About the event

During the Arab Spring, the journalist Hamid Dabashi wrote that “The world is giving birth to a new geography of itself.” Given the rapid social and political transformations of this century, what different poetic and artistic articulations reveal themselves in this nexus of emotion, affect, and place? How is geographical space transformed, through affective and/or aesthetic processes, into artistic site or public space? Join keynote speaker Carrie Noland (French & Italian School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine) for this day-long conference exploring the implications of situating the artist, or artwork, in terms of geographical identity.

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PROGRAM

10a
Breakfast and Coffee

10:15a
Welcoming Remarks

10:30a
Bodies and Display

“Transforming Necessity into Luxury: Peasant Cuisine of Périgord in Gastronomic Texts in Interwar France”

“Between History and Fiction: The Representation of Algerian History in 21st-Century Francophone Algerian Women’s Writing”

11:30a
Reading

12:15p
Exile and Errance

“Island as Prison: Jewish History in the Caribbean”

1p
Lunch, 8th Floor

2p
Governing Space: Politics and Affect

“Mahmoud Darwish’s Literary Iraq”

2:45p
Filiation

“Trauma and Healing”

“Entre les feuillets et les planches: Le lustre de Baudelaire et Mallarmé”

4p
Keynote Address

Please join us for a reception in room 4202 immediately following the program.

Co-sponsored by the PhD Program in French, Henri Peyre French Institute and Doctoral Students Council

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