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DECOLONIZATION and ITS AFTERMATH: Recent Representations of the Algerian War of Independence from the French
February 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Anne Donadey, San Diego State University
Professor of European Studies and Women Studies
Chair of the Department of European Studies
Director of the French Program
Dr. Donadey will examine French films representing the Algerian War of Independence created around the 50th anniversary of the war. The historical imaginary created by the films will lead her into an analysis of the connections, or the lack of them, that the films make between the war and current controversies surrounding French citizens of North African descent and people of Arab or Muslim backgrounds in France. She will also focus on representations of Muslim women in these films in order to uncover how the instrumentalist portrayals of Muslim women both in the West and in fundamentalist Islam reinterpret the important participation of Algerian women in the revolutionary war.
A CLA Scholarly Intersections Lecture
Light Refreshments will be Provided
Sponsoring faculty: Dr. Vlatka Velcic (Comparative World Literature Program) Dr. Yousef Baker (International Studies Program)