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Program
Details are subject to change. All sessions take place in the Park Plaza Hotel.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

12:00 noon - 6:00 pm – Registration

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Panels


Panel 1A, Magnolia Room
Gender, Race and Nation in the Nineteenth-Century: Expanding the Limits of Postcolonial Studies
Chair: Aimée Boutin (Florida State University)
  • Deborah Jenson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - A "French" Tradition of Black Atlantic Radicalism
  • Jennifer Law-Sullivan (Oakland University) - Flora Tristan and the Contact Zone between Race and Gender
  • Marie-Pierre Le Hir (University of Arizona) - Marie-Adélaide Barthélémy-Hadot's Révolte de Boston: Gender, Race, and the New American Revolution


Panel 1B, Azalea Room
Postcolonialism and Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: James Tarpley (Florida State University)
  • Charles Sugnet (University of Minnesota) - La Francophonie in Action: How Senghor Ruled Senegal
  • Audrey Small (University of Sheffield) - Responses to the Rwandan Genocide: Literature and Literary Criticism at the Limits of the Postcolonial
  • Claire Griffiths (University of Hull, UK) - Post/colonial Gender and Development: Gender and the Development Discourse in Francophone West Africa


Panel 1C, Camellia Room
Postcolonial Studies and Francophone Studies
Chair: Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi (Stanford University)
  • Jean-Marc Moura (Université de Lille III) - The Changing Context of French Postcolonial Studies: New Approaches and New Limits
  • Stéphanie Bérard (Bates College, Maine) - Francophonie et/ou postcolonial studies: incompatibilité ou misunderstanding?
  • Eric Touya (Adelphi University) - Beyond Post-colonialism: The Trans-cultural Vision of Hédi Bouraoui



3:00 pm - 3:30 pm – Coffee

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Panels



Panel 2A, Magnolia Room
African Cinema and Postcolonial Studies
Chair: Lydie Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Dayna L. Oscherwitz (Southern Methodist University) - How Can We Speak of African Cinema?
  • Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley College) – "Francophone" Cinema: Redefining Postcolonialism?


Panel 2B, Camellia Room
Globalization, Terror and the Postcolonial
Chair: Cheira Belguellaoui (Florida State University)
  • Lindsey Moore (Lancaster University, UK) - Literature in a Time of "Terror": Trans-Positional Representation in Contemporary British-Asian Fiction
  • Madelaine Hron (Wilfred Laurier University) - Under Torture: Postcolonial, Human Rights & Globalization Theory
  • Felicia McCarren (Tulane University) - Téléphone Arabe


Panel 2C, Azalea Room
Transnational Identities: Beyond the Postcolonial?
Chair: Raymond Fleming (Florida State University)
  • Claudia Esposito (Brown University) - Mediterranean Metaphors: Towards a New Comparative Framework
  • Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (UC San Diego) - L'Ecole d'Alger in the 1930s: Transnational Identification and the Case for a Mediterranean poétique de la relation
  • Mustapha Marrouchi (Louisiana State University) - Insolently Post-colonial Best

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm – Coffee


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Plenary Session, Magnolia Room

Chair: Alec Hargreaves (Florida State University)

Europe in Question:
From a Historical Critique of Postcolonial Theory to a Postcolonial History

Speaker: Tyler Stovall (U. C. Berkeley)


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

8:00am - 6:00 pm – Registration

8:30am - 10:00 am - Panels


Panel 3A, Camellia Room
African Literature and Postcolonialism
Chair: Doris Gray (Florida State University)
  • Namrata Poddar (University of Pennsylvania) - L'hybridité dysphorique dans L'Aventure Ambiguë de Cheikh Hamidou Kane
  • Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (University of Warwick, UK) - Le sujet du discours chez V.Y. Mudimbe
  • Hervé Tchumkan (University of Pennsylvania) - Roman sud-africain et esthétique postcoloniale: André Brink entre écriture de la marge et déplacement des frontières


Panel 3B, Azalea Room
Postcolonial Paradoxes
Chair: Matthew Kemp (Florida State University)
  • Oana Panaïté (Indiana University-Bloomington) - Clivage identitaire, pensée du partage: Réflexions sur le paradoxe postcolonial
  • Evelyn Kee Mew (Université de Provence) - Francophonie, post-colonialisme, post-néocolonialisme: le cas de l'île Maurice
  • Peter Hawkins (University of Bristol, UK) - "Until When Shall We Remain Postcolonial?" Globalisation, Nationalism and Cultural Self-determination

10:00 am - 10:30 am – Coffee

10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Panels



Panel 4A, Azalea Room
Rethinking Postcolonialism
Chair: TBA (TBA)
  • Vincent Bruyère (Université Laval) - De Caliban à Ésope: Diététique transnationale de la fable postcoloniale
  • Didier Coste (Université Bordeaux 3) - Beside Magic Realism: a Worldly Approach
  • Laurent Dubreuil (Cornell University) – Le dit et l’interdit: la parole coloniale et sa censure


