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Published by Amy Martin on 24 Jun 2017

FPSA Officers 2017-2018

The new officers of the FPSA will be:    

Grad Council Representative: Alicen Weida (two-year term; elected 2016)

Chair of FPSA: Sarah Yahyaoui

Executive committee: Rebecca Raitses and Sarah Yahyaoui

  • Alternates: Anna Soo-Hoo and Itziar de Miguel

Secretary: Oliver Sage

  • Alternate: Alicen Weida

Faculty membership committee: Angelique Aristondo and Thomas Muzart

  • Alternates: Sarah Yahyaoui and Itziar

Admissions Committee: Alicen Weida and Angelique Aristondo

  • Alternates: Parfait Dekacou and Rebecca Raitses

Curriculum and Exams committee: Thomas Muzart and Sarah Yahyaoui

  • Alternates: Oliver Sage and Itziar de Miguel

Student Elections committee: Alicen Weida, Itziar de Miguel, and Lisa Lyulekina

  • Alternates: Lisa Karakaya, Mariana Goycoechea

Published by Lisa Karakaya on 19 May 2017

Protected: FPSA Meeting Minutes May 19, 2017 – Approved

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Published by Amy Martin on 03 Apr 2016

FPSA Officers 2016-2017

The FPSA officers for 2016-2017 will be:

Executive committee representatives: Saiful Saleem, Alicen Weida

  • Alternates: Allison Faris, Marguerite Van Cook

Chair, FPSA: Saiful Saleem

Graduate Council Rep (thru 2018): Alicen Weida

Secretary, FPSA: Lisa Karakaya

  • Alternate: none

Faculty Membership committee: Lisa Karakaya, Amy Martin

  • Alternates: Parfait Kouacou, Fréderick Baitinger

Admissions and Awards committee: Iziar de Miguel, Allison Faris

  • Alternates: Patricia Winter, Saiful Saleem

Curriculum and Exams committee: Fréderick Baitinger, Thomas Muzart

  • Alternates: Marguerite Van Cook, Allison Faris

Student Elections committee: Eric Benchemoun, Jasmine Narcisse, Patricia Winter

  • Alternates: Lisa Karakaya, Angélique Aristondo, Rebecca Raitses

Ad-hoc Alumni Relations committee: Patricia Winter, Lisa Lyulekina

  • Alternates: Simon Chartrand, Rebecca Raitses

Congratulations to our new representatives!

Published by Amy Martin on 27 Apr 2015

New Books in French Studies Podcasts


Your host, Roxanne Panchasi, is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University whose research and teaching focus on modern France. She lives and reads in Vancouver, Canada. If you would like to suggest a title for a New Books in French Studies interview, please send an email to:

Check out the list of interviews available here:

Published by Amy Martin on 23 Oct 2011

CFP – Adaptations

The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its twelfth annual conference: “Adaptations.” This one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at the Penn Humanities Forum, in conjunction with its 2011-2012 theme, “Adaptations.” Our keynote speaker is Dr. Rey Chow.

In the humanities, the word “adaptation” has traditionally described the relationship of one work of art to another; we tend to consider the debt or faith a new text owes its precursor, to think about the identity between objects that persists across time, space, and media. This understanding of adaptation relies upon a series of apparent contradictions: highly constrained forms prove agile in accommodating unique content, artistic works inaugurate new markets but are consumed within existing economies, tropes and figures fall in and out of favor according to the perception of their utility and relevance, or the valuation of their obsolescence. We seek papers that consider the tensions between freedom and constraint, active and passive, survival and resistance: how does adaptation negotiate among these?

We also seek papers that consider versions of adaptation from beyond the traditional purview of the humanities: how might science studies, the digital humanities and other emerging fields articulate questions of transformation, migration and persistence? If, for example, an agent changes in response to a new environment, and the environment itself alters due to the agent’s presence, to what or to whom do we attribute agency? How do we imagine autopoeisis? What urgency might questions of adaptation gain if considered through the study of populations? Transformations of object and audience take place within each new encounter, sites and identities proliferate; we therefore invite submissions from a wide range of disciplines exploring specific adaptations, as well as submissions exploring adaptation itself, both in its traditional humanistic senses and in the new ways in which emergent areas of scholarship are expanding the term.

Topics for proposals might include:
– Audiences and receptions
– Techniques and technologies of adaptation
– Digitization and new media
– Commodification, assimilation and revolution
– Survival, survivance, and loss
– Identities and artworks / identities among artworks
– Translation and transmission
– Repurposing, reuse, and bricolage
– Failures of adaptation and regeneration

Hailed as one of the most prominent intellectuals working in the humanities today, cultural critic Dr. Rey Chow works at the confluence of postcolonial studies, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, literature, film and visual studies. She is the author of numerous publications including Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007), and The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism (2002). Her book Primitive Passions (1995) was the recipient of the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell prize. Dr. Chow’s current work concerns the legacies of poststructuralist theory, the politics of language as a postcolonial phenomenon, and the shifting paradigms for knowledge and lived experience in the age of visual technologies and digital media. Formerly Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, Dr. Chow is Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke University.

