[Colloque] Francophone Poetry and Politics: Across the Centuries

Conference “Francophone Poetry and Politics : Across the Centuries”

Trinity College, Dublin

27 May 2024

The Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, (Fellows’ Square, Trinity College Dublin)

Colleagues in the Department of French at Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce its hybrid conference on francophone political poetry to be held both in person in Dublin and on Zoom on 27th May.

This conference seeks to explore the relationship between poetry and politics from the early modern to contemporary eras. We invite scholars and researchers (at any stage of their careers) to examine the evolution, impact and significance of political poetry across historical, geographical and cultural contexts.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Nathalie Wourm.


8.30 – 9.00: Registration and Welcome

9.00 – 10.15: Poetical Methodologies of the 20th-21st Century

Dr Olivier Gallet (Sorbonne Université): ‘Le Poetrytelling politique : un détournement de la poésie ?’

Mr Gareth Hughes (Royal Holloway University of London): ‘Manifeste = je: Sound and subjectivity in Christophe Tarkos’s manifesto-poems’

Dr Abigail Alexander (Kennesaw State University): ‘Playing the Fools: 19th-century poetic Pierrots in Godard’s political film’

10.15 – 10.55: The Poetry of World War I

Dr Julia Thomaz (Université Paris Nanterre): ‘« La Politique précède-t-elle la Poétique ? »: the political disappearance of French and Francophone poetry of the First World War’

Dr Max McGuinness (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Horror and Heroism in Apollinaire’s War Poetry’

10.55 – 11.15: Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.15: Keynote Lecture

Dr Nathalie Wourm (Birkbeck, University of London): ‘Nicolas Sarkozy’s Legacy to French Poetry: The Tarnac Affair, Jean-Marie Gleize and Nathalie Quintane’

12.15 – 1.00: Lunch (provided)

1.00 – 1.55: Diplomacy and poetry in life and death

Dr Jean-Nicolas de Surmont (Association La Porte Dorée): ‘Félix Leclerc: la diplomatie culturelle canadienne-française’

Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, FTCD (Trinity College Dublin): ‘“Quand tu verras des Grans l’estat si peu durer”: some observations on the political dimensions of Ronsard’s ‘Le Tombeau de Marguerite de France’

1.55 – 2.15: Pause 

2.15 – 3.30: La Francophonie and Decolonial Poetics

Dr Alexandra Reza (Bristol University): ‘“Le droit à l’initiative”: political poetry and artistic freedom around decolonization’

Dr Valentin Duquet (Rice University): ‘Citizen of an Algerian Utopia: The Revolutionary and Postwar Poetry of Jean Sénac’

Dr Stéphanie Jabre Hage (Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth): ‘Eloge, violence et politique identitaire dans les poèmes de Césaire et de Senghor’

Drs Lynda Chouiten and Farid Benmezal (University of Boumerdes, Algeria): ‘Gender and nation-building in Anna Gréki’s Poetry’

3.30 – 3.45: Closing Remarks of Francophone Poetry and Politics: Across the Centuries


Contact: Dr Ashley Harris (harrisa6@tcd.ie) or Dr Dalila Villella (villelld@tcd.ie).


Register to attend in person, or join us through the Zoom link below (no registration necessary if attending online):


Zoom link:

Topic: Francophone Poetry and Politics

Time: May 27, 2024 08:30 AM Dublin

Link: https://tcd-ie.zoom.us/j/98302618348?pwd=clZNU0hIRUxnWlRwNXZEZDhvaXoyZz09

Meeting ID: 983 0261 8348

Passcode: 150414

OpenEdition vous propose de citer ce billet de la manière suivante :
Laure Michel (24 avril 2024). [Colloque] Francophone Poetry and Politics: Across the Centuries. Poemata. Consulté le 18 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/w9v4

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