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Masculinité/s (HYBRIDA 7)

HYBRIDA. Revue scientifique sur les hybridations culturelles et les identités migrantes

Université de Valence / Espagne


Le septième numéro d’HYBRIDA témoigne clairement du processus d’internationalisation qui est à la base de la création de la revue. Nous proposons huit articles de recherche, un texte de création et un compte-rendu venant d’Afrique (Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée et Tunisie), des Amériques (Brésil, Canada (Québec) et États-Unis) et d’Europe (Espagne, France et Roumanie). Le Dossier MASCULINITÉ/S, coordonné magistralement par Ralph Heyndels de l’Université de Miami, est composé de quatre articles qui abordent les œuvres des écrivains Abdellah Taïa, Daniel Van Oosterwyck et Paul B. Preciado ; du dramaturge Roland Topor et des cinéastes Nabil Ayouch, José Juan Bigas Luna et Nelly Kaplan. La section Mosaïque présente quatre articles qui adoptent des perspectives des études comparatistes, écopoétiques, de genre, postcoloniales et subalternes pour analyser les œuvres d’écrivain·e·s de tout horizon : Jean-Marie Adiaffi, Aïssatou Diamanka-Besland, Mohamed Alioum Fantouré, Flore Hazoumé, Abdelaziz Kacem et María Reimóndez. Dans la section Traces, nous publions un texte inédit de l’écrivaine québécoise Monique Proulx qui réfléchit sur son propre processus d’écriture. Dans la section Éventail, nous présentons un compte-rendu sur un volume collectif consacré à l’œuvre de Mohammed Dib.

Back to Africa

Literary Representations of Return in African Literatures

Journée d’étude

organisée par l’Université Sorbonne Paris Nord

en collaboration avec les universités italiennes de Bologne et de Modène et Reggio Emilia.

Cet événement a pour but d’explorer les diverses représentations du retour dans les littératures africaines. 

Mercredi 25 octobre 2023, 9h30 – 18h30 

Paris, Campus Condorcet (Salle 100).

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CfP: Back to Africa

Back to Africa: Literary Representations of Return in African Literatures

One-day International Conference 

Campus Condorcet

Paris, 25th October 2023

The French University Sorbonne Paris Nord, in collaboration with the Italian University of Bologna, is organising a one-day International Conference devoted to postgraduate students and early researchers on the topos of return in African literatures.


This one-day conference aims to investigate how the different forms of return to the African continent are represented in African literatures. We hope to welcome a wide variety of contributions from postgraduate and early-career researchers that do not exclusively focus on the Global North – Global South axis but also on infra-continental patterns of migration as well as understudied migratory axes within the Global South. While, for pragmatic reasons, contributions will be delivered in English, we hope they will tackle narratives of return from different African countries and in a variety of languages, both local and national.

Individual or joint papers will be allotted 20 minutes, followed by a discussion at the end of each panel.

Submission Guidelines

Calendrier révisé : Les contributeurs potentiels sont invités à envoyer leur résumé à avant le 16 août 2023. Les notifications d’acceptation seront envoyées le 30 août 2023.

We invite proposals for individual papers that address these and related topics. Proposals should include an abstract of around 250 words, a brief biographical statement and contact information. 

Prospective contributors should send their abstracts to by July 30, 2023. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by August 30, 2023.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and to a productive conference.

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After years spent in the USA as a migrant, Ifemelu, the protagonist of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2013), realises that her home country, Nigeria, “became where she was supposed to be, the only place she could sink her roots in without the constant urge to tug them out and shake off the soil.” This “gravitational pull,” as Maximilian Feldner (2019) calls it, has been perceptible in African literatures throughout the years so much so as to represent one of its constitutive features.
In the still ongoing “age of the refugee, the displaced person, mass migration” (Said 1984), the need to return found in African Literatures seems, at first glance, to be at odds with the postcolonial debates around hybridity, cosmopolitanism, and rootlessness or route-oriented belonging. As Salman Rushdie (1983) declared, “roots […] are a conservative myth, designed to keep us in our places.” On a similar note, drawing from the Igbo knowledge system, Chinua Achebe (1994) employs the concept of rootlessness as a metaphor for writing: “If you’re rooted to a spot, you miss a lot of the grace. So you keep moving, and this is the way I think the world’s stories should be told — from many different perspectives,” he argued. Thus, how can return be tackled without mooring it to discourses imbued with essentialism, nationalism, and exclusion, all of which could potentially be derived from rootedness? 
Perhaps, however, it is the very tension between routes and roots that should be overcome. It is what James Clifford (1997) attempted to do in his work Routes: Travels and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century. With the return, the homonymic opposition is resolved because coming back to one’s roots involves the act of travelling – routes. But can one ever come back home? As beautifully shown by the novel On Black Sisters’ Street (2011), originally written in Dutch by Nigerian writer Chika Unigwe, migrants, while abroad, might experience a kind of nostalgia. After their return, however, this nostalgia might morph into disillusion and even alienation, as shown by Obi, the protagonist of Chinua Achebe’s No Longer at Ease (1960).

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CFP/AAP: Travel, Writing and In/exclusion

Call for Papers 
Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Annual Conference 2023

In association with Liverpool University Press 

Travel, Writing and In/exclusion 

Friday 17–Saturday 18 November 2023 

Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers :

Dr. Sophie Fuggle, Nottingham Trent University & Dr. Amina Zarzi, University of Oxford. 

