A panel entitled “Citizenship in Contemporary France: Colonial Memories and the Postcolonial Predicament” by Dr. Mrinmoyee Bhattacharya and Dr. Silyane Larcher, will be held on October 24, 2019, at the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (Room 009 Diffenbaugh Building) at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
Description: This lecture series explores contemporary debates in France about colonial memory, race, and intersectionality within the framework of French citizenship. Panelists will be looking at the trajectory of the citizenship question in the French Caribbean and intertwinement of the colonial past and function of memory in the construction of contemporary political subjectivity.
Dr. Mrinmoyee Bhattacharya is Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar in French in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics of FSU.
Dr. Silyane Larcher, born and raised in Martinique, is Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France.