‘Identity in Conflict’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

The first panel of postgraduate papers of the 2018 Postgraduate Study Day comprised three papers examining approaches to identity by literary figures across three centuries. Presented in chronological order, the first paper was given by Jessica Kasje (Yale) who re-examined George Sand’s relationship to women’s rights movements. Drawing in particular on Sand’s letter ‘Aux Membres … Continue reading ‘Identity in Conflict’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

Researching in the BiFi – The Peter Morris Memorial Travel Prize

My thesis examines a group of contemporary French films which I locate as the continuation or evolution of the well-studied New French Extremity trend of the 1990s and 2000s. The New French Extremity has been criticised as an arbitrary grouping, but the body of work written on it proves that it was, and continues to … Continue reading Researching in the BiFi – The Peter Morris Memorial Travel Prize

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2018: Conflict – Programme and Registration

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asmcf-ssfh-postgraduate-study-day-2018-conflict-tickets-42167848169 3rd March 2018, IMLR, Senate House, London   9.30-10.00: Registration 10.00: Welcome Prof. Chris Tinker, ASMCF President 10.15: Professional Development Session I: After the PhD Dr Clare Siviter (Bristol), Dr Charlotte Faucher (Manchester) 11.00: Keynote Address: 'La France qui tombe? The origins of a language of crisis in contemporary France' Dr Emile Chabal (Edinburgh) … Continue reading ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2018: Conflict – Programme and Registration

CfP: ASMCF Annual Conference, New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

Lancaster University, Thursday 13 - Friday 14 September 2018 We invite proposals for papers that critically examine the innovation and experimentation that characterise new and emerging forms of expression in the French and Francophone worlds. The relationship between reading and writing is constantly changing, genres are merging and new genres are emerging, literary forms and … Continue reading CfP: ASMCF Annual Conference, New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

CONFLICT. CfP for the ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day 2018

  3 March 2018 The Institute of Modern Languages Research University of London, Keynote: Emile Chabal (Edinburgh) Deadline for abstracts: January 12 2018 Contemporary society is riven by conflict, be it in the public, political or intellectual arena. Even a cursory glance at current news headlines appears to confirm such an assessment, with Donald Trump’s … Continue reading CONFLICT. CfP for the ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day 2018

PG Showcase: Jonathan Harris on the Berber diaspora

The Amazigh Flag, designed in Paris in 1967 and popularised by the Académie Berbère Source: Pascal Berger http://commentdire.canalblog.com/archives/2008/02/12/7919696.html   France is dotted with hundreds of Berber cultural associations, linking together hundreds of thousands of North African immigrants and their descendants. Amazigh/Berbers (Amazigh means ‘free man’ in the Berber language, Tamazight) define themselves as non-Arabic, indigenous … Continue reading PG Showcase: Jonathan Harris on the Berber diaspora

‘Modern Mobility & Identity’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day

Session 2 of the last parallel session of the day addressed the question of identity in various ways. First with Bryony Leighton (Oxford), who explored the development of prosthetic design throughout the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries with her paper named 'You're made of metal: Where does the Fle Foot Cheetah running blade sit within … Continue reading ‘Modern Mobility & Identity’ – ASMCF/SSFH PG Study Day