2023 marks the 150th anniversary of Jules Verne’s Le Tour du monde en 80 jours (Around the World in 80 Days), first published in book form in 1873. While Verne’s text remains celebrated for its depiction of swashbuckling adventure (as evidenced in a recent adaptation for British television), the Western, colonial and racist bias of this work appear obvious in hindsight. Verne’s 19th century depiction of travel, participation and agency depended on various processes of inclusion and exclusion both within and beyond the métropole which took place in a context of racialised colonisation in these realms. Such considerations provide a springboard for the theme of this year’s conference, which focuses on questions encompassing travel writing, inclusion and exclusion in voluntary, forced, temporary and permanent migration as expressed in Francophone texts across a variety of time periods. How have depictions of travel mutated since the period in which Verne was writing? Which legacies of inclusion and exclusion from colonial periods remain, or have reversed, in 21st century postcolonial writing? How has the writing of travel contributed to the formation of discourses of knowledge, such as those now being explored under the banner of the medical humanities? 

This is an interdisciplinary call for papers, inviting contributions from researchers working across all fields of languages, cultures and societies. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on topics including, but not limited to: 

  • Travel writing and transport
  • Disability and travel
  • Travel and time
  • Bodily inclusion/exclusion in travel
  • Travel and medical considerations/health
  • Travel and trauma
  • Geographical inclusion/exclusion
  • Travel, writing, and genre
  • Transnational discovery
  • Travel and language  

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words plus 50-100 words of biography to Conference Secretaries, Dr. Christopher Hogarth and Dr. Jennifer Boum Make ( Papers can be in English or French. 

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is: 16 July 2023. This year’s conference will be held in person. 

The Society is committed to providing support for Early Career Researchers and will hold a dedicated ECR event in the conference programme, details of which will be available at a later stage. 

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Circulation, langues, savoirs et développement

Séminaire Les Afriques au pluriel – 5 –

« Circulation, langues, savoirs et développement »

jeudi 29 juin, 09h-12h30

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J), Maison de la Recherche, salle D30

L’équipe de la Structure fédérative de recherche en études africaines de l’Université de Toulouse est heureuse de vous inviter à la cinquième séance de son séminaire “Les Afriques au pluriel” le jeudi 29 juin de 09h à 12h30.
Elle se déroulera en salle D30 de la Maison de la recherche de l’UT2J.

Cette cinquième séance (et dernière de l’année universitaire) est intitulée « Circulation, langues, savoirs et développement ».


  • 09h : Accueil et présentation
  • 9h15 : Alain Bonnassieux (ingénieur de recherche en sociologie, LISST-DR (UMR 5193): « Remarques sur l’inégal recours  aux langues nationales dans les systèmes éducatifs en Afrique francophone ».
  • 10h : Anne-Lise Granier (chercheure associée en anthropologie, LISST-CERS (UMR 5193): « Pluralité des langues des signes en Afrique subsaharienne : les risques d’une communication inadaptée »   
  • 10h45 : pause
  • 11h15 : Fatima Qacha (maîtresse de conférences en sociologie, UT2J, LISST-CERS (UMR 5193), « Associations de migrant.e.s et développement local : le cas (exploratoire) d’une commune rurale du Maroc central »
  • 12h-12h30 Conclusion
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Programme prévisionnel

Septembre 2023 (09h-12h30, Sciences Po): éthique de la recherche (Catherine Baron – IEP/LEREPS, Alexandre Gaudry – UT2J/LEREPS G-EAU, Mélanie Jacquemin UT2J/LISST-CAS)
Programmation 2023-2024 bientôt confirmée.

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New Literary Voices of the Moroccan Diaspora

New Literary Voices of the Moroccan Diaspora. Republic of Cousins

Ieme van der Poel

Liverpool University Press
Published on 224 pages

The highly-charged debate over Morocco’s diasporic minorities in Europe has led to a growing interest in the literary production of these ‘new’ Europeans. This comparative study is the first to discuss together a body of texts, including contemporary Judeo-Moroccan literature, written in French, Spanish, Catalan and Dutch, which have never been studied as a group.

Faced with such a variegated field of literary production, the aim of this book is not to tie individual works of literature to their ‘national’ place of origin, but to re-conceptualize the idea of a ‘Moroccan’ literature with regard to the transnational and multilingual experiences from which it arises. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical insights, from Fatima Mernissi’s concept of female subalternity to Abdelmalek Sayad’s principle of the immigrants’ ‘absent’ history, this book allows for the re-evaluation of the relationship between migration and postcolonial literary studies. A careful analysis of the literary techniques used in the texts under scrutiny here highlights their poetic qualities, without bypassing their political relevance with regard to the intercultural relations between Morocco and Europe as they are presently unfolding across the Mediterranean, and beyond.

Prof. dr. Ieme van der Poel is Professor of French Literature, Emerita, at the University of Amsterdam.

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V Jornadas de Literaturas Africanas

Del 25 al 27 de abril, a partir de las 18:00 horas, en el Edificio Histórico de la Universidad de Oviedo, se celebrarán las V Jornadas Internacionales de Literaturas Africanas, en las que participarán los escritores:

  • Najat el Hachmi (El lunes nos querrán, Siempre han hablado por nosotras, Madre de leche y miel, etc.)
  • Ahmad Yamani (Refugio de huesos, Montasaf al-huyuraat (En medio de los cuartos), etc.)
  • Ridha Mami (El vate y la luna, El pueblo quiere… Lectura cultural de la revolución tunecina, etc.)
  • Awa Dembélé (Representante de la Red de escritoras de Mali y de su diáspora; Destin des Rêves, Les veillées africaines, etc.)

Programa V Jornadas (UO)

INSCRIPCIÓN V Jornadas Internacionales de Literaturas Africanas (

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