CFP: Postcolonial Mobilities in the Francophone World

Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, in association with Liverpool University Press, welcome reflections on the following:

Postcolonial Mobilities in the Francophone World

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 November 2015

Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London,


The large-scale movement of people, objects, capital and information has radically re-shaped the Francophone world in the 21st century. However, the same processes that promote movement and mobility also produce immobility, exclusion and disconnection. This conference will ask what potential does mobility beyond territorially fixed societies hold for the Francophone world. What are the implications of individualized and/or group mobility? What role does mobility play in relation to the creation of new transcultural and transnational identities? And, in turn, what challenges do new social and cultural practices pose for mobility rights and questions of ‘access’?

We welcome theoretical reflections on Francophone Mobilities as well as proposals for papers and panels on topics including:

  • Colonialism and mobility
  • Dynamics of power
  • Travel and migration
  • Borderlands and crossings
  • Class mobility
  • Social exclusion
  • The body and movement
  • Disability
  • Cultural transmission
  • Digital technologies
  • Forced mobilities

Please send abstracts of 300 words plus 50-100 words of biography to Conference Secretary, Catherine Gilbert ( Papers can be in English or French.

The Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies’ website can be found here. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is: 1 June 2015

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