CFP - Postcolonial Mobilities in the Francophone World (Conference at the U of London) (Deadline: 1 June 2015)

Annual Conference 2015

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

In association with Liverpool University Press


Postcolonial Mobilities in the Francophone World

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 November 2015


Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London,

Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU



The large-scale movement of people, objects, capital and information has radically re-shaped the Francophone world in the 21stcentury. However, the same processes that promote movement and mobility also produce immobility, exclusion and disconnection. This conference will ask what potential does mobility beyond territorially fixed societies hold for the Francophone world. What are the implications of individualized and/or group mobility? What role does mobility play in relation to the creation of new transcultural and transnational identities? And, in turn, what challenges do new social and cultural practices pose for mobility rights and questions of ‘access’?


We welcome theoretical reflections on Francophone Mobilities as well as proposals for papers and panels on topics including:


  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">Colonialism and mobility
  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">Dynamics of power
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  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">Borderlands and crossings
  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">Class mobility
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  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">The body and movement
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  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">Cultural transmission
  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">Digital technologies
  • 0px 6px no-repeat;">Forced mobilities


Please send abstracts of 300 words plus 50-100 words of biography to Conference Secretary, Catherine Gilbert ( Papers can be in English or French.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is: 1 June 2015