Program

Friday, April 14: Terrace Room (English Department, Building 460)

9 a.m.
Welcome: Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi

9:15 a.m.
Introductory Remarks: Arnold Rampersad, Cognizant Dean for Humanities, Stanford University

9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Panel I: "Looking Through the Hexagon"
Mireille Le Breton, La République et le sacré.
Jocelyne Dakhlia, Peut-on parler d'un impensé de l'Islam en France?
Trica Keaton, The Idea and Practice of "Black Paris."
Chair: Sarah Sussman

Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Keynote Address: Assia Djebar, Ecritures de la perte (Indochine/Algérie): voix entrecroisées.
Moderator: Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi

Lunch Break

2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Panel II: "Poetics of Relation"
Yvonne Hsieh, Une poétique de la relation: Stèles de Victor Segalen.
Anjali Prabhu, Poétique de la relation: Rethinking Hybridity.
André Benhaim, Les filatures de Assia Djebar.
Chair: Laura Wittman

Coffee Break

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Panel III: "(Mis)Representations"
Karl Britto, L’esprit de corps: Literary Embodiments of Indochinese Colonial Soldiers.
Marie-Pierre Ulloa, La représentation des femmes dans le cinéma francophone d’Afrique du Nord.
Jean-Loup Amselle, La coopération artistico-culturelle franco-africaine.
Chair: Richard Roberts

Saturday, April 15: Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

10 a.m.
Welcome: Dan Edelstein

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Panel IV: "Writing History: Variations on Memory"
Sean Hanretta, Ghostwriters in the Archives: French Colonial Knowledge and African Religious Competition.
Mireille Rosello, Maurice Papon as Archetypal Grandfather: “Décloisonnement” and the Memories of the War of Algeria.
Chair: Joshua Landy

Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Keynote Address: Michel Serres, Mémoires francophones.
Moderator: Robert Harrison

Lunch Break

2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Panel V: "Cross-Cultural Landscapes"
F. Abiola Irele, Africa and French Intellectuals.
Tyler Stovall, “No Refuge: The African-Americanization of France.
Kathy Richman, Whose Other? Identity and Representation in Roumain’s Gouverneurs de la rosée.
Alec Hargreaves, Between the Black Atlantic and the American Dream: Widening the Francophone Space.
Chair: Tylor Stovall

Coffee Break

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Round Table: “L’Exception française”
Jean-Loup Amselle
Jean-Marie Apostolidès
Mireille Rosello
Michel Serres
Tylor Stovall
Chair: Robert Harrison

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