Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 4-6, 2021)

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Women in French / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2021 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Atlanta, Georgia from November 4-6.


Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.


Francophone Womxn Creating Apart and Connecting Together


The theme of this year’s SAMLA conference, “Social Networks, Social Distances,” invites us to reflect on the contradictory challenges that we have faced in these pandemic times. How do we connect with others in solitude? How might isolation foster a sense of connection or community? As a Women in French panel, this session will explore these questions in the context of French and Francophone womxn artists and writers. Proposals on examples of womxn who create apart and connect together in literature, film, theatre, and other modes of creation from all time periods and all areas of Francophone culture are welcome. Possible topics might include but are not limited to illness, disability, incarceration, injustice, difference, trauma, family, and exile. Please send 250-word proposals in English or French along with presenter’s name, academic affiliation, and email to Adrienne Angelo (ama0002@auburn.edu) by June 30, 2021.


Chair: Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University, <ama0002@auburn.edu>