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    Call for Papers
Possible Topics

  • Theorizing Difference and Diversity
  • Universalism and Difference
  • Regions and Regionalism
  • Paris and the Provinces
  • Dialects and Vernaculars
  • France and Europe
  • The American Challenge
  • Ethnic Minorities in France and the Francophone World
  • La République une et indivisible
  • Gender
  • Generations
  • Genres
  • Realism/Surrealism/Magic Realism
  • Poetic Licence
  • Censorship
  • Translation
  • Margins and Borders
  • Exoticism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Transnationalism
  • Diasporas
  • Francophonie: Centers and Peripheries
  • Orality and Literacy
  • Institutionalizing Diversity and Difference in the Academy
  • Visual Arts and Audio-Visual Arenas
  • Digital Technology and Cultural Diversity
  • Culture Industries: Mass and Niche Marketing
  • Reception and Audience Studies
The list of possible topics is indicative and is not restrictive. Standard panels will normally consist of three papers. Proposals are welcomed for individual papers, whole panels or non-standard types of session on any topic relevant to the overall conference theme.

Papers may be given in either English or French. Presentations will be selected for inclusion in the conference program on the basis of merit. All submissions must contain the following information for all proposed speakers:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail address
  • Mailing address, phone and fax number
  • Title of paper or presentation
  • Brief description/summary of paper or presentation (250-500 words)
Proposers of panels and other sessions must provide the above information for each paper, together with their own contact details and a brief description/summary (250-500 words) of the overall rationale for the proposed panel or session.

Deadline for submissions: 1 October 2003. Proposals and enquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Alec G Hargreaves
Director, Winthrop-King Institute for
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies
Florida State University
Florida 32306-1540
Telephone 1 850 644 8559
Fax 1 850 644 9917
Dr. William J Cloonan
Department of Modern Languages
Florida State University
Florida 32306-1540
Telephone 1 850 644 8399
Fax 1 850 644 0524
  • The preferred method of communication is e-mail.
  • Information updates will be posted regularly on the conference web-site:
  • So that you can be alerted to updates, please be sure to include your e-mail address when contacting the conference organizers.

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