On Space and Place (Extended deadline)

April 7, 2022 - April 8, 2022

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The conference will center around themes of space and place—Presenters will consider ideas about how diverse spaces hold unique meanings to different people at varying moments in time. This topic will explore how these interactions shape social and political thought and whether or not the spaces people occupy construct a reciprocal dialogue between individual and milieu. We aim to create a community of presenters and participants broadly interested in sacred land preservation, the climate of alliances, the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and climate destruction; the phenomenology of living not just among humans but with all other beings, within the Anthropocene. We welcome authors from Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and all other communities. Final papers should be in either English or French.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

French and Francophone studies- Postcolonial studies- Comparative Literature-Medieval studies-Linguistics-Gender studies- Ecocriticism- Exile & migration studies- Anthropology- Religious studies.

The French Studies department has procured Dr. Imane Terhmina as a keynote speaker for the 2022 theme of Space and Place. The conference will occur virtually from April 7th through April 9th. 

We welcome abstracts of 250 words. Abstracts should be accompanied by a short biography including the University and the era of study. Abstracts should be sent to [email protected] and presentations should be between 15 to 20 minutes.

Deadline for submissions: 

March 15, 2022

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