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2022, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 13-15

2021, Virtual, October 14-16

I. Invisible Women in French Cinema and Literature 
Chair: Michèle Bacholle, Eastern Connecticut State University 
 

  • “The foreign femme fatale in Renoir’s La Nuit du Carrefour.” Sylvie Blum-Reid, University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • “Retancourt, la montagne invisible de Fred Vargas.” Florence Marsal, University of Connecticut.  
  • “Le cœur synthétique: Chloé Delaume contre l’invisibilisation du vieillissement.” Dawn M. Cornelio, University of Guelph.
  • “Celle que vous [ne v]oyez [pas]: Les faux-semblants de Camille Laurens.”Michèle Bacholle, Eastern Connecticut State University.

II. Space, Place and Time in French Francophone Women’s Narratives 
Chair: E. Nicole Meyer, Augusta University 
 

  • “Multimodal Spaces: Reconstructions of Migrant Identity in Régine Robin’s Mère perdue sur le World Wide Web.” Nancy Arenberg, University of Arkansas. 
  • “La miseen-scène de Colette’s Gigi: Playing out Gender Identity on the Page, Stage and Screen over Seven Decades.”Tama Lea Engelking, Cleveland State University.
  • “A Cabin of One’s Own: Marielle Macé’s Alternative Places.”Helga Lenart-Cheng, Saint Mary’s College of California.

III. Space, Place, Time and Identity Matters 
Chair: E. Nicole Meyer, Augusta University 
 

  • “Reconciling Familial and Postcolonial Fractures in Ken Bugul’s Autobiographical Writing.” E. Nicole Meyer, Augusta University.
  • “The Moveable Mattress: Symbols Anchoring Women’s Narratives of Algerian Jewish Homes to a vanishing Patrilineal Society.” Christina Leah Sztajnkrycer, Pennsylvania State University.  
  • “Culture from the Outside In and the Inside Out: Themes of Identity and France’s Colonial Historiography in Leila Sebbar’s The Seine Was Red.” Ima L. Hicks, Virginia Union University.

IV. Climate Crisis in the Francosphere 
Chair: Julia L. Frengs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
 

  • “Tropiques Toxiques: Cultivating Knowledge Ecologies through Documentary Comics and Social Media.” Lindsey Smith, Western Washington University.
  • “Climate Change and Maghrebi Women.” Latifa Zoulagh, Westminster College.
  • “Déforestation et épidémie Ebola. Ce qu’en pensent les non-humains dans En compagnie des hommes de Véronique Tadjo.” Brigitte Tsobgny, Florida State University.
  • “Oceania: On the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis.” Julia L. Frengs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

V. The Literature of Shock/La Littérature de choc 
Chair: Eilene Hoft-March, Lawrence University 
 

  • “Littérature de choc et littérature choquante dans Aux frontières de la soif de Kettly Mars.” Véronique Maisier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • “Shock Value: Redouane’s L’Envers du Destin and Angot’s Un Amour Impossible.” Eilene Hoft-March, Lawrence University.
  • “Françoise Rey : Le poids des mots, le choc du porno.” Frédérique Chevillot, University of Denver.
  • “Trauma, Repetition and the Real in Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine.Insook Webber, Washington State University.

VII. La Francophonie a-t-elle un passé ? 
Chair: Samia Spencer, Auburn University 
 

  • “Isabelle de Charrière’s Francophonie during the time of the French Revolution.” Masano Yamashita, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • “L’Égypte antique et le droit des femmes: le cas de L’Esclave sultane de Doria Shafik.” Glenn Fetzer, New Mexico State University.
  • “Léona Queyroux (1861- 1938), George Sand louisianaise.”  Evelyne Bornier, Auburn University.

VIII. Pedagogy Roundtable 
Chair: Joyce Johnston, Stephen F. Austin State University 
 

  • “Teaching Race, Immigration and Identity through Contemporary Text and Film Featuring Young Women.” E. Nicole Meyer, Augusta University.
  • “Teaching WIF, COVID-19 and Sarah Cooper.” Joyce Johnston, Stephen F. Austin State University.

