Fall 2012 Schedule

Fall 2012 Schedule

All meetings will be held in the French Department conference room (4226 Dwinelle Hall) from 11:00am-1:00pm. Lunch provided -- please RSVP to Caitlin Scholl (cscholl@berkeley.edu) by the Monday before the meetings you will be attending. 

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Wednesday, September 26

Discussion of Jocelyne Dakhlia's Le pays sans bruit (Actes Sud, October 2011), on Tunisia and the Arab Spring

Reading: The entire text (119 -- short! -- pages) is available on our website, but participants should feel free to read as much or as little of the text as they are able to before the meeting.

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Wednesday, October 10

Discussion with Jocelyne Dakhlia, 2012 Pajus Distinguished Visitor in French Studies, on the history of Muslims in Europe 

Readings: Posted under "Share Files."

- The introduction to Dakhlia's Islamicités (Presses Universitaires de France, 2005)

- The introduction to Volume I of Dakhlia and Vincent's Les Musulmans dans l'histoire de l'Europe, Une intégration invisible (Albin Michel, 2012)

Optional readings:

- The conclusion to Islamicités (Presses Universitaires de France, 2005)

- The introduction to Volume II of Dakhlia and Vincent's Les Musulmans dans l'histoire de l'Europe, Contacts et passages en Méditerranée (Albin Michel, 2012)

- "Musulmans en France et en Grande-Bretagne à l'époque moderne," Chapter 8 of Dakhlia and Vincent's Les Musulmans dans l'histoire de l'Europe, Une intégration invisible (Albin Michel, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 17

Discussion with Tyler Stovall, Professor in the Department of History, of his paper "Bogey goes Colonial: Hollywood, World War II, and la France outre-mer"

Reading: Will be emailed to those who RSVP.

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Wednesday, October 31

Discussion with Simona Taliani of the Università di Torino on her paper "Intuitions délirantes et désirs hypothéqués: penser la migration avec Frantz Fanon"

Reading: Will be emailed to those who RSVP.

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Wednesday, November 14

Work-in-progress discussion with Gretchen Head, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature, on Maghrebi fiction

Reading: Will be emailed to those who RSVP.

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Wednesday, November 28

Work-in-progress discussion with Livi Yoshioka-Maxwell, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of French, on Francophone travel narratives

Reading: Will be emailed to those who RSVP.