SACIdA - Spaces of French Migration, Culture, and Politics in the 20th Century Americas

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Institute of the Americas / Georgia State University

"Spaces of French Migration, Culture, and Politics in the 20th Century Americas"
Atlanta, GA
February 10-12 2012

We invite faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to participate in a three-day workshop and collaborative conference devoted to questioning the effects that French migration, culture, and politics have had on the formation of public and private spaces in the 20th century Americas. In conjunction with the Institut des Amériques and Georgia State University, we seek to bring together scholars in a range of disciplines to debate some of the following topics in relation to the production of American spaces:

*histories of migration
*spaces of memory
*philosophies of American cultures
*influences and hybridization of languages
*sounds of the South
*politics of space

Panels will be organized around research questions and hypotheses posed by scholars in 15-minute presentations. Additional participants in each panel will be designated as respondents and will be responsible for summarizing and synthesizing the panel's discussion.

300-word abstracts should be written in English and addressed to Yohann Brultey (, South Atlantic Coordinator for the Institut des Amériques, before October 1 2011. Please write "Research Submission" in the subject line of the e-mail. Include in your submission your question's title, your name, and your affiliation, as well as your contact information, including email and postal addresses.