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CALL FOR PAPERS: D i s t a n c e/proximité

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CALL FOR PAPERS: D i s t a n c e/proximité

21st Annual conference of the Australian Society for French Studies

9–11 December 2013, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Confirmed keynote speakers: Marc Augé and Charlotte Dejean-Thircuir

Distance, proximity: two terms referring to the space, literal or metaphoric, between things, people, moments in time. The conference focuses on a polarity used both spatially and temporally across a range of academic fields such as communication, art, psychology, cinema, postcolonial studies, intercultural studies, anthropology, and language learning. Its ubiquitousness hides, however, a certain degree of complexity. Not only is each term marked by the other, but they are perhaps not as far apart as we think: “in the long term, proximity creates a strange kind of distance” writes Quebec journalist Nathalie Petrowski.

How are proximity and distance presented, interpreted and deployed at different historical moments and in different cultural and disciplinary contexts related to the French-speaking world? We invite proposals for papers, panels and posters which interrogate the problematic of distance/ proximity, its potential and its limitations, in (for example):

o Anthropology: the local and the distant

o Computer-mediated communication

o Intercultural studies

o Pedagogy: teaching in “face-to-face” and “distance” modes

o Philosophy

o Postcolonial studies

o Sociology

o Literature, cinema, visual arts

o Translation: Exoticism and domesticization

Proposals may be for:

· Papers: 20 minute presentation plus 10 minutes of discussion

· Panels: three or more presenters, one and a half hours, including discussion

· Posters: all posters will be displayed during a one hour session during which their presenters will be in attendance to discuss their work with other delegates.

Please send your proposal (250 words, with contact details) before the 31st August to: asfs2013@uq.edu.au

As is customary, the conference organizing committee welcomes proposals in any other field of French studies, subject to the availability of places on the programme.

DR JULIANA DE NOOY | Senior Lecturer in French
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies

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D i s t a n c e/proximité: 21st Annual conference of the Australian Society for French Studies

9–11 December 2013, University of Queensland

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