26/4/2012, Dr Siobhán Shilton (University of Bristol), ”Representing the Unrepresentable: France and Islam in performance art, graffiti and digital media”

We are delighted to welcome Dr Siobhán Shilton from the University of Bristol on April 26th. Her paper is entitled: Representing the Unrepresentable: France and Islam in performance art, graffiti and digital media ‘This paper addresses distinctively visual means of presenting ‘Islam’ – particularly the practice of veiling – in ways that resist singular readings. … Continue reading

8/3/2012, Dr Nicki Hitchcott (University of Nottingham), ‘Benjamin Sehene vs. Father Wenceslas Munyeshyaka: the Fictional Trial of a Genocide Priest’

We are pleased to welcome Dr Nicki Hitchcott from the University of Nottingham on Thursday March 8th, 5pm (seminar room F30, Hicks Building), who will speak on the work of the Rwandan writer Benjamin Sehene. Benjamin Sehene vs. Father Wenceslas Munyeshyaka: the Fictional Trial of a Genocide Priest The first francophone Rwandan novel published since … Continue reading

28/2/2012, Dr Véronique Desnain (University of Edinburgh): ‘”Oedipus Redux”: contemporary French Crime fiction and tragedy’

Dr Véronique Desnain will present a research paper entitled: ‘”Oedipus Redux”: contemporary French Crime fiction and tragedy’ Tuesday February 28th, 5pm Seminar Room 3, Jessop West, University of Sheffield A number of critics and practitioners have noted that crime writing performs a similar social function in the modern world to that of tragedy in the … Continue reading

9/2/2012: Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden (MMU), ‘Le scénario comme enjeu du cinéma français’

We are pleased to host a research paper by: DR ISABELLE VANDERSCHELDEN  MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY ‘Le scénario comme enjeu du cinéma français’ Le statut du scénariste et la place du scénario ont régulièrement été source de discussion à différentes périodes de l’histoire du cinéma français, par exemple au moment de la Nouvelle Vague ou dans … Continue reading