Event: NeMLA CFP
Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (Women in French Session) Roundtable https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18025
This panel explores the characteristics and practices that define how female contemporary authors of the French-speaking world represent, experience, embody, and make sense of the sacred. The sacred will be acknowledged as providing a space for women to articulate the multiple possibilities of womanhood and subjectivity and eventually to open a path towards self-love and self-respect. The sacred will be also investigated as a form for women to alternatively connect and communicate with the world at large. Some questions might include: How can women find, define, and practice the sacred in ways that are suitable for them? How can women envision a return to their selves and the world through the sacred? How do female writers and artists construct a new type of the sacred and/or a new way to relate with it? Do women use deliberate strategies to challenge the authority or the interpreters of texts and rituals that are considered sacred?