CFP: Visibility and Bodily Representation in French and Francophone Literature and History (8/15/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Cybelle McFadden Wilkens
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Call for papers

French and Francophone Literature & History

=AB Visible et invisible : lutte de femmes =BB

Edited Collection

We invite scholars to submit abstracts of articles for publication on =20=

the topic of women=92s visibility and women=92s bodily representation in =
French and Francophone Literature and History.

This collection, =93Visible et invisible: lutte de femmes,=94 seeks to =20=

tie a historical consideration of visibility in terms of race and =20
gender to contemporary representations of this theme in literary =20
texts. How is the notion of visibility tied to questions of race, =20
gender, and class both in France and in the Francophone world? Why =20
are certain female bodies visible at certain historical moments? How =20
are the conceptions of colonial blackness, the body, the other, and =20
sexuality present in France during the first part of the century =20
transformed in a post-colonial literary context? We seek to =20
understand both the colonial legacy and post-colonial representation =20
of race and gender in France and in a Francophone context in terms of =20=

the visibility of the female body. A consideration of visibility in =20
physical and intellectual terms will incorporate historical and =20
literary analysis to understand the complex and multiple mappings of =20
race, gender, sexuality, and class on the female body.

We welcome articles that examine the following topics:

- Visibility, race, gender, and class

- Colonial legacy and post-colonial representation of race, gender, =20
the body, the other, and sexuality

- Invisibility, tradition, oppression, and space

- Gaze, voyeurism, and the Other

- Exposure and withholding of contemporary white middle-class =20
sexuality and the body

- Psyche and the body

Please send abstracts (400-500 words) and inquiries to the co-=20
editors. They should include a selected bibliography as well as a =20
short biography of the contributor. Please note that the edition will =20=

be in English, although we will accept abstracts in French during the =20=

selection process.

Dr. Cybelle McFadden Wilkens or


Dr. Sandrine Teixidor or
Fax: (804) 752-8990

Deadline: August 15, 2006
(Deadline for selected articles will be November 1, 2006.)

--Cybelle McFadden Wilkens, PhDVisiting Assistant Professor of FrenchSchool of Modern LanguagesGeorgia Institute of Technology613 Cherry StreetAtlanta, GA 30332-0375(404) 385-0197 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Sat May 27 2006 - 13:26:52 EDT