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CFP: Realities and Fantasies in Society and Politics, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Birmingham, Alabama

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Realities and Fantasies in Society and Politics

deadline for submissions:
June 4, 2018

full name / name of organization:
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 90 Conference
November 2-4, 2018
Birmingham, Alabama

“Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies”

French Panel III: Realities and Fantasies in Society and Politics

Expressions of socio-political activism can take many forms. This panel welcomes papers and presentations that explore the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Politicial Activists and their Allies” in 19th, 20th, and 21st century French and Francophone literature, visual arts, cinema, culture, and history. Papers dealing with non-fiction or fantastical representations of society and politics are especially welcome. This panel will also consider papers from the early modern period that discuss approaches to socio-political criticism. Please submit a 300-word abstract in French or English, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Michelle Lanchart, The deadline has been extended to Monday, June 4th.

Topics of interest and approaches may include but are not limited to:

· Allegorical representations/critique of society and politics
· Bande dessinée
· Biopolitics
· Breaking through the margins of society
· Colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial studies
· Creole in the Francophone World
· Cultural Studies
· Dada
· Ecocritism
· Feminism (western and non-western)
· The Fantastic
· Gender studies
· Genre theory
· Gothic, Neo-Gothic
· Magical realism
· Performance
· Political science
· Propaganda
· Protests
· Queer Theory
· Realism
· Resisting the status quo
· Science fiction, fantasy, and horror
· Social movements in French and Francophone regions/communities
· Surrealism
· Terrorism
· Violence
· War