“Noire is the New Noir” Conference

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Saturday November 5th, 2016

Room, C-104, American University of Paris, Combes building,

6, rue du Colonel Combes. 75007 Paris

08h30 – 09h00 – Registration

 

09h00 – 09h15 – Welcoming remarks (Alice Craven & Russell Williams)

 

09h15 – 10h45 – Panel one, ‘Contextualising Noir Transnationally’, chair – Lucas Hollister

Natacha Levet (Université de Limoges), “Translating America through the Série Noire, from Marcel Duhamel to Aurélien Masson”

Alistair Rolls (University of Newcastle, Australia), Clara Sitbon (University of Sydney) and Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan (University of Newcastle, Australia), “Making Marcel Duhamel a Great Man for French Crime Fiction”

Benoît Tadié (Université Rennes 2), “Along the Ideological Divide: Female, Gay and Lesbian Noir between American paperback collections and the Série Noire”

10h45 – 11h00 – Pause

 

11h00 – 11h45 – Plenary session one

Dominique Jeannerod (Queens University, Belfast), “Spectres of French Noir: the long shadow of the Série Noire in French Literature and Culture”

11h45 – 13h30 – Lunch

 

13h30 – 15h00 – Panel two, ‘The Challenges of Noir: Translation and Transformation’, chair – Alice Craven

Cécile Cottenet (Université Aix-Marseille), “The transatlantic economics of the Série Noire

Sophie Bélot (University of Sheffield), “Jean-Luc Godard’s conflict with-in the Série Noire”

Tyechia Lynn Thompson (Howard University), “Text Mining Race and Travel in Chester Himes’s Ne nous enervons pas!, The Heat’s On, and Cotton Comes to Harlem

 

15h00 – 15h15 – Pause

15h15 – 16h45 –Panel three, ‘Close-up on the néo polar’, chair – Russell Williams

Sophie Vallas (Université Aix-Marseille), “Jerome Charyn’s noir New York and its French echoes”

Jean-Philippe Gury (Université de Bretagne Occidentale), “Amila, Série Noire et province”

Lucas Hollister (Dartmouth College), “Jean-Patrick Manchette, Alain Delon and the politics of French hard-boiled masculinity”

16h45-17h00 – Pause

17h00 – 18h00 – Panel four, ‘21st Century Noir’, chair – TBC

Jean Anderson (Victoria University of Wellington), “Noir (enfin) de femme…  women of the Série noire

Alice Jacquelin (Université de Poitiers), “Benoît Minville et Pierric Guittaut: l’avènement d’un country noir à la française?”

18h00 – Refreshments served

 

18h00 – 19h30 – Plenary session two

Aurélien Masson (Série Noire), Dominique Manotti (novelist) and Russell Williams (AUP) in conversation

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