French Lecture

A ‘French Intifada’? Ethnic Relations in Contemporary France

April 16 – 19, 2013                                                                                                         Gettysburg College (April 16), Dickinson College (April 17),                              Franklin & Marshall College (April 18)                        

Speaker:  Alec G. Hargreaves, Emeritus Winthrop-King Professor of Transcultural French Studies at Florida State University, and international authority on Franco-Maghrebi culture.

Ethnic relations in France, plagued for decades by ill-tempered debates over the nation’s immigrant minorities, most notably those of Muslim heritage, have in recent years taken a new and troubling turn. Among the symptoms of this are a sharp rise at the beginning of the new century in recorded cases of anti-semitism, a more recent rise in recorded cases of Islamophobia, the 2005 riots in the “banlieues”, and the fanatical killings of minority ethnic French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren carried out by Mohamed Merah in 2012. These and other developments have led some commentators to speak of a “French Intifada” while others have denounced what they call “anti-white” racism. This paper aims to clarify the nature of these developments and their causes. Prof. Hargreaves will suggest that beneath the surface of ethnic tensions like deep-seated social, economic and political fractures that politicians in France have failed to address and that they have often exac
erbated. His remarks are divided into three main parts. The first of these considers survey and other data that can help us trace attitudinal trends among majority and minority groups. The second looks at long-term social, economic and political factors that have contributed to these developments while the third proposes a typology of sub-groups within the population of Maghrebi origin, France’s largest minority of Muslim heritage, designed to bring a sense of proportion and perspective to recent developments.

For more details, contact Professor Nancy Mellerski at mellersk@dickinson.edu

Alec G. Hargreaves is Emeritus Winthrop-King Professor of Transcultural French Studies at Florida State University. Formerly Chair of the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University, UK, he has held visiting positions at the University of Warwick, UK, Cornell University, USA, the Université de Lyon II and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France. A specialist on political, cultural and media aspects of post-colonial minorities in France, he is the author and editor of numerous publications including Voices from the North African Immigrant Community in France: Immigration and Identity in Beur Fiction (Oxford/New York: Berg, 1991; 2nd edition 1997), Immigration, ‘Race’ and Ethnicity in Contemporary France (London/New York: Routledge, 1995) Racism, Ethnicity and Politics in Contemporary Europe (Aldershot/Brookfield, Vermont: Edward Elgar, 1995), co-edited with Jeremy Leaman, Post-Colonial Cultures in France (London/New York: Routledge: 1997), co-edited with Mark McKinney, Minorités postcoloniales anglophones et francophones: études culturelles comparées (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004) and Memory, Empire and Postcolonialism (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2005). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Expressions maghrébines, Francophone Postcolonial Studies, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Journal of European Studies and Research in African Literatures. In 2003, the French government honored him by naming him a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and in June 2006 he was awarded France’s highest national honor, the Légion d’honneur.

 
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2013 CPC Annual Astronomers’ Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gettysburg College

Faculty and students of the three CPC colleges, Dickinson, Gettysburg, and Franklin & Marshall, and colleges in the surrounding area, are invited to attend the 2013 annual Astronomers’ Conference which has been held since 1980.

The day’s events include a keynote speaker, lunch, poster session, and oral sessions presented by faculty and students on current research in the field.

Details about the speaker, time, campus locations, and directions. For questions, contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the Central PA Consortium, (kathy.missildine@fandm.edu), or Laurence Marschall, Professor of Physics, Gettysburg College (marschal@gettysburg.edu).

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2013 CPC Annual Women’s Studies Conference

Young Feminisms:                                                            Youth, Gender and Transformation

Saturday, March 30, 2013
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA                                                           Stager Hall 

Registration for the Conference is now closed.

Over thirty papers, panels, and discussion by students and faculty will be presented during morning and afternoon sessions.

Keynote speaker is Jennifer L. Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, and founder and Executive Director of Women In Media & News, a national media analysis, education and advocacy group. She is a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Ms. Pozner will speak at 3:00 p.m. in Stahr Auditorium of Stager Hall.  Her address is titled “Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women and Girls (…and Men, People of Color, the Economy, Love, Sex, and Sheer Common Sense!).”

