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Parution : Culture Trash

Trash Cultures in the Francophone World

Image : Benoit Poelvoorde et Albert Dupontel dans Le grand soir , film de Benoit Delépine et Gustave de Kervern, 2011.

French Cultural Studies , Volume 28, Issue 3, Août 2017

 Natalia Bremner  et Jamal Bahmad (éd.)
consultation payante en ligne :  http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/frc/current
Although the act of labelling cultural practices or products as trash is often framed as a casual dismissal based on self-evident assumptions, it can in fact be viewed as a mechanism which reflects, perpetuates and justifies the power dynamics of the social context. Trash theorists have argued that our relationship to material trash should be denaturalised and recognised as socio-culturally situated, but should the same not also apply to our relationship to trash culture? The contributions to this special issue all aim to denaturalise trash cultures in the Francophone world through critical and reflexive analyses which tease out social and power dynamics specific to the social context in question.

Conférences en Etudes culturelles, Louvain

Cycle de conférences en Etudes culturelles

Université de Louvain-la-Neuve

 

16/03/16

Joëlle Desterbecq (chargée de cours invitée à l’Université catholique de Louvain) : “Diffusion et évolution de l’énonciation « people » en politique : l’ethos politique en mouvement”

Lieu : UCL-LLN, Auditorium, e.221, Bâtiment Dupriez*

20/04/16

Emilie Da Lage (maître de conférences à l’Université de Lille) : “Musique et post colonialisme : les politiques de l’authenticité musicale”

Lieu : UCL-Mons, Salle 12, Ateliers des FUCaM**

04/05/16 – 18 à 20h

Projection du moyen métrage “Le dossier de Mari S.” Continuer la lecture de Conférences en Etudes culturelles, Louvain

Appel : « Cultures et imaginaires de l’adolescence »

Appel à communication : « Cultures et imaginaires de l’adolescence »

Colloque international et pluridisciplinaire co-organisé par Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (Université du Maine, 3L.AM), et Heather Braun (Université d’Akron, Ohio) dans le cadre du programme régional EnJeu(x)

Université du Maine-Le Mans

23 et 24 juin 2016

Identifiés comme une nouvelle catégorie sociale après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les adolescents constituent une tranche d’âge privilégiée sur le marché de la consommation. Alors que les produits culturels offerts aux adolescents se sont diversifiés, des professionnels se sont formés pour définir les stratégies éducatives parentales et scolaires censées préparer les jeunes à assumer pleinement leurs responsabilités d’adultes.

Animés par un désir de rébellion contre des règles sociales coercitives, les mouvements de contestation initiés par les jeunes permettent à ces derniers d’élaborer leur propre contre-culture et de mener des expériences, qui passent parfois par la formation de gangs. Continuer la lecture de Appel : « Cultures et imaginaires de l’adolescence »

Appel : Le magnétisme dans la littérature (1780-1914)

Le réel invisible

Le magnétisme dans la littérature (1780-1914)

Appel à communications

Ouvrage collectif dirigé par

Victoire Feuillebois (Université de Tours) et Émilie Pezard (ENS-Lyon)

pour la série « Écriture du xixe siècle » dirigée par Christian Chelebourg (Minard / Classiques Garnier)

Argumentaire

Le xixe siècle est le siècle du magnétisme : l’intérêt scientifique soulevé par les travaux du médecin Anton Mesmer dans la décennie 1770 et l’engouement qui en résulte dans les lettres et le mouvement des idées marquent « la fin des Lumières », selon la formule de Robert Darnton. Continuer la lecture de Appel : Le magnétisme dans la littérature (1780-1914)

Appel : journées d’études sur le jeu de rôle

Journées d’études

« Les Quarante ans du Jeu de Rôle »

Universités de Paris 3-Paris 13

du 12 au 14 juin 2015

(vendredi au dimanche)

Organisées par Danièle André, Vincent Berry, Claire Cornillon, Isabelle Perier, Alban Quadrat

 

Titre et Appel à communications

« ÉTAT DE L’ART DU JEU DE RÔLE pour son quarantième anniversaire »

 

Les premières journées d’études consacrées au Jeu de Rôle[1] se tiendront du 12 au 14 juin 2015 à l’Université Paris 13 – Nord et à l’Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3. Ces journées d’études se proposent, à l’occasion de ses quarante ans,  de dresser un état des lieux du jeu de rôle. Continuer la lecture de Appel : journées d’études sur le jeu de rôle

Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, & Pop Music

Publication: Sounds French

I am pleased to announce the recent publication of Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music, 1958-1980 with Oxford University Press.

