The Reception of Images: Realities and Fictions in North / South relations

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May 8, 2018 to May 9, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, Social Sciences
International Conference
May 8th and 9th, 2018, ORAN

"The Reception of Images: Realities and Fictions in  North / South relations"

University Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed, 
Faculty of Foreign Languages





This conference is the continuation of a reflection conducted during a study day held at the TROYES IUT on March 23, 2017, under the title "Images, Realities and Fictions in North / South Relations" , which is our research theme as well as  a cooperation project "CMEP PHC TASSILI" between the University of Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed, Laboratory of Languages, Literature and Civilization, History in Africa (LLCHA) and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Center for Research on Jobs and Professionalisation (CÉREP).




Our research program is multidisciplinary. It covers both information and communication sciences as well as cinematographic and audiovisual studies, linguistics, literature, educational sciences, political science and sociology.

The reception of a certain number of iconic and audiovisual supports: photographs, documentary films, docu-fiction, comics, media ... is our object of study. Our primary objective would be to interrogate these different media in all their density and complexity and this in different contexts of production and dissemination. In other words, we would measure the impact of these mediations on the various publics located on both sides of the Mediterranean. How does the reception vary according to the different contexts and spaces of diffusion? And how would different socio historical and cultural factors influence reception?

Through a semantic decoding, we propose to define the effects of meaning as well as the generated effects of these hybrid objects or signifying spaces in terms of education and training, through interviews, field surveys and analyses of any document that allows the reception of audiovisual objects to be observed.



In terms of interculturality and exchange between the North and the South, the question will be that of describing, explaining and measuring the scope of the hybrid iconic and audiovisual media forms that mobilize the narrative for didactic purposes, such as biographical films (biopics), historical films (heritage), documentary films that offer a scenario of reality, or what is commonly called docu-fiction.

This international colloquium will be open to the study of any type of iconic and audiovisual object: cinema, television, web documentary, drawing of news, comics, photography, painting, caricature, etc.

These audiovisual forms will mainly address five themes:

- Cooperation (actions of public policies and NGOs)
- Conflicts (past and recent)
- Environment and sustainable development (environmental, health and social dimensions)
- Slavery (history of slavery and current forms of enslavement)
- Migration (diaspora, flows, migration policies, training and work of migrants)
A sixth cross-cutting theme on gender could be addressed (on women or men, on men and women, on sexualities).



Will be valued:

- Comparative approaches that take into account audiences in their diversity (i.e. audiences of different nationalities, or different audiences in the same territory).

- Reception studies: if the analyses of the various iconic and audiovisual corpora can study the representation of the topics addressed, the approaches that will be particularly appreciated are those that seek to evaluate the effects of the mediation methods on the public through field surveys , collection of data in the context of interviews, the observation of social networks or the study of critical texts. 

Answering the call for communication / calendar:

- Papers may be in English, Arabic or French.

-Answers to the call for papers must be sent on 15 January 2018 to Hanane EL BACHIR and Pascal LABORDERIE:;

-Responses to the proposals will be sent no later than 05 February 2018.

-Communications must be sent on 15 April  2018.

-Stay conditions (registration fees, accommodation, catering) will be specified later.


-The proposals must contain the name of the author , home institution, email address, a title and a summary of one page maximum. They should be accompanied by a short biography (maximum 5 lines) and some bibliographical references.





Organizers: the laboratory "Languages, Literature and Civilization / History in Africa" ​​(LLC / HA, University of Oran2) and the Center for Studies and Research on Jobs and Professionalization (CÉREP, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne) under the Hubert Curien Tassili Program for scientific cooperation between Algeria and France.


Scientific committee

Louis Basco, docteur en Sciences de l’éducation, chercheur associé au Centre Norbert Elias, Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse

Christian Bonah, professeur en Epistémologie, SAGE, Université de Strasbourg

Marianne Cailloux, maîtresse de conférences en Sciences de l’information et de la communication, CÉREP, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Hanane El Bachir, professeur en sciences des textes littéraires, Option Littérature et Cinéma à l’Université d’Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed, Laboratoire LLCHA.

Mohamed-Ali Elhaou, maître-assistant à l’Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l’Information, Université de la Manouba, chercheur associé au GERiiCO, Université de Lille3

Françoise F. Laot, professeure de Sociologie, CÉREP, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Pascal Laborderie, maître de conférences en Sciences de l’information et de la communication, CÉREP, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Dounia Leila MIMOUNI-MESLEM , Professeur en sciences des textes littéraires, Laboratoire LLCHA, Université d’Oran2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed

Sylvie Pierre, maître de conférences en Sciences de l’information et de la communication, CREM, Université de Lorraine

Abdelkader SAYAD, Maître de Conférence HDR en sciences du langage, Université de Mostaganem, Laboratoire LLCHA.


Organizing committee

Pr Belkacem BELMEKKI, directeur du laboratoire LLCHA, Université d’Oran 2.

Pr Hanane EL BACHIR,  responsable du projet PHC, Université d’Oran 2.

Pr Dounia Leila MIMOUNI-MESLEM,  Université d’Oran 2.

Dr Pascal LABORDERIE, MCU, CÉREP, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne.

Dr Abdelkader SAYAD, MCA, Université de Mostaganem.

Dr Hind FODIL, MCB, Université de Mostaganem.

Dr Dalila BELKACEM, MCA, Université d’Oran 2.

Amel EL BACHIR, MAA, Université d’Oran 2.

Hanane ZATOUT, doctorante, Université d’Oran 2.




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Hanane EL BACHIR: 


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