Urban Cultures In Contemporary France

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Steve Puig
contact email: 

NEMLA Convention

Baltimore, MD

March 10-13, 2022

This bilingual panel seeks to analyze the development of urban cultures in France (especially urban literature and music) while taking into account the impact of postcolonial studies in France since 2005, the year of the "urban riots". The panel also aims to explore the political aspect of urban culture as well as the influence of American (especially African-American) culture on French production.

Possible themes include:

· Urban literature
· The literary aspect of French rap
· Urban culture and postcolonial studies
· French Caribbean rap
· Urban culture and social activism
· The American influence
· Global "Francophone" hip-hop
· Urban culture outside of Paris (Lyon, Marseille, etc)
· Urban culture and the French Republic
· French trap music

Please submit abstracts on the NEMLA website: