales ? Sont-ils nombreux à avoir profité d’un séjour contraint à l’étranger pour opérer une reconversion professionnelle, accepté un changement de statut social et les risques de l’échec ? Combien à avoir bénéficié des promotions par l’armée ou à avoir construit un cursus honorum par l’élection  ? Quelles voies empruntent les femmes, quelle place se font-elles dans ce paysage dominé par le masculin ? L’on sait combien les élites issues des révolutions ont majoritairement renvoyé à son enfance pulsionnelle et passionnée un « peuple-enfant » vindicatif et incompris, duquel émergent pourtant des revendications politiques, professionnelles, salariales, identitaires. Comment les nouveaux pouvoirs tiennent-ils compte et acceptent-ils (les encourageant, les dissuadant ou les contrôlant) les mutations à l’œuvre ?

La question des représentations des reconversions réussies, temporaires, ou ratées, est donc essentielle. Il faudra, d’une part, étudier le discours officiel de légitimation des nouvelles situations sociales et dignités nées des révolutions – à l’inverse mesurer les formes et les expressions du mépris et de l’exclusion. D’autre part, il faudra interroger les traces du for privé (journaux, mémoires, correspondances) pour appréhender la conscientisation de leur parcours par les promus et les bannis, par leur famille et leurs proches. Enfin sera mobilisée la transcription picturale, iconographique, littéraire, théâtrale de la mobilité et de l’immobilité sociales. Au-delà de l’égotisme des portraits, que nous apprend-elle des catégories sociales issues de la Révolution, de la ronde des générations ? La hantise de l’incertitude, de l’éphémère, du provisoire, du fragile, la difficulté à lire ou déchiffrer la société, à conjuguer le passé, le présent et l’avenir ne nourrissent-ils pas le moment romantique ?

Les communications privilégieront donc :

–          Les temps, les modalités et les espaces des reconversions professionnelles des hommes et des femmes, de la Révolution française à la Restauration.

–          Les figures du parvenu et du déclassé, des combattants et des militants, de l’héritier et de l’aventurier (ou de l’inventif), replacées dans leur contexte social et politique, dans leur environnement amical et familial.

–          Les héritages générationnels : reproduction sociale, résistances aux changements, naissance de dynasties économiques et politiques.

–          La représentation littéraire et artistique des nouvelles sociétés en gésine.

Ce colloque sera la première partie d’une manifestation en trois temps. Pareilles interrogations seront conduites à l’initiative de Louis Hincker sur les révolutions de 1830 et de 1848, et une table ronde conclusive tentera de distinguer les constantes et les différences entre des périodes marquées par des héritages et des attentes communs, mais aussi par un contexte économique, social et international très différent.

Comité d’organisation pour l’Université Clermont Auvergne :

Philippe Bourdin, Karine Rance, Cyril Triolaire, Louis Hincker

Comité scientifique :

Michel Biard (Université Rouen Normandie), Jean-Claude Caron (Université Clermont Auvergne), Jean-Luc Chappey (Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Anne Conchon (Université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Dominique Godineau (Université Rennes II), Hervé Leuwers (Université de Lille), Antoine Lilti (EHESS), Natalie Petiteau (Université d’Avignon)


Les propositions de communications sont à envoyer à Philippe Bourdin ( et à Karine Rance (Karine.Rance@uca.fravant le 31 décembre 2022.

1.7 Society for the Study of French History annual conference, 29 June-1 July 2023, University of Liverpool

The Society for the Study of French History will hold its 35th annual conference at the University of Liverpool, from 29 June – 1 July 2023. 

The theme of the conference is Freedom and Emancipation.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kate Astbury, Emmanuel Blanchard & Matthew Smith

Please see the CfP below, in English and French. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31st January 2023, and do get in touch with the organising committee with any questions at

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!


Freedom and Emancipation

France’s past is dominated by histories of freedom and emancipation, as people seeking personal and national liberties have fought for the right to live freely and without discrimination. The liberté of liberté, égalité, fraternité reflects the foundational status of freedom in republican universalism, but the Haitian Revolution – with its demonstration of the possibility of universal emancipation – makes it clear that the limits of the concept have been tested throughout the period since the French Revolution. This conference seeks to interrogate the personal and collective resistance in the French-speaking world to forms of discrimination, oppression, and dehumanization. Given Liverpool’s complex historical connection to questions of freedom and emancipation through its instrumental role in the transoceanic trafficking of enslaved Africans, we invite contributions relating to enslavement, indenture, and other forms of forced and unfree labour in the French-speaking world. Yet it is also important to consider how the freedom of citizens across the Francophone world has been limited in other ways too, and to reflect upon historical and contemporary struggles to end oppression and restrictions on autonomy based on race, ethnicity, class, disability, differences, gender, and sexual orientation.

Although the list is indicative and far from exhaustive, we invite papers or panels to consider any of the following themes:

  • Enslavement & Unfree Labour
  • Abolitionism and resistance of the enslaved
  • Decolonisation/independence movements
  • Philosophical approaches to freedom
  • Freedom of speech
  • Censorship and freedom of the press
  • Suffrage
  • Civil rights movements
  • Emancipation
  • Disability
  • Incarceration

We invite contributions from scholars at all career stages, but particularly from early career scholars. Papers in English or in French should last for 20 minutes. Please send an abstract of 300 words and a brief biography of 50-100 words to by 31st January 2023.

Colloque SSFH, Université de Liverpool, 29 juin – 1 juillet 2023

La Liberté et l’émancipation

Conférenciers principaux confirmés : Kate Astbury, Emmanuel Blanchard et Matthew Smith

Le passé de la France est dominé par des histoires de liberté et d’émancipation. Les Français en quête de libertés personnelles et nationales se sont battus pour le droit de vivre librement et sans discrimination. La « liberté » de liberté, égalité, fraternité de la devise nationale reflète le statut fondateur de la liberté dans l’universalisme républicain, mais la Révolution haïtienne – qui suggère la possibilité d’une émancipation universelle – montre clairement que les limites du concept ont été testées tout au long de la période depuis le Révolution française. Ce colloque vise à interroger les résistances personnelles et collectives de la francophonie face aux formes de discrimination, d’oppression et de déshumanisation. Étant donné le lien historique complexe qui existe entre Liverpool et les questions de liberté et d’émancipation à travers son rôle instrumental dans le trafic transocéanique d’Africains réduits en esclavage, nous sollicitons des contributions relatives à l’esclavage et à d’autres formes de travail forcé et non libre dans le monde francophone. Pourtant, nous voulons aussi considérer comment la liberté des citoyens à travers le monde francophone a été limitée d’autres manières, et réfléchir aux luttes historiques et contemporaines pour mettre fin à l’oppression et aux restrictions à l’autonomie fondées sur la race, l’ethnie, la classe, l’invalidité, les différences, le genre, et l’orientation sexuelle.

Bien que la liste soit indicative et loin d’être exhaustive, nous vous invitons à considérer les thèmes suivants sous forme de contribution individuel ou panel complet :

  • Esclavage et travail non libre
  • Abolitionnisme et résistance des personnes en esclavage
  • Mouvements de décolonisation/indépendance
  • Approches philosophiques de la liberté
  • Liberté d’expression
  • Censure et liberté de la presse
  • Droit de vote
  • Mouvements des droits civiques
  • L’émancipation
  • L’invalidité
  • L’incarcération

Nous invitons des chercheurs à toutes les étapes de leur carrière à soumettre une proposition, mais nous voulons encourager surtout les chercheurs en début de carrière. Les interventions peuvent être en français ou en anglais et doivent être d’un maximum de 20 minutes. Veuillez envoyer des abstraits de 300 mots avec une courte biographie de 50-100 mots à . Date limite : 31 janvier 2023.

1.8 Precarious Humanities – Call for Testimonials

Precarious Voices in French Studies

We are seeking testimonials from early-career academics in French Studies in the UK regarding the methodologies they have adopted / have had to adopt to pursue research in the climate of precarity (‘early-career’ being broadly defined as those between PhD and securing long-term, stable employment).

Academia today, more than ever before, poses challenges that profoundly mark the early-career trajectories of the youngest third of its workforce. From the expectation some thirty-years ago that one would hone one’s skills through a couple of temporary positions before settling into an established lectureship, now highly-experienced and even field-leading scholars tread precariously from post to post for many years after the successful acquisition of their PhD. Indeed, the precarity of this professional trajectory impacts seriously upon the personal life, mental and physical health, and long-term financial security of those who seek to follow it.

We are seeking to explore the methodological shifts precipitated by precarity – not only recording those methods precarity has rendered researchers unable to pursue, but the new or alternative methods which precarious researchers have, nonetheless, pursued; how constraint has no less been confronted with insightful work and innovative modes of working; how collaboration has been either foregone or fostered to good effect; and, perhaps, how belief in the importance of research has changed. This research does not seek to turn precarity into a positive – rather, it seeks to document and better comprehend the creativity and ingenuity of precarious researchers in the face of adversity.

If you are interested in participating in this research or have any questions, please contact the co-investigators Dr James Illingworth and Dr Hannah Scott ( for a Participant Information Sheet and consent form. Please note that all contributions will be anonymized in the outputs resulting from this research.

1.9 Convergences francophones 8.2

Numéro Varia

Pour le numéro 8.2 de Convergences francophones, revue indexée dans le DOAJ et par EBSCO, nous vous invitons à soumettre un article qui fera l’objet d’une double évaluation anonyme selon notre protocole.

Les articles soumis doivent être des originaux, ne pas être simultanément soumis à d’autres revues, s’inscrire dans la ligne éditoriale de Convergences francophones, être mis au format de la revue (MLA, 5000-8000 mots) et accompagnés d’un résumé sous peine d’être refusés.

Date de soumission : 5 février 2023

Date d’acceptation : 2 avril 2023

Retour des évaluations : 15 juin 2023

Retour des articles révisés : 16 juillet 2023

Les articles doivent être envoyés à Antoine Eche ( et Justine Huet (

1.10 DÉLIT(S) – Appel à communications (prolongation jusqu’au 10 janvier 2023) -Colloque International d’Études Francophones, CIEFT 2023 (Timisoara, Roumanie)

 XVIIe Colloque International d’Études Francophones, CIEFT 2023,

Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara (Roumanie) 

17-18 mars 2023 (hybride synchrone) 

Conférenciers invités :

Alexis Nuselovici, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France

Ilaria Vitali, Università di Macerata, Italie

Christina Horvath, University of Bath, Royaume-Uni

Marie-Hélène Larochelle, York University, Canada

La XVIIe édition du Colloque International d’Études Francophones de Timişoara propose aux participants de s’interroger sur un thème intimement lié à la nature humaine, toujours oscillant entre le bien et le mal :


  1. Argumentaire

Depuis l’aube des temps, des contraintes émanant de diverses instances divines ou profanes ont essayé de discipliner l’homme. Dans la vie quotidienne, au travail, dans la rue ou entre amis, notre comportement est invariablement conditionné par des lois écrites ou conventionnelles. Acceptées ou contestées, tolérées ou combattues, pertinentes ou déraisonnables, légitimes ou injustes, ambigües ou explicites, souples ou rigides, ces règles dictées par des autorités étatiques ou faisant partie de la tradition d’un pays, d’une région ou d’une communauté (sociale, religieuse) prescrivent ce que l’on peut faire et définissent ce qui est interdit de faire dans des situations données. Désobéir délibérément ou inconsciemment à ces normes censées garantir une existence convenable et des relations interhumaines solides entraîne le plus souvent des conséquences (la rupture et la crise) et des sanctions (le rejet et la marginalisation). Lorsqu’on commet un délit en agissant en son nom propre ou au nom d’un peuple, d’une communauté, l’ordre et l’équilibre s’effondrent laissant la place à la désorganisation, à l’instabilité, au chaos. La guerre (une réalité alarmante (re)devenue actuelle depuis quelques mois déjà), la volonté de suprématie d’un pays sur un autre, les infractions de toutes sortes, la non-observation des normes, tous ces actes répréhensibles meurtrissent le monde et le défigurent à jamais.

Le domaine culturel n’est pas à l’abri, lui non plus. Il est à la fois miroir où se reflètent ces actions dramatiques sanctionnées par des lois, victime ou cible de ces faits dommageables. Les participants au colloque – chercheurs et chercheuses en littératures française et francophones, en linguistique, en traductologie et en didactique – sont invité.e.s à réfléchir sur la manière dont leurs disciplines respectives rendent compte des manifestations,  de la fonction et des répercussions des différents « délits » auxquels on est confronté quotidiennement.

