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    Call for special session (MLA 2021), less abridged version: Perec, Je me souviens/Je me souviens de Perec
    abstract to be sent by Feb. 28, 2021.

    Perec et l’après Perec. Je propose une méditation sur les traces de Perec qui affluent aujourd’hui dans certains travaux ; dans ses propres écrits : Je me souviens, j’aime/je n’aime pas, Quel petit vélo…[Read more]

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French/European cinema, transnational cinema, Francophone film and literature, cultural studies, photography, travel narratives

Publications

Sylvie Blum-Reid, East-West Encounters. Franco-Asian Cinema and Literature. A study of French and Franco-Asian filmic and literary productions in the context of France’s postcolonial history. Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, spring 2003. 179 pp

Sylvie Bum-Reid, Traveling in French Cinema. London, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016. 237 pp.    

https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137553539

Projects

Anthology:
The goal of Impressions from Paris is to revisit the artistic, literary and journalistic contributions of French and expatriate women from different parts of the world, as they flocked to Paris during the interwar years (1925-1940). The overall principle lies in the inclusion of painters, visual artists, filmmakers and writers from diverse international and national backgrounds.
Contributors were asked to contribute original essays of 6000 words each, with a bibliography and short bio. Dr. Sylvie Blum-Reid. University of Florida: sylblum@ufl.edu
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Vernon Press is an independent publisher of scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities. We work closely with authors, academic associations, distributors, and library information specialists to identify and develop high quality, high impact titles.

 

 

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

FFSC 2020 Conference. U. Nebraska “Parler la Terre”:  “Sylvain Tesson: La Consolation de la Forêt”  (online paper)  https://readership.works.bepress.com/?authdash=1&userid=3354946&.authP=authdash%2Cuserid%2C.authTX&.authTX=1606573683&.authT=BTnf3zby79dPFMMRcAFTVuOStsJCi0#/plumx

2. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference- 2020 postponed to October 2021


Session on Woman and the genre of the detective story: La femme et le genre policier

  • “Else: The foreign femme fatale in Renoir’s La Nuit du Carrefour”


Upcoming MLA 2022 conference (Washington, D.C.)

Special session: “Je me souviens de Perec, Perec: Je me souviens”/ I remember Perec. Perec: I remember”. (Jan. 2022)

 
In order to celebrate Perec, writer and crossword puzzle maker (Paris 1936-1982), I propose a session that considers Perec and after Perec. This constitutes a meditation on the traces of Perec that still roll in today through certain works as observed in France and throughout the world (Canada, Japan, Italy, Denmark, Spain, US). This may interrogate the ‘infra-ordinary’, work on writing, the use of games, memory, immigration, travels, through his own writing such as Les Choses, Je me souviens, j’aime/je n’aime pas, Quel petit vélo chromé au fond de la cour, Espèces d’espaces, Récits d’Ellis IslandL’Homme qui dort  and all the tracks he left for us and that we find either in films, theatrical readings (as with Sami Frey), visual arts, and photography.
 
Pour célébrer Perec, écrivain et verbicrucien, né à Paris en 1936, et mort en 1982, je propose une journée qui lui sera consacrée, et considèrera Perec et l’après Perec.  Ceci constituera une méditation sur les traces de Perec qui affluent aujourd’hui dans certains travaux vus de France ou d’ailleurs. Nous pourrons interroger l’infra-ordinaire, le travail sur l’écriture, le jeu, le souvenir, l’immigration, les voyages, dans ses propres écrits tels Les Choses, Je me souviens, j’aime/je n’aime pas, Quel petit vélo chromé au fond de la cour, Espèces d’espaces, Récits d’Ellis IslandL’Homme qui dort  et toutes les pistes qu’il a tracées et que nous retrouvons soit dans les films, les lectures théâtrales (voir Sami Frey) les arts plastiques, et les photographies.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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