CFP: [Graduate] Santa Barbara French Graduate Conference 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Pierre Francois BRAS

Call for papers

"Humanism, Human Rights, and Ethics in
French and Francophone Studies"

The 9th Annual UC Santa Barbara-UC Irvine
Graduate Conference in French and Francophone Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
May 8-10, 2008

We encourage submissions from all areas and periods of French Studies,
including literature, poetry, music, theater, linguistics, history,
cultural studies, philosophy, film, and the visual art, from the Medieval
period to the present.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, literary and artistic
representations of:

Humanities and the Humanity of the Human
The Invention of Human rights
The Bildungsroman and the Egalitarian Imaginary
Human rights as a Matter of Literature
(Re)imagining Freedom, Justice, and Equality
Humanism and Literature
Literature and the Violation of the Human rights
Colonial and Post-colonial Literature
Literature and the Ethics of Recognition
“Littérature engagée"
Human Rights and Gender
Women’s Rights
Human Rights and Religion
Freedom of Speech vs Censorship
The Appropriation of Human rights by Historically-marginalized Subjects
Emancipation and Disenfranchisement in Literary Discourse
World Literature and International Human Rights Law

Plenary Speakers will be Professor Madeleine Dobie (Columbia University)
& Professor Claudio Fogu (UC Santa Barbara)

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes (8-10 pages MLA Style), and
may be in French or in English.
Please send via e-mail a 200/250-word abstract, in English or in French,
with your name, affiliation, contact information, and a short résumé.
Abstracts must be received no later than March 15th, 2008 to:
Participants will be notified via email by April 1st, 2008. Selected
papers will be published.

Organizers: Pierre Bras & Jane Bolin
                        Department of French and Italian
                        University of California at Santa Barbara
                        Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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