Here’s the description from the press:
« Sounds French examines the history of popular music in France between the arrival of rock and roll in 1958 and the collapse of the first wave of punk in 1980, and the connections between musical genres and concepts of community in French society. Continuer la lecture de Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, & Pop Music

Appel: Le roman graphiqué: des influences de la BD sur le roman

Le roman graphiqué: des influences de la BD sur le roman

Traduction du Roman de Frederic Tuten
Traduction du Roman de Frederic Tuten

D’une part, il existe des études sur la poésie influencée par la peinture ou sur le roman influencé par le cinéma; d’autre part, il existe des études sur les réalisateurs et films influencés par les « comics » (e.g. Resnais, les 300 de Miller/Snyder, ….) et sur la peinture utilisant les comics (e.g. Andy Warhol). Cependant, il n’y a rien ou presque sur le roman influencé par la BD ou les “comics”.

Y a-t-il des romans informés par la BD ? Continuer la lecture de Appel: Le roman graphiqué: des influences de la BD sur le roman

Cycle de conférences en Etudes Culturelles

confUCL

 

Cycle de conférences en Etudes Culturelles

UCL/LLN – UCL/Mons

 

Le 5 février, 18-20h : Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand (université de Gand) – Héritage et mélancolie : les legs du féminisme dans les écrits de femmes depuis 1990

Lieu : UCL Louvain-la-Neuve, E. 221, bâtiment Dupriez*

 

Le 5 mars, 18-20h : Carolina Duek (Université de Buenos Aires/ Conicet, Argentine) – Les enfants, les médias et les Cultural Studies: réception, pratiques et significations

Lieu : UCL Louvain-la-Neuve, E. 221, bâtiment Dupriez*

 

Le 26 mars, 18-20h : Juliette Dalbavie (Université de Lille 3) – La patrimonialisation de la chanson : le cas de Brassens à Sète

Lieu : UCL-Mons, Salle 12, Ateliers des Fucam**

 

Le 23 avril, 18-20h: Muriel Mille (EHESS) – Construction du vraisemblable et mise en scène de la réalité sociale dans un feuilleton télévisé français. L’exemple de Plus Belle La Vie

Lieu : UCL Louvain-la-Neuve, D. 144, bâtiment Dupriez*

 

Adresses

*Ecole de Communication, Bâtiment Dupriez, Ruelle de la lanterne magique, 14 , 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique

** Ateliers des Fucam, Rue des Soeurs noires, 2, 7000 Mons, Belgique (entrée du parking rue Grand Oudart)

 

Une organisation de Joëlle Desterbecq, Sébastien Fevry, Sarah Sepulchre et Marie Vanoost (Observatoire de Recherche sur les Médias et le journalisme). Avec le soutien du RECOM et de l’IL&C. Contact : joelle.desterbecq@uclouvain.be

Call for Papers : Cultural Memory, 5-6 September, Skopje

Call for Papers and Call for Panel Proposals

The Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies (CCCS)

The Balkan Network for Culture and Culture Studies (BNCCS)

Annual Conference 2013: “Cultural Memory”

September 5-6, 2013, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

The deadline for proposals is February 1st, 2013

The Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies (CCCS) and The Balkan Network for Culture and Culture Studies (BNCCS) will organize the first of many to follow, annually-held conferences, under the overarching theme “Cultural Memory”.

The interest in the past, and consequently, the interest in collective and individual memory, is quite pertinent to our overall present-day research interests. Finding a way to articulate and express individual and collective identities, which find themselves under the undeniable pressure of globalization, transition and consumer processes, is becoming increasingly important. On the one hand, in today’s contemporary, post-modern societies, the various ethnic groups call for recognition, which in turn demonstrates a need for the construction of their pasts, and thus, their cultural memories. On the other hand, if national, regional, religious and/or local cultural identities present today were portrayed as more or less stable entities, today they may be observed as nothing more than events, changes or conflicts usually associated with secularization, industrialization, globalization, migration, or many other political, economic, cultural and/or religious. From this stance, culture is seen as shaped under the influence of processes that stand in constant mutual tension. In other words, it is located in a state of constant negotiation with the newly present conditions, values, ideas and beliefs, set in circumstances whence the previously dominant segments are no longer present. In such processes, the term memory occupies a central role.

