CFP: New Approaches to Postwar Empires in Africa (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

April 10-11th, 2014

NEH Summer Institute - Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema since Independence (App. Deadline: March 4)

The 2014 NEH Summer Institute Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema since Independence will be held at Oregon State University from 

CFP: Language and Colonialism (Deadline: December 20, 2013)

The NYU-CNRS Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences invites proposals for a workshop on "Language and Colonialism" to be held 


Aminata Sow FALL est l’une des plus grandes romancières francophones contemporaines tant sa production est riche et variée. Fine observatrice de sa société, elle a toujours su transmuter le quotidien de ses concitoyens en matière littéraire. Sa production entamée avec Le Revenant (1976)    et qui se poursuit jusqu’aujourd’hui est une véritable radioscopie de la société sénégalaise en particulier, africaine en général.

Upcoming Events


I wanted to let you know about two upcoming events: 

CFP: Center, Periphery, Constellation: Relationality in French Studies (Deadline: January 15, 2014)

New York University, New York, NY 10003

Department of French

Annual Graduate Student Conference:

April 12, 2014


Le centre relégué au milieu d’autres centres, c’est à la formation d’une constellation que nous assistons, où la langue libérée de son pacte exclusif avec la nation, libre désormais de tout pouvoir autre que ceux de la poésie et de l’imaginaire, n’aura pour frontières que celles de l’esprit.

Reconciling Tourism with Concerns of Conservation

A discussion of the experience of visiting a replica tomb of Tutankhamun in light of the woeful conservation state of the original:

Particularly interesting is the discussion at the end--would you rather see a replica of a painting in the place it was intended to be displayed or the original painting in a different context? Also, like Lascaux, should there be a Euphronios krater II, III, IV?

CFP: Odysseys, Travel Narratives in French, 41st Annual French Literature Conference (November 15, 2013 Deadline)

Odysseys: Travel Narratives in French / Odyssées: Récits de voyage en langue française

March 27-29, 2014


CFP: Colloquium and Special Dossier of Québec Studies (Deadline: April 1, 2014)


We are very pleased to announce the launch of a joint initiative focusing on three related efforts: a call for papers; the convening of a colloquium; and, the publication of select edited essays in the journal Québec Studies.  We have, since 2010, sponsored this project biannually in order to provide mentorship and a dedicated opportunity for publication to graduate students and scholars new to the field of Québec Studies.



Music Artwork and (Mis-)Appropriation

A level-headed response from an electronic music producer on realization that artwork used for his record label is misappropriating Maori designs:

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