115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Film in a Francophone Context

Session Chair: 
Denis Pra, Los Angeles Pierce College
Session 9: Sunday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Henry 202


  1. Mark Inchoco, University of California, Riverside
    This paper examines the notion of auteur music with regards to Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend and Pierrot le fou, as indexical to major French conflicts including the Algerian War and May ’68. I argue that film music, in addition to setting mood, can be activated as a political tool.
  2. Denis Pra, Los Angeles Pierce College
    Cette communication s’attachera à montrer que l’histoire du faux docteur Romand inspira l’écrivain Emmanuel Carrère tout autant que les réalisateurs Nicole Garcia et Laurent Cantet. Pourtant, le roman L’adversaire (2000), son adaptation (2002) et le long-métrage L’emploi du temps (2001), présentent des visions très différentes de l’affaire et de son fascinant meurtrier. Que révèlent ces choix narratifs respectifs?
  3. Joseph Dieme, Humboldt State University
    This paper seeks to explore how filmmaking has been an effective tool for democratic regime change in Senegal and Burkina Faso. More specifically, this paper illustrates that films in Francophone Africa are the voice of an alert and non-traditional civil society whose hunger to peacefully materialize human rights for all in Senegal and Burkina Faso is unstoppable.
Session Cancelled: