SFPS CONFERENCE 2013. Francophone Postcolonial Studies and Book Culture

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

In association with Liverpool University Press

Francophone Postcolonial Studies and Book Culture

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 November 2013

Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London,Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Registration for this event is now open.

Please visit www.sfps.ac.uk  for more details.

Friday, 22 November 2013

10.00-10.20 Registration10.20-.10.30 Welcome

10.30-12.00

Panel 1: Book Prizes

Megan MacDonald,‘Death and Prizes: Moroccan Francophone Literary Cultures: Reading from the Outside In’· Alessandra Benedicty,‘Fetishizing Poverty? Contemporary ‘Postcolonial’ Prize-Winning Fiction in French: Ananda Devi and Dany Laferrière’· Madeline Becarré, ‘Le Rôle de la francophonie comme institution culturelle’

12.00-2.00 Lunch/AGM

2.00-3.30

Panel 2: Parallel Sessions
Panel 2a: (Mis)Translation

Marcella Frisani, ‘”A Literature with a New International Perspective”: Les Conditions sociales de circulation de la contemporary fiction “francophone” dans le marché britannique de la traduction’· Caroline Williamson,‘Disinterest, Mistranslation, Misrepresentation: Translator and Editorial Interventions in the Testimonies of Rwandan Genocide Survivors’· Tobias Warner,‘Mariama Bâ in Translation: World Literature and the Legibility of Feminist Critique in the English and Wolof Versions of Une si longue lettre’

Panel 2b : National Book cultures

Raphaël Thierry, ‘Situation de l’édition camerounaise au sein du marché global du livre’· Ursula Gonthier, ‘Print and Power from Persia to Paris : Djavann rewrites Montesquieu’· Faisal Sahbi and Mehdi Souiah, ‘La nouvelle littérature algérienne au miroir de la presse algérienne francophone : lectures dans les stratégies de subversion et de connivence’

3.30-4.00 Coffee/Tea

4.00-5.00 Panel 3: Parallel Sessions

Panel 3a: Books and the Internet

Roxanna Curto, ‘The Internet Poetics of Patrick Chamoiseau and Edouard Glissant’· Stella Cambrone-Lasnes,‘La Re-présentation de l’espace francophone Caribéen à travers la promotion en ligne de romans antillais contemporains’

Panel 3b: Archives

Patrick Corcoran,‘Genetic Criticism and the Archive(s): Rethinking Les Soleils des Indépendances· Lia Nicole Brozgal,‘The October 17 Archives: Literary Scholarship, Historical Documents’

5.00-6.00 Plenary Session – Chair: Ruth Bush
Publishers’ Panel: Publishing Francophone African Literature in TranslationJames Currey (James Currey Publishing)Becky Nana Ayebia Clarke (Ayebia Clarke Publishing)Pete Ayrton (Serpent’s Tail)

6.00-7.00 Vin d’Honneur

7.30 Dinner

Saturday, 23 November 2013
10.30-11.30 Panel 4: Parallel Sessions
Panel 4a: Paris Publishing

Claire Ducournau, ‘Du Débrouillard à “Continents Noirs’: les editions Gallimard et les auteurs issus de l’Afrique subsaharienne francophone’· Patrick Crowley, ‘Manifeste pour une Cité internationale de la littérature and the ghost of Bourdieu’

Panel 4b: Manuscripts

Rachel Douglas,‘Genetic Criticism à la postcoloniale?’· Paul R. Davis, ‘Alpha Yaya Diarra and Arts Fra-Den le Soudan’

11.30-12.00 Coffee/Tea

12.00-1.00

Panel 5: Parallel Sessions
Panel 5a: Globalisation of the Book Industry

Ines Bugert,‘Strategies of Globalizing Maghrebian Authorship: Kebir Ammi and his Work, Apulé, mon éditrice et moi’· Audrey Small, ‘“Works Written in French Should be Taken to be Published in Paris: Towards a Fair Trade in Francophone Literature’

Panel 5b: Languages and the Book

Eugène Tavares, ‘Littératures Africaines : Les anthologies en question’· Anne Ouallet and Soufian Al Karjousli : Lecture postcoloniale de l’islam et des confréries à partir et au-delà du « Livre »’

1.00-2.30 Lunch

2.30-3.30

Panel 6: Parallel Sessions

Panel 6a: Book Culture in Haiti

Justin Izzo, ‘The Nation as Ethnographic Public: Jean Price-Mars’s Haiti (in Book Form)’· Kate Hodgson, ‘The Cry of Freedom: Early Haitian Print Culture and Global Abolitionism’Panel 6b: Paratexts· Catherine Gilbert,‘(Mis)Leading Paratexts? Framing Rwandan Women’s Testimonial Literature’· Nicole Dunham, ‘A Book Within a Title; a Title Within a Book: Dany Laferrière’s Je suis un écrivain japonais’

3.30-4.00 Tea/Coffee

4.00-5.00 Dorothy Blair Memorial Lecture-Chair: Nicki Hitchcott

Lydie Moudileno,‘Building Our Post-Colonial Library’

5.00 Close of Conference

For any further questions please contact the Conference Secretary, Ruth Bush (sfpsconference2013@gmail.com).


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