En littérature

–        délit et institution littéraire ; « marchandisation » de la littérature ; « démolition de la littérature » (Faerber 2017) ; plagiat ; imposture littéraire ;

–        la littérature comme outil de contestation de l’ordre établi ;

–        écrire dans la langue de l’Autre ; auteurs plurilingues, multilingues, translingues ; entrée dans la littérature des femmes dans une société patriarcale ;

–        renversement des codes littéraires ; mise en cause des conventions de l’écrit ; redéfinition des catégories littéraires ; autofiction, docufiction, biofiction, transfiction ; paralittérature, littérature transgressive, littérature populaire ; oraliture/oralisation de l’écriture ; poésie « parlée » ;

–        littérature mineure, littératures postcoloniales, littérature des minorités ;

–        le « délit » comme thématique littéraire : affaires illicites (trafic de personnes, de drogues, d’armes ; crime organisée ; corruption) ; trauma (génocides, guerres, suicides, homicides, agressions sexuelles, attentats, colonisation, esclavage) ; infractions (à la loi morale, à la religion) ; transgressions, déviance, clandestinité, chaos, vices, etc.

–        écrivains voyous, délinquants, non-enrégimentables : biographies controversées (moi créateur vs. moi social);

–        personnages délinquants : criminels, voleurs, imposteurs, « racaille », immigrés clandestins, etc.

–        transgression des normes grammaticales et marques stylistiques ;

–        etc.

En linguistique

–        normes et usages linguistiques ; de la faute à l’innovation : conséquences de la transgression des règles grammaticales sur l’évolution de la langue ;

–        les grammaires descriptives, les grammaires normatives et les grammaires correctives, au fil du temps ;

–        variations diastratiques de la langue : lexique populaire, familier, argotique, vulgaire ;

–        le français contemporain des cités – particularités phonétiques, morphosyntaxiques, stylistiques ;

–        expressions de la violence verbale : injure, insulte, outrage, diffamation, menace, joute, etc. ; sémantisme des noms d’insultes et adjectifs de qualités impliqués, structures syntaxiques particulières (apostrophes, constructions nominales N1 de N2  appositives ou constructions épithétiques, etc.) ;

–        pragmatique de l’injure et de l’insulte : acte de langage, contexte, participants, valeurs métadiscursives ;

–        tabous linguistiques : interjections, exclamations à valeur péjorative, jurons ;

–        la langue comme instrument de manipulation dans les discours et les débats électoraux ;

–        etc.

En traductologie

–        traducteur complice et/ou dépositaire de l’œuvre d’un écrivain ;

–        flagrant délit de traduction imparfaite, infidèle, trop explicative, etc.

–        études descriptives et comparées des délits de traduction ;

–        délits du traducteur : abus de terminologie ; trop de confiance au contexte ou à l’étymologie ; trop d’obédience à la syntaxe du texte originaire ;

–        la traduction comme acte profanatoire de la langue du texte source, de l’original ;

–        la traduction comme « arme » idéologique, politique, religieuse, etc.

En didactique de la littérature et du FLE/ FOS/ FOU

–        vocabulaire des crimes et des délits en FLE/FOS ;

–        l’erreur, la faute en FLE/FOS/FOU ;

–        les préjugés et les stéréotypes en classe de FLE/FOU ;

–        les héros d’hier à aujourd’hui, les anti-héros dans des romans, BD, polars en classe de FLE ;

–        la culture comportementale en classe de FLE/FOU : comment gérer efficacement des situations de malentendus et de conflits culturels ?;

–        la justice, la diplomatie, la sécurité, les fausses nouvelles en classe de FLE/FOS ;

–        enseigner les actes de langage : menacer, insulter, etc.

  1. Comité scientifique

José Domingues de ALMEIDA, Maître de Conférences, Université de Porto, Portugal

Eugenia ARJOCA-IEREMIA, Professeur des Universités, Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie

Mohamed DAOUD, Professeur des Universités HDR, Université d’Oran, Algérie

Mzago DOKHTOURICHVILI, Professeur des Universités HDR, Université d’État Ilia, Tbilissi, Géorgie

Klaus-Dieter ERTLER, Professeur des Universités, Université de Graz, Autriche

Touriya FILI-TULLON, Maître de Conférences, Université Lyon2, France

Caroline FISCHER, Professeur des Universités HDR, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France

Katarzyna GADOMSKA, Professeur des Universités HDR, Université de Silésie, Pologne

Elena GHIŢĂ, Maître de Conférences, Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie

Margareta GYURCSIK, Professeur des Universités, Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie

Mariana IONESCU, Professeur agrégé, Huron University College at Western, Canada

Ramona MALITA, Maître de Conférences HDR, Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie

Alexis NUSELOVICI, Professeur des Universités HDR, Aix-Marseille Université, France

Efstratia OKTAPODA, Ingénieur de recherche, Université de Paris 4-Sorbonne, France

Vasile POPOVICI, Professeur des Universités HDR, Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara

Stephanie SCHWERTER, Professeur des Universités HDR, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, France

Eugenia TĂNASE, Maître-assistante, Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara

Maria ȚENCHEA, Professeur des Universités, Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie

Sonia ZLITNI-FITOURI, Professeur des Universités HDR, Université de Tunis, Tunisie

  1. Comité d’organisation

Présidente du colloque : 

Ioana MARCU (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)

Secrétaire du colloque :

Andreea DOBRESCU (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)

Membres :

Georgiana BADEA (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)

Ramona MALITA (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)

Neli Ileana EIBEN (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)

Eugenia TĂNASE (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)

Cristina TĂNASE (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)

Claudiu GHERASIM (Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie)



Université de l’Ouest de Timişoara, Roumanie

Chaire de Français du Département des Langues Romanes

Centre d’Études Francophones

Centre d’Études ISTTRAROM Translationes

Centre d’Études Romanes de Timişoara CSRT

Adresse : 4, bd. Vasile Pârvan, 300223 Timisoara

  1. Propositions de communication

Les propositions de communication devront comprendre les éléments suivants :

  • les coordonnées précises de l’auteur ou des auteurs : nom(s), prénom(s), affiliation ou lieu d’exercice, statut (professeur, chercheur, doctorant, etc.) ;
  • le titre de la communication ;
  • l’objectif de la communication, l’originalité du sujet, la méthode utilisée, les résultats obtenus (500 mots, références bibliographiques non comprises) ;
  • cinq mots clefs ;
  • une bibliographie précise et spécifique (5 références au maximum) ;
  • une notice biobibliographique de chaque auteur (80-100 mots) indiquant l’affiliation académique ou le lieu d’exercice, les publications représentatives, les centres d’intérêt.

Les propositions de communication doivent être envoyées avant le 10 janvier 2023, à l’adresse suivante

L’avis du comité scientifique sera communiqué aux auteurs des propositions le 20 janvier 2023.

  1. Présentation orale des communications : hybride synchrone

Le temps prévu pour chaque communication est de 20 minutes, suivies d’une discussion de 10 minutes.

  1. Frais d’inscription au colloque :
  • 50 euro (à régler avant le 25 janvier 2023)
  • 60 euro (à régler avant le 20 février 2023)
  • 70 euro (à régler avant le 15 mars 2023 ou sur place)
  • 20 euro pour les doctorants
  1. Calendrier
  • Le 10 janvier 2023 : remise des résumés
  • Le 20 janvier 2023 : avis du comité scientifique quant à l’acceptation de la proposition
  • Les 17-18 mars 2023 : dates du colloque

Pour toute question sur le colloque, merci de contacter :

  1. Publication

La publication d’une sélection de communications présentées est prévue, après le colloque, dans les actes du colloque Agapes francophones, et les revues Dialogues francophones et Translationes.

Les communications seront publiées sous réserve d’acceptation par le comité scientifique.

La publication ne sera envisagée que pour les communications dont le résumé et le texte auront été envoyés dans les délais et formats mentionnés, et qui auront fait l’objet d’une présentation effective par au moins un des auteurs et d’une évaluation anonyme.

  1. Bibliographie indicative

Marc ANGENOT, Les dehors de la littérature : Du roman populaire à la science-fiction, Paris, éd. Honoré Champion, 2013.

René AUDET et Alexandre GEFEN (dir.), Frontières de la fiction, Pessac, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2002.

Michel BRIAND, « Le viol et le roman : domination et émancipation dans la fiction narrative ancienne et contemporaine », in Frédéric Chauvaud, Lydie Bodiou, Myriam Soria, et al, Le corps en lambeaux : Violences sexuelles et sexuées faites aux femmes, Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2016, p. 247-260.

Louis-Jean CALVET, L’argot, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2007 [1994].

Frédéric CHAUVAUD et Arnaud-Dominique HOUTE (dir.), Au voleur ! Images et représentations du vol dans la France contemporaine (XIXe-XXe siècle), Paris, Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2014.

Philippe ERNOTTE et Laurence ROSIER, Le lexique clandestin. La dynamique sociale des insultes et appellatifs à Bruxelles, Louvain-la-Neuve, éd. Duculot, 2001.

Nelly FLAUX et Danièle VAN DE VELDE, Les noms en français : esquisse de classement, Paris, éd. Oprhys, 2000.

Béatrice FRACCHIOLLA, Claudine MOÏSE, Christina ROMAIN, Nathalie AUGER (dir.), Violences verbales. Analyses, enjeux et perspectives, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2003.

Denise FRANÇOIS, « La littérature en argot et l’argot dans la littérature », in Communication et langages, n° 27, 1975, p. 5-27.

Françoise GADET, Le Français ordinaire, Paris, éd. Armand Colin, 1997.

Lise GAUVIN, L’écrivain francophone à la croisée des langues, Paris, Karthala, 2006 [1997].

Alexandre GEFEN, L’idée de littérature. De l’art pour l’art aux écritures d’intervention, Paris, José Corti, 2021.

Alexandre GEFEN, Territoires de la non-fiction, Leiden, BRILL, 2021.

Alexandre GEFEN, Tombeaux pour la littérature, Fabula-LHT, 2009.

Alexandre GEFEN, Philippe DAROS et Alexandre PRSTOJEVIC (dir.), La non-fiction, un genre mondial ?. Berne, Peter Lang, 2020.

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1.11 BUMIDOM in Interdisciplinary Perspectives: CfP extended, 9 January 2023

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: 9 January 2023


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 : 9 January 2023.

1.12 AIMS Conference: Remade by War

Remade by War: New Perspectives on Postwar North Africa

How were North Africa and its people transformed by World War II? How did the war shape the decolonization movements that intensified across North Africa after 1945? These are two of the questions this conference seeks to address. The historiography of World War II has largely centered the colonial state through a focus on either the military conflict or the War’s diplomatic impact. Instead, we turn to the transformative impact of the War on the lives of Muslims, Jews, and European settlers in all five North African colonies: French and Spanish Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

Contributions may address themes such as:

  • Daily life during WWII and its aftermath
  • The impact of the War on decolonization movements
  • Transnational links across the Maghrib and beyond
  • Changing gender relations
  • Memories of WWII in music, film, and literature
  • The economics of colonialism
  • Migrations to and from North Africa

This conference offers scholars a forum to explore together the growing amount of research on these topics. Conference attendees may be asked to participate in recordings of the Maghrib in Past and Present Podcast. Selected participants will subsequently be invited to contribute to a special edition of The Journal of North African Studies.

The conference will be held in Tunis at the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) from 11 until 12 May 2023 and is open to the general public. The event is sponsored by the American Institute of Maghreb Studies (AIMS). We will provide hotel rooms and meals for all conference participants. In addition to this, we will cover the travel costs for all scholars currently working at North African institutions.

Abstracts (up to 500 words) and a two-page CV should be submitted to by January 15. If accepted, final papers in either English or French will be due by April 15. Please direct any inquiries about the conference to its organizers, Sara Rahnama ( and David Stenner (

1.13 Call for Papers: 46th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

Call for Papers: 46th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies
Dates: Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th July 2023
Venue: Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, De Montfort University, London
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 9 January 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 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.

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

Proposals may address any theme or topic focused on the Greater Caribbean and should be submitted, along with a short bio of no more than 150 words, by 9 January 2023, via this form<>.

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 February.

1.14 Call for Papers: 8th Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies 2023

Date: Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd April 2023
Venue: Online (Society for Caribbean Studies’ online platform)
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday 20th January 2023

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.

1.15 Appel à contributions: Session affiliée du CIEF à la Convention de la MLA, Philadelphie 4-7 janvier 2024

Représentations francophones de la crise écologique

Session affiliée du CIÉF à la Convention de la MLA,

Philadelphie, 4-7 janvier 2024


En qualifiant la crise écologique actuelle d’« une crise de la sensibilité », Baptiste Morizot interroge notre capacité de percevoir, de comprendre, et de former des relations avec les milieux vivants. Son attention aux enjeux esthétiques de la crise suggère que les œuvres artistiques pourraient jouer un rôle déterminant dans la reconceptualisation de notre relation au vivant. Cette session propose d’examiner les représentations francophones de la crise écologique dans les œuvres littéraires et cinématographiques. Comme le fait Malcom Ferdinand dans son écologie décoloniale, nous espérons mettre des groupes marginalisés à travers le monde francophone au centre de notre discussion. Dans les œuvres caribéennes, nord-africaines, et sub-sahariennes, qui souffre le plus des conséquences de la crise écologique ? Quelle est l’influence de l’histoire (néo)coloniale, des inégalités de genre, ou de la précarité socio-économique sur la vulnérabilité de certaines populations ? Comment les sociétés non-occidentales ou indigènes nous permettent-elles d’imaginer une nouvelle relation au vivant, qui évite les écueils du système capitaliste ? Nous nous intéressons surtout à des propositions interdisciplinaires ou intersectionnelles qui intègrent des perspectives des études postcoloniales, de l’écoféminisme, des études autochtones, ou des études animales, parmi d’autres.

