Call for papers: NeMLA 51st convention (5-8 March 2020 in Boston)

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Call for Papers
March 5, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, French History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies

Title: "Beur Fractured Identities in the French Cultural Space"

Description: This session proposes to discuss the complex identity formation of people from the Beur community living in France through the study of contemporary Beur literature. It examines the current cultural and socio-political debates on nationalism, identity and culture taking place in France, as well as the complex processes of integration that have affected both the North African immigrant community and the French people in the postcolonial era. In view of the challenges and complexities involved in integrating the French cultural and socio-political space, the session discusses the vexed notion of "Frenchness" and the conception of nationhood as well as the tensed relationships that France has maintained with both its minority population of Muslim Maghrebi origin in the Hexagon and its former colonies in the Maghreb.

Deadline approaching: 30 September 2019

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Yasmina Nagnoug

Independent scholar

French and Francophone Studies

Beur and Maghrebi contemporary Literature

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