24.109, Calls: French, Anthropological Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/UK

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Subject: 24.109, Calls: French, Anthropological Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/UK

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Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:35:40
From: Aurelie Joubert [aj174 at le.ac.uk]
Subject: ASMCF Annual Conference, Renegotiating Social Divisions in France and the Francophone World

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Full Title: ASMCF Annual Conference, Renegotiating Social Divisions in France and the Francophone World 
Short Title: ASMCF 2013 

Date: 05-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Aurelie Joubert
Meeting Email: ASMCF2013 at le.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.asmcf.org/conferences/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2013 

Meeting Description:

In recent decades profound socio-political and cultural changes in French and Francophone societies have acted to shape and reshape notions of citizenship, individual rights and social classifications. Within this context, are social divisions and class identifications still relevant constructs? What does it mean in actual fact to participate in the public sphere? This interdisciplinary conference aims to examine how social boundaries and hierarchies are produced, reproduced and renegotiated over time. It will explore the complex ways in which social groups, classes and identities in French and Francophone cultures are maintained and (re)configured through various modes of mobilisation and cultural representation.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (Research Director CNRS, CERI-Sciences-Po) 
François Bon (Author and Lecturer in Creative Writing, Sciences-Po)
Guy Austin (Research Centre in Film and Digital Media, Newcastle University)

Further information about the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and membership information can be found here: http://www.asmcf.org/membership/.

The Conference is grateful to the Cultural Service of the French Embassy and to Liverpool University Press for their support.

Call for Papers:

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited on the following, non-exhaustive topics:

- Social identity and (self)representations in France and the Francophone world
- Ideals and ideologies of social equality
- Diverging discourses on gender and ethnicity
- Visibility/Invisibility of social hierarchies 
- Power relationships in and between ‘communities’ 
- Migration and social belonging
- Political constructions and re-appropriations of social divisions
- Emergence of new social groups and shifting social boundaries 
- Visual, literary and cultural representations of hierarchies and social divisions 
- Social heritage and renegotiations of the past
- Renegotiation of language boundaries in Francophone cultures

The conference organisers welcome proposals from individuals or ready-formed panels of two or three speakers, and from the range of disciplines to be found within the ASMCF (history, politics, sociology, media, culture and gender studies, postcolonial studies, migration studies, linguistics, translation studies, cinema and literature), taking either an historical or a contemporary approach. 
Postgraduate students are strongly encouraged to present papers. Papers may be delivered in English or in French. 

A publication connected with the theme of the Conference is planned.

Proposals for papers, featuring abstracts of up to 250 words in either English or French, should be sent in word format (doc. or .docx) to ASMCF2013 at le.ac.uk by 28 February 2013. Please put ASMCF 2013 proposal in the subject line of your email.

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