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Call for Papers
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Recent innovative work has shifted the map of French studies in ways that resituate France into Atlanticist frameworks, and that have asserted the importance of the Americas to French cultural and economic history. Christopher L. Miller’s study of the French Atlantic triangle is a timely reminder of the importance of the oceanic circuits of capital and human bodies to hexagonal prosperity and intellectual activity, while Bill Marshall’s French Atlantic projects have prized open a broader area of inquiry that emphasizes Franco–American relations in all their diversity and complexity.
Arguably, the field of Francophone Caribbean studies has remained more exclusively focused on the two-way relations with France, and has been less attentive to the American dimensions of Caribbean experience. The aim of this inter-disciplinary conference is to re-orientate Francophone Caribbean studies and examine in detail the connections between the Francophone Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Guyane) and North America. We are interested in the historical, recent, and contemporary development of Franco–Caribbean and North American relations, and how these relations have been represented in historiography, literature, music, visual arts, anthropology, and other fields. Suggested topics include:
These are indicative topics, and the list is not restrictive. Proposals—in English or in French—are welcomed for individual papers or for whole panels on any topic relevant to the overall conference theme. Standard panels will normally consist of three papers. Presentations will be selected for inclusion in the conference program on the basis of merit.
To submit a proposal for an individual paper, click here.
To submit a proposal for a panel, click here.
Deadline for proposals: July 1, 2009
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