LLC Francophone Sessions — MLA Seattle 2020

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    Karl Ashoka Britto

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are delighted to announce the following three sessions, to be held during the 2020 MLA Convention in January.  We hope to see many of you in Seattle!

    On behalf of the LLC Francophone Executive Committee,

    Karl Ashoka Britto


    1. Francophone Studies and the New Humanities

    THURSDAY, 9 JANUARY 7:00 PM-8:15 PM, 205 (WSCC)

    Keywords: cognitive literary studies, digital humanities, environmental humanities, francophone pacific literature, immigration

    Sponsoring Entity: LLC Francophone


    1. Cognitive Literary Studies and Francophonie, Michaela Hulstyn (Florida State U) [#11149]
    2. Environmental Humanities, Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and Other Porosities, Richard H. Watts (U of Washington, Seattle) [#11823]
    3. The Other Francophonie: The New Humanities and Francophone Pacific Literature, Anais Maurer (Colby C) [#11152]


    Respondents Lia Brozgal (U of California, Los Angeles)

    Presiding Lia Brozgal (U of California, Los Angeles)


    1. The Multilingual Maghreb

    FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 10:15 AM-11:30 AM, YAKIMA 2 (WSCC)

    Keywords: Maghreb, Arabic, Francophone, Language politics, Colonialism

    Sponsoring Entity: LLC Arabic

    Cosponsoring Entity: LLC Francophone


    1. Colloquial Arabic and the Languages of the Nineteenth-Century Algerian Periodical Press: Multilingualism, Modernism, and the Vernacular, Matthew Brauer (Northwestern U)[#9814]
    2. Theorizing a Maghrebi Plurilangue, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane U) [#9817]
    3. Co-opting Orientalist Fictions: Representing Otherness and Its Language(s) in Historical Graphic Novels of French Colonial Algeria, Sonali Ravi (Princeton U)[#9818]
    4. ‘Je Suis Noir et Amazigh’: The Maghreb’s Berber Question from the Margins to the Center, Ammar Naji (Colorado C)[#9841]


    Presiding Karl Ashoka Britto (U of California, Berkeley)


    1. Cinéma-monde francophone

    FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY 1:45 PM-3:00 PM, 616 (WSCC)

    Keywords: cinema, Francophonie, approaches, debates, directions

    Sponsoring Entity: LLC Francophone


    1. The Auteur Cinéma-Monde of Alain Gomis: Focus on Félicité (2017), Anna Keefe (U of Wisconsin, La Crosse) [#9390]
    2. Financing ‘Cinéma-monde’: A Transnational Project of the Centre national du cinéma (CNC), Joseph Pomp (Harvard U) [#9389]
    3. Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers as Cinéma-Monde: Testing the Limits of French Film, Gemma King (Australian National U) [#9388]


    Respondents Michael Gott (U of Cincinnati)

    Presiding Denis M. Provencher (U of Arizona)

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