Proposition de communication (300 à 500 mots, en français) à envoyer d’ici le 17 février 2023 à Amanda Vredenburgh (Davidson College) à l’adresse

Veuillez y inclure votre nom, votre affiliation universitaire et votre adresse électronique.

1.16 Appel à communications pour deux panels francophones à la Conférence annuelle de l’African Literature Association

Pour la conférence annuelle de l’African Literature Association (ALA) 2023 qui se tient du 24 au 27 mai 2023 à Knoxville, Tennessee, le bureau du Caucus Francophone (FRACALA) organise deux panels dont le thème fédérateur est : Mobilité, migration et transnationalisme : une projection postcoloniale au-delà des frontières.

Nous vous invitons à nous envoyer vos propositions de sujets ou d’articles pour ces panels.

Les propositions peuvent être envoyées à :


Patoimbasba Nikiema


ALA 2023 

Panel Francophone 


Mobilité, migration et transnationalisme : une projection postcoloniale au-delà des frontières

Alors que les déplacements à l’intérieur comme à l’extérieur des frontières nationales et internationales se multiplient à travers le monde, le phénomène de l’immigration par ailleurs aussi vieux que le monde, s’avère être en ce vingt et unième siècle un défi à plusieurs facettes. Dans le contexte de l’Afrique postcoloniale en particulier, le nombre important de déplacements du sud vers le nord que l‘on observe depuis quelques décennies expose l’ambivalence de « l’ici » et « l’ailleurs ». Au cœur de beaucoup de débats politiques, économiques, sociaux et littéraires, l’immigration telle qu’elle est dite, écrite et vécue aujourd’hui met en confrontation le bercail et la terre d’accueil et souligne en filigrane les questions de nationalisme, de construction identitaire, voire d’inclusion/d’exclusion. Les présents panels qui s’intéressent principalement à la mobilité et à la migration dans les œuvres littéraires et cinématographiques d’Afrique francophone ouvrent une réflexion sur les enjeux de la transnationalité et du dépassement des frontières du continent. A partir des théories postcoloniales et des études sociologiques, les communications analyseront entre autres la question de l’exil, du retour/non-retour, de la localisation et culture, et celle des droits de l’homme.

1.17 CFP: Racial Capitalism in French and Francophone Studies, Second Reminder

To date, the study of ‘Racial Capitalism’ has had little impact on the field of French and Francophone Studies. To greet the forthcoming French translation of Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (1983), this issue of L’Esprit Créateur invites scholars of French and Francophone literature, culture, history, and politics to incorporate the study of ‘Racial Capitalism’ into the field. It particularly invites scholars working at the nexus of Marxist criticism and French and Francophone Studies to consider how ‘Racial Capitalism’ as a conceptual framework might be adapted to fit contemporary Marxist approaches to literature, history, and culture.

Send proposals in English or French (250-300 words) together with a short biography to Patrick Lyons ( by January 15, 2023. The deadline for completed articles (ideally no more than 7,000 words, including notes) is currently set for July 15, 2023.

1.18 Call for Papers Borders and Crossings Conference, University of Łódź, July 2023

The Borders and Crossings international conference series is dedicated to the study of travel writing. It was first hosted in Derry in 1998 thanks to the work of Glenn Hooper and Tim Youngs and since 2012 has taken place annually. The Borders and Crossings conference series has played a catalytic role in the development of travel writing studies as it provides a forum for scholars across a range of disciplines and from wide variety of national contexts to meet regularly, to explore an increasingly rich corpus of travel writing, and to debate its importance to the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

The 2023 edition of Borders and Crossings takes place in the unique context of Łódź: a post-industrial city situated in the wider European political and economic context, and which epitomises ‘borders and crossings’ in several ways. First, Łódź was called ‘the city of four cultures’ and until WWII was inhabited by people of Polish, Jewish, German, and Russian origin, as well as minorities, with their respective languages, religions, processes of assimilation or cultural isolation, and inward and outward migrations. A postscript to this history is the contemporary influx of Ukrainian workers and refugees. Second, the city’s industrial history and built environment is founded on forms travel: migration for industrial employment; the movement of ideas, technologies, and capital within trans-European and trans-Atlantic industrial networks; and movements for social change. Third, the city’s dynamic expansion in the 19th century converged with its occupation by foreign powers, engaging discussion on imperialism, shifting borders, political change, and identity. The co-organiser of the conference, University of Glasgow, is located in another post-industrial city, sharing some of these characteristics.

With this in mind, we invite proposals related to the contexts mentioned above, but also, as is customary at Borders and Crossings, contributions concerning other theoretical and practical aspects of travel writing. Proposals can reflect on, but are by no means limited to, the following themes:

  • Travel writing and the industrial city
  • Representations of travel to/from/around Poland
  • Scottish travellers in Poland and Polish travellers in Scotland
  • Central Europe or Eastern Europe? Scotland or Britain? Geographical and cultural identities in travel writing
  • East-West interactions
  • Imperialism and travel; indigenous voices ‘writing back’ and decolonisation
  • Travel writing and the self/other
  • Travel and conflict
  • Representations of space and place in travel writing
  • Travel and translation
  • Travel and class/gender/sexuality
  • Travel writing and eco-criticism/nature writing
  • Theories of travel and travel writing
  • The history of travel and/versus tourism
  • The craft and practice of travel writing
  • Travel journalism, guidebooks, digital media, social media
  • Travel writing and other media (film, photography, illustrations, etc.)
  • Non-places and spaces of transit
  • Travel rest and stopovers
  • Modes of transport and points of view
  • Travel and pandemics/disease

This event is open to academics, postgraduate researchers, and practitioners (inside and outside of academia) interested in travel writing from a broad range of perspectives. The aim of this conference is to showcase the interdisciplinarity of travel writing studies and welcomes proposals from but not restricted to literary studies, mobility and tourism studies, history, geography, creative writing, environmental studies, translation theory and practice, among others. Proposals are not restricted to any period of time or geographical context.

Although we wish for all participants to be able to attend the conference in Łódź, we plan for a hybrid conference so that participants unable to travel can still present their paper.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, creative pieces, and 60-minute panels of three speakers. Proposals of approximately 250 words (up to 500 words for a panel), accompanied by a short biographical note, should be sent to:

Deadline for proposals: 8 Jan 2023

Notification of acceptance: 31 Jan 2023

1.19 Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques CFP

Call for Papers

Editor: Elizabeth C. Macknight, Independent Scholar
Co-Editor: W. Brian Newsome, Georgia College & State University

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

Manuscript Submission
General submissions and proposals for special issues are welcome at any time. In this 2023 Call for Papers the editors particularly invite submissions on the following themes:
•       Environmental history, including developments in rural and urban landscapes and navigating climate change
•       Inflation and evolving patterns of consumption in households and businesses
•       Military occupation and forms of humanitarian aid

Contributions and a separate cover page with complete contact details for authors should be sent to the editors, Elisabeth C. Macknight and Brian Newsome

Please consult the journal’s webpages for the submission and style guidelines.

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

For a full listing of indices, please visit the website (;data=05%7C01%7CH-FRANCE%40LISTS.UAKRON.EDU%7C57cf61cfd7a24cc79a1908dadd234437%7Ce8575dedd7f94ecea4aa0b32991aeedd%7C0%7C0%7C638065440805805286%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=q2qFwi1KkXhNQkNWCtDIsBIPMnlJKDMmmA280hf870s%3D&amp;reserved=0).

1.20 Convergences francophones : Politiques du roman francophone africain

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 janvier 2023
  • 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,

1.21 Call for Papers: Science, Technology, and Medicine in French and Francophone Histories

Call for Papers: Science, Technology, and Medicine in French and Francophone Histories 

The editors of French Historical Studies seek articles for a special issue on the histories of science, technology, and medicine to appear in 2025. Topics may range chronologically from the medieval period forward; they may focus on France or move beyond the hexagon, exploring colonial, imperial, transnational, or global dimensions.

Ideally, the articles selected for this special issue will suggest the richness of scholarship on these topics in French and francophone contexts, reflect current concerns and approaches, and indicate productive future directions. We are particularly interested in papers that address the following themes, though authors are by no means limited to these:

  • Materials, materialism, and materiality
  • Epistemology and ontology
  • Data and archives
  • Affect, emotion, and sensory history
  • Circulation and mobilities

Scholars with questions about whether their research would fit into the special issue are encouraged to contact the guest editors, April Shelford ( and Peter Soppelsa (

To submit an article, visit After registering, follow the submission instructions under “Instructions for Authors” on the website. Articles may be either in English or in French but must in either case conform to French Historical Studies style and must be accompanied by 150-word abstracts in both French and English. Manuscripts may be between 8,000 words and 12,000 words. For illustrations, stills, or film clips, authors must obtain written permission for both print and online publication from the relevant rights-holding persons or individuals.

Deadline for submission of papers to FHS is August 21, 2023.

Appel à articles :  Les Savoirs scientifiques, technologiques, et médicaux dans l’histoire de la France et du monde francophone  

Les éditrices de French Historical Studies lancent un appel à articles pour un numéro spécial de la revue sur l’histoire de la science, la technologie, et la médicine, à paraître en 2025.  Toutes les périodes de l’histoire entrent dans notre champ d’investigation, de l’époque médiévale à nos jours. Les perspectives métropolitaines, coloniales ou transnationales ainsi que des approches pluridisciplinaires sont encouragées.

Les articles choisis pour ce numéro spécial vont représenter la richesse de la recherche et des approches actuelles dans ces domaines, tout et en indiquant des pistes de recherche prometteuses pour le futur.  Une liste non-exclusive des thématiques envisagées comprend :

  • Matériaux, matérialisme, matérialité
  • Epistémologie et ontologie
  • Les données et les archives
  • Histoires des émotions, des sens et des sensibilités
  • Migrations et mobilités

Pour soumettre un article, veuillez consulter Après vous être enregistré.e, suivez les instructions de la section « Instructions for Authors ». Les articles peuvent être soumis en anglais ou en français, mais, dans les deux cas, ils doivent être conformes au style de FHS, et doivent être accompagnés d’un résumé ou abstract de 150 mots, dans les deux langues. Les manuscrits doivent comporter entre 8 000 et 12 000 mots. Concernant les illustrations, prises de vue, ou extraits de film, les auteurs doivent obtenir la permission écrite de les publier sous forme papier et digitale de la part des personnes dépositaires des droits sur ces images ou extraits audiovisuels, ou de la part des responsables des institutions d’où les images sont originaires.

Les questions sont à adresser aux directrice et directeur du numéro spécial : April Shelford ( et Peter Soppelsa (

La date limite pour soumettre les articles est fixée au 21 août 2023.

1.22 Extended: CFP from the North Africa Caucus of the African Literature Association for 2 panels (Amazigh figures in Maghrebi literature and open theme)

Dear colleagues,

The North Africa Caucus of the African Literature Association is seeking proposals for individual papers or for a complete panel for the ALA annual meeting, to be held May 24-27, 2023 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

The Caucus will sponsor two panels, one on “Amazigh Figures in Maghrebi Literature,” the other with an open theme. Submissions are welcome for either panel, and may deal with material in any language of North Africa and its diaspora.

For questions or submissions, please contact Matthew Brauer ( Please submit abstracts (2000 characters) and brief bio by January 4, 2023, ahead of the ALA deadline which has been extended to January 7.


Matthew Brauer

1.23 CFP for Journal of the Western Society for French History

Dear colleagues,

We invite submissions for publication in the Journal of the Western Society for French History, including revised papers presented at the annual conference and submissions from authors who were not in attendance. Single-authored and collectively authored article-length pieces (ideally 4000-6000 words) as well as creative formats (multimedia projects, conversations, etc.) will be considered. Authors interested in submitting articles longer than 6000 words should contact the editors first.

We welcome work that deals with all periods and subject areas of French and Francophone history. This year’s issue will include a special focus on the theme of Reparations/Restitution, and we especially encourage submissions that address this theme in some way.

Published from 1974 to 2015 as the ProceedingsJWSFH is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published in an open-access, online format with the Scholarly Publishing Office at the University of Michigan Library. Volumes 31-43 (Conference years 2003-2015) are available here. Volume 48 (2022), the most recent issue of the journal, “Lives that Matter in French and Francophone Studies,” guest edited by Jennifer Boittin and Christy Pichichero can be accessed here.

The journal is indexed in Historical AbstractsAmerica: History and LifePapersFirst; and ProceedingsFirst with full online access and without subscription charges. Please encourage your university library to link the site to its catalog. Authors who publish with the JWSFH maintain ownership of their copyright, and may republish their articles in other venues, with appropriate acknowledgement of previous publication in the journal.