Panel 4B, Camellia Room
Colonialism and Visual Culture
Chair: Talinn Grigor (Florida State University)
  • Maureen G. Shanahan (James Madison University) - Canvassing Colonial Trauma in Fernand Léger's War Memories
  • Paula Amad (University of Iowa) - Return of the Gaze: Refusing the Gift of Post-colonial Theory to Early Cinema
  • Mary Cobb Wittrock (University of Maryland) - Language and Empire: Encountering Words/Encountering Worlds from a Postcolonial Perspective


Panel 4C, Magnolia Room
Towards More Complex Genealogies of the Postcolonial
Chair: Heike Schmidt (Florida State University)
  • Lucy S. McNeece (University of Connecticut) - Re-Orientations: Travelers from Antique Lands

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Panels


Panel 5A, Magnolia Room
Memory Debates in Postcolonial France
Chair: Dominic Thomas (UCLA)
  • Joshua Cole (University of Michigan) - Putting the Crise des banlieues into History: Historians and the Contemporary French fracture coloniale
  • Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) - Colonial history, postcolonial memory: contemporary perspectives


Panel 5B, Camellia Room
Globalization and the Postcolonial
Chair: Amy Reinsel (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Maya Boutaghou (Université de Gabès) - Romantisme postcolonial et mondialisation au XIXe siècle
  • Joanna Louise Cumyn (Université de Montréal) - Global Sovereignty, or the Crisis of the Nation
  • Valérie Loichot (Emory University) - Teaching Glissant


Panel 5C, Azalea Room
Gender, Sexuality and Postcolonialism
Chair: Noemie I. Parrat (Florida State University)
  • Annabelle Golay (Tulane University) - Féminisme et postcolonialisme. Beauvoir, Fanon et la guerre d'Algérie
  • Donna McCormack (University of Leeds) - What are Ethics? Reading Francophone Embodiment Through Anglophone Queer Postcolonial Theory

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm – Coffee

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Panels


Panel 6A, Magnolia Room
Caribbean Challenges to the Postcolonial
Chair: Dawn Fulton (Smith College)
  • Doris L. Garraway (Northwestern University) - Was the Haitian Revolution Postcolonial? Theorizing the Atlantic's Forgotten Revolution
  • Marc Brudzinski (University of Miami) - Caribbean Transcolonial: Martinique and Puerto Rico Between Nation and Region
  • Dawn Fulton (Smith College) - Against Translation: Literary Cannibalism in the Caribbean


Panel 6B, Camellia Room
The Limits of Postcolonialism: Overlapping Frameworks
Chair: Jim Cobbe (Florida State University)
  • Richard Watts (Tulane University) - Postcolonialism and the Challenges of Ecocriticism
  • Zoë Norridge (SOAS, UK) & Charlotte Baker (University of Nottingham, UK) - Crossing Places? Probing the Limits of Postcolonialism through Interdisciplinary Graduate Collaboration
  • Martin Munro (University of the West Indies) - Rhythm, "Race," and Music in Francophone Caribbean Literature


Panel 6C, Azalea Room
Postcolonialism and Popular Culture
Chair: Cheira Belguellaoui (Florida State University)
  • Pim Higginson (Bryn Mawr College) - Yaoundé Comes to Harlem: Beti's Last Stand
  • Jason Herbeck (Boise State University) - Typologie policière et Rosalie l'infâme
  • Patricia Geesey (University of North Florida) - Perdu de vue, MacGyver, and La Haine: Popular Culture in Kiffe kiffe demain

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm – Coffee


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Plenary Session, Magnolia Room

Chair: Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool, UK)

Lost in Transit? Haiti, Language, and the Visual

Speaker: Françoise Lionnet (UCLA)


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm – Reception sponsored by Liverpool University Press
                               Welcoming Remarks by Anne Rowe, Dean of Faculties, FSU

7:30 pm – Buffet Dinner (Complimentary for Registered Participants) and Cash Bar



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

8:00 am - 2:00 pm – Registration

8:30 am - 10:00 am - Panels

Panel 7A, Camellia Room
Does Post-communist Mean Post-colonial?
Chair: Monica Sokol (Florida State University)
  • Alison Rice (University of Notre Dame) - Francophone Postcolonialism from Eastern Europe
  • Daria Samokhina (Stanford University) – Les Possibilités d'un discours postcolonial en Russie contemporaine


Panel 7B, Magnolia Room
Comparative Postcolonial Case-Studies
Chair: Catherine Minder (Florida State University)
  • Françoise Massart-Piérard (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) - Francophonie et Lusophonie dans un contexte post-colonial
  • Kathleen Gyssels (University of Antwerp) - Wilson Harris et Edouard Glissant, deux Isolés soleils ? Palace of the Peacock et La Lézarde comme explorations du trépied conceptuel (créolisation, H/histoire, 'cross-cultural imagination')
  • Christine O'Dowd-Smyth (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland) – Comparative Postcolonialism: a Comparative Literature Study of Postcolonial Irish Literature, Written in English, and North African Francophone Literature


