CFP: French Autopathography: Conference on Disability, Disease and Disorders from First-Person Perspectives, Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast

21st – 22nd November 2014

This interdisciplinary conference, funded by the School of Modern Languages at Queen’s and the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), will explore a rich corpus of first-person French-language accounts of illness, disability and disorders. It interprets the term autopathography in its broadest sense, embracing not only literature and creative writing, but also first-person documentary, visual, digital and other forms. Keynote speakers and talks are confirmed as:

  •  Dr Hannah Thompson (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘”De simple malade j’étais devenu un handicapé”: (re)negotiating medical and social models of disability in French (from Thérèse-Adèle Husson to Jacques Sémelin)’
  • Dr Tamar Tembeck (McGill University), ‘Expanding the Boundaries of the Genre: Contemporary Québécois Autopathographies in the Visual and Performing Arts’

The full programme and registration details are available here.

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