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From Biopolitics to Ecoaesthetics: Legacies of Encroachment(s) (French and Francophone Studies at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association)

Boston, MA
Organization: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
Event: French and Francophone Studies at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Graduate Conference, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, Lingustics, Pedagogy, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2024-03-07 to 2024-03-10 Abstract Due: 2023-09-30

Call for proposal for the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, MA

 

“Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins,” is a popular ( Zechariah Chafee, 1919) is a popular aphorism in legal imaginaries that theoretically synthesizes the scope of concepts such as freedom, power, and sovereignty. The reality of globalization, and its inherent movements and interactions of bodies, challenges the radical frame and geographies of the aforementioned concepts. The inevitability of the relation, in its materialisations as contact, conflict, and integration, highlights the thin lines between acknowledging, understanding, and trespassing boundaries in human relations to each other and to the systems that govern their lives. Boundaries being perceived either as divine or man-made laws, their existence and legacies are sustained by internalized knowledge of codes and conventions, values and principles, traditions and modus operandi. The idea of encroachment in thinking of the experiences of boundaries in human relations captures the inevitable obsession for trespassing. Regarldess of its motivation, trespassing has an impact on the body that is transformative. Therefore, the effects of encroachment pervade the body in its relation to itself and its environment(s). In thinking about legacies of encroachments in French and Francophone literatures, we think of the legacies of this concept in literary practices, in thematical choices across geographies, and its transmedial expressions within and beyond the literary canon(s). 

Keywords

Bio/power/ethics/aesthetics

Slavery

Neo/post/de/colonialism

Migration/Migritude

Globalism

Trans/national/feminism

Race

Gender

Capitalism

Care

Violence

Rape

War

Crime/Punishment

Borders

 

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Tiako Djomatchoua Murielle Sandra