For directions to Franklin & Marshall: www.fandm.edu/directions                   (parking is available on College Avenue and in the Williamson parking lot off Harrisburg Pike, across from College Square)

About the conference theme: Girls on HBO, “slut walks” on college campuses, and the “It Gets Better Campaign” for LGBTIQ youth. Today the media, politicians and scholars focus extensively on young people, gender and sexuality. This conference hopes to capture this widespread interest in youth through feminist frameworks. How are young people today interpreting and enacting feminisms? How are boys and girls and young men and women represented across the media? How does gender shape the problems (and solutions to the problems) among boys and girls, such as bullying, self-esteem, teen parenthood and eating disorders?

On Friday, March 29, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., the Alice Drum Women’s Center of Franklin & Marshall College hosts “Reality TV Bingo: media literacy for fun and power” with Ms. Pozner. The event is free; registration is not required.

For overnight accommodations in Lancaster, contact The Lancaster Arts Hotel, www.lancasterartshotel.com; ph 877-208-5521; group rate is available under “CPC Women’s Studies Conference at F&M”

For questions, contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC                     kathy.missildine@fandm.edu or 717-291-4282

Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Programs of Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, and Gettysburg College

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CPC is accepting proposals for funding for 2012-13

Click here for the Funding Request Form.

For questions, please contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the Central Pennsylvania Consortium

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PAST EVENTS

2013 CPC New Faculty Workshop

Posted on October 11, 2012 by kmissild

The workshop will be held at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

REGISTER CLOSED

The conference is for 2012-13 new tenure-track and visiting faculty from Gettysburg, Dickinson, and Franklin & Marshall. Tenure-track faculty from 2011-12 and 2010-11 are also encouraged to attend this conference.

Conference theme: ”Life/Work Balance and ‘Surviving’ the First Year from the Teaching Side of Things”

Keynote speaker and facilitator: James M. Lang, Associate Professor of English, and the Director of the College Honors Program at Assumption College.

Lang is the author of Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year (Johns Hopkins UP), a memoir and guidebook based on his first year as a new faculty member.  Since 1999 he has written a regular column about life on the tenure track, “The Tenure-Track Diaries,” for The Chronicle of Higher Education.  He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in English/Philosophy; his M.A. from St. Louis University; and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.  He frequently offers lectures and workshops on teaching in higher education.

For questions, contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC, kathy.missildine@fandm.edu or 717-291-4282

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“Carlisle, PA: Site of Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations” Symposium

October 5 -6, 2012
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA

Symposium website: http://www.carlislesymposium.org

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Carlisle is a major site of memory for many Native peoples. Our hope is that this symposium will bring together Native and non-Native scholars, leaders, artists, and community members to share their work, concerns, and perspectives. Collaboratively we want to create a space for sharing, reflection, creativity, and scholarly work. A number of invited speakers will address the following themes as they relate to Carlisle and the region: sites of memory; indigenous educational issues; relocation (or forced migration); trauma and memory: historical and intergenerational; reclamations: culture, language, and land; narratives: oral, written, and visual.

The conference is free, except for the events below, and open to the public. Advance registration is necessary (see registration form)

  • Friday evening, October 5: Lakota dinner – $25 (advanced registration)
  • Tour of Carlisle Industrial Indian School  (CIIS)– $5 fee payable at the time of the Tour; transportation is provided, but advanced registration required (see registration form)

For research questions related to the Carlisle Industrial Indian School and former students, visit http://www.epix.net/~landis/FAQ.html

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Annual High School Admissions Tour

Monday-Wednesday, April 23, 24, 25, 2012

Hosted by the Admission Offices of the CPC campuses:
Gettysburg College: April 23
Dickinson College: April 24
Franklin & Marshall College: April 25

By invitation only. 
Contact: Dorothy Warner, Director of Event Planning, Dickinson College 
(warner@dickinson.edu)

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2012 Annual CPC Astronomers’ Meeting

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Dickinson College (Tome Hall)
343 West Louther Street
Carlisle, PA

This meeting is free with lunch included; advance registation is necessary by April 13.

Questions? Call 717-245-1413 or email physics@dickinson.edu

The full conference schedule can be found below.

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