Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France

New Forms of Expression in the French and Francophone Worlds

Lancaster University 13-14 September 2018


Thursday 13 September 

9.30-10.00 Welcome by Chris Tinker, President of the ASMCF


10.00-11.00: Panel 1: Poetic Spaces

- Lauren Quigley (Queen’s University Belfast) Writing the infraordinary in Roubaud’s Ode à la ligne 29 and La forme d’une ville

- Erika Fülöp (Lancaster University), Qu'est-ce que la LittéraTube? Emergent practices of ‘vidéo-écriture’ on YouTube


11.00-11.30 Refreshments

Panel 2: Freedom of Speech and Dissent

- Christopher O’Neill (Aston University), Sennep and the expression of dissent under Vichy

- Clare Siviter (University of Bristol), ‘Out with the old and in with the new?’ Reassessing theatrical bestsellers of the Revolution


12.30-13.30 Lunch

Panel 3: Authorial Constructions

- Ashley Harris (Queen’s University Belfast), Multimedia and post-textual authordom: Beigbeder and Houellebecq

- Chris Tinker (Herriott-Watt University), Contestation and consensus in posthumous press coverage of Johnny Hallyday

- Mike McKenna (Queen’s University Belfast), Édouard Glissant’s querelle avec l’Archive

- Ruairidh Patfield (University of Newcastle), ‘In Paris, like San Francisco’: The representation of hippiedom through musical discourse in late-1960s France


15.30-16.00 Refreshments

16.00-17.00 ASMCF Annual Meeting

17.00 Peter Morris Memorial Lecture

Alexandra Saemmer (Université de Paris 8), Reprendre la main sur le sens: prolégomènes à une littérature post-numérique


18.45 Small Group Meetings


19.15 Wine reception


20.00 Conference dinner



Friday 14 September


9.30-11.00 Parallel sessions:

Panel 4A: Women and Their Representation

- James Illingworth (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘Cette langue nouvelle’: George Sand’s Experimentalism

- Aude Campmas (University of Southampton),  Corps à corps. ‘Moule, poulpe, pulpe, vulve’ chez Verne et Hugo

- Abigail Taylor (University of Sheffield), Expressing household work practices: What place for domestic services? (with L Quingley: The everyday: practice and poetry)

Panel 4B: Language, Technology, Pedagogy

- Tlili Ameni (Université de Rouen), Nouvelles formes d’expression dans le monde francophone: le cas de la Tunisie

- Mohammed Aguidi, Les applications mobiles d’apprentissage du français destinées aux arabophones: quel français à apprendre ? Quelle est la nature des dispositifs pédagogiques introduits?

- John McKeane (University of Reading), Queen of the Sciences? Philosophy and the French Baccalaureate


11-11.30 Refreshments


11.30-12.30: Keynote:

Nathalie Brillant Rannou (Université de Rennes 2), Vidéos de lecteurs, booktubing, littératube: nouvelle élaboration de la réception en littérature


12.30-13.30 Lunch


13.30-15.30 Parallel sessions:

Panel 5A: Margins and Boundaries

- Jonathan Lewis (University of Liverpool), (Im)Mobility and Transgression: Representations of Dangerous Travellers in Mounsi’s La Noce des fous

- Mohammed Bouaddis (Lancaster University), ‘Les voix qui resurgissent, au-delà de la banlieue!’: discourses and strategies of centripetal writing in Faïza Guène's Kiffe kiffe demain (2004) and Les rêves pour des oufs (2006)

- Chabha Ben Ali Amer (Lancaster University),The New Algerian Literature at the Threshold of Globalization: Across National and Cultural Boundaries

- Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University), The Francophone African dictator-novel

Panel 5B: Politiquement (In)Correct

- Rim Bardaoui (University of Tunis), La caricature tunisienne francophone à l’ère du printemps arabe: à l’épreuve du ‘politiquement correct’

- Dyhia Bia (University of Stirling), A Carnivalesque disavowal of the Post-independence Fiasco

- Laurent Binet (Cardiff University),‘Grand remplacement, collabos et guerre civile’: new discourses on immigration on the French fachosphère and beyond

- Thomas Martin (Lancaster University), Contemporary political discourse


15.30-16.00 Refreshments


16.00-17.00 Parallel sessions:

Panel 6A: New Media, Intermediality, and Hybridity

- Nicole Fayard (University of Leicester), Shakespeare and Intermedial Translation on the twenty-first Century French Stage

- Rebecca Rosenberg (King’s College London), Generic hybridity, popular culture, and multimedia in Chloé Delaume’s interactive and immersive fictions

Panel 6B: Digital Memories

- David Cummings (Université d’Avignon), Websites of memory: Pied-noir digital returns to l’Algérie française

- Greta Bliss (University of North Carolina), Vivid interventions: documentary in post-revolution Tunisia


17.00 Closing remarks and end of conference