Languages of Disease in the Contemporary Francophone World

Languages of Disease in the Contemporary Francophone World
19 February 2021, 2.00pm - 5.30pm

PROGRAMME (all times in GMT)

14:00 Welcome and Introduction: Hannah Grayson (University of Stirling) and Steven Wilson (Queen’s University Belfast)

14:10 Keynote: Éloïse Brezault (St. Lawrence University)

14:45 Panel 1
Elliot Evans (University of Birmingham), ‘How to Document a Plague: the Visual Language of HIV/AIDS in France and Québec’
Caroline Verdier (University of Strathclyde), ‘Écrire, dessiner, photographier: Chroniques sénologiques belges’
Hannah Clarkson (Artist, Writer and Researcher, Stockholm), ‘Rama Thiaw : « La Lutte politique, la lutte du corps et la musique »’

15:40-16:00 Break

16:00 Panel 2
Cristina Robu (Indiana University), ‘Réinventer le langage du soin : L’École des Soignantes de Martin Winckler
Claire Jeantils (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle–Maison Française d’Oxford), ‘L’écriture à l’épreuve de l’épilepsie: le témoignage dans tous ses états’
Avril Tynan (University of Turku), ‘Collaboration and Continuity in Women’s Dementia Fiction in French’
Ghada Mourad (University of California, Irvine), ‘Violent Scars in Mohamed Leftah’s Demoiselles de Numidie

17:05-17:15 Invited Response: Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University)

17:15 Closing remarks and next steps

Watch here a recording of Charlotte Baker (Lancaster) interviewed by Hannah Grayson (Stirling) and Steven Wilson (Queen’s University Belfast) about her current AHRC project ‘Alternative Explanations: Disability in African Contexts’

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