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1. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


In 1997, Professors Martine Antle and Dominique Fisher organized a revolutionary conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that they called "Rhetoric of the Other." It was devoted to explorations of the representations of gay, lesbian, bisexual,  transgendered, and queer subjects, matters, and subjectivities in French and Francophone cultures.  Since then, there have been three further conferences with the same title, the last held in 2001.  During the past decade, there have been numerous LGBTQ-themed conferences, volumes, and special issues of journals.  In 2006, for example, William F. Edmiston of the University of South Carolina organized the annual French Literature Conference on "Queer Sexualities" and Dr. Florian Grandena (Université Concordia) organized a conference entitled "Hypervisibilité," devoted to the representation of LGBTQ-related matters in contemporary visual media in France and the Francophone world.

We are proposing to continue in this tradition with a conference held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 4-7 October 2007, entitled "Rhetoric of the Other V: From Previsibility to Hypervisibility."  It will focus specifically on LGBTQ-related matters in French and Francophone cultures, literatures, and media (film, television, new media, the Internet, etc.) from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.  New approaches to queer studies and its interrelations to cultural studies, aesthetics, and specific literary praxes, changes in our conceptions of what queer theory might be, changes in the optics relative to HIV infection, the development of new means of communication and representation, and the developing maturity and decreased marginality of the field all speak to the necessity of having another conference on "Rhetoric of the Other." We envision a conference held over two full days (8-9 October 2007), with two parallel sessions, thereby accommodating approximately fifty speakers. 

We are eliciting proposals on issues, topics, and problematics relating to LGBTQ cultures, literatures, and media in France and the French-speaking world.  Abstracts in English or in French of 200-300 words should be sent electronically to Larry Schehr in RTF (rich text format) by 1 October 2006: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>   We will be able to provide feedback on proposals approximately six weeks after that.  Presentations in English or in French will be twenty (20) minutes long.


En 1997, les Professeures Martine Antle et Dominique Fisher organisèrent un colloque novateur B l'Université de la Caroline du Nord B Chapel Hill, qu'elles baptisèrent « La Rhétorique de l'Autre ». Le projet scientifique du colloque fut de multiples explorations des représentations des sujets, des subjectivités, et des questions gay, lesbiennes, bisexuelles, trans-, et queer dans les cultures françaises et francophones.  DPs lors, il y eut trois avatars de ce colloque, le dernier ayant été organisé en 2001.  Dès lors, il y a eu de nombreux colloques, volumes, et numéros de revues scientifiques avec des thPmes apparentés.  En 2006, par exemple, le Professeur William F. Edmiston de l'Université de Caroline du Sud organisa le Colloque Annuel de Littérature Française autour du sujet des « Sexualités Queer » et le Dr. Florian Grandena (Université Concordia) organisa un colloque,  « Hypervisibilité », oj les conférenciers s'adressèrent à des questions LGBTQ dans les media contemporains (cinéma et télévision) de langue française.

Nous proposons de continuer ce projet scientifique avec un colloque qui aura lieu B l'Université d'Illinois B Urbana-Champaign du 4 au 7 octobre 2007, colloque dont le titre sera « La Rhétorique de l'Autre V : De la Prévisibilité à l'Hypervisibilité ».  Le thème du colloque porte sur les questions LGBTQ dans les cultures, les littératures, et les médias (cinéma, télévision, de nouveaux médias, l'Internet, etc.) des dix-neuvième, vingtième, et vingt-et-unième siècles. De nouvelles approches aux études queer, ainsi qu'à leurs rapports aux études culturelles, à l'esthétique, et aux pratiques littéraires et cinématographiques nationales, les changements dans nos rapports à la théorie queer, les changements de focalisation et de sens relatif à la séropositivité, le développement de nouveaux moyens de communication et de représentation, ainsi que le développement du champ d'études et sa démarginalisation :  tout cela sera la raison d'être de ce nouveau colloque sur « La Rhétorique de l'Autre ». Nous envisageons un colloque de deux journées entières (le 8 et 9 octobre 2007), avec deux séances parallèles et une cinquantaine de conférenciers.

Nous lirons avec plaisir des propos qui traitent des questions, des matières, et des problématiques dans les cultures, les littératures, et les média LGBTQ en France et dans le monde francophone.  Veuillez envoyer électroniquement un propos de 200 B 300 mots, en français ou en anglais, formaté RTF (Rich Text Format) avant le 1 octobre 2006 : [log in to unmask]  Nous pourrons vous indiquer le statut du propos à peu près six semaines après cette date.  Les communications au colloque, en français ou en anglais, dureront vingt (20) minutes.


2. École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière - LISAA/Université Marne-la-Vallée
« Les dispositifs », 19 and 20 October 2006

e-mail: Sylvie Thouard <[log in to unmask]>
The notion of dispositif can be loosely defined as the various procedures which contribute towards establishing a relationship between audiovisual works and their audiences. The same dispositif  can be used in many different ways, and there are many different dispositifs, both real and virtual.
The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for recent contemporary research on this topic. Its historical dimension will only be of interest if it informs the present.
Several fields of research are proposed:
- An in-depth analysis of classical dispositifs, from the standpoint of their multiple uses
- Questions of spectatorship and the related question of interactivity
- Changes in dispositifs as seen by the audiovisual industries 
- Hybridity and metissage of current dispositifs
- Managing the conflicts between different types of dispositif
- Current experiments
The conference will be held on 19 and 20 October 2006 at the École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière and at the Université de Marne le Vallée.
Papers will be given with the aid of audio, visual or audiovisual materials as required. They will last 1 hour (45min. presentation, 15min. discussion). The given papers could be published in the Cahier Louis-Lumière.
Submissions should contain the following information:
page 1: 
Name, title and contact details
page 2: 
Theme of paper
Title of paper
Abstract (150 words)
Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee. They should reach us by 30 June 2006 and may be sent by post or electronic mail to the following addresses: 
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Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière
7 allée du promontoire
BP 22
93161 Noisy-le-Grand Cedex
The Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière and the University of Marne la Vallee are 
located 1/2h away from Paris, easily accessible by subway)
No registration fee
Organisers: Gérard Leblanc (École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière), Sylvie Thouard, Université de Marne la Vallée, équipe LISA). 
Communication et développement 
Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière
7, allée du promontoire
93161 Noisy-le-Grand Cédex
01 48 15 02 09 - 06 78 76 15 52

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