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.


Women/Mapping/Other: Womanist/Feminist Map-making and Cartographies of Change


The aim of the session is to explore women’s and/or feminist map-making and its effects on social networks through various facets including, but not limited to, the geographic, literary, philosophical, political, artistic, pedagogical, architectural, and the every-day. Possible questions of interrogation could be the following: What do feminist or woman-made maps look like? In what spaces do they emerge? How do women’s or feminist perspectives in mapping “intersect, parallel, or diverge,” as cartographers Meghan Kelly and Britta Ricker hypothesize, from conventional cartographic practices? What risks do they entail? What is seen and what is not seen, and why? What are their effects on social networks, social distances, and society at large? Since this session is part of the Women in French panels, papers that focus on French-speaking peoples and spaces (i.e., cities, texts, artworks, classrooms, etc.) are invited; those from diverse approaches, perspectives and disciplines are especially welcome. Please send an abstract of approximately 150 words in either French or English and a brief bio to Jodie Barker (jodiebarker@unr.edu) by 30 June 2021.


Chair: Jodie Barker, University of Nevada, Reno, <jodiebarker@unr.edu>