The deadline for submission this year is March 1, 2023. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to To be considered for publication, submissions must conform to the following  guidelines:

  • Submissions must be reformatted as a journal article in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style (15th or 16th ed.) as well as the JWSFH Style Sheet.
  • The entire manuscript needs to be double-spaced (including footnotes) as an MS Word document (____.doc or _____.docx).
  • For submissions that are revisions of a conference presentation, please include the conference panel title, session number, as well as e-mail contact information for the session commentator and chair.
  • Submissions must include a signed copy of the SPO copyright form. The form will be sent to authors after acceptance and prior to publication.

Peer Review: Publication in JWSFH  involves a double peer review process, one report by the session commentator and a second reviewer from the author’s field of expertise. The editors make final decisions about publication.

Our sincere thanks in advance to authors who submit to JWSFH.

Andrew Daily, Roxanne Panchasi & Meghan Roberts

Co-Editors,  Journal of the Western Society for French History

1.24 JEUX: ADEFFI 25th Annual Conference, 20-21 October 2023, University College Dublin

Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande


XXVe Colloque annuel

20 – 21 octobre 2023

University College Dublin, Irlande



Appel aux interventions


Pour célébrer son vingt-cinquième anniversaire, le colloque annuel de l’ADEFFI se propose de réfléchir sur le thème de Jeux.  Les pistes de réflexion qui suivent ne sont données qu’à titre indicatif :

o   Poétique du jeu

o   Jeux littéraires

o   Jeux et intrigues

o   Ludicité et sérieux

o   Jeux d’espace

o   Le jeu dramatique

o   Jeux de mots, la linguistique du jeu

o   Le style de jeu

o   Les représentations du jeu / des jeux

o   Les jeux à la première personne

o   Jeux de lettres

o   Jeux de société

o   La société du jeu

o   Le jeu comme genre au Moyen Âge

o   Les jeux d’argent

o   Roman de mystères et romans d’énigmes :  le roman policier comme jeu

o   Le jeu de / dans la traduction

o   Le ludisme

o   La ludothérapie

o   Enjeux de lutte

o   Jeux dans l’enseignement

Les propositions de communication, rédigées en français ou en anglais sous la forme d’un résumé de 300 mots maximum, doivent être envoyées par courriel à avant le 1 mars 2023. Les propositions peuvent être pour un panel de 3 ou 4 participants, ou pour une intervention individuelle.

Les jeux sont faits.

1.25 CFP: “Déserts expérimentaux : esthétique et théorisation des espaces désertiques au Maghreb” (Expressions maghrébines 23.1)

Expressions maghrébines 

Revue de la Coordination internationale des chercheur.e.s sur les littératures du Maghreb 

Vol. 23, no 1, été 2024 : Appel à articles 


Déserts expérimentaux : esthétique et théorisation des espaces désertiques au Maghreb  

Dossier coordonné par Brahim El Guabli

Date limite de soumission des articles : 30 juin 2023

Parution : mai 2024

Les déserts sont utilisés comme terrains d’expérimentation depuis plus d’un siècle maintenant. Qu’il s’agisse des génocides coloniaux et des déplacements de populations indigènes qui en ont résulté ou de tests de bombes chimiques et nucléaires, les déserts du monde entier ont été imaginés et transformés en toile de fond pour les rêves les plus fous de l’humanité en matière de progrès scientifique, de contrôle des dangers et des risques, et même pour des projets idéalistes d’agriculture à grande échelle pour nourrir les populations affamées. Qu’ils soient chauds ou froids, les déserts ont acquis cette capacité envoûtante de susciter la volonté d’expérimenter. Qu’ils soient motivés par le désir d’apprivoiser la nature et de civiliser les espaces sauvages ou par des notions débridées de processus technologique servant de base à des notions autoproclamées de sécurité des frontières et de défense nationale, de nombreux projets expérimentaux ont eu lieu et ont encore lieu dans les déserts du monde entier (El Guabli 2022). Les notions démystifiées de leur vacuité mises à part (Henni 2022), les déserts ont en effet été réifiés comme des espaces expérimentaux par excellence.  

L’expérimentation dans les déserts ne se limite toutefois pas aux projets et aux conceptions qui ont façonné la perception qu’a le grand public des déserts en tant qu’espace pour de nouvelles entreprises. Les champignons nucléaires, les derricks pétroliers et les drones de surveillance sont les matérialisations les plus évidentes de cette tendance. L’expérimentation dans les déserts a également pris forme dans l’art, le cinéma et la littérature qui se déroulent dans des déserts, réels ou imaginaires, créant un domaine esthétique dans lequel le désert fonctionne comme un catalyseur pour l’art et un arrière-plan pour l’expérimentation. Le désert est ainsi devenu une approche qui informe l’esthétique.

Ce numéro spécial sur les déserts expérimentaux cherche à interroger la façon dont les projets d’expérimentation « ordinaires » dans les espaces désertiques, tels que les tests des moteurs de voitures et les projets agricoles, ont une expérimentation esthétique parallèle. Les déserts font l’objet d’expérimentations dans l’imagerie poétique, les décors cinématographiques, la mise en scène romanesque et la recherche critique. Qu’il s’agisse de la qasida arabe classique, de la poésie en prose ou des récits de voyage européens, le désert façonne non seulement les idées mais aussi les styles et le langage utilisés dans les œuvres centrées sur le désert. En examinant les projets esthétiques expérimentaux qui utilisent les déserts, ce numéro mettra en lumière une dimension cruciale, bien que peu étudiée, de l’expérimentation des espaces désertiques.

Nous accueillons des contributions originales qui, en corollaire à l’histoire de l’expérimentation technique dans les déserts, réfléchissent aux manifestations littéraires, cinématographiques et critiques des espaces désertiques dans la production culturelle maghrébine. Les manuscrits interdisciplinaires qui « lisent ensemble » (Laachir 2016) un corpus multilingue d’œuvres esthétiques sont particulièrement encouragés. Nous recherchons des articles qui puisent dans une pléthore de sources désertiques pour sonder l’expérimentation, au sens large.

Les manuscrits peuvent aborder, entre autres, certains de ces thèmes :

  • Représentations des tests scientifiques dans la littérature du désert
  • L’expérimentation dans les déserts en tant que genre littéraire ou cinématographique
  • Les déserts comme source de choix esthétiques
  • La nature expérimentale de la production culturelle sur les déserts
  • L’expérimentation dans les médias décrivant les déserts
  • L’expérimentation en tant qu’objet de métaréflexion littéraire
  • Les langages expérimentaux des littératures du désert
  • Les modernités du désert et leur représentation

Les articles ne devront pas dépasser 40.000 signes, espaces inclus (6.000 mots environ). La ponctuation, les notes et les références doivent être conformes aux normes appliquées par la revue : Les demandes de renseignements complémentaires et les articles complets doivent être adressés par courrier électronique à la présidente du comité scientifique : .

La section VARIA de la revue maintient toujours un appel à articles (sans date limite de soumission) concernant les cultures maghrébines : littérature, cinéma, arts… 



Vol. 23, n. 1, Summer 2024: Call for Papers 

Déserts expérimentaux : esthétique et théorisation des espaces désertiques au Maghreb 

Edited by Brahim El Guabli

Final Papers Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023

Publication: May 2024

Deserts have been used as experimental grounds for over a century now. From colonial genocides and ensuing displacement of Indigenous populations to the testing of chemical and nuclear bombs, deserts across the globe have been imagined and turned into a canvas for humanity’s wildest dreams of scientific advancement, danger, and hazard control, and even for idealistic projects of mass scale farming to feed hungry populations. Regardless of whether they are hot or cold, deserts have acquired this mesmerizing ability to elicit a drive to experiment with projects. Whether driven by a desire to tame nature and civilize wilderness or  by unbridled notions of technological process to sustain self-proclaimed notions of border security and national defense, many experimental projects have unfolded and are unfolding in deserts globally (El Guabli 2022). Debunked notions of their emptiness apart, deserts have indeed been reified as experimental spaces par excellence (Henni 2022).

Desert-centered experimentation is not, however, only limited to projects and designs that have shaped the general publics’ perceptions of deserts as space for new ventures.  Nuclear mushroom clouds, oil derricks, and surveillance drones are the most conspicuous materializations of this trend. Desert experimentation has also taken shape in art, film, and literature, which unfold in deserts, whether real or imaginary, creating an aesthetic realm in which the desert operates as a catalyst for art as well as a background for experimentation. The desert has thus become an approach that informs aesthetics.

This special issue on experimental deserts seeks to interrogate how “ordinary” experimentation projects in desert spaces, such as engine testing and agricultural projects, have a parallel aesthetic experimentation. Deserts are experimented with in poetic imagery, filmic scenery, novelistic setting, and critical scholarship. Whether we probe the classical Arabic qasida or prose poetry or European travelogues, the desert shapes not only ideas but also the styles and the language used in desert-centered works. By examining experimental aesthetic projects that deploy deserts, this issue will shed light on a crucial, albeit understudied, dimension of experimentation with desert spaces.

We welcome original contributions that, as a corollary to histories of technical experimentation in deserts, reflect on the literary, cinematographic, and critical manifestations of desertic spaces in Maghrebi cultural production. Interdisciplinary manuscripts that “read together” (Laachir 2016) a multilingual corpus of aesthetic works are particularly encouraged. We seek articles that draw on a plethora of desert-focused sources to probe experimentation, writ large.

Manuscripts may address, among other things, some of these themes:

  • The representation of scientific tests in desert literature
  • Desert experimentation as literary or cinema genre
  • Deserts as drivers of aesthetic choices
  • The experimental nature of cultural production about deserts
  • Experimentation in media depicting deserts
  • Experimentation as the object of literary meta-reflection
  • Experimental languages of desert literatures
  • Desert modernities and their representations

Articles should not exceed 40,000 characters, spaces included (approximately 6,000 words). Punctuation, footnotes, and references must conform with the journal’s norms:

Articles or requests for further information should be sent to the Chair of the Editorial Board at:

The journal’s VARIA section maintains an open call for articles concerning Maghrebi cultures: literature, cinema, arts… 

1.26 CFP for edited collection – Sycorax Style: Creative Paths to Freedom and Global Transformation

Dear Colleagues,

Kindly consider contributing to and please share widely the attached CFP
for the edited collection *Sycorax Style: Creative Paths to Freedom and
Global Transformation
link for a PDF of the CFP). The collaborative project is aimed at
critically and convivally unsettling academia’s insular status quo by
making space for (anti / decolonial) artistic expression, alternative
approaches, and creative methods vis-à-vis knowledge production.

The editors have a commitment to ensuring that the collection is a place
where knowledges and folks not necessarily labeled as ‘academic’ are
welcome, regardless of credentials, so please let any artists, activists,
students, etceteras in your networks who may be interested know about the
opportunity, however they identify or are positioned in relation to
academia. *Abstracts due: February 28 (other key dates and author benefits
in CFP)

The project and collection are being co-convened and co-edited by Dr.
Shelda-Jane Smith (University of Liverpool and Merseyside Caribbean
Community Centre); Dr. Chantelle Lewis (Surviving Society and the
University of Oxford); Dr. Lennon Mhishi (Pitt Rivers Museum, University of
Oxford), and myself. If you have any questions/ideas about contributing,
please do not hesitate to contact us at the project account:
** <>

Full CFP below and with warm thoughts,


*Latest book: Building Better Worlds (Bristol Univ Press)

*Activist Geographies: Intl Encyclopedia of Human Geog

*Levi Gahman, PhD, FHEA │Reader in Global Challenges*

Research Fellow │Independent Social Research Foundation

Editor | *Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements*

University of Liverpool │ Power, Space, and Cultural Change

Research Impact Lead │ School of Environmental Sciences

Dept of Geography │ Roxby 602 │ L697ZT, United Kingdom

Social Media: N/A │ Pronouns: he/him/él and/or they/them

Contact at: │ +44 (0) 788 3462526

Call For Contributions

Sycorax Style:

Creative Paths to Freedom and Global Transformation

“Art must come out of catastrophe.”

-Kamau Brathwaite

Key dates:

February 28 2023 – Abstract/proposals (200-word summary + 100 words on

March 31 2023 – Decisions sent to authors regarding acceptance in the
edited collection

June 30 2023 – Draft papers due to co-editors for comments and sent for
peer review

After review, authors will be given 2 months to revise draft papers for
final submission

Ultimate aim is for the edited collection to be released in either late
2023 or early 2024

Author benefits

Chapters only need to be 3000-5000 words and will be published by a
university press

Papers will be constructively and openly peer-referred by ‘experts’
(broadly defined)

Collection will include creative work and alternative/unconventional
chapter formats

Collection responds to recent calls to publish beyond the (corporate)
journal article

Our aim is for each chapter to be open access and given a creative
commons licence


As scholars in the Global North contend with the ‘decolonial turn’ and
interdisciplinary researchers in the Global South continue to reckon with
the enduring aftermaths of colonialism––exploring and advancing the
vibrancy, vitality, and transformative potentials of both creative
expression and artistic approaches to knowledge production have become as
urgent as they are necessary. This collection, Sycorax Style: Creative
Paths to Freedom and Global Transformation, welcomes and encourages
contributors to do precisely this. That is, to unsettle orthodoxy,
challenge convention, and disrupt the insularity, coloniality, and
credentialism of present-day scholarship by ‘thinking otherwise,’ drawing
inspiration ‘from elsewhere,’ and recognising knowledge(s) ‘from below.’

