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1. SFC Annual Conference Programme (NB Cabrera Event 29 June) ONE WEEK TO GO, REGISTER NOW

2. CCWW French seminar: Women’s Ageing in Women’s Writing and Film

3. CFP: Women Behaving Badly(?): Women’s Pleasures and their Discontents in French and Francophone Cultures and Societies/ Femmes Récalcitrantes(?): Plaisirs de Femmes et leurs Déconvenues dans les Cultures et Sociétés Françaises et Francophones


1. SFC Annual Conference Programme (NB Cabrera Event 29 June) ONE WEEK TO GO, REGISTER NOW

Thursday 30 June 2016
Room K-1.56, King’s College, London (Strand Campus)

Further details:


9.00-10.00 Women’s documentary 1
- Emna Mrabet (Paris 8), La mémoire dans l’œuvre de Yamina Benguigui
- Jenny Chamarette (QMUL), Seeing beyond: Raymonde Carasco’s transcendental ethnography

10.00-10.30 Break

10.30-12.00 Women’s documentary 2 (Agnès Varda)
- Sarah Cooper (KCL), Agnès Varda and the images of documentary
- Nathalie Mauffrey (Paris 7), Les Veuves de Noirmoutier d'Agnès Varda : un dispositif documentaire pour un imaginaire collectif au féminin
- Emma Wilson (Cambridge), Agnès Varda and la douleur

12.00-13.00 Keynote: Dominique Cabrera
Dominique Cabrera’s Grandir (2013) will be shown at the Ciné Lumière the evening before the conference, followed by a Q&A:

13.00-14.15 Break

14.15-15.45 Childhood and adolescence 1 (Contemporary)
- Romain Chareyron (Washington State), Portraying lives in transition: Céline Sciamma and the transcription of experience
- Kaya Davies Hayon (Manchester), Embodying queer sexual subjectivity: Abdellah Taïa’s L’Armée du salut (2014)
- Nick Rees-Roberts (Bristol), Mommie dearest: sex, style and scandal in My Little Princess (Eva Ionesco, 2011)

15.45-16.15 Break

16.15-17.15 Childhood and adolescence 2 (Pre- and post-war)
- Daniel Morgan (Paris 3), A negotiated image of delinquency: young offenders and reform schools in French cinema, 1949-1955
- Barry Nevin (NUI Galway), Framing forest/framing France: viewing child poverty in postwar Paris through Jacques Feyder’s Crainquebille (1923) and Gribiche (1926)

17.15-17.45 Round Table
- To celebrate the publication of the 40th volume of MUP’s French Directors Series

17.45-18.30 Reception

18.30-19.00 SFC Annual General Meeting of the General Editors


2. CCWW French seminar: Women’s Ageing in Women’s Writing and Film
Saturday 2 July 2016, 2.30-4.30, room 243, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK

Organisers: Kate Averis (ULIP) and Carrie Tarr (Kingston) 

- Jenny Chamarette, 'Ageless Akerman’
- Kate Averis, ‘Generation and Transmission: Transnational Ageing in Contemporary Women’s Writing in French’ 

Text for advance reading if possible: Nancy Huston’s Lignes de faille

ALL WELCOME (please advise [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or complete response form at above link if you wish to attend)

3. CFP: Women Behaving Badly(?): Women’s Pleasures and their Discontents in French and Francophone Cultures and Societies/ Femmes Récalcitrantes(?): Plaisirs de Femmes et leurs Déconvenues dans les Cultures et Sociétés Françaises et Francophones

Women in French 14th Biennial Conference 2017
LEEDS 19-21 May 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Chantal Chawaf and Nelly Quemener

Feminist approaches to the question of women’s pleasures have generally been premised on the assumption that such pleasures are typically constrained if not ignored, marginalised or forbidden in patriarchal cultures; the foregrounding and pursuit of women’s pleasures is therefore deemed potentially subversive and linked to women's emancipation in other realms. This conference aims to examine, within a range of historical contexts (though with an emphasis on the contemporary period), the ways in which women’s changing understanding of and struggle for their rights to a range of pleasurable behaviours and activities challenge patriarchal constructions of appropriate pleasurable activities and behaviour for women; as a corollary it addresses the rejection of behaviours, activities and ideologies that impede such pleasures.  At the same time, recognising that in many aspects of life contemporary postfeminist consumer societies have successfully co-opted the question of women’s pleasures, the conference also aims to question the extent to which certain forms of pleasure may ultimately be damaging rather than productive in relation to ongoing feminist agendas for women’s equality. Questions to be addressed include: To what extent are women’s pleasures culturally and gender specific? To what extent are women’s pleasures class-related?  What theoretical approaches are useful for understanding women’s pleasures? To what extent can we say that women are free to pursue their pleasures, in the diverse range of social contexts globally?

