Friday 16 June 2017

Room A18, Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University

Sponsored by the Yves Hervouet Fund and the Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University, and the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

9.30-10 Registration and coffee

10-11.30 Panel 1 – Aesthetic Encounters

  • Antonia Wimbush, University of Birmingham – Métissage and Exile in Kim Lefèvre’s Autobiographical Narratives
  • Madonna Kalousian, Lancaster University – Queer Postcolonial Encounters: Jean Genet, Jean Senac, and the ‘Coming out Genre’
  • Jordan Phillips, UCL, London – Encounters with Daniel Boukman’s Les Négriers across time, space and media
  • Yasmine Boubakir, Lancaster University – The Discrepancy in Algerian and non-Algerian Female Characters’ Literary Portrayal in Rachid Boudjedra’s La Répudiation and Amine Zaoui’s La Chambre de la Vierge

11.30-12.30 Keynote Speech – Dr Berny Sèbe, University of Birmingham

12.30-1.15 LUNCH

1.15-2pm Professional Development Workshop – Dr Nicola Frith, University of Edinburgh

2-3.30pm Panel 2 – Socio-Linguistic Encounters

  • Phoebe Grant-Smith, University of Sheffield – Analysing linguistic differences between young white French men and women, and young male and female descendants of Maghrebi immigrants
  • Hadjer Chellia, University of the West of Scotland – Analyzing the Sociolinguistic Profile of the Algerian Community in the UK in terms of French Language Use: the Case of Émigré Ph.D. Students
  • Abdelbaqi Ghorab, Lancaster University – The Politics of Language and the Interrogation of Memory in Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, Contre-Enquête
  • Sara Mechkarini, University of Birmingham – Alienation and Rebellion in Mouloud Mammeri’s Le Sommeil du juste

3.30-4pm Coffee break

4-.5.30pm Panel 3 – Socio-Cultural Encounters

  • Fabrice Roger, University of Bristol – Balancing the representation of Islam in the early years of the ‘War on Terror’: A comparison of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s Qui a tué Daniel Pearl? and Jason Burke’s Al Qaeda, The True Story of Radical Islam
  • Sarah Budasz, Durham University – « Un pays rebelle à l’action des siècles »: Encountering the Past and the Other in 19th Century travels to the Orient
  • Jamie Leung Chau, University of Birmingham – The Postcolonial France with Former Colonies’ Immigrants: A Cultural Identity Melting Plot?
  • Dylan Sebastian Evans, Royal Holloway, University of London – La Folle d’Algérie: Encountering Race, Degeneration Theory, and Psychopathology

5.30-6.30pm Roundtable

Dr Charlotte Baker, Dr Delphine Grass, Dr Lindsey Moore, Dr John Strachan


6.30-7pm Drinks reception

Evening Conference Dinner: details TBC (self-paying)