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Colloque “Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary Literature”

12-13 October 2023

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Site Saint Charles, Salle des colloques 2

Organisers: Katia Marcellin and Carine Nibakure.


Thursday 12th October 2023

9.45: Welcome coffee

10.30: Opening of the conference by Jean-Michel Ganteau, co-director of EMMA, and the organisers.

PANEL 1: Uncontained Bodies. Chair: Héloïse Lecomte (ENS Lyon)

10.50: Constance Pompié (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) – “Contagious Bodies in Sarah Hall’s Burntcoat

11.15: Nodhar Hammami Ben Fradj (University of Kairouan) – “Foreign Female Bodies in Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet: From Victorian Exclusion to Contemporary Inclusion”

– 11.40: Discussion

12.25-2.25 pm: Lunch

PANEL 2: Becoming Hybrid Bodies. Chair: Monica Michlin (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

2.25: Quitterie de Beauregard (Sorbonne Université) – “‘Xenogenesis’: Alien Bodies, Community and Identity in Octavia Butler’s Post-Apocalyptic Rebirth Stories”

2.50: Himangshu Sarma (Gauhati University) – “Embodied Empathy and the Boundaries of Humanity in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower (1993)”

– 3.15: Discussion

3.40-4.10: Coffee break


Harry Parker: “Dreams of a Broken Body”. Chair: Catherine Bernard (Université Paris Cité) – 4.10-4.30

4.30: Discussion with Catherine Bernard + the audience.

5.00: Interview with the Graduate students of English Literature at Paul Valéry University.

8 pm: Dinner in town

Friday 13th October 2023

10.15-10.50: Welcome coffee

PANEL 3: Bodies in Crisis and Vulnerable Belongings. Chair: Isabelle Brasme (Université de Nîmes)

10h50: Héloïse Lecomte (ENS Lyon) – “Private Grief, National Crisis: Salena Godden’s Embodied Politics of Mourning in Mrs Death Misses Death (2021)”

11.15: Laurent Trèves (ENS Lyon) – “Loneliness as Dis-Integration in Jon McGregor’s Even the Dogs

11.40: Maxence Gouleau (Sorbonne Université) – “In/Excluding Pregnancy/ies in Pat Barker’s The Women of Troy (2021), Jessie Greengrass’s Sight (2018) and Julie Myerson’s Sleepwalking (1994)”

12.05: Discussion

12.30-2 pm: Lunch

PANEL 4: Dis-placed Bodies: Configuring New Bodily Spaces. Chair: Vanessa Guignery (ENS Lyon

2.00: Jaine Chemmachery (Sorbonne Université)– “The Refugee Tales: Bearing witness to the plight of refugees through literary and artistic re-incorporation”.

– 2.25: Sarah Back (University of Innsbruck) – “Navigating the Non-White, Non-Male Body Through Online Spaces: Ch. N. Adichie’s and B. Evaristo’s Intermedial Body Narratives”

2.50: Mohan Dharavath (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyberabad) “Adivasi Studies vis-à-vis Literary Postmodernism in India: Disrupting the Norm Through Memory, Intersectionality and Critique”.

– 3.15: Discussion

3.40-4.10: Coffee break

Catherine Bernard (Université Paris Cité)

“Becoming subject(s): of Part(s), Whole(s) and Multitude(s) in Contemporary British Fiction”

Chair: Jean-Michel Ganteau (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) – 4.10-5.30


Organising Committee: Lise Lefebvre, Katia Marcellin, Carine Nibakure and Joséphine Sourgnes.

Scientific Committee: Isabelle Brasme, Jean-Michel Ganteau, Georges Letissier, Katia Marcellin, Judith Misrahi-Barak, Carine Nibakure, Vanessa Guignery.

International conference organised with the support of Doctoral School 58 and the Department of Anglophone Studies of Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.