Suggested areas for papers include but are not limited to:

- Sexual pleasures (female/lesbian/‘queer’/polymorphously perverse/
- Gendered pleasures (female friendships/communities of women/sisters and mother-daughter relationships, etc.)
- Pleasures of creativity (language, the arts, social sciences, sciences, music, film, new technologies, etc.)
- Intellectual pleasures (feminism/political engagement/textual, reading, writing, visual, aural pleasures/contestation)
- Pleasures of lived experience (women’s spaces/familial and other interpersonal relationships/different ages of women’s lives/work/ civic or spiritual pleasures/sporting pleasures)
- Celebratory/subversive pleasures (carnival/disruption/fantasy/ transgression/selfish pleasures/violent pleasures/humour/ performance)
- Consumer/consuming pleasures (bodies and body images/fashion/ beauty/food)
- Pleasures of the senses/bodily pleasures (tattooing/ cosmetic surgery)
- Pleasures of nostalgia
- Constraints on women’s pleasures (patriarchal oppression/male power/religious oppression/racism/sexual violence/heterosexism/ cissexism/consumerist ideology/the lived environment)

NB: At the suggestion of our colleagues in Women in French USA (who are planning a similar session at their 2016 conference) we, too, shall include a panel on the writings of Mireille Best. Proposals to be sent to us in the usual manner, see below:

Proposals for papers in English or in French (300 words maximum) should be accompanied by a short CV and sent to ALL THE PROGRAMME ORGANISERS by 1 September 2016:

Programme Organisers:

Maggie Allison: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Elliot Evans: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Gillian Ni Cheallaigh: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Carrie Tarr: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Deadline for proposals:  Friday 1 SEPTEMBER 2016

Les débats féministes sur la question des plaisirs des femmes ont présupposent souvent que de tels plaisirs se voient habituellement contraints, pour ne pas dire marginalisés—voire proscrits—dans des cultures patriarcales; la poursuite des plaisirs de femmes, ainsi que leur mise en exergue, est donc potentiellement considérée comme étant subversive, étant liée à l’émancipation des femmes dans d’autres domaines.

Le but de ce colloque est d’examiner, dans une variété de contextes historiques (quoique  mettant l’accent sur l’ère contemporaine), les façons dont l’évolution de la prise de conscience des femmes et de leur lutte pour avoir droit à tout un éventail de comportements et d’activités jouissives (qui leur font plaisir) défient les constructions patriarcales quant aux comportements  et aux poursuites de plaisirs supposés être appropriés/propres aux femmes. Ainsi, en corollaire, ce colloque s’adresse-t-il à la question du rejet de comportements, d’activités et d’idéologies qui entraveraient de tels plaisirs. En même temps, tout en reconnaissant que, dans beaucoup de sphères de la vie courante, les sociétés de consommation post-féministes ont réussi le coup de récupérer la question des plaisirs des femmes, ce colloque cherche  à évaluer jusqu’à quel point certaines formes de plaisir seraient à la longue nocives plutôt que productives par rapport au ‘cahier de revendications’ actuel dans la poursuite de l’égalité des femmes.
Parmi les questions à aborder: Quelles seraient les spécificités culturelles et genrées des plaisirs des femmes? Quel  est le rapport entre  les plaisirs des femmes et leur classe sociale? Sur quelles approches théoriques peut-on s’appuyer pour comprendre les plaisirs de(s) femmes? Dans quelle mesure peut-on dire que les femmes sont libres de poursuivre leurs plaisirs, compte tenu de la diversité de contextes sociaux au niveau mondial ?

Nous proposons les champs de travail suivants, mais cette liste n’est pas exhaustive:
- Plaisirs sexuels: (féminins/lesbiens/’queer’/perverse-polymorphe/jouissifs
- Plaisirs genrés: (amitiés entre femmes/communautés de femmes/relations entre sœurs, mère-fille etc.)
- Plaisirs de créativité: (langue/langage; le monde des arts; sciences humaines; sciences; musique; film; nouvelles technologies, etc.)
- Plaisirs intellectuels: (féminisme/engagement politique/ textuel, lecture, écriture, visuel, plaisirs auraux/ contestation)
- Plaisirs de fête/plaisirs subversifs: (carnaval; perturbation; fantaisie; transgression)/ plaisirs égoïstes/ plaisirs violents/ humour/ performance)
- Plaisirs de consommation/plaisirs qui consomment (le corps; images du corps; la mode ; la  beauté; l’alimentation)
- Plaisirs nostalgiques
- Entraves aux plaisirs de/des femmes (oppression patriarcale/ pouvoir masculin/ oppression religieuse/ racisme/ violence(s) sexuelle(s)/ hétérosexisme/ cissexisme/ idéologie de consommation/ l’environnement (du) vécu ).

NB : Suite à la proposition de nos collègues de Women in French USA (qui préparent une session semblable lors de leur colloque en 2016) nous envisageons un panel autour des œuvres de Mireille Best. Propositions à envoyer comme indiqué ci-dessous :

Prière d’accompagner toute proposition de communication (soit en anglais, soit en français, 300 mots maximum), d’un bref CV, qui s’adresse à toutes les organisatrices  du programme avant vendredi le 1 septembre 2016:

Maggie Allison : [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Elliot Evans : [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Gillian Ni Cheallaigh : [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Carrie Tarr : [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>


Phil Powrie
Professor of Cinema Studies
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School of English and Languages
University of Surrey
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