Francospheres of Resistance and Revolution

Francospheres of Resistance and Revolution
3 April 2017, 9.30am - 4 April 2017, 5.30pm
Conference / Symposium
Woburn Room, G22, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Monday 3 April

9:30      Registration and Welcome
10:00    Panel 1 – Foundations, Chair: Charles Forsdick
Bill Marshall (Stirling): Victor Serge Now
Mason Norton (Edge Hill):  Resistance in France, 1940-44: Politics or the Political?
Fabrice Usman (Regis): The Very First New Left: Claude Bourdet and The Emergence of the Nouvelle Gauche
11:30    Coffee
11:45    PLENARY  Siobhan Shilton (Bristol): “Art, Resistance and the Tunisian Revolution: Aesthetics of Contingency”
13:15    Lunch (own arrangements), Chair: Dominic Glynn (IMLR)
14:30    PLENARY Louise Michel The Commune and New Caldeonia
Paul Mason: On Divine Chaos of Starry Things, Chair: Claire Launchbury (IMLR)
16:00    Tea
16:15    Mary and Bryan Talbot on The Red Virgin in conversation with Charles Forsdick
17:30    Vin d’honneur

Tuesday 4 April

10:00       Panel 2 - Postcolonial Resistance and Revolution, Chair: Catherine Gilbert (KCL)
Alison Smith (Liverpool): Georges Didi-Huberman: forms of resistance in the space of images
Ralph Heyndels (Miami): Revolutionary Engagement From Within Emotional, Sexual and Imaginary Subjectivity: “Ecrire Et s’engager Aujourd’hui”1 as Abdellah Taia would conceives it
Nadhim Chaouché (Oran): La Résistance identitaire à travers le roman algérien d’expression française 1900-1950
11:30     Coffee
11:45     Anna-Louise Milne (ULIP): ‘Sylvain George and lyric documentary in the age of late capitalism, or When cinema burns in revolt…’, Chair: Amanda Crawley Jackson
12:45     Lunch (own arrangements)
14:00     Panel 3 – 68 revisited, Chair: Sarah Waters
Ben Partridge (Newcastle): May ’68, Photography and Memory: Beyond the Iconic
Angelos Triantafyllou (Versailles-Saint-Quentin-Yvelines): Gérard Fromanger: Painter and Actor of Mai 68
Ludivine Bantigny (Rouen- France Culture): « Rêve général » Alternatives et projets imaginés en 1968
15:30     Tea
15:45     Panel 4: Contemporary Resistance, Chair: Claire Launchbury 
Amanda Crawley Jackson (Sheffield): Re-making the City? The recent work of activist collectives in France
Jean-Frédéric Hennuy (Chester): L’insurrection qui vient…ou pas…!
Sarah Waters (Leeds): Work, Resistance and Suicide in the 21st century French Workplace
17:30     Conference closes

Advance registration required

Conference fees:
Both days: £40 (standard); £35 (Friends of Germanic Studies/Italian at the IMLR); £20 (Students & Other Concessions) 

1 day only: £25 (standard); £20 (Friends of Germanic Studies/Italian at the IMLR); £15 (Students & Other Concessions)

To claim the student rate, proof of student status will need to be shown at registration on the day



Sponsored by the Cassal Trust and Translating Cultures, AHRC


Kremena Velinova
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