Please send 250-word paper proposals, along with a 1-page CV to Sarah Dowling at by November 15, 2011.

For further information please visit


Published by Amy Martin on 23 Oct 2011

CFP – Publication of Doctoral Dissertation

Name of organization:  ROMAN Books

Contact email:

ROMAN Books, an independent publishing house of international repute, is now accepting proposals for doctoral and postgraduate dissertation for publication. After publication the book will be available and sold in USA, UK and Ireland by major bookstores like Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.

The dissertation must be complete. Authors are paid annual royalties at a competitive rate.

Please send a 1000 word abstract, a detail chapter-by-chapter synopsis and three sample chapters for consideration to

Our complete submission guide is available at:

For more information visit our website:

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cfp categories:  african-american, american, bibliography and history of the book, children’s literature, classical studies, cultural studies and historical approaches, ecocriticism and environmental studies, eighteenth century, ethnicity and national identity, film and television, gender studies and sexuality, general announcements, graduate conferences, humanities computing and the internet, interdisciplinary, international conferences, journals and collections of essays, medieval, modernist studies, poetry, popular culture, postcolonial, professional topics, religion, renaissance, rhetoric and composition, romantic, science and culture, theatre, theory, travel writing, twentieth century and beyond, victorian

Published by Amy Martin on 16 May 2011

Galerie Monnin NY presents Faces of Haiti, May 18-21

This Wednesday, the show “Faces of Haiti,” hosted by the Galerie Monnin New York, opens at Rogue Studios in Chelsea. Click on the photo below to view the poster with full information: Art Gallery Opening

Published by Amy Martin on 04 May 2011



Date limite : 30 juin 2011

APPEL A TEXTES POUR LE PROCHAIN NUMERO SUR LE THEME “Etat des lieux des études francophones dans les pays non officiellement francophones”

Date publication prévue : janvier 2012

Pour le 4ème numéro d’Alternative Francophone, nous sollicitons des contributions autour des thématiques suivantes:

– Que recouvre exactement la désignation « études francophones » ou celles apparentées dans les pays officiellement non francophones? Quels discours sur la francophonie s’élaborent dans les départements de français, en particulier dans les pays non officiellement francophones? Sont-ils différents des discours élaborés en France et aux USA? ?

– Quelles parentés y a-t-il entre la littérature francophone et d’autres traditions littéraires de pays non officiellement francophones (en particulier, celles en provenance des anciennes colonies, mais aussi les littératures migrantes contemporaines)? Y a-t-il des espaces ou des auteurs francophones plus étudiés que d’autres ?

– Dans quelle mesure le modèle esthétique et politique (Négritude, Créolité, littérature-monde, métissage) que la littérature francophone promeut peut-il être appliqué et généralisé hors de la francophonie ?

– Quelles sont les différentes stratégies d’institutionnalisation des études francophones dans l’université des pays officiellement non francophones? Y a-t-il [eu] des résistances contre l’intégration des études francophones dans l’institution universitaire de ces pays? Comment les études francophones cohabitent-elles avec les autres départements comme ceux d’études françaises et de littérature comparée?

– Comment s’organise le champ institutionnel des études francophones (associations, conférences, revues spécialisées, appui d’organismes francophones) dans les pays non officiellement francophones? Quel est le soutien réel des organismes faisant la promotion de la Francophonie (ex : AUF) ?

– Dans quelle mesure les études francophones et la littérature francophone en particulier permettent-elles de renouveler les stratégies d’apprentissage du français? Le décentrement induit par les études francophones porte-t-il préjudice à la norme (linguistique, culturelle, etc.) française instituée ou au contraire l’enrichit-elle? Qu’est-ce que l’étude de la littérature francophone a changé dans la façon d’aborder la littérature française?

– L’étude de la littérature francophone laisse-t-elle suffisamment de place à celle d’autres genres issus de la francophonie comme la paralittérature, la musique, la bande dessinée et le théâtre? Avec les études francophones, d’autres catégories d’analyse sont-elles apparues ou ont-elles été mises en évidence (par exemple, dans les domaines de l’oralité et de l’hétéroglossie)?

Nous encourageons les contributions portant sur d’autres aires géographiques que la France, les USA et le Canada.

Protocole et calendrier de publication :

Les auteurs sont priés d’adresser leur proposition d’article à Sathya Rao ( et C(h)ris Reyns-Chikuma ( avec comme objet : « Proposition AF/4 » au plus tard le 30 juin 2011.

Les contributeurs doivent respecter le protocole de publication faute de quoi leur article pourra être refusé



30 juin 2011: date limite d’envoi de l’article, du résumé et de la note bio/bibliographique ;


15 octobre 2011 : communication de la décision du comité scientifique aux participants ;


janvier 2012 : publication dans Alternative francophone vol.1 no4.





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