Conference Overview

New! The final program is now available. Also, a new call for papers has been issued for Contemporary French & Francophone Studies.

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Franco-Arabic Cultures Today: Developments, Dialogues, and Challenges will be held from April 17-19, 2008 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street.

Conference organized by Sahar Amer, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Arabic Program, UNC-Chapel Hill and Martine Antle, Professor of French, UNC-Chapel Hill in conjunction with the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The goal of this conference is to initiate a dialogue between the fields of Francophone and Franco-Arabic Studies in Europe, in the former French colonies and mandates, and in the US.

In what ways and to what extent have these disciplines come into contact with one another over the past three decades: literature, cinema, music, and visual arts?

What intellectual, pedagogical, ideological and cultural frameworks have shaped comparative scholarly inquiries into these disciplines?

Our objective is to better understand the current state of scholarship into Franco-Arabic cultures, and to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to reflect upon the intersections, challenges and future of Franco-Arabic and Francophone cultures.

For any questions or assistance, please contact:
Michael Rulon
Conference Manager
Department of Romance Languages
342 DEY, CB#3170
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170