Francophone Studies Working Group - Documents

  • cscholl
    Feb 5 2014 - 6:33pm cscholl

    In preparation for Françoise Lionnet's visit to Berkeley (happening on Monday, March 31) we will be reading and discussing some of her recent theoretical work on creolization, cosmopolitanism, and transnationalism in the context of Francophone literature and the Indian Ocean.

     

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  • cscholl
    Nov 4 2014 - 3:05pm cscholl

    Thanks to the work of Romance Languages Librarian Claude Potts, we now have access to 250 titles from L'Harmathèque, L'Harmattan's ebook library.  You can find all of the titles on the attached spreadsheet, which also contains the URLs that will allow you to access said titles and download them as PDFs. (None of these ebooks are currently in OskiCat, for reasons Claude explains below.) Please share this information with friends, students, and colleagues who might be interested.

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  • cscholl
    Sep 23 2014 - 5:07pm cscholl

    As a follow-up to last year’s meeting on the various artistic and museum exhibitions on the historical zoo humain phenomenon that have been happening in France over the last decade (http://townsendgroups.berkeley.edu/document/109-meeting-exhibiting-human-zoo), in this meeting we will look at recent attempts to tackle the history of colonialism and slavery in the museum or exhibition format.

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  • cscholl
    Sep 9 2014 - 1:25pm cscholl

     Spring 2014 Schedule

    Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be from 11:30am-1:30pm in 4104 Dwinelle (Comparative Literature Conference Room). RSVP -- lunch provided.

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    Friday, February 21

    Françoise Lionnet's Recent Writings, Part I:

    "Thinking through the Minor, Transnationally" (co-written with Shu-mei Shih) and "Parcours intellectuel, itinéraire culturel et personnel"

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  • cscholl
    Feb 5 2014 - 6:47pm cscholl

    In preparation for Françoise Lionnet's visit to Berkeley (happening on Monday, March 31) we will be reading and discussing some of her recent theoretical work on creolization, cosmopolitanism, and transnationalism in the context of Francophone literature and the Indian Ocean.

     

    Readings for this meeting:

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  • Sarah Jessica Johnson
    Nov 2 2013 - 3:39pm Sarah Jessica J...

    Hello all!

    We hope you will join us for our next meeting of the Francophone Studies Working Group. We will be discussing, as a sort of continuation/Part II of our previous meeting, Frenches spoken in Louisiana and recent popular depictions of Cajuns and Creoles.
    I have attached the readings (and film links) which are short since we are one week out:

    - selections from Louisiana French, a recent dictionary
    - the introduction of Bernard Shane's, Cajuns: The Americanization of a People since 1941

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  • Sarah Jessica Johnson
    Oct 28 2013 - 8:23am Sarah Jessica J...

    Happy Monday everyone!

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  • Amanda Leonard
    Oct 11 2013 - 9:32pm Amanda Leonard

    We hope you can join us for our next meeting to discuss Annette Boudreau’s article, “Discours, Nomination des Langues et Idéologies Linguistiques.”

    “En nommant leurs langues, donc en les qualifiant, les locuteurs sont amenés à mettre en œuvre des stratégies linguistiques, à produire un discours fait de valorisations et/ou de stigmatisations, à révéler une idéologie (socio)linguistique, individuelle et/ou dominante, à restituer des parts de savoir, à (re)construire une mémoire ou à l’amputer” (Arlette Bothorel-Witz, 1997, p. 132)

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  • cscholl
    Sep 23 2013 - 10:57pm cscholl

    Since 2010, South African theater director Brett Bailey has been touring Europe with Exhibit A and Exhibit B -- a series of tableaux vivants that restages the archive of European racism toward Africans by referencing the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century practice of the "human zoo." This summer saw the first production of the Exhibit series in France, a country at the center of both the historical human-zoo phenomenon and the recent historiography on it.

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