Monday, March 29, 2010

"Antillanité, Créolité, World Literature," University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, October 14-15, 2010.

Hosted by the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature. This colloquium will explore a literature in French that, since the 2007 manifesto, more and more critics, suspicious of the term 'Francophonie,' now prefer to designate as 'Littérature Monde' (World Literature). This more inclusive term is already found in Glissant, who saw his concept of 'Antillanité' evolve toward 'Créolité.' Encompassing all the branches of a literature as diverse as the regions and experiences it describes, the expression 'Littérature Monde' has now become predominant. We will include in this colloquium, travel literature, literature of exile and those unclassifiable francophone texts situated between different cultural universes and sometimes two or three languages. Topics: Language alienation Littérature Monde/ World Literature Antillanité – Créolité Francophone literature and globalisation Multiple identities, creole identities Debate around Creolité: ideological backgrounds Works of P. Chamoiseau, J. Bernabé, R. Confiant Gender Representation in Caribbean literature Cultural and political aspects of Littérature Monde/World Literature Race, identity and cultural hybridity Caribbean language culture and politics Orature aesthetics World films in French Diasporic literature Migrant literature Please send a 200 word abstract and a 2 page CV by April 15, 2010 to: Dr Kahiudi Claver Mabana : And Dr. Isabelle Constant : The complete paper should be sent by August 30, 2010. Visit the conference website here:

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