UPDATE: Louisiana State Univ. French and Francophone Studies Conference (grad) (1/25/07; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

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Stirring the Gumbo Pot: French and Francophone
Studies, Critical Approaches, and New Directions

January 25th 2007

Louisiana State University
Department of French Studies Graduate Association
(DFSGA) Conference
March 23rd-24th 2007, Baton Rouge, USA

Keynote Address: "To Do Justice to 'Rousseau,'
Peggy Kamuf, Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of
French and Comparative Literature (University of
Southern California)
Friday March 23rd 2007, 5:00pm, Life Sciences Annex
Auditorium (A-101), Louisiana State University

Here in Louisiana, we know how to put different
ingredients into the same pot and create something
fresh and delicious. Sometimes too spicy, but never
bland, the results, however, can be difficult to
predict. We could say the same for the discipline of
French and Francophone Studies. With a breadth of
disparate critical approaches, French and Francophone
studies resemble a Louisiana gumbo. French and
Francophone Studies scholars thrive throughout North
America and around the world. What are some new
ingredients that keep French and Francophone scholars
on the forefront of humanities? How can French and
Francophone Graduate students spice up the discipline?

The Department of French Studies Graduate Association
at Louisiana State University invites graduate
students to submit proposals for 20-minute
presentations (in English or French) addressing the
status of French and Francophone Studies or any
research in the field. We actively seek proposals for
papers from all periods and aspects of French and
Francophone studies (linguistics, literature,
pedagogy, thought and the history of ideas, critical
theory, cultural studies, film studies, etc.).

Please note that one selected paper (as determined by
the organizing committee) will be published in the
online journal mondesfrancophones.com, edited by
Professor Alexandre Leupin:

Please submit your abstract of no more than 250 words
(in French or English) with title and contact
information to lsuconf_at_yahoo.com by January 25th 2007.

Logan Connors and Marianne Halloran, conference

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Received on Sat Jan 06 2007 - 18:56:15 EST