Spring Quarter 2015 Schedule

The Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World is pleased to announce its Winter 2015 schedule.  We meet alternate Fridays at 4.00pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences 224), unless otherwise noted.

Friday, April 3 (4pm):  Emily Fransee, PhD Candidate in History. “”Known and Unknown Worlds’: Science Fiction and French Empire from the 17th to the 20th Century”.

Friday, April 17:  In lieu of our afternoon meeting, we invite you to participate in “Theatrophobia:  Theorizing Theater Antitheatrically”, a day-long workshop exploring key strains of antitheatrical discourse in Europe, and especially in France, from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 17, from 9:30am to 5:30pm in the Terrace Seminar Room, Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts.

Friday, May 1 (4pm):  Anny Dominique Curtius, Associate Professor of Francophone Studies, University of Iowa: “From the Blue Guide to the Morne: Suzanne Césaire’s Caribbean Ecopoetics.”

Wednesday, May 13 (5pm):  Judith Surkis, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University:   “Colonial Literature, Kabyle Customary Law Reform, and the Crisis of Representation in French Algeria, c. 1920.”  Co-sponsored with the Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop.  PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY AND TIME. 

Friday, May 29 (4pm):  Elisa Jones, PhD Candidate in History. “Pacification and the Politicization of Liberté de Conscience in the French Wars of Religion”.  Co-sponsored with the Early Modern Workshop.


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