>From: "Louise Crowther" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CONFERENCE: IDENTITY FORMATION
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>CONFERENCE: 'IDENTITY FORMATION'
>WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2007
>PROF. CHARLES FORSDICK
>PROF. ADRIAN ARMSTRONG
>SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS
>THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
>Sponsored by The University of Manchester, The Society for French Studies
> The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
>This will be the first ever conference to incorporate all the discipline
>areas in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at The
>University of Manchester. This exciting inaugural event aims to be all
>inclusive and embrace all languages; it will treat the notion of 'Identity
>Formation' in literature, art, film and media studies under three main
>1. The role of philosophy/ideology in the formation of identity:
>- this addresses how the individual acts/forms his identity as a
>result of his philosophical ideas/ideological beliefs.
>- it could include the philosophical ideas and values of, for
>example, the Enlightenment; the Counter-Enlightenment; Irrationalism;
>Existentialism; Post-Structuralism; Post-Colonialism etc.
>- it could include the ideologies and identities of a particular
>class or gender of people, nation, or race in society or a historical era.
>2. Diasporic and transcultural identities:
>- this could include the notion of "becoming" identities; of
>identities being interchangeable; the concept of hybridity; and the
>effects of migration on identities.
>3. Narrative identity:
>- this addresses identity as a result of narration, which can be
>analysed by looking at the parts that constitute it - in particular plot,
>time and place.
>The guest speakers will be the distinguished scholars PROFESSOR CHARLES
>FORSDICK, The University of Liverpool, and PROFESSOR ADRIAN ARMSTRONG, The
>University of Manchester.
>Professor Forsdick, who occupies the James Barrow Chair of French at the
>University of Liverpool, went to Liverpool in 2001. He previously studied
>at New College, Oxford and Lancaster University where he obtained his
>doctorate. Before being appointed to the University of Liverpool, he
>taught for five years at the University of Glasgow.
>His research and teaching interests include exoticism, travel literature,
>postcolonial literature in French, the francophone dimensions of
>postcolonial theory, and the contemporary French novel. He has recently
>published Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures
>(OUP, 2005), and is currently working on the links between travel and
>cultural diversity. His forthcoming publications include Francophone
>Postcolonial Studies (co-editor, Arnold) and editions of Victor Segalen's
>Essai sur l'exotisme and Equipée (Champion), and he is currently working
>on representations of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture.
>At this conference, Professor Forsdick will, amongst other subjects,
>discuss postcolonial representation and the effects of displacement,
>migration and travel.
>Professor Armstrong completed his undergraduate degree and D.Phil. at
>Oxford, and spent a year as a Research Fellow in Cambridge before joining
>Manchester in 1995. Since then he has also taught as a visiting lecturer
>at Cambridge and Lyon-III.
>His research centres around grand rhétoriqueur poetry; late medieval and
>early Renaissance literature; manuscript studies and bibliography; and the
>influence of book form upon literature. His principal interests are
>literary, and he has published work on various writers, including Villon,
>Molinet, Lemaire, Bouchet, and Jean Marot. However, his concerns with the
>book as object are also linked to literary questions by an interest in
>text editing, a discipline of fundamental importance for literary
>scholarship which is currently eliciting much methodological reflection.
>Besides a forthcoming edition of Jean Bouchet's Jugement poetic de
>l'honneur femenin, a pro-feminist text printed in 1538, he has co-edited a
>collection of occasional writing by the major rhétoriqueur Jean Lemaire de
>Belges from the period 1511-1513, with Jennifer Britnell (Société des
>Textes Français Modernes).
>At this conference, Professor Armstrong will discuss how to successfully
>pursue a career in academia as a postgraduate student and will address
>issues of learning and teaching within higher education.
>Please join us for an exploration of this compelling subject of identity
>The committee members, Louise Crowther, Michela Baldo and Kate Roy,
>cordially invite postgraduate and post-doctoral students to submit
>abstracts relating to one of the three aforementioned panel subjects.
>Guidelines for Abstracts and Papers
>Please follow these instructions carefully:
>- Abstracts [and papers] should be in English and no longer than 150
>- All citations in both the abstract and the paper should be given in
>- Abstracts should indicate clearly which of the three panels they
>correspond to; please put the title of the panel you are applying to as
>the e-mail's subject.
>- Abstracts must be simply pasted/written into the e-mail and not attached
>as a Word [or other] document. Please also indicate the proposed title
>for the paper at the start of the abstract.
>- Please state whether you will require PowerPoint/an overhead projector
>for your paper.
>- The papers are to be 20 minutes in length and no longer, with
>approximately 10 minutes for questions.
>- Abstracts should be sent to [log in to unmask]
>- The submission deadline is 15 January 2007.
>- Please send your name, faculty, institution and contact telephone number
>to [log in to unmask] Please enter the title 'Registration' in the
>subject field of the e-mail. You will then receive an official
>registration form to complete and return with the fee of ten pounds. The
>deadline for registration is 25 February 2007.
>Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and a reception in the
>The registration fees are non-refundable due to administrative costs.
>- Enquiries should be addressed to Louise Crowther, on the committee, at:
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>Please enter the title 'Enquiry' in the subject field of the e-mail.
>We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inaugural event.
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