Panel 7C, Azalea Room
Remapping the Francophone Postcolonial World
Chair: Chair: TBA (TBA)
  • Roxanne Panchasi (Simon Fraser University) - An "Open Window" Between Two Nations: French Cultural Exchanges with India, 1947-1989
  • F. Elizabeth Dahab-Haydn (California State University, Long Beach) - Saad Elkhadem's The Plague and Wings of Lead: Two Experimental Novellas by a Major Egyptian-Canadian Writer
  • Gita Mohan (University of Salford, UK) - Bilingue AND Hybrid: Bridging the Gap between Indian Anglophone and Maghrebian Francophone Literature

10:00 am - 10:30 am – Coffee

10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Panels



Panel 8A, Magnolia Room
National, Regional and Racial Identities in Postcolonial France
Chair: Doris Gray (Florida State University)
  • Joëlle Vitiello (Macalester College) – France in an Impasse: the Colonial and Racial Unthought
  • H. Adlai Murdoch (University of Illinois-Urbana) - Making Frenchness Plural: How France Contends with its "Others"
  • William Calin (University of Florida) - Postcolonialism and the French Regions: Expanding into New Spaces?


Panel 8B, Azalea Room
Poetics/Aesthetics and the Postcolonial (1)
Chair: Monica Sokol (Florida State University)
  • Jeanne Garane (University of South Carolina) - From the Global to the Local: Oppositional Particularism in the Writing of Abdourahman A. Waberi
  • Barbara van Feggelen (University of Connecticut) - Global Strategies of the Postcolonial Author
  • Florence Ramond Jurney (Gettysburg College) - Embracing Globalization: Caribbean Literature and Contemporary Global Theories


Panel 8C, Camellia Room
Open Forum: Communism and Postcolonial Theory
Chair: Panivong Norindr (University of Southern California)
  • Cilas Kemedjo (University of Rochester) - Anti-Communism and Colonial Thought: From Decolonization to "Sans-Frontièrisme"
  • Panivong Norindr (University of Southern California) –Militant Cinema and the Anti-Colonial Struggle

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Panels



Panel 9A, Magnolia Room
Paris: Black Capital of the Twentieth Century?
Chair: Marie-Hélène Koffi-Tessio (Barnard College – Columbia University)
  • Marie-Hélène Koffi-Tessio (Barnard College - Columbia University) - Black Diasporas in Paris: "The Fact of Blackness" in the City of the Enlightenment
  • Kaiama L. Glover (Barnard College - Columbia University) - "Big Voices" and Transgressive Writers - the Consequences of Not-Paris


Panel 9B, Azalea Room
Self and Other in Postcolonial Literature/Theory
Chair: Irene Zanini-Cordi (Florida State University)
  • Mario Love (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) - Frantz Fanon and the Right to Subjective Existence, Through the Subjective Negation of the Self
  • Sandra Hobbs (Wayne State University) - The Native in the 20th Century Quebec Novel: Problems and Possibilities for Postcolonial Theories of Ambivalence


Panel 9C, Camellia Room
The Politics of Representation
Chair: Megan Russler (Florida State University)
  • Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College) - The Future of an Ethics of Difference: The Other After Hardt and Négri's Empire
  • Flore Chevaillier (Florida State University) – Misreading the Other: French Realism and the Cultural Revolution
  • Eleanor Kaufman (University of California, Los Angeles) – "That there should be no difference between disaster and none at all": The Refusal of Mouloud Mammeri and Bouganim Ami

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm – Coffee

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Panels



Panel 10A, Azalea Room
Poetics/Aesthetics and the Postcolonial (2)
Chair: Monica Sokol (Florida State University)
  • Nicole Simek (Whitman College) - Insolent Imitation in Maryse Condé's La Migration des cœurs
  • Taieb Berrada (Northwestern University) - Des intrus postcoloniaux dans Une Enquête au pays de Driss Chraïbi


Panel 10B, Magnolia Room
Migration and Otherness in Contemporary Europe
Chair: Irene Zanini-Cordi (Florida State University)
  • Rosa Barker (Queen's University) - Liberal "Tolerance" and "Other" Fetishes; White Teeth and the Discourse of Multiculturalism
  • Heidi Bojsen (Roskilde University) - Burning Paris and Boycotting Denmark: On Colonial Pasts, Postcolonial Presents and the Prospects of a Performative and Contrapuntal Postcolonial Historiography
  • Anna Botta (Smith College) - The Geopolitics of Mobility Within the European Union: New Theoretical Approaches Beyond Postcolonial Studies


Panel 10C, Camellia Room
Postcolonial Theory and North African Literature
Chair: Leslie Kealhofer (Florida State University)
  • Mustapha Hamil (University of West Georgia) - Postcolonial Theory and North African Literature: Limitations and Horizons of Application
  • Doris Gray (Florida State University) - Postcolonial Literature avant la lettre: Berber Story-telling in Morocco
  • Safoi Babana-Hampton (Michigan State University) – Penser l'écriture francophone et l'engagement civique au Maroc

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm – Coffee


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Plenary Session, Magnolia Room

Chair: David Murphy (University of Stirling, UK)

Perspectives on Postcolonial Europe

Speaker: Graham Huggan (University of Leeds, UK)


6:30 pm – Cash Bar
7:30 pm – Conference Banquet


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