Historicizing Dissent: Narratives of Revolt, Resistance, and Rebellion from the French Caribbean

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Connell / University of West Georgia
contact email: 

Historicizing Dissent: Narratives of Revolt, Resistance, and Rebellion from the French Caribbean

This panel focuses on how postcolonial Francophone Caribbean authors narrate historical episodes of dissent. Within a historiographical context that frequently stages, subverts, and reconfigures archival methodologies, fictionalized accounts of historical events have come to the fore as a means to integrate occulted agents of history into a collective consciousness. At the heart of this panel are thus concerns about the epistemological stakes of fictionalizing history. How do contemporary postcolonial authors intervene in history? How do political, juridical, and cultural elements of the past come forth to shed light on the contemporary ramifications of specific historical events? How do these historically inflected narratives change our understanding of time, place, and agents of history? Please send 250-word abstracts in French or English to Lisa Connell (lconnell@westga.edu) by May 15, 2018.

Chair: Lisa Connell, University of West Georgia, <lconnell@westga.edu>

 

Call for Papers

Women in French Sessions

2018 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

Birmingham, Alabama

November 2-4, 2018

 

Please send a 250-word abstract in French or English, including presenter’s academic affiliation, contact information, and A/V requirements by May 15, 2018.

 

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