In literary studies, arguments, whether they are hegemonic or counter hegemonic, tend to be negotiated through the lens of the centrality of metropolitan trends and canons, which they condone or condemn.
This panel aims to start a conversation between different geographic areas at the margins of French studies. It seeks to investigate mutually beneficial south/south relations in the francophone literary or cultural world. The panel seeks papers that address the unmediated exchange of aesthetic practices between archipelagic spaces in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans; between Africa and its diasporas in the global south, or papers that challenge general assumptions in the transfer of aesthetic practices in the framework of colonization.
We invite contributions across various academic fields and topics including:
-Urban artistry
-Mobility
-Panafricanism
-Ecology and environmentalism
-Afro-futurism
-Social justice
-Fashion
-Linguistic exchanges
-Cultural adaptations
– Etc.

Please send 200/300-word abstract to [email protected] or [email protected] by March 13th, 2022.