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Sunday, 09 January

744. What’s in a Name? Débat sur la francophonie

10:15–11:30 a.m., 403A, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Division on Francophone Literatures and Cultures

Presiding: Aliko Songolo, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Speakers: Anne Donadey, San Diego State Univ.; Alec G. Hargreaves, Florida State Univ.; Françoise Lionnet, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Valérie Magdelaine, Université de la Réunion; Catherine Perry, Univ. of Notre Dame; Dominic R. Thomas, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Subha Xavier, Univ. of Miami

This session seeks to promote discussion about the stakes of francophone studies in the United States, some fifty years after political “independence” was achieved by several francophone sub-Saharan African countries. The session promises to extend this important cultural, political, social, and pedagogic debate.

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