It is this rebellious, reparative, and perhaps even rogue orientation that
led to the collection’s title, Sycorax Style, which was inspired by the
unseen and peripheral yet subversive and formidable character, Sycorax,
from Shakespeare’s much studied work, The Tempest. Notably, Sycorax, whom
the play’s protagonist Prospero (a European patriarch, occupier, and
enslaver) disdains as a ‘damned witch’ and ‘foul hag,’ has emerged as an
influential avatar for the silenced, condemned, and queer. In turn and over
time, Sycorax has become a catalyst of creative inspiration for numerous
postcolonial and feminist theorists, artists, and writers. Indeed, the
spirit of Sycorax calls for those who have been scorned, oppressed, and
deemed ‘wretched’ to assert themselves, speak truth to power, and (up)end
the dehumanising and suffocating repression, realities, and bourgeois
respectability politics of heteropatriarchy and the colonial order of
things. Markedly, the collection’s ethos also calls back to Caribbean poet
Kamau Brathwaite, who so memorably avowed ‘Art must come out of
catastrophe’ when developing his groundbreaking method of presentation,
‘Sycorax-video-style,’ which creatively defied convention and democratised
knowledge production.

Accordingly, this call welcomes creative and alternative submissions and
encourages imaginative, artistic, and queer forms of knowledge from authors
(artists, poets, cultural producers, podcasters, musicians, filmmakers,
museum curators, environmental activists, community organisers, social
workers, or however one identifies) who are taking coloniality to task––and
whose work vis-à-vis mainstream academia has hitherto been dismissed,
excluded, peripheralised, misrepresented, or misunderstood. In turn, Sycorax
Style will be an artistically eclectic and impactful yet explicitly
political ‘cookbook’ that foregrounds subaltern knowledges and illustrates
how we can respond to the lasting legacies, crises, catastrophes, and
‘global challenges’ of colonialism––be they environmental, political,
social, cultural, or epistemic––through imaginative creative expression.

Our hope is that submissions will highlight local priorities, struggles,
and actions whilst advancing a shared global endeavour of building
solidarity across difference and redressing epistemic injustices owed to
colonial, classist, heteropatriarchal, and ethnocentric modes of knowledge
production. While we invite contributions in the customary format of
written chapters, the aim of the collection is to highlight the efficacy
and impact of creative scholarship that experiments with and moves beyond
text. Hence, submissions can include if not engender creative, co-produced,
artistic, and alternative approaches. This means chapters can take the form
of but are not limited to: photo-essays, creative writing,
personal-collective reflections, interviews, oral histories, visual art
with artist statements, poetry, sound art, music, sketches, storytelling,
communal writing, and other multimodal works. Lastly, kindly note that
submissions related to knowledge and object restitution and repatriation,
nature/the non-human, climate action, ‘development’, planetary health,
political-cultural ecology, and environmental knowledges are all also
highly encouraged.

We invite proposals exploring (the list below is partial, the possibilities
are arguably endless)

Examples of research collaborations and knowledge production that
entwine artistic and creative practice and/or participatory approaches,
which are also oriented at reparation and redressing epistemic injustices
e.g. filmmaking, visual art, dance, theatre, music, podcasting, performance;

The potential social / scholarly transformations that emerge from
engaging in creative practice;

What does creative scholarship in the social sciences, humanities,
international development, museum studies, or even the
environmental/physical sciences mean to you––and what must these fields do
to become more inclusive, just, and impactful with respect to knowledge

Is there room for collaboration in creative methodologies, how so?
Please share case examples;

How do we move creative and artistic practice beyond the remit of
research methods so that they can be seen as forms of scholarship and
knowledge in and of themselves (not simply a ‘means’)?

What are the key contributions of creative scholarship to date? What has
creative scholarship accomplished in the past decade? To what extent has it
delivered on its early claims and promises?

What is happening in the field today (and conversely, what is not
happening enough)? Where is this happening, who is involved, and who and
what has been left out or marginalised in this turn?

What should be the future aims/ambitions of creative methods? What (if
any) forms of material and structural change is the field capable of
bringing about; in what places, how, and for whom?


Shelda-Jane Smith – The University of Liverpool and the Merseyside
Caribbean Community Centre

Chantelle Lewis –  Surviving Society and Pembroke College and The
University of Oxford

Lennon Mhishi – Pitt Rivers Museum, The University of Oxford

Levi Gahman – The University of Liverpool and The University of West Indies

Deadline – February 28 2023

Please submit your 300-word abstract/proposal or any questions you have for
‘chapter’ ideas not covered in the call above to the following email

1.27 CFP Traumatopie : traumatisme territorial dans les littératures francophones, Toronto, May 2023 (nouvelle date limite)

Appel à communications

Colloque international de l’AIELCEF

Dans le cadre du Congrès 2023 de la Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines

Université York (Toronto, Canada) – 27 mai 2023

Traumatopie : traumatisme territorial dans les littératures francophones

(Coordination Hassan Moustir, Université Mohammed V de Rabat)

L’Association internationale d’étude des littératures et cultures de l’espace francophone (AIELCEF) organise un colloque international au Congrès 2023 de la Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines FCSH qui se tiendra du 27 mai au 3 juin 2023 à l’Université York à Toronto, Canada.

Le thème général du Congrès 2023 est Confronter le passé, réimaginer l’avenir. Il s’inspire des « leçons provenant des mouvements Black Lives Matter et Idle No More, de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation et de l’Enquête nationale sur les femmes et les filles autochtones disparues et assassinées. Il nous amènera à renouveler notre réflexion pour cultiver des relations non hiérarchiques dans le respect des différences humaines, tout en protégeant l’environnement duquel nous dépendons ». Vous trouverez les détails du thème général du Congrès 2023 en cliquant ici.

Le colloque international de l’AIELCEF portera plus spécifiquement sur le thème Traumatopie : traumatisme territorial dans les littératures francophones. La question territoriale a souvent été réduite à un cadre qui rehausse l’intrigue (faute sans doute de la critique du roman qui établit une hiérarchie entre ses composantes textuelles), sans être vue comme l’intrigue même où se joue le destin des individus et des groupes. Ce n’est pas vers une écologie politique (Gorz, 2008 ; Latour, 2017) qu’il faut se tourner pour dresser ce procès du roman moderne, ou pour relire le roman francophone, ni vers l’écologie tout court, même dans sa critique du capitalisme et du consumérisme. C’est plutôt vers les études décoloniales (Mignolo, 2000) et leur critique de la Modernité dont l’un des projets majeurs, comme l’étayait un récent numéro de la revue Littérature (2021), est de réinvestir le lieu de sa fonction discursive, de sa charge affective et existentielle ainsi que de son horizon poétique oblitéré par l’ingérence épistémique ou la logique coloniale du progrès.

Comme pour faire pièce au mythe du territoire sauvage (wilderness), de son esthétique de l’hyperbole et partant de sa compromission dans l’aventure coloniale, le territoire du roman francophone se charge d’une « existentialité » accrue, forçant le regard et engageant les sens dans le procès du sensible et son conditionnement du devenir à la fois local et terrien. Devenir conjugué de près à des existences exiguës, fragilisées, dominées et dépossédées, notamment dans les communautés colonisées, racisées et autochtones.

Ce premier colloque international de l’AIELCEF est dédié spécifiquement à la dimension symptomatique du territoire dans le roman francophone en ce qu’il est à la fois une condensation du trauma spatial, politique, culturel et historique, et ce dès son émergence, et une extension décisive aux modes d’exister, de sentir, de se sentir et de devenir aussi bien des individus que des collectivités.

Sans donner forcément au traumatisme sa connotation psychique initiale, ce colloque de l’AIELCEF envisage d’élargir la perspective à des dimensions historiques, culturelles, politiques, ontologiques qui concernent des groupes et l’incidence de ces dimensions sur des configurations territoriales et spatiales problématiques, elles-mêmes issues d’ordres politiques révolus (la colonisation) ou de leurs relais (indépendances ratées, dictatures, crises actuelles de l’intelligence, du sujet francophone, de ses relations de genre, etc.). Le colloque propose de désigner cet ensemble par le terme traumatopie. Aussi, invite-t-il à une relecture du corpus francophone dans l’optique d’une territorialité majoritairement souffrante, chaotique, violentée, délirante et co-extensive aux hommes, filtrée dans le roman par des esthétiques qui en cristallisent le sens et qui tranchent avec le romantisme de l’ailleurs enchanteur.

On se souvient à cet effet que Batouala (1921) de René Maran, ouvrage qui a aujourd’hui un siècle, fut un appel à « se lever » et à se battre, là (bats-toi là) ! Dépeindre le territoire et le vécu des hommes est devenu dès lors signe d’engagement littéraire, en empruntant la voie du réalisme. Esthétique qui sera largement relayée dans les écritures des colonies. Mais en même temps qu’une appropriation de l’écriture, ce fut une localisation de celle-ci ; geste qui sera éminemment mis en vedette dans Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (1939) où, cette fois-ci, les Antilles constitueront le terrain expérimental d’une écriture affiliée au surréalisme mais qui offre initialement au poète une réserve d’images en phase avec son territoire, alimentant son langage d’éveilleur des consciences et des opprimés. L’histoire des Antilles et ses traumatismes se lisent dans leurs « marais de la faim », leur « soleil vénérien » et leur « fragile épaisseur de terre ». Par transfert et hypallage, « le cri » attendu des hommes sera d’abord celui de la terre qui se déchire en mille métaphores foudroyantes.

Plus proche de nous, le roman francophone contemporain ne semble pas déroger à cette loi. Haïti dans L’Énigme du retour de Laferrière (2009), Madagascar dans Za de Raharimanana (2008), ou encore l’Algérie dans La Disparition de la langue française de Djebar (2003) articulent l’écriture sur le territoire dans des esthétiques appropriées qui répondent à l’impératif du lieu. Dans ces terrains abandonnés, ces lieux désaffectés, ces villes-décharges, ces ruines toujours fonctionnelles, le territoire paraît davantage comme symptôme, somatisant presque d’autres troubles individuels et collectifs, de divers ordres.

Ainsi, comme corps souffrant, déchiré, rapiécé, ravaudé, éventré, le territoire porteur de trauma de l’histoire a souvent dans le roman francophone le statut d’une contre-narration, objective, à rebrousse-poil des idéologies et des discours volontaristes, philanthropiques ou folklorisants, apportant un déni aux affirmations hégémoniques, utopiques, salutaires, etc.

L’objectif de ce colloque n’est pas tant de revenir ni sur une cartographie ni sur une géocritique (institutionnelle) de la littérature francophone. Il se focalise davantage sur la charge discursive que constitue en soi l’écriture de la territorialité en interrogeant ces écritures du territoire traumatisé, d’un point de vue esthétique, poétique, générique, discursif, débouchant alors sur une possible « topocritique » où le lieu est traduit en style d’écriture.

Toute approche du roman francophone s’inscrivant dans cette optique, quelle que soit son obédience (sémiotique, mythocritique, énonciative, narratologique, géocritique, postcoloniale, etc.) est la bienvenue. À titre indicatif, voici les axes thématiques relatifs spécifiquement à l’écriture du traumatisme territorial dans son rapport à l’humain :

  • Mise en discours, mise en récit du trauma territorial ;
  • Décoloniser, recoloniser le territoire ;
  • Genre et territoire traumatiques ;
  • Crises du micro-lieu naturel : le cours d’eau, la montagne, l’arbre, la forêt et le désert ;
  • Lieux-symptômes et dérèglements postcoloniaux ;
  • Du lieu urbain : anomies, tensions, légendes et séparations ;
  • Mésusage des lieux : hybridations, défigurations, reconfigurations ;
  • Passions du lieu : émotions et prise en charge narrative, discursive ou descriptive ;
  • Localités et globalités du territoire postcolonial traumatisé ;
  • D’un lieu traumatique à l’autre : croisements, correspondances, concurrences.

Soumission des propositions et calendrier

Les propositions de communication de 300 mots maximum accompagnées d’une notice bio-bibliographique de 150 mots maximum (contenant vos noms, institution d’attache, adresse courriel et publications récentes) seront reçues jusqu’au 31 janvier 2023 aux adresses courriel : et Les propositions acceptées par le Comité scientifique seront connues le 20 janvier 2023. Le colloque sera principalement présentiel mais autorisera sur demande des communications à distance.

Avant l’acceptation définitive de leur participation au colloque, les auteur.e.s retenu.e.s devront s’acquitter des frais de participation au Congrès 2023 ainsi que des frais de conférence de l’AIELCEF. Les frais de déplacement et de séjour seront également à la charge des participant.e.s. Les liens internet indiquant les montants, les modalités et les délais de paiement vous seront envoyés ultérieurement. Toutes les communications doivent être présentées en français. Après le colloque, une sélection des communications évaluées et révisées fera l’objet d’un numéro de la revue Recherches Francophones en 2024.