The objective of this first conference is twofold: namely, to contribute to the study of cultural memory by unlocking narratives about the past (and their canonization), and offer relevant critical observations on the manifestations of cultural memory that are not essentially ‘narratives’. This approach provides a kind of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary access to cultural memory taken from various perspectives.

In this context, we are faced the following questions: how do we recall, remember and forget? What stories are ‘permitted’ and which are ‘forbidden’? How does the past determine the present and shape the future? How do the various discourses of the past determine the social and personal identities? How are our deepest emotions, desires and fantasies articulated in the present through the discursive space of memory? What are the relations between memory and monuments, archives and museums? How can we understand the dual nature of monuments: as tools of ideologically driven memory (fixed memory) and/or as constant sources of creative construction and opening up of memory? Does technological development influence the process of remembering the past? What are the implications of a digitalization of memory? What kind of history is created by the massive use of digital technologies (i.e., online archives that are encoding/decoding their users’ memories in virtual space)? How do the systems used for production affect the ways that use, protect and work with memory? In what ways is cultural tourism associated with memory? How does it reflect the local and global histories in terms of which narratives are being produced and consumed?

On that note, individual and collective memory within the processes of creating identities provides for the contemporary researcher indispensable links to the myriad present-day realities that are at the same time quite problematic. This duality manifests itself in the creative and conceptual forms of expression. Hence, the aim of the conference is to bring closer the various aspects applied in studying cultural memory. The conference aims at fostering a critical dialogue beyond the boundaries set by various disciplines, thus papers from various disciplines and fields are most welcomed, including art history, literature, anthropology, architecture, philosophy, political science, sociology, cultural geography, cultural studies, media and film studies, ethnology and folklore, economics, history, heritage studies, museum studies, landscape studies, leisure studies, tourism studies, transport studies and urban/spatial planning.

Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Cultural Memory and Identity: family memory; biographical and autobiographical memory; the ‘homå’; immigration; the migrant; borders; nationalism; ethnicity; history and changing historical narratives; tradition; violence; trauma and terror; forgiveness; memories of transitions: important personal and national events.
  • Cultural Memory and Politics: the use of propaganda; the use of cultural memory; the politics of cultural memory; authority; resistance; creating cultural memory; collective remembering and forgetting.
  • Cultural Memory and Space/Place: architecture; geography (cartography); the city and urbanization; the use of nature in the collective memory; transformed places; monuments, archives, museums.
  • Cultural Memory and Social Institutions/Cultural Products: myth; religion; art/literature presentation; language; clashing memories, popular culture.
  • Cultural Memory and Everyday Life: rituals; bodily practices; nostalgia.
  • Mediated Memories: cultural representations; mass media/digitalized memories; virtual memories.
  • Cultural Memory and Tourism: ‘imagined routes’ (mythic highways and meta-narratives); crossing boundaries; war itineraries; violence and displacement; consumerism.
  • Papers, creative projects, and other non-traditional presentations exploring the aforementioned topics are also welcomed.

The Conference will be held on September 5-6, 2013 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Please submit your proposals to conference@cultcenter.net by February 1st, 2013. Submissions should include a 250-300 word abstract, keywords and a brief bio, as well as a contact address. The paper proposals should be prepared filling in a paper form.

Please feel free to contact Loreta Georgievska-Jakovleva (lgeorgievska@yahoo.com) or Mishel Pavlovski (mpavlovski@iml.ukim.edu.mk) with any interim questions.

Notifications of acceptance would come no later than February 15th, 2013.

Abstracts will be published and made available with the conference materials. Full papers will be published in the peer-rewieved journal “Култура/Culture”.

We are seeking proposals for panels within the scope of the Conference Panels are organized by internationally recognized experts aiming to bring together researchers on focused topics for an interactive discussion among the panel members and the participants. Panels are an important component of Annual Conference 2013. Panel members are researchers who have done well-known or controversial work related to the theme of the panel. Researchers interested in organizing a special session are invited to submit a formal proposal to conference@cultcenter.net by February 1st, 2013.

Before submitting a panel proposal, the organizer of a panel is expected to contact all the proposed panel members and get their agreement to serve as a panel member. A list of questions to be discussed in the panel should be made available to all the panel members well ahead of time for them to prepare their response. Each panel typically allows a certain amount of time for each panel member to present their response before an open discussion is opened.

The panel proposals should be prepared filling in a panel form.

