Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Schedule

Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Schedule

10/26/11: discussion of Jacques Panijel’s film Octobre Paris

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1/25/12: talk given by Livi Yoshioka-Maxwell (French):

“Contemporary Parisian Travel Narratives”

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2/8/12: talk given by Toby Warner (Comp Lit):

“‘To Know By Heart is Not to Know At All’: Literary Study in Colonial Senegal and the Making of Francophone Literature”

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3/1/12: talk given by Jonathon Repinecz (French):

“‘This Half-Black Iliad’: Epic and the Politics of Comparison”

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4/18/12: work-in-progress, Ivy Mills (recent Ph.D. from African Diaspora Studies):

“The Góor-jigéen Exposed: Gendered Honor and Death in Aminata Sow Fall’s Le Revenant and the Same-Sex Marriage Scandal of 2008”

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4/25/12: work-in-progress, Jonathon Repinecz (French):

“Uncertain Heroisms: The Politics of Performance and Interpretation”

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5/2/12: work-in-progress, Noémi Michel (visiting scholar, Center for Race and Gender):

“La censure de la blessure: Retour sur la controverse française autour du « rôle positif » de la colonisation”