Conference Venue: Adonis room, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University of Sousse.
“I am from there. I am from here. I am not there and I am not here.
I have two names, which meet and part, and I have two languages.
I forget which of them I dream in.”
Exile as a broad term denotes a force of (un)voluntary escape from one’s land to a foreign space and it connotes a sense of estrangement and nostalgia. Exile in literature, culture studies and linguistics is more problematized as it takes different forms and orientations. Indeed, “Exile” negotiates complex issues related to historical events that have marked human existence such as the Industrial Revolution, the two world wars etc…
The ongoing processes of border-crossing and diasporic displacement, coupled with the world’s colonial and imperial charting of political and cultural borders have further complicated the situation. More often than not, this aporia leads to a state of constant transformation, compelling and luring certain exiled individuals or groups to inhabit interstitial spaces of dislocation and alienation; thus, fostering the need to negotiate an ambivalent sense of (un)belonging.
The notion of ‘exile’ is highly relevant as it is linked to identity formation, generating visions of resistance, empowerment and self-redefinition. Likewise, postmodernist theories further stress the concept of ‘exile’ from a linguistic, cultural, aesthetic and psychological perspectives.
It is within this framework that the steering committee welcomes individual and panel proposals related (but not limited) to the following topics:
- Exile and punishment
- Physical exile
- Psychological exile
- Self exile
- Social exile
- Deliberate/imposed exile
- Exile and memory
- Exile and gender
- Exile and space
- Exile and politics
- Exile and language
- Exile and teaching
- Exile and media
- Exile and arts
- Exile, identity and subjectivity.
- Exile and culture
- Ex-patriates / exiled subjects / refugees
- Exile and globalization
- Exile and
- Exile and Cosmopolitanism
- Exile in/and discourse
- Exile in translation
- Exile and religion
- Exile and psychoanalysis
- Representations of exile
- Classical – Modern and Contemporary exile
The Conference Steering Committee is delighted to invite contributors to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words and a short bio-note to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission of proposals is December 31st 2019.
Notification of acceptance/rejection will be communicated by January 7th 2020. Contributors will have the possibility to have their articles published in Conference proceedings.
Organizing committee: Dr. Zied Ben Amor, Dr. Khaled Rjiba, Dr. Radhia Flah Gaiech, Dr. Kamel Abdaoui, Dr. Ines Latiri, Dr. Chiraz Mkhinini, Dr. Mourad Romdhani, Dr. Wiem Krifa, Dr. Faouzi Makni