Beyond France

  • Founded
    2014
  • Seminar Number
    763

This University Seminar focuses on the transnational material, intellectual and symbolic exchanges that have characterized the regions that once composed successive French empires since the seventeenth century.  The seminar will not be an exercise in colonial or imperial history, organized around the opposition between « center » and « periphery », but rather an exploration of connections and lines of fragmentation within that space. The goal of the seminar will be to explore not only France’s global expansion and retraction in the modern period, but, no less significantly, the after-lives of French empire in various post-colonies, networks, and institutions. Our goal is to map a distinct—but not isolated—world within the “globe,” one conditioned but not defined by France, its empires, its language, and its ecumene. Inherently interdisciplinary, the seminar will bring together scholars in the humanities and the social sciences from Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa in order to understand these complex exchanges that reach « Beyond France ».


Co-Chairs
Professor Tabetha Ewing
tabetha.ewing@gmail.com

Professor Emmanuelle Saada
es2593@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Thomas Zuber
tbz2103@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

10/13/2017 Maison Française, 2nd Floor, Columbia University
12:30 PM
Generational Power and Global Change: African Students, Cold War Youth Politics, and 'Islam Noir' in Postwar Greater France
Emily Marker, Rutgers University-Camden




12/01/2017 Maison Française, 2nd Floor, Columbia University
12:30 PM
Negotiating a ‘Hybrid’ Relationship: France, the EEC, and Algeria (1958-1962)
Megan Brown, Swarthmore College




02/23/2018 Maison Française, 2nd Floor, Columbia University
12:30 PM
The ends of humanitarianism in post-jungle Paris: Baras and the evolving discourse of reciprocity
Jennifer Bajorek, Hampshire College




03/02/2018 Maison Française, 2nd Floor, Columbia University
12:30 PM
You will assimilate to me: Aimé Césaire and the francophone culture of reprint in wartime copywrong
Alex Gil, Columbia University




03/30/2018 Maison Française, 2nd Floor, Columbia University
12:30 PM
Untranslatable Justice: The Politics of Fiction in the Postcolony (Algeria after 1962)
Jill Jarvis, Yale University




04/27/2018 Maison Française, 2nd Floor, Columbia University
12:30 PM
Battles over archives. The multiple historicities of a Maghribi society during Ottoman and Colonial times (1860-1930)
M'hamed Oualdi, Princeton University