Comité scientifique

Driss Ablali (Université de Lorraine)

Ndèye Ba (Ryerson University)

Mokhtar Belarbi (Université Moulay Ismail de Meknès)

Samira Belyazid (Université de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston)

Anouar Ben Msila (Université Moulay Ismail de Meknès)

Houda Benmansour (Université Mohammed V de Rabat)

Daniel Castillo-Durante (Université d’Ottawa)

Mickaelle Cedergren (Université de Stockholm)

Fathalla Daghmi (Université de Poitiers)

Mbaye Diouf (Université McGill)

Mohamed El Bouazzaoui (Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah de Fès)

Saloua El Oufir (Université Mohammed V de Rabat)

Laté Lawson-Hellu (Western University)

Hassan Moustir (Université Mohammed V de Rabat)

Simona Pruteanu (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Christophe Premat (Universite de Stockholm)

Bernadette Rey Mimoso-Ruiz (ICT Toulouse)

2. Job and Scholarship Opportunities

2.1 Part-time Associate Lecturer in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies, UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation

Ref Number: B03-01373

Professional Expertise: Academic

Department: UCL SLASH (B03)

Location: London

Working Pattern: Part time

Salary: £47,414 – £55,805

Contract Type: Fixed-term

Working Type: On site (> 80% of working time)

Available For Secondment: No

Closing Date: 08-Jan-2023

About us

The UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation is multidisciplinary and international in outlook. It was established at UCL in 2019, and is co-Directed by Professors Paul Gilroy and Tariq Jazeel. The Centre’s work encompasses the cultures, literatures, histories and social relations of the Black Atlantic, Europe, Africa and the Americas but is not confined to those regions. We aim to include the social and economic life of racialised peoples and institutions wherever they are found. As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, UCL also offers some great benefits including: 41 Days holiday (pro-rata); Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension; Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan; On-Site nursery and gym; Employee assistance programme; Discounted medical insurance. Visit to find out more.

About the role

We invite applications for a part-time Associate Lecturer in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies. The post emerges as teaching cover for a core member of teaching staff who will be on a Leverhulme Research Grant from 1st April through end of December 2023. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the delivery of the MA in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies. Specifically, the candidate will participate in dissertation supervision and marking from T3, 2022-3 onwards. They will then make contributions to the MA programme’s two core modules in T1, 2023-4. The opportunity will exist for the candidate to contribute to the Centre’s mission of public engagement, knowledge transfer and capacity development.

About you

No specific disciplinary location is specified, but applicants with an ability to teach on race-making, histories of racism, and histories of colonial modernity at the Masters level will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with the history of racism and racial orders as they bear upon social and cultural life in Britain but who have adopted transnational and/or global approaches that seek to contextualise inquiry within broad historical and postcolonial frameworks that extend across the borders of national states. The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. and must be able to demonstrate the potential for high quality research. They should be able to show that they understand the impact and significance of these topics for the non-academic world in London and beyond, and that they have the forms of expertise required to educate students at graduate level.

How to apply

A job description and person specification can be downloaded below. Please apply through the UCL online recruitment system, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button at the bottom of this page. Please attach a CV, covering letter and one writing sample (article/chapter length) as part of your application. Details of referees will only be requested for shortlisted candidates, and references will only be followed up after a successful interview. If you have any queries about the role please email Prof Tariq Jazeel, If you have questions regarding your application, or you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online please email

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

2.2 SFS Prize Research Fellowship (deadline: 31st January 2023)

The SFS Prize Fellowship is open to academics in all areas of French Studies (see below), and will cover the cost of a one-semester replacement lectureship at the lowest point of the Junior Lecturer scale (to include gross salary, National Insurance, superannuation and a London allowance where applicable) to enable the successful candidate to take research leave. The Fellowship will be tenable for a period in the 2023-24 academic session and the deadline for application is 31st January 2023.

Applications will only be accepted from full-time employees of a Higher Education Institute in the UK or Ireland who have not benefited from externally-funded research leave in the three years prior to the date on which the Fellowship would commence. Candidates must have been a member of the Society at the appropriate rate for each of the three years prior to the Fellowship. The overriding criteria for selection are (i) the potential of the proposed research to result in a major contribution that will enhance the standing of French Studies both within the UK and Ireland and further abroad; and (ii) the academic standing and achievements of the candidate, taking into account their current career stage.

Current members of the SFS executive committee are not eligible to apply for this scheme.

Candidates are invited to send a research proposal with a maximum length of 3 A4 pages in a font no smaller than Arial 10 or Times New Roman 11, together with a short CV (5 pages max.), to the Vice-President of the Society, Professor Michael Syrotinski at

All applications must be accompanied by a letter from the candidate’s Head of Department, Dean or other managerial post-holder to specify the costs of replacing the Fellow with a full-time appointment (normally at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the Fellowship, and to guarantee that the funding will be used for this purpose alone.

The Fellowship may not be combined concurrently with another funded leave. The successful research proposal will be published in French Studies Bulletin, together with a short statement explaining how it makes a contribution to the Society’s mission. Fellows will also be required at the termination of the Fellowship to publish there a further short piece of 1,000 words relating in some way to their research on the project. The Fellowship must be acknowledged in all publications arising directly from the award.


The Opportunity

The Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Department of French in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in African World Literatures and an emphasis on Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures to start July 15, 2023. This is a joint appointment, 50% in the Department of World Languages and Literatures/50% in the Department of French, housed in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

The successful candidate will have near-native English and French and be required to teach four courses a year (2/2) at both lower and upper-division levels of the World Literature and French curricula. English is the language of instruction in the Department of World Languages and Literatures; French is the language of instruction in the Department of French. Critical theory and academic writing in the discipline are strong foci of both curricula.

The core duties of an Assistant Professor include research, teaching, and service. The typical workload distribution for tenure-track assistant professors at SFU is 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service.

Desired research area

We seek to hire a candidate with research promise in African World Literatures with specialization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Literatures. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated command of at least a third language and literary tradition. Special areas of focus in scholarship may include but are not limited to:

  • preservation of African languages and literatures in the context of world/comparative literatures
  • African literatures as world literature
  • pre/post-colonial African literatures in a comparative/worldly framework
  • African oral literatures, folklores, and myths in the context of world literatures
  • Comparative and translation studies
  • critical race theory in international, transnational, diasporic, or global perspectives
  • African theories and criticism and the global production of knowledge about African literatures, cultures, histories, and peoples
  • transnational and global projects of social justice and anti-Black racism and violence; the global circulation and consumption of African and African diasporic literature, art, and culture
  • African popular culture, including art performance and film studies
  • African cosmopolitanism and pan-African mobilities and migrations

About our departments 

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a rigorous and innovative undergraduate program offering a Major, Minor, and Honours degree in the cross-cultural study of World Languages and Literatures. The Department of French offers a diverse and innovative undergraduate program offering a Major, Minor, and Honours, and a graduate Master of Arts program.

For more information please visit our respective websites: and

2.4 JOB: University Lecturer in Caribbean History, University of Leiden

The Leiden University Institute for History invites applications for a
University Lecturer in Caribbean History (1,0 fte)
Vacancy number: 22-785 13215
Starting date 1 August 2023
Job description
The Institute for History seeks to expand its academic staff by appointment of an university lecturer with teaching and research expertise in the field of Caribbean History. As a lecturer, you will teach courses in the BA programme in History, and the MA programme in Colonial and Global History. You will participate in the research programme ‘Colonial and Global History’ of the Institute for History. The chronological expertise we seek for both teaching and research is the period between 1750 and 2000. We particularly welcome applicants with an environmental perspective on Caribbean history to help strengthen the Faculty of Humanities’ profile on the theme of ‘Environmental Humanities and Sustainability’.
Key responsibilities

*   Teaching, curriculum development, and thesis supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels;
*   Initiating new research projects and applying for research funding from external bodies in the Netherlands and Europe;
*   Carrying out research, resulting in the publication of relevant articles in leading journals and books with leading academic presses;
*   Participating in the research programme ‘Colonial and Global History’ of the Institute for History;
*   Engaging with other colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities to develop the collaborative research hub on ‘Environmental Humanities and Sustainability’;
*   Communicating research results beyond academia;
*   Taking on administrative duties, commensurate with career stage.
Selection criteria

*   You hold a PhD degree in History with a specialization in Caribbean history;
*   You have proven teaching experience and didactic capabilities;
*   You are willing and able to participate in all aspects of teaching within the BA programme in History, and the MA programme in Colonial and Global History;
*   You have a record of research funding acquisition, commensurate with career stage;
*   You have a publication record commensurate with career stage;
*   You are able to work together with colleagues in a faculty hub on Environmental Humanities;
*   You have affinity with and capacity for teamwork and collegiality in an intercultural work environment;
*   You have knowledge of and/or experience with inclusive education and research;
*   If you do not speak Dutch, you are expected to acquire a good command of Dutch (B1 level) within two years of the appointment. The Institute for History will make resources available to this end.
*   You have digital knowledge and skills that are relevant for your field of research, and the ability to teach these;
*   This position may come with additional project funds. Well-developed plans for ongoing and future research that explicitly reflect on Caribbean history from an environmental perspective are therefore an important criterion in the selection process.
Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, you will be required to obtain a nationally standardized teaching skills certification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs, or BKO). If you do not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, you must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.
About our organisation
Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University<> has acquired an international reputation for excellent teaching and research. With its staff of over 800, the Faculty of Humanities provides 26 Bachelors and 27 Masters programmes for over 7,200 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in The Hague.
The Institute for History is the home of a vibrant community of researchers and lecturers with outstanding track records and successful in attracting national and international research grants. Under the label ‘Global Questions, Local Sources’ scholars affiliated to the Institute combine a deep knowledge of global interactions and of specific localities, regions and states in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. They use comparative, connective and entangled approaches and resort to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
All researchers of the Institute for History are connected to one of the six research specializations: The Unification of the Mediterranean World (400 BC – 400 AD), Collective Identities and Transnational Networks in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1000-1800, Political Culture and National Identities, Colonial and Global History, Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence, and History and International Relations. For more information on the Institute for History, see:<>.
Diversity and Inclusion
Leiden University’s Institute for History embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized backgrounds to apply.
Terms and conditions
The appointment (1,0 fte) is in temporary employment for 18 months (1 August 2023 to 31 January 2025), with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation. The position corresponds to the position of University Lecturer in the University system of job profiles (UFO). The salary is in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch Universities (CAO) and depending on qualifications and experience. The gross monthly salary is € 3557 (scale 10-4) to € 6181 (scale 12) for a full working week.

Depending on qualifications, as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly regarding teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience, the appointee may either start at the appropriate step in scale 10, 11 or 12.
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at<>.
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Michiel van Groesen, Director of Research of the Institute for History (<>)
Applications should be in English and should be submitted via the blue button in our application system. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. All requested documents should be sent in one PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME/vacancy number’:

*   A cover letter/letter of motivation
*   A CV including education and employment history, publications, language skills, invited talks and presentations, and courses taught.
*   One sample syllabus for a third-year undergraduate research seminar that could be taught as part of this position (no more than 1,000 words).
*   One key published article or book chapter
*   A detailed statement on research plans for the coming years (no more than 1,500 words).
*   Names, positions, and contact details of two referees (letters are not requested at this stage).
The deadline for applications is 27 January 2023. Interviews and mock lectures (online or on campus) will be held in week 10-11.
More information here:

2.5 IJURR Foundation Awards: GBP 12,000 per studentship, and up to GBP 6,000 per writing up grant

IJURR Foundation Awards: Applications for 2023 Now Open

Apply now for The IJURR Foundation 2023 Studentship<> and Writing up<> grants:

The awards offer up to GBP 12,000 per studentship, and up to GBP 6,000 per writing up grant,  to support PhD (or equivalent) students in the field of urban and regional research. Students can be studying at any institution worldwide.

The Foundation welcomes applications from students with nationality of a low or middle-income country, as defined by the World Bank<>. Preference will be given to students with a previous degree from a university in a low or middle-income country.

Read our 2022 alumni profiles <> and voices from the community blogs for an insight into the students and projects we have previously funded.

More detailed information on eligibility and applications for both the studentships and grants are available on the IJURR Foundation website<>.

Applications close on 31st January 2023 (Midnight GMT).

2.6 Bourses de Master SHS à destination des étudiants internationaux EUR FRAPP – Université Paris Est Créteil

Projet interdisciplinaire d’excellence financé par le Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir de l’Etat, l’Ecole Universitaire de Recherche (EUR) du Grand Paris FRAPP (“Francophonies et Plurilinguismes : Politique des langues”) ANR-18-EURE0015 propose des bourses annuelles (Master) d’un montant de 11000 euros à destination des étudiants internationaux.

