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Tyler Stovall on the discourse surrounding the Charlie Hebdo attacks

From the Berkeley Blog:


Free speech and the crisis of French universalism


CFP: Exile, Deportation, and Forced Labor in Colonial Africa (Deadline: 15 December 2014)

Conable African Studies Symposium 

Exile, Deportation, and Forced Labor in Colonial Africa

Rochester, New York

April 2-4, 2015

 “the extreme solitude of his existence …saddened the ancestor’s spirit.”

Les derniers rois mages, Maryse Condé

NeMLA Convention Panel - New Technologies in French/Francophone Lit & Films (Deadline: 30 September, 2014)

Dear colleagues,

Bourses de recherche postdoctorale « Fernand Braudel-IFER » (Deadline: 30 September, 2014)

The call for applications for Fernand Braudel IFER September 2014, is available online at  Through this program non-French researc

5/30 - UCSB - Re-thinking Césaire: A Symposium in Honor of the Centenary of Aimé Césaire's Birth

Friday, May 30, 2014

9:30 AM-5:00 PM

University of California, Santa Barbara

University Center, Lobero Room


LITAF, the Francophone African Literature Database

LITAF, the database of Francophone African literature (Sub-Saharan Africa) housed at the center "Les Afriques dans le Monde" of Sciences Po Bordeaux / Université de Bordeaux has a new on-line address:

CFP: African Studies Association 2014 "Genres of Violence, Reconstruction, and/or Reconciliation" (Deadline: February 28, 2014)

For a panel on the ASA's 2014 theme, I am soliciting papers that analyze the work of genre in the production and circulation of narratives about violence, reconstruction and/or reconciliation.

CFP: MLA 2015 Special Session "Africa, Memory, Circulation" (Deadline: March 15, 2014)

For a special session on the presidential theme of the 2015 MLA, I am seeking papers that examine sites, theories, and representations of memory in African literatures and film. How have Africanists responded to memory studies?

CFP: MLA 2015 "African Literature/Comparative Literature" (No Deadline Listed)

Though African literary criticism is in many respects a comparatist discipline, Africanists rarely approach their work in explicitly comparatist terms. At the same time, comparative literary studies remains in a state of perpetual transformation, albeit one that still often takes European frameworks as a point of reference. What does it mean to imagine Africanist literary criticism as a comparatist discipline?

CFP: La Littérature Saint-Louisienne et la question identitaire (Deadline Extended: April 15, 2014)

Première capitale de l’Afrique occidentale française, Saint-Louis est aussi le berceau de la littérature sénégalaise d’expression française.   Le transfert de la capitale de l'Afrique Occidentale de Saint-Louis à Dakar a été effectué en 1902.

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