(Post)Colonialism in the Female Gaze

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA - Women in French
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NeMLA 2019

March 21-24, 2019

Washington, DC

Host: Georgetown University

Hotel: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Theme: Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

This panel proposes to revisit the question of femininity in the light of a (re)definition of (post)colonialism. Gender, race, ethnicity, and nation being intersectional concepts, how does this affect the place of women (writers, characters, narrators, etc.) in French and Francophone countries occupy in relation to (post)colonialism? How it this place articulated, shown, or problematized? What are the complications, paradoxes, or erasures that the particular positionality of women bring up? Has the question shifted away from postcolonialism in the recent years and/or how relevant is this concept still, especially in the case of women? How does this appear over time in a corpus au féminin? Theoretical (re)readings of this question are also welcome.

WIF Sponsored Session

Deadline is September 30, 2018 to submit a proposal.


When submitting your proposal online, please specify that this is for a WIF sponsored session please.