Pour candidater à l’une de ces bourses, l’étudiant.e devra avoir obtenu un accord d’inscription dans l’un des Masters labellisés de l’Université Paris-Est Créteil :

Droit européen Systèmes juridiques européens – EUR FRAPP 

Droit européen Relations économiques internationales – EUR FRAPP 

Lettres – EUR FRAPP 

Langues, Littératures et Cultures en Contexte International – EUR FRAPP, aires anglophones 

Langues, Littératures et Cultures en Contexte International – EUR FRAPP, aires germanophones 

Langues, Littératures et Cultures en Contexte International – EUR FRAPP, aires hispanophones 

Histoire – EUR FRAPP

Philosophie « Cultures et identités » – EUR FRAPP

Science politique internationale – EUR FRAPP

La procédure d’inscription pour ces Masters est accessible via “Etudes en France”.

L’appel à candidatures pour les bourses de l’EUR FRAPP à destination des étudiants internationaux et le formulaire de candidature (à adresser, avec l’ensemble des pièces demandées, avant le 15 mars 2023, à sont joints à ce message.

Nous vous remercions de les diffuser largement.

Vous retrouverez les informations concernant l’EUR FRAPP et ses formations de Master ici :

2.7 Research Fellowship in French at Girton College, Cambridge

Girton College invites applications for the Fairlie—Hutchinson Research Fellowship in French. This starts on 1 October 2023 and is tenable for three years. The Research Fellowship will be awarded in the field of French studies, encompassing literary studies, thought and the history of ideas, cultural history, film and visual culture, and linguistics. The position is open to graduates of any university within or outside the United Kingdom. There is no age limit, but the fellowship is principally intended to support researchers at an early stage in their academic careers and will usually be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. or is close to completion.

Further details are available here: The deadline for applications, via the online application system, is 9 January 2023.

2.8 Fully-funded PhD opportunity with ILCS/ALL

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD on the topic of ‘Transnationalism, Culture and Race in the Modern Foreign Languages Secondary Classroom’, to begin full- or part-time in October 2023.

This is a Collaborative Doctoral Award (funded by the AHRC’s London Arts and Humanities Partnership, LAHP) and the successful candidate will work as part of a supervisory team from the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies (ILCS) at the University of London, and the Association for Languages Learning’s Decolonise Secondary MFL Special Interest Group.

The studentship includes a stipend at the Research Council UK Home/ EU rate (£19,668 per annum – 2022/23 rate) plus fees for three and a half years. The awarded candidate will also be entitled to a £550 per annum stipend top-up. Studentships can be either full or part-time. As a LAHP student, the successful candidate will have full access to the LAHP Doctoral Training Partnership development activities and networking opportunities, joining a cohort of about 90 students per year.

Applicants will require knowledge of one of the main languages taught in the English Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) curriculum (preferably French and/or Spanish). While applicants would normally be expected to hold a Masters degree, we also encourage those with alternative qualifications (such as PGCE) and/or other relevant experience in a Modern Languages classroom.

Black and Global Majority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications with LAHP is: 5pm on Friday 27th January 2023. 

To apply and for more information, please see here:

Please note, candidates will first have to submit an application for a PhD place to ILCS prior to submitting their CDA application to LAHP: **


**We encourage potential applicants to contact the supervisors before submitting their application, for further guidance on the process. If you are interested in applying, please write to and 

2.9 Postdoctoral opportunities, business operations of Lever Brothers in Belgian Congo and the Solomon Islands, 1900-1930

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool invites applications for two posts of Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research on collections held at Unilever Archives, Port Sunlight, and specifically to explore the business operations of Lever Brothers in the Belgian Congo and the Solomon Islands, 1900-1930, as evidenced in the collections. The successful candidates will contribute to Phase Two of this collaboration between the University and Unilever and will build on the Scoping Report from Phase One. The positions are funded by Unilever and are for 5 months and 12 months respectively.

The focus of the first role will be on the extent to which the Lever Brothers businesses made a profit from their plantations, evidence of labour abuses within both these businesses, and the role of William Lever and other key figures played in handling labour issues in these ventures. The focus of the second will be on William Lever’s land holdings in the Solomon Islands, the distribution of William Lever’s wealth, and agreements relating to the establishment and maintenance of land and property in the Belgian Congo.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong research record and experience related to the above areas. You should have a PhD by the starting date of the appointment and have experience of working with a range of archival materials. You will be expected to work effectively as a member of the research team, and to be able to write clearly and succinctly for publication. You will be appointed in the Department of History or the Department of  Languages, Cultures and Film, which are part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Charles Forsdick (

Full details of the posts are here:

2.10 Visiting Lecturer in French: Univ. of Pittsburgh

VISITING LECTURER OF FRENCH: Academic year 2023-2024

U of Pittsburgh

Dept of French & Italian, 1328 Cathedral of Learning

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

The French Program of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a full-time visiting lecturer of French to teach three 3-credit courses in each term in academic year 2023-24. Outside the tenure-stream, position may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Course duties may include elementary and intermediate-level courses in the language sequence, more advanced courses in literature, culture, and conversation (taught in French), and general education courses taught in English for a broad audience. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach sections of our low-level general education courses “French Kiss,” “Modern French Novel,” “History of French Cinema,” and “Paris: Urbanism Past and Present” (all in English). The appointment will begin on August 29, 2023 and end on April 27, 2024.

Eligible instructors must have at least a Master’s degree in French or in a closely related field, a high level of spoken and written proficiency in French and English, and experience teaching French in a college or university setting. A PhD in hand or near completion is strongly preferred. The candidate must possess broad competence in teaching introductory and intermediate French language courses that employ current foreign language pedagogical approaches (communicative, content-based, multiliteracies, and genre-based pedagogies). Some service to the department will be expected. Duties may include weekly conversation tables and other undergraduate events.

Send complete dossier to Talent Center, including: current curriculum vitae; a letter of application; graduate transcripts (unofficial or official); names and contact information of three references; a teaching dossier containing a teaching statement, sample syllabi, 3-4 sets of teaching evaluations (with comments), and examples of course assignments. A diversity statement is also required (upload as “Brief Personal Statement” in the system). No personal statement is needed. Instead, please upload a statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, service and/or community engagement. Applicants should share how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence. More information on diversity statements can be found here.

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2023, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. We will request additional materials (including three letters of recommendation) after the initial screening and invite candidates to a Zoom interview.

The Department of French and Italian and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. The department mentors its new faculty members to help them adapt to faculty life as scholars, teachers, and administrators. We also actively assist new faculty in integrating into university life at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of students and scholars housing a French undergraduate major and minor, and PhD in French and in French/Film Studies. The Department’s dual focus on Italian and French offers exciting opportunities for innovative and collaborative research and teaching across and beyond its programs as well as for engagement with the many interdisciplinary programs and centers that inform our work, such as Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Jewish Studies; Cultural Studies; Film and Media Studies; Critical European Culture Studies; the European Studies Center; the Global Studies Center; as well as a robust Humanities Center.

For information or questions, contact Department Chair, Todd Reeser,

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

Job Description – Visiting Lecturer of French (22009995) (

3. Announcements

3.1 Seeking Participants for Sociolinguistic Study

Dear List Members,

I am a PhD student at the Open University, conducting sociolinguistic research into the speech of young people of Maghrebi origin.

I am currently undertaking a pilot study, and would be grateful if any Francofil members would please be able to put me in touch with potential participants, or contacts who might know potential participants, such as through schools, youth clubs, or personal contacts.

I am seeking participants who:

  • Are speakers of French.
  • Are of Maghrebi origin (either through being born in the Maghreb, or having a parent or grandparent who was.)
  • Are aged approximately 11-24.
  • Live (or have lived) in the Banlieue of Paris (although I am also interested in hearing from participants who live within France, but outside of this area.)

The study will consist of a short questionnaire (completed online) and an informal online interview lasting approximately one hour. Participants will receive a gift voucher to compensate them for their time.

Please see a link to a LinkedIn advertisement for this study, which may be circulated to anyone interested: LinkedIn Advertisement.

Numerous documents, including an information leaflet and publicity poster (either in French or English), are available on request.

I am happy to be contacted by email on by list members and/or their contacts, and welcome any questions about the study.

This research project has been reviewed by, and received a favourable opinion from, The Open University Human Research Ethics Committee – HREC reference number: 4459

With thanks and best wishes,

Phoebe Lowry

3.2 Invent a slogan, tagline or punchline in French Competition

We are delighted to launch a competition in French on the theme of ‘le français: une nouvelle langue, une nouvelle culture, un nouveau monde’.

Invent a slogan, tagline or punchline in French.

Make it catchyconcise and creative!

Accompany your slogan/tagline/punchline (indicative length: 3-20 words) with an image associated with the slogan and a brief description (max 300 words) of how it works (contextualisation, semantic play on words, polysemy, phonology; cultural connotations of image)*.

The competition is open to the following learners of French in the UK:

  • KS4(application per school/form also accepted)
  • A Level/IB
  • University(degreeUWLP/non specialistLFA/evening classes)

The competition is open to learners of all levels: beginner (A1-A2), intermediate (B1-B2) and advanced (C1-C2).


1st, 2nd and 3rd prize certificates will be awarded in all categories.

The deadline for submission is Monday 6 March 2023 midnight.

* For more details, please check the poster:  and the following link containing key info (instructions, criteria, terms and conditions):

The project is sponsored by CLE International and the Institut Français

3.3 University of the West Indies / University of Leicester International Summer School, June 2023

Please see this link for information about the next University of the West Indies / University of Leicester International Summer School which is to be held at the University of Leicester in June 2023:

The UWI/UL International Summer School is an annual, week-long intensive programme with an emphasis on both academic and professional development. It is aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers from the Caribbean and the UK with an interest in global studies and a background in any discipline across the arts, humanities and social sciences, and we encourage applicants with a diverse range of interests.

The Summer School was first launched at University of Leicester in 2019. It then ran in online form in 2021, and in 2022 it took place at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. The next summer school will take place at the University of Leicester, from 5 to 10 June 2023, and this year’s theme is ‘Crime, (In)Justice, Human Rights’. The programme will include seminars and lectures on topics such as crime and culture, histories and legacies, security, surveillance, the police and the state, human rights, gender and sexualities, reproductive rights, the environment and race.

The application deadline is 16th January 2023. The webpage contains a link to an online application form. For more information, please contact<>

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to the 2023 Summer School.

3.4 La revue « Etudes créoles » en accès libre sur OpenEdition !

Nous avons le grand plaisir de vous annoncer la parution d’Etudes créoles sur la plateforme de revues en ligne OpenEdition,

La revue Études créoles publie des analyses linguistiques des langues créoles ainsi que de l’histoire, de l’anthropologie, des littératures et des cultures des mondes créoles.

Elle a été publiée en version papier à l’Université de Provence de 1978 à 2010. Depuis 2015, elle est éditée par le Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL), UMR du CNRS et d’Aix-Marseille Université, dans une version électronique en accès libre.

Après l’acceptation de sa candidature auprès d’OpenEdition et l’obtention d’une subvention du Fonds national pour la science ouverte en 2021, nous avons pu effectuer la transition vers OpenEdition. Grâce à son nouvel hébergement, la revue bénéficiera désormais d’un référencement optimal.

Nous vous souhaitons une bonne lecture et nous espérons avoir de nouvelles soumissions d’articles.

L’équipe de rédaction d’Etudes créoles

3.5 CFP — 2023 APS Collaboration Grant and Schulman and Bullard Article Prize (deadline Jan. 31, 2023)

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce two forthcoming award opportunities related to printmaking. Please see the announcements below for the following:

1) Association of Print Scholars Collaboration Grant ($1,000)

2) Schulman and Bullard Article Prize ($2,000)

Applications for both are due on January 31, 2023. Details can also be found at


The APS Collaboration Grant funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. The grant carries a maximum award of $1,000. Projects should provide new insights into printmaking and introduce prints to new audiences.

Examples of potential collaborative projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A multi-speaker conference or symposium;
  • A single-speaker lecture;
  • A workshop focused on identifying printmaking methods and techniques and/or print media;
  • A study day with printmakers and paper conservators focused on printed materials;
  • An educational program about printmaking intended for the general public.

Application Requirements and Review Criteria

Successful proposals must address all of the following criteria, which must be consolidated into a single PDF document titled with the applicant’s name:

  1. Proposal narrative describing the collaborative project and identifying organizers and goals. Ideally, this should include: how the project will contribute towards advancing print scholarship; a list of speakers and their affiliations (if applicable); anticipated target audience; and, how the project will facilitate collaboration between members of the print community, and/or between the print community and the general public. In addition, this narrative should address the feasibility of realizing this project within the proposed time frame (500-1000 words).
  2. Budget detailing how grant funding would be spent and how the project can be realized within the funding amount provided by APS. Please list any other grants for which the applicant(s) has applied, amounts, and the outcomes (if known).
  3. Short CV(s) (fewer than 2 pages) for key applicant(s) involved in organizing this program or project.

