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Midwest modern language association

MMLA

2021, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7

Cultures of Collectivity

I. Women in French I: In-Person Session
Chair: Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University

  • “The representation of transculturalism in Kim Thúy’s novels.” Christina Brassard, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • “Voix de la collectivité/voies de la résistance dans Les petits de Décembre de Kaouther Adimi.” Nevine El Nossery, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • “The Gothic Politics of Caroline Wuiet’s Le Couvent de Sainte Catherine (1810): Émigré Communities in Post-Revolutionary Europe.” Alice Coulter Main, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • “Defining speakerhood, defining community: Gallésantes and verbal art in Brittany, France.” Sandra Keller, Illinois State University.

II. Women in French II: Virtual Session
Chair: Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University

  • “La (Bio)diversité au service d’une prise de position dans Le Palais des orties de Marie Nimier.” Jeanne-Sarah de Larquier, Pacific University.
  • “Overcoming the Void: The Female Protagonists Immigration Left Behind.” Cheryl Toman, University of Alabama.
  • “Fiction pour fiction: l’écriture de Nicole Brossard comme projet collectif de riposte au régime discursif patriarcal.” Ramon A Fonkoué, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

2019 Special Sessions

I. New Familial Dualities in French and Francophone Literature (Panel 1 of 2)
Chair:
Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University

  • "Mother-Daughter Dualities, Trauma, and Transmission in Nelly Arcan’s Works." Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University.
  • "Family, Nation, and Education in Coline Serreau’s films: Transgression or Transmission?" Marie-Pierre Caquot Baggett, South Dakota State University.
  • "Être grand-mère. La déclaration d’amour de Noëlle Châtelet et de Francine Noël." Catherine Grech, Collège de Saint-Laurent.

II. New Familial Dualities in French and Francophone Literature (Panel 2 of 2)
Chair:
Nevine El Nossery, University of Wisconsin Madison

  • "Doubled Troubled Mother: Doppelganger and Motherhood in Nathacha Appanah." Mark D. Lee, Mount Allison University.
  • "Female familial harmonics in Darriuessecq’s Le Mal de mer." Caroline Whiteman, Missouri Western University.
  • "Récit au jumeau décédé: Olivier de Jérôme Garcin." Béatrice Vernier, Université de Lakehead.

II. Alter ego/autre moi: doubles, correspondences, and crossings in contemporary French-language Narratives
Chair:
Maria Vendetti, St Olaf College

  • "Corps étrangers : crossings and stand-ins in recent francophone Tunisian immigration narratives." Maria Vendetti, St Olaf College.
  • "Laure / Lanor(exie): Doubles in Delphine de Vigan's Jours sans faim." Jolene Barjasteh, St Olaf College.
  • "Correspondances : (Re)tracing Itineraries in Rachid Boudjedra's Le Vainqueur de coupe." Livi Yoshioka-Maxwell, St Olaf College. 


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