Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F.
Call for Papers/Abstracts
Governance and Rights
Law, Religion, and Sexuality in Caribbean Literature and Culture
Junior Research Conference: Society of Caribbean Research (Socare)
Venue: University of Salzburg
Organizers: Christopher F. Laferl, Ralph Poole, Philipp Seidel
Date: 23 – 25 November 2017
The Conference will be held in French, but it will be possible to address questions in English.
Sibilant Press is looking for essays on Voltaire’s Candide, to be published alongside the novel. Essays should be written for a general audience. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
Call for Papers: Relations between Britain and France in World War Two
Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh, 3 May 2017
Roundtable speakers: Professor Peter Jackson (Glasgow) and Dr Emile Chabal (Edinburgh).
The tumult and transformations resulting from the Age of Revolutions (1770s-1840s) created a trans-Atlantic body of art and material culture that reflected and inspired new ideas and actions. Inspired by Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society’s 2017 exhibition on the legacy of the patriot portraitist Charles Willson Peale and his artistic family from the eighteenth century until the middle of the nineteenth, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)’s forthcoming publication of The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations,
"Une autre histoire des modernisations agricoles au XXe siècle" is a Conference convened in Sept 115-16, 2017, by the RUCHE (Réseau Universitaire de Chercheurs en Histoire de l’Environnement), the AHPNE (Association pour l’Histoire de la Protection de la Nature et de l’Environnement) and the Centre Alexandre Koyré (CNRS-EHESS-MNHN).
Call for proposals
Truth and Representation
The Australian National University, 13-15 December
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Dr Chris Watkin, Monash University
Public Lecture “Re-examining French Success in the First Italian Campaign, 1796-97.”
A roundtable to be held at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, 18-19th February 2018.