Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Space, Place and Time in French and Francophone Women’s Narratives
Biting Back: Empowerment in the Works of Francophone Women Writers
Seule ! Marginalité de la voix féminine aujourd’hui
Language and Life Writing: Women’s Words to Say It in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature
Sixth Biannual Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples’ Conference
September 12-14, 2019, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA
In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to):
CFP MLA 2020 : Figuring Modernism
The 20th-century revolutionary aesthetic Figure in relation to its materialisms and politics, its cross and intermedia, its global travels and cultural histories, the effects of Modernism’s crisis of figuration on being human. Please send a 1-page abstract by March 26 to Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia, at email@example.com. Also see https://mla.confex.com/mla/2020/webprogrampreliminary/Paper8974.html.
Language is a crucial aspect of the Francophone world, on the threshold between French and Creole, or other indigenous languages. The decision to write in a certain language can be simply dictated by the author’s feelings, or it can become a true political statement. As well, choosing one does not always mean that the other will remain silent: whether such process is carefully crafted, or on the contrary happens on a subconscious level, languages influence one another, and such influx tend to surface in poems, novels, songs, and other forms of expression.