La question du multilinguisme au Maghreb: représentations de la langue et postures d’appropriation

We are delighted to invite you to the next talk in “Rencontre Ibn Khaldûn”, a dialogue platform implemented by MECAM, where the results of scientific research will be exposed, critically discussed and put into perspective for political, cultural and civil society actors.

** Prof. Dr. Samia Kassab-Charfi **, contributor dans Entanglements of the Maghreb : Cultural and Political Aspects of a Region in Motion, will speak about:

** La question du multilinguisme au Maghreb: représentations de la langue et postures d’appropriation **

** Friday 14 March 2022, 15:30 (Tunis time) **.

** Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa (Philipps-Universität Marburg, MECAM director) ** will moderate the discussion.

The conference will be held – only in presence – in MECAM | Tunis au 27. Florian St., Tunis, Tunisia.

***Abstract of the anthology***

The impulse for the recent transformations in the Arab world came from the Maghreb. Research on the region has been on the rise since, yet much remains to be done when it comes to interdisciplinary comparative research. The Maghreb is a heterogeneous region that deserves thorough investigation. This volume focuses on Entanglements as a cross-field and cross-lingual concept to generate a new approach to the region and its inner interdependencies as well as exchanges with other regions. Eminent researchers conceptualize Entanglements through the description of various thematic fields and actors in motion, addressing culture, politics, social affairs, and economics.

***Abstract of the intervention