Révoltes & Révolutions (CFP + INFO)

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Call for Papers
December 15, 2017
Louisiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, Film and Film History, French History / Studies, Literature, Sexuality Studies

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of May 68, this conference invites scholars not only to think about its legacy, but also to consider other revolts, revolutions, historical tipping points, and social/literary/political transformations (all centuries, all francophone regions). Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- May 68, then and now
- Arab Spring
-(Post) Colonialism
- Literature and Politics
- La Francophonie, then and now
- Queer revolutions, queer future
- Young adult literature and social transformations
- War, trauma
- Visual representations
- Sexual revolution
- Digital revolution
- Revolution in cinema and visual media

We welcome single submissions as well as panel or roundtable submissions. Proposals on both research and pedagogy are welcome too (e.g., "how to teach revolts and revolutions", or "revolutionizing Francophone studies", etc.)

Abstract of 250 words (in French or English) should be sent to loic.bourdeau@louisiana.edu by Dec. 15, 2017. This conference aims to include 50% Graduate students and 50% faculty/scholars. 

MA students are also encouraged to apply for roundtable discussions of their research interests.

Workshops for Graduate Students (CV, Job Market, Graduate Studies, and then?) will be led by ULL Faculty (free).

Artist speaker: Simon Boulerice (Quebec, Young adult literature/theater/poetry)

Academic speaker: Dr Fabrice Leroy (talk, TBD)