Fees:

  • Early registration (till April 1st, 2013): € 40 (for members of The Balkan Network for Culture and Cultural Studies – € 20)
  • Late registration (till August 15th, 2013): € 60 (for members of The Balkan Network for Culture and Cultural Studies – € 40)
  • On-site registration (or after August 15th, 2013): € 80 (for members of The Balkan Network for Culture and Cultural Studies – € 60)
  • The registration fee includes the conference materials, the publication of the abstract and the papers, refreshment breaks, a welcome dinner for all participants of the Conference.

The Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies web site: http://www.cultcenter.net/

Conference web site: http://www.cultcenter.net/conf2013.php

Call for Articles : Crisicism – The Cultural Discourse of Crisis

Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Call for Articles : Crisicism – The Cultural Discourse of Crisis

Deadline for submissions: February 28 2013

At the end of 2012, “Crisis” has become a widespread buzz word. As moments of disruption, crises challenge and subvert the existing order of things, creating uncertainty and altering daily life. Occurring both at a personal or socio-political level, as in the case of catastrophes, financial meltdown, environmental disasters, institutional turmoil or political instability, crises are turning points that call our foundations into question and suggest the need for change. On the other hand, as fractures in time, crisis can trigger a renewed understanding of the past and cast a new light on the needs and demands of the present. Indeed, Reinhart Koselleck went so far as defining crisis as the “signature of the modern era”, acknowledging its diagnostic and predicative meaning which underlies modern society’s self-consciousness and critical awareness.

Yet, if crises may be seen as system disturbances, as interruptions of the normal order, as critical moments that promote self-reflexion and generate change, they seem nevertheless to have become the new order of things, a condition that morphed into norm. This noun has grown from the grammatical nominative to be a symbolic adjective, signifying a permanent state (of crisis). As Agamben argued about the new governmental state of exception, the recurrence of crises over the last century and particularly over the last few years (in response to various circumstances ranging  from 9/11 to global economic recession) has turned the exception into norm, into what he designates “[…] the dominant paradigm” of global politics (Agamben, 2005: 2). And as Slavoj Zizek has also pointed out, crisis ceases to be regarded as an intermission and becomes naturalized into a “way of life” (Zizek, 2010).

Indeed, at a time of generalized disorder and insecurity, crisis seems to have become the dominant discursive paradigm, threatening to turn into the master narrative of the 21st century. This issue wishes to engage in a critical assessment of the rhetoric of generalized crisis – or “crisicism” – and discuss its impact and effects in the field of culture.  Crises are interwoven into both ethical and aesthetical reality, are given sustenance and channeled socially and culturally. At the same time as the disruptive character of crisis defies previous models of understanding, every new crisis is anchored in cultural imagination and in a shared reservoir of behavioral and representational patterns from which, in turn, societies will draw to face and process them. This issue aims precisely at gauging the effects of crisis upon the cultural structure and the way representations not only articulate and sublimate collective meanings of crisis, but also shape our understanding of crises and the way societies negotiate, come to terms and remember them.

Themes to be addressed by contributors may include but are not restricted to the following:

  • The rhetorical dimension of crisis
  • Crises as turning points
  • Crises as exception and norm
  • Crises and catastrophe
  • Crisis, trauma and memory
  • Politics, policies and crisis
  • Crisis, globalization and mobility
  • Crisis and space
  • Artistic and literary representation of crisis
  • Media framings of crisis
  • The technocultural dimension of crisis
  • Crises and post-humanism
  • Agency and resistance

We look forward to receiving proposals of no more than 20 A4 pages (not including bibliography)  and a short bio of about 150 words by February 28 2013 at the following address: submissions@diffractions.net. DIFRRACTIONS also accepts book reviews that may not be related to the issue’s topic. If you wish to write a book review, please contact us at reviews@diffractions.net.

DIFFRACTIONS is an online, peer-reviewed and open access graduate journal for the study of culture, publsished bi-annually under the editorial direction of graduate students in the doctoral program in Culture Studies at Catholic University of Portugal/Lisbon Consortium. DIFFRACTIONS wishes to constitute a platform where graduate students and junior researchers can showcase their current research as well as reviews of the latest books of interest in the field. DIFFRACTIONS aims at publishing innovative and critical scholarly work at the intersection of disciplinary fields and make it accessible and available to the international community.

Find us online at www.diffractions.net and facebook.com/diffractionsjournal.