Events Calendar

Dept of French & Francophone Studies' Graduate Student Conference 2016: "Fear"
From Thursday 20 October 2016 -  10:00am
To Friday 21 October 2016 - 05:00pm

 

Conference Program 

Thursday Oct. 20th, 2016
All panel presentations will take place in Royce 306

10:00 Registration and Breakfast (Third Floor Hallway and Royce 306 Balcony)

11:00 At the Root: Fear as a Primary Motivation

Katy Chaffee (University of California, Los Angeles)
An Uncertain Search for Certainty: Descartes’ Discours de la Méthode
Michael Burns (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ritual and secrecy in Camara Laye’s The Dark Child
Emma Chebinou (Florida State University)
Failure of integration: Fear or anger of a French djihadist? in La disintegration

12:30 Lunch (Royce 314)

2:00 La peur, mise en image: Fear as Affective Experience in Graphic Novel & Film

Erin Gordon (University of California, Irvine)
Confronting the Fear of Being Alone in the Early Works of Chantal Ackerman
Emily Eyestone (Princeton University)
Fear on Film: Portrayal of Cinematic Terror in La Bataille d’Alger
Alain Agnessan (University of Western Ontario)
Ethos de la peur, autobiographismes de la crise: le soi et l’autre dans Tempête à Bangui de Didier Kassai et La Fantaisie des Dieux de Saint-Exupéry et Hyppolite

3:30 Coffee Break

4:00 Lasting Impressions, New Realities:Tracing Fear Through Literature

Elham Karimi Balah (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Les instants de l’islamophobie dans l’histoire de la littérature française
Bethany Schiffman (University of California, Los Angeles)
When World Collide: Story in Pursuit of Power in Rwanda
Sana Alaya Seghair (University of Virginia/ENS Tunis)
Espace et angoisse dans 2084, La fin du monde de Boualem Sansal

Friday Oct. 21st, 2016

10:00 Breakfast (Royce 306 Balcony)

10:30 Fear of/in Transition: Shifts and Movements, Riots and Revolutions

Breena Loraine (University of California, Los Angeles)
“I Want Candy”: Fear and Consumerism in Marie Antoinette (2006)
Megan McGinley (Vanderbilt University)
Market Movements, Literary Shifts: Fear, Greed and hope as Cultural Volatility drivers during La Belle Époque
Bonnie Griffin (Vanderbilt University)
From Fear, to Anger, to Rebirth: Reading Kincaid as a Response to Sartre
Daniela Tomescu (University of Western Ontario)
Violence, discursivité et expressions de la peur : le manifeste postcolonial dans les années du tournant francophone

12:15 Lunch (Royce 314)

1:30 Fear as a Weapon of the State

Maximilien Novak (University of Chicago)
Concepts de peur et gloire chez Napoléon Bonaparte, ou les deux armes de l’esprit d’un despote éclairé
Selim Rauer (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
Fear as a principle of command: Uses and representations of fear in a neoliberal society
Jocelyn Franklin (University of Colorado Boulder)
Eyes Wide Open: Intelligent Fear in Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s Amour

3:00 Coffee Break

3:15 Moderated Discussion: Blackness and Black Culture in a Historical Context

Distinguished Professor Tracy Sharpley-Whiting 
(Vanderbilt University)
Professor & Department Chair Dominic Thomas 
(University of California, Los Angeles)
Moderated by Professor Lia Brozgal 
(University of California, Los Angeles)

5:00 Keynote Address

Distinguished Professor Tracy Sharpley-Whiting
(Vanderbilt University)
A Peripatetic Painter: Wifredo Lam, Exile, Art, and Occupation

6:30 Closing Reception

Location Royce Hall 306