(im)mobilisations: ASMCF-SSFH PG study day

Our annual joint ASMCF-SSFH PG Study Day for 2021 will take place online on Saturday 6 March 2021.

If you would like to join the day, please register through this form




9.30 a.m. – Welcome


9.45 a.m. – Political (Im)mobilisation (chair: Dan Baker)

David Briscoe (TCD) ‘Mobile Lives and Static Solidarities: The limits of community in late eighteenth-century French poor relief’

Carine Chelhot Lemyre (Saint Andrews) ‘Le Chemin de fer de Beyrouth à Damas: French Political Control and Profit through Infrastructure in Ottoman Syria’

Dooshima Dugguh (Birmingham) ‘La voix révolutionnaire des jeunes africains : Un regard sur trois mouvements – Y’en a marre! Le Balai Citoyen! et End Sars !’


11.00 a.m. – Break


11.15 a.m. – (Im)mobility in Literature (chair: Helen McKelvey)

Jayne Duff (QUB) ‘Undoing Realism: Freeing the Feminine in George Sand’s Isidora’

Chabha Ben Ali Amer (Lancaster) ‘Francophonie or Algérianophonie ? Rethinking Algerian literature en mouvance’

Emily Fitzell (Cambridge) ‘PERECEPTION [ MOVING IN, MOVING OUT ]’


12.30 p.m. – Lunch



1.30 p.m. – Professional Development Panel (chair: Dan Baker)

Dr. Kesewa John (Chichester) – Preparing for the Viva

Dr. Laura McGinnis (QUB) – Academic Writing


2.30 p.m. – Flash Presentations (chair: Helen McKelvey)

Emilien Arnaud (Paris I) ‘From vital celerity to lighting immobility. French revolutionaries, chronopolitics and laws, 1789-1799’

Tia Caswell (Nottingham) ‘Marie Antoinette and her Public Representation as l’Autrichienne’

Laura Kennedy (QUB) ‘Language politics in World Literature’


3.00 p.m. – Break


3.15 p.m. – Keynote (chair: Pallavi Joshi)

Dr. Alex Corcos (Leicester) ‘The Fog of War(wick): ‘Strategic Deconstruction’ and the Game of Mobilising Research’


4.15 p.m. – The (Im)mobility of Suffering (chair: Pallavi Joshi)

Jordan McCullough (QUB) ‘The Immobility of Parental Grief:  Against the Pervasive faire son deuil in the Writing of Bereaved Parents’

Amira Sadoun (Paris XIII) ‘Poésie et résistance en temps de colonisation : le cas de Kateb Yacine, Malek Haddad et Mohammed Dib.’

Freddie Coombes (Leeds) ‘Senegalese Cinema’s Text and Subtext: Migration, Gender, and History in the Films of Djibril Diop Mambéty and Mati Diop, 1973-2019’


5.30 p.m. – Closing remarks


8.00 p.m. – Apéro

The study day is organised by our PG Representatives, Helen McKelvey (QUB) and Pallavi Joshi (Warwick), in collaboration with the PG Representative for the Society for the Study of French History, Dan Baker (Cardiff).

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