This panel examines movement between the Maghreb and metropoles as well as the ways in which these migrations change our ways of thinking about identity in contemporary French and Francophone literature. We welcome papers that explore the multidirectional movement of migration between metropoles (whether they be Maghrebian, European or other). The notion of (dis)identification with these spaces (i.e., geographical, urban, home, nation-state, etc.) engages the tensions between alignment and resistance as subjects position themselves (or are positioned). This focus on positioning foregrounds the questions of (in)visibility, belonging and power that are present in these texts, thereby challenging dominant cultural narratives within a transnational frame.
Please send 250-word abstracts in English, with contact information, by June 14th.
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