Call for Papers—Culture/Identity/Politics: Éloge de la créolité, Twenty-Five Years On

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The Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University announces an International Conference—“Culture/Identity/Politics: Éloge de la créolité, Twenty-Five Years On”—to be held on October 21-23, 2014. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2014.

Confirmed Speakers: Dominique Chancé (University of Bordeaux), Françoise Lionnet (UCLA), H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts University), Richard Price (College of William and Mary), Sally Price (College of William and Mary)

Description: Since its publication in 1989, Éloge de la créolité has had decidedly mixed fortunes: generally received with enthusiasm on its first appearance, it rapidly became very controversial and has subsequently been widely critiqued to the extent that one wonders whether it retains any capacity at all to illuminate the cultures of Caribbean and Creole societies. To mark the 25th anniversary of its publication, this conference poses that very question, and foresees three broad areas of discussion: first, the fortunes of…

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