2019 Special Sessions

I. L’Égypte des Lumières : francophonie, modernité et féminisme à l’aube du XXe siècle
Chair:
Samia I Spencer, Auburn University

  • "La langue française en Égypte (1850-1960): traces et héritage d’une richesse multiculturelle émancipatrice." Irène Fenoglio, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris.
  • "Propos sur l’Art: Georges Henein ou une certaine ideé de l’esthétique." Evelyne M. Bornier, Auburn University.
  • "Islam, modernité et féminisme: Doria Shafik et le droit religieux en Égypte (1940)." Samia I Spencer, Auburn University.
  • "Huda Shaarawi: In the Footsteps of the Ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis." Sania Sharawi Lanfranchi, American University in Cairo, Egypt.

II. Reimagining Paradise
Chair:
Julia Frengs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • "Paradis, meurtre et châtiment dans Le Parfum des sirènes de Gisèle Pineau." Véronique Maisier, Southern Illinois University. 
  • "Une nuit ordinaire: Désir et nostalgie du paradis en Haïti." Joelle Vitiello, Macalester College. 
  • "Un ‘paradis’ sans foi ni loi dans Tropique de la violence de Natacha Appanah." Colette Trout, Ursinus College. 

III. Authenticity and Distortion in Nationalistic and Other Discourses of the Holocaust
Chair: E. Nicole Meyer, Augusta University

  • "The Vichy Collection: How Propaganda Dropped from the Skies Manipulated Those on the Ground." E. Nicole Meyer, Augusta University.
  • "Eva Cahen, Horst Rosenthal, Hélène Berr: trois visions concrètes de la résistance dans « la tourmente de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. »" Hélène Diaz Brown, Principia College.
  • "Scripting the Unrepresentable in Simone Veil’s Une jeunesse au temps de la Shoah." Nancy M. Arenberg, University of Arkansas.

IV. The Ambiguity of Writing/ L’ambiguité de l’écriture
Chair:
Eilene Hoft-March, Lawrence University

  • "Pierrette Fleutiaux : « Evite toute ambiguïté, ma chérie...." Frédérique Chevillot, University of Denver. 
  • "Hélène Cixous’s German Autobiographies." Eilene Hoft-March, Lawrence University.
  • "Vertiginous Ambiguities: Reading the paratextes in Fanny Chiarello’s recent works." Juliette Rogers, Macalester College.
V. Autres féminismes: Social Engagement, Critical Reflection, and Being Wom*n in the Contemporary Francophone World
Chair:
CJ Gomolka, DePauw University
  • "Material Bodies and Textual Selves: Paul B. Preciado’s Testo Junkie and Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts as Twenty-First Century Feminist Narratives." Leah Wilson, Washington State University. 
  • "Reclaiming my time : sortir de l’invisibilité à l’aide d’un féminisme pluriel et identitaire ou comment les afroféministes en France revendiquent leur place au sein d’une société blanctriarcale." Cheira Lewis, DePauw University. 
  • "Queer Filiations: Houria Bouteldja and Decolonial Feminism." CJ Gomolka, DePauw University. 
  • "Male Feminists of New Caledonia: Wansolwara, vanua, and Pacific Feminism." Julia Frengs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
VI. Images of the Self and Images of Others: The Metaphor of Curation in and about the Arts I
Chair:
Pascale Perraudin, St Louis University
  • "Annie Ernaux: The Curator Curated." Michèle Bacholle, Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • "Curating the Life of a Self-Curator: The Comtesse of Castiglione in the Mirror of Nathalie Léger." Helga Lenart-Cheng, Saint Mary’s College of California. 
  • "La curation de sa création: l’évolution de Chloé Delaume." Dawn Cornelio, University of Guelph.
VII. Images of the Self and Images of Others: The Metaphor of Curation in and about the Arts II
Chair: Dawn Cornelio, University of Guelph
  • "Situating Subjectivity: Curating the Perfect Witness in Yolande Mukagasana and Patrick May’s Collaborations." Sarah Forzley, Sun Valley Community School. 
  • "Reimagining Haitian Paradisiacal Beaches." Thérèse de Raedt, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. 
  • "Curating Colonial Legacies: Reconfiguring Spaces of the Self." Pascale Perraudin, St Louis University.
VIII. Teaching Women in French Roundtable: Innovations
Chair:
Joyce Johnston, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • "La représentation des femmes et de l’espace dans les romans français issus de l’immigration maghrébine." Catherine Schmitz, Wofford College. 
  • "Teaching Women in French with Paris, je t’aime." Courtney Sullivan, Washburn University.  
  • "Teaching Environmental French and Francophone Literature." Julia Frengs, University of Nebraska.


 

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