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ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE D’ÉTUDES AMÉRICAINES

The French Association of American Studies aims to bring together teachers and researchers in our area of expertise in order to promote exchanges in research, encourage teaching initiatives, and ensure the influence of French Americanists in this field.

L’Association française d’Etudes Américaines a pour vocation de rassembler les enseignants-chercheurs en études nord-américaines afin de favoriser leurs échanges en matière de recherche et d’enseignement ainsi que d’assurer le rayonnement de la recherche américaniste française.


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Promontory, Utah 1869

Andrew J. Russell's photograph entitled "East and West Shaking Hands at Laying of Last Rail." commemorates the driving of the last spike that joined the Transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869

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Sitting Bull and family 1881 at Fort Randall.

Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who became a symbol and archetype of Native American resistance movements. He had also taken part in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show that influenced numerous portrayals of the Wild West in cinema and literature.

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The Wild West

Popular attention focused on the Western United States from the 1850s to the 1910s, overplaying the romance, anarchy, and chaotic violence of the period. The American frontier contributed to expanding white settlers and displacing and decimating Native American populations.

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PNC Park, Pittsburgh

Opened in spring 2001, this ballpark is an intimate, classic-style baseball field that is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the American Rust Belt

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Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to vacate a seat in favor of a white passenger. The case resulted in a November 1956 decision that bus segregation is unconstitutional.

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Lake Louise, Alberta (Canada)

Lake Louise (named Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stoney Nakota First Nations people) is a glacial lake within Banff National Park. It is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. It's turquoise water is a popular tourist attraction.

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New York City

Aerial shot of New York City, the Hudson river and a large part of the New Jersey coastline. Numerous waterways and parks are enmeshed in the most densely populated area in the United States.

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Los Angeles

Situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains, the sign is 45 ft-tall and 350 feet long. Originally created in 1923 to advertise a local real estate development, it has become a cultural landmark and a symbol of the US movie industry.

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Muhammad Ali

Born Cassius Clay. Ali antagonized the white establishment in 1966 by refusing to be drafted into the U.S. military during the Vietnam War citing religious reasons. "War is against the teachings of the Qur'an." Ali added: "Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?"

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Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial, designed by Henry Bacon with a statue by Daniel Chester French, commemorates the 16th President of the United States. It is situated on the National Mall across from the Washington Monument. It was dedicated in 1922 and features inscriptions of the Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address. The memorial is open to the public 24/7.

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U.S.-Mexico border

The border (Spanish: frontera) extends from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Gulf of Mexico in the east. It is the most frequently crossed border in the world, with approximately 350 million documented crossings annually. It is 3,145 km (1,954 mi) long.

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture's roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

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SEM FLT: Wojciech Drąg: Archiving the Self: Alternatives to Narrative in Experimental Life-Writing Please join us for a talk by Dr. Wojciech Drąg on Monday 13 February at 5:30 pm (CET), hosted by Cécile Roudeau for Frontières du littéraire, LARCA. Archiving the Self: Alternatives to Narrative in Experimental Life-WritingThis talk aims to survey a variety of instances of contemporary experimental life-writing (a critical category introduced by Irene Kacandes in 2012) and to examine their dependence on the figures of the archive and the database rather than on the more conventional narrative arc. Following a brief outline of the reasons for the recent rise of the archive and the database as models for representing experience, I shall propose a classification of archival subgenres that have been particularly prominent in Anglophone and French auto/biographical literature since the 1970s. Based on their adopted system of arranging data, I will differentiate between the bibliography (e.g., Rick Moody's "Primary Sources"), the encyclopedia (Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life), the glossary (Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes), the index (Joan Wickersham's The Suicide Index), the chronicle (Tan Lin’s BIB., Rev. Ed.), the social media archive (Matias Viegener’s 2500 Random Things About Me Too), the inventory (Claude Closky’s Mon Catalogue), the list (Joe Brainard's I Remember), the portfolio (Dana Teen Lomax's Disclosure), the computation (Gregory Burnham's "Subtotals") and the digital database (David Clark's 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein). Wojciech Drąg is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław and will be visiting scholar at Institut d'Histoire des Représentations et des Idées dans les Modernités (UMR 5317) throughout February 2023. He is the author of Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis (Routledge, 2020) and Revisiting Loss: Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro (Cambridge Scholars, 2014; Suiseisha, 2021 – Japanese translation), and co-editor of three edited volumes, including The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction (with Vanessa Guignery – Vernon, 2019). Dr. Drąg has been awarded academic fellowships by the Kosciuszko Foundation (University of Utah, 2018), the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (Dartmouth College, 2021) and the French government (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2023). His academic interests focus on contemporary British and American fiction and non-fiction and on formal experimentation in literature.This is both an in-person and online event :• Université Paris Cité, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, Place Paul Ricœur, 8è étage, salle 830. • Please contact Cécile Roudeau or Abigail Lang for the Zoom link. ... See MoreSee Less
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Séminaire Culture & Religion - Vendredi 10 février"Le protestantisme réactionnaire", avec Gilles Teulié et Mokhtar Ben BarkaLa prochaine séance du séminaire aura lieu le vendredi 10 février de 14h à 17h30 dans la salle 001 (rez-de chaussée) de la Maison de la recherche de Sorbonne Université, 28 rue Serpente 75006 Paris. La séance portera sur « le protestantisme réactionnaire ».Nos intervenants sont Gilles Teulié (Université d’Aix-Marseille), auteur de La Bible à l'épreuve de la haine. Protestantisme et ségrégation raciale en Afrique du sud, XVIIe-XXe siècle (Labor et Fides, 2022). Mokhtar Ben Barka (Université polytechnique Hauts-de-France), auteur de La Droite chrétienne américaine. Des origines à nos jours (Éditions du Croquant, 2022).Le séminaire aura lieu en hybride. ... See MoreSee Less
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Séminaire FAAAMCette séance se déroulera sur zoom le vendredi 03 février à partir de 14h. Dans le cadre de nos travaux sur l'écoféminisme, le séminaire FAAAM (CREA, Paris Nanterre) accueillera Stephanie GENTY (Université Paris-Saclay) pour une discussion autour de l'émergence de l'écoféminisme et au dialogue - ou manque de - entre les féministes françaises et américaines. Elle se focalisera sur l'ouvrage de Françoise D'Eaubonne et fera également allusion à Firestone et à Solanas :D’Eaubonne, Françoise. Le féminisme ou la mort. [1974] Paris : Le passager clandestin, 2020.Firestone, Shulamith. The Dialectic of Sex, The Case for Feminist Revolution. New York, William Morrow and Co., 1970. Solanas, Valerie. SCUM Manifesto. [1968] London: Phoenix, 1983. ... See MoreSee Less
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