The time frame for the grant is one year. The successful applicant will be notified by the end of March, and the grant must be applied to event costs within one year of notification. For full consideration, please send all required materials, organized in a single PDF document titled with the applicant’s name, by January 31, 2023 to the APS Grants Committee at

*The APS Collaboration Grant does not fund overhead or indirect costs. Indirect costs are costs for activities or services that support the organization as a whole, such as administrative costs not associated with the delivery of the grantee’s particular program or project services. Please note that funds awarded from the grant may only be applied to direct costs outlined in the submitted proposal budget. Acceptable project expenses and direct costs may include, but are not limited to, the following: professional fees/honoraria; travel and lodging expenses; supplies and materials; meetings and conference costs (i.e. space rental fees, etc.). Food or beverage expenses for receptions and dinners/lunches are excluded.


The Association of Print Scholars invites applications for the ninth Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. The Prize is given annually to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on fine art prints or printmaking. The award, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard. Following the mission of the Association of Print Scholars, articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods. Articles will be evaluated by a panel of advanced scholars for the author’s commitment to the use of original research and the article’s overall contribution to the field of fine print scholarship.

The Association of Print Scholars invites nominations and self-nominations for the 2023 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize that meet the following criteria:

  • Authors must have graduated with an MA, MFA, or PhD fewer than 10 years prior to article publication and have less than 10 years of experience as a practicing professional in an academic or museum institution or as an independent scholar.
  • Authors must be current members of APS.
  • Articles must have been published in a journal, exhibition catalogue, or anthology between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Online publications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Articles must be between 3,000 and 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.
  • Entries for consideration must be in English, though the text of the original article may be in any language.

To submit an article for consideration, please send the completed nomination form along with an electronic or hard copy of the article to the APS Grants Committee at by January 31, 2023.

3.6 Concours d’écriture pour apprenants du français / Creative writing contest for learners of French

English below

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Le département de français et le centre de langues de l’université de Durham sont heureux de lancer la deuxième édition de leur concours d’écriture créative en français sur le thème de « l’Autre». Ce dernier est ouvert aux étudiant·es qui apprennent le français comme matière principale ou en option dans un institut d’enseignement supérieur britannique ou irlandais. Il vise différents niveaux d’apprentissage du CECR : élémentaire (A2), intermédiaire (B1-B2) et avancé (C1-C2). Tout·e apprenant·e est invité·e à soumettre un texte selon son niveau avant le 8 mai 2023. Le genre du texte créatif est libre (récit, scène de théâtre, poème, chanson, etc.).

Pour plus d’informations quant au règlement du concours (longueur, critères, format, formulaire d’inscription, etc.), veuillez consulter les liens suivants:  : Creative Writing Contest in French – L’autre – Durham University et Reglement 2022-23.docx


Dear all,

Durham University’s School of Modern Languages and Centre for Foreign Language Study are delighted to launch their second creative writing contest in French on the theme of “L’Autre”. The contest is open to specialist and non-specialist learners of French who are studying in a UK or Irish university. The contest is open to students at the following levels of the CEFR: elementary (A2), intermediate (B1-B2) and advanced (C1-C2). Students are invited to submit a text in the genre of their choice (prose, drama, poetry, song, etc) by 8th May 2023.

For more information (word length, criteria, format, registration form, etc), please consult the following links: Creative Writing Contest in French – L’autre – Durham University and Reglement 2022-23.docx

Dominique Carlini Versini, Géraldine Crahay, Anna Johnston et Cynthia Tavars

3.7 More Extended Deadline: Gathering Autonomies in Practice

Hello Everyone!
New, even more extended DEADLINE for PROPOSALS for activities: until all spaces are filled.

Our Gathering: Autonomies in Practice, is still looking for a few more workshops, panel sessions and artistic expressions. Are you working in a project, movement or collective activity that supports you and your community to create well-being and heal our colonial wounds? Come share with us in March, 2023!

We’ve received a good number of amazing proposals and can’t wait to receive more so that we can all share and create the world we need.

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: until spaces are filled.
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!!!!

3.8 Fieldwork in Languages Cultures and Societies: upcoming training sessions delivered on Zoom from the ILCS

Fieldwork in Languages, Cultures and Societies Research Programme 2022-23


Ethnography in Languages, Cultures and Societies Research


Wednesday 11 January 2023 Session 1 led by Dr Naomi Wells 2-3pm

Wednesday 18 January 2023 Session 2 led by Dr Ainhoa Montoya 2-3pm

Our events are free to attend, but booking is required. They are held online via Zoom with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated by email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance. Please use the booking link here to register for the event:

These sessions will introduce researchers to theories and methods associated with ethnography. The first session will focus on what ethnographic praxis can bring to the integrated study of language, culture and society 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.

All welcome

Booking links for upcoming training seminars in the Fieldwork in Languages, Cultures and Societies Research programme will be circulated when booking opens a few weeks in advance of each session:

Conducting Research in Post-conflict Contexts

Seminar leaders: Catherine Gilbert and Ariana Markowitz

Wednesday 1 February 2023, 2-4pm.

Working in the Field: Photographic Methods

Seminar leaders: Tom Martin and Chandra Morrison

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

Session 2   Wednesday 8 March 2023, 1-3pm.

Can Data be Decolonised for Fieldwork?

Seminar leaders: Claire Griffiths and Monika Kukolova

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

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

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

These sessions have been organised by the Fieldwork research group at the Institute for Languages Cultures and Societies (ILCS) chaired by Prof Claire Griffiths and delivered within the ILCS research training programme run by Dr Naomi Wells. If you would like further details on this and upcoming events run by the Fieldwork Research Group at the ILCS please contact Claire at . For further details on the national research training programme delivered annually by the Institute please contract Naomi at

4. New Publications

4.1 Recherches féministes, 34:2 (2021). ‘Penser le sujet femme noire francophone’.

Chères collègues, chers collègues,

Je viens vous signaler, avec votre généreuse permission, la publication récente de « Penser le sujet femme noire francophone », volume 34, numéro 2, 2021 de La revue, Recherches féministes (Université Laval au Canada) dirigé par Hanétha Vété-Congolo (Bowdoin College, USA) et Agnès Berthelot-Raffard (Université York, Canada).

« Penser le sujet femme noire francophone » contient les contributions de : Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (France), Véronique Hélénon (Martinique-États-Unis), Sabine Lamour (Haïti), Gertrude Mianda (Congo-Canada), Stéphanie Mulot (France), Saliou Ngom (Sénégal), Yvette Onibon Doubogan (Bénin), Anna Rocca (États-Unis).

L’ouvrage peut être obtenu en écrivant à ou en téléphonant  au 418-656-2131 poste 405418.

Bien collégialement,

Hanétha Vété-Congolo

4.2 Norman Ajari, Dignity or Death: Ethics and Politics of Race. Trans. by Matthew B. Smith (New York: Polity Press, 2022)

20% Discount*: Go to and use code PPBK1

From the reviews:

“In the controversy raging in many countries about ‘decolonial’ thought, this book by the young philosopher Norman Ajari will not go unnoticed. Its ambition, richness, and militant passion will give others the means to learn more about this new paradigm and to take stock of its internal diversity.” Etienne Balibar

About the book:

This book sets out to understand the ethical dimension of Black lives and deaths in the modern period. Recent events—from the brutal murder of George Floyd to the pervasive violence meted out daily on the streets of our cities—have demonstrated all too clearly the fundamental trait that shapes our contemporary moment: the Black condition is defined by indignity. Ajari takes dignity as his starting point because dignity is what white people try to abolish in their violence toward Black people, and it is what they deprive themselves of in exerting this violence. Dignity is also what Black people collectively affirm when they rise up against white domination. When a young Black man or woman’s dignity is taken from them as the result of assault, rape, or assassination at the hands of the state, the roots of a long history of struggle, conquest, and affirmation of African humanity are exposed and shaken. Above all, dignity is the ability of the oppressed, trapped between life and death, to remain standing. Dignity or Death offers an uncompromising critical analysis of the European philosophical tradition in order to recover the misunderstood history of radical thought in Black worlds. Slave uprisings, Negritude, radical Christian traditions in North America and South Africa, and political ontology are all steps on a long and troubled path of liberation.

About the author:

Norman Ajari teaches at the University of Edinburgh.

4.3 Contemporary French Civilization, 47:3 (2022)

Liverpool University Press is pleased to inform you of the latest content in CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CIVILIZATION, a highly regarded publication that is essential reading for those working in and researching all aspects of civilization and cultural studies in France and the Francophone world.

Volume 47.3 includes the 10th Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award-winning essay Agency, culpability, and police brutality: French reports of death during les contrôles policiers by Daniel N. Maroun, Valérie Orlando explores filmmaking since the end of the Algerian revolution, and Maxime Foerster examines the rise of chemsex in French literature.

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4.4 Francosphères, 11:2 (2022)

Liverpool University Press is pleased to inform you of the latest content in FRANCOSPHÈRES an Open Access journal that is essential reading for those working in and researching French language and culture, and the Francophone postcolonial presence.

In Volume 11.2 Mahadevi Ramakrishnan interviews director Mariette Monpierre to discuss global immigration patterns and overcoming difficulty as ‘a daughter of immigration’, Keziah M. Poole explores the performative and narrative expectations placed on Moroccan women writing in French, and Deborah Leter examines Felwine Sarr’s ‘Afrotopia’ (2016) and Léonora Miano’s ‘Afropea: utopie post-occidentale et post-raciste’ (2020), plus much more.

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4.5 Emily Marker, Black France, White Europe: Youth, Race, and Belonging in the Postwar Era (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2022)

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“Looking at youth and education in postwar France, Emily Marker thoughtfully reveals tensions between France’s interest in European integration and its acting as a colonial power. Black France, White Europe takes the reader into the heated debates over race, religion, and education of those years, arguments that still resonate today.” – Frederick Cooper, New York University

“In Black France, White Europe, Marker breaks exciting new ground in French, European, and African history. Focusing on youth allows her to integrate metropole and colony in a single frame as well as to situate France in its African and European contexts simultaneously, showing how each informed the other.” – Elizabeth Foster, Tufts University, author of African Catholic

“Emily Marker has written a fantastic book that centers young people as pivotal actors in the upheavals of the postwar era. Through them, she reveals the tension between those promoting a French Union that aspired to decolonization without independence and those pursuing European integration while trying to not relinquish colonies.” – Richard Ivan Jobs, author of Backpack Ambassadors

Black France, White Europe illuminates the deeply entangled history of European integration and African decolonization. Emily Marker maps the horizons of belonging in postwar France as leaders contemplated the inclusion of France’s old African empire in the new Europe-in-the-making. European integration intensified longstanding structural contradictions of French colonial rule in Africa: Would Black Africans and Black African Muslims be French? If so, would they then also be European? What would that mean for republican France and united Europe more broadly?

Marker examines these questions through the lens of youth, amid a surprising array of youth and education initiatives to stimulate imperial renewal and European integration from the ground up. She explores how education reforms and programs promoting solidarity between French and African youth collided with transnational efforts to make young people in Western Europe feel more European. She connects a particular postwar vision for European unity—which coded Europe as both white and raceless, Christian and secular—to crucial decisions about what should be taught in African classrooms and how many scholarships to provide young Africans to study and train in France. That vision of Europe also informed French responses to African student activism for racial and religious equality, which ultimately turned many young francophone Africans away from France irrevocably. Black France, White Europe shows that the interconnected history of colonial and European youth initiatives is key to explaining why, despite efforts to strengthen ties with its African colonies in the 1940s and 1950s, France became more European during those years.

Emily Marker is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University—Camden. She has published in French Politics, Culture & Society; American Historical Review; and Know.

4.6 Expressions maghrébines, 21:2 (2022)

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newest issue of Expressions maghrébines, “Archiver le Maghreb”.

Volume 21, Issue 2, winter 2022

Guest Editor : Marie-Pierre Ulloa

Introduction : Archiver le Maghreb

“A la recherche des archives exilées” : Entretien avec Benjamin Stora


Ninon Vessier, Mineral Unarchiving: A Geological Reading of Assia Djebar’s L’Amour, la fantasia


Kate Nelson, Deconstructing the Influences on a French-Moroccan Archive: Medium, Audience, and Self in Leïla Slimani’s Sexe et mensonges and Paroles d’honneur


Brahim El Guabli, Imaginary Testimony: Dada l’Yakout and the Unexplored History of Enslavement through Abduction in Morocco


Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Nice, baie des Anges : c’est pourtant pas le Maghreb. Archiver le motif maghrébin dans l’œuvre de Maryline Desbiolles


Catherine Brun, Le -s d‘Algéries


Francesca Aiuti, L’Art de perdre, ou l’art de l’Histoire « contée » d’Alice Zeniter


Peter LimbrickReconstituting Archives: Moroccan Cinema and History in Ahmed Bouanani and Ali Essafi’s Projects of Re-collection


Tobias Llewelyn BarnettRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche’s Terminal Sud (2019) and the Resurgence of a Franco-Algerian Archive


Guy Dugas, Hadj Miliani (1951-2021), suivi de Le théâtre radiophonique dans l’Algérie coloniale, par Hadj Miliani

Brahim Ait Amokrane, L’espace et le Moi dans Alger, le cri de Samir Toumi


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