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Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session) (NeMLA CFP)

Event: NeMLA CFP
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, French, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2020-03-05 Abstract Due: 2019-09-30 Abstract Deadline has passed

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (Women in French Session) Roundtable https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18025 
 This panel explores the characteristics and practices that define how female contemporary authors of the French-speaking world represent, experience, embody, and make sense of the sacred. The sacred will be acknowledged as providing a space for women to articulate the multiple possibilities of womanhood and subjectivity and eventually to open a path towards self-love and self-respect. The sacred will be also investigated as a form for women to alternatively connect and communicate with the world at large. Some questions might include: How can women find, define, and practice the sacred in ways that are suitable for them? How can women envision a return to their selves and the world through the sacred? How do female writers and artists construct a new type of the sacred and/or a new way to relate with it? Do women use deliberate strategies to challenge the authority or the interpreters of texts and rituals that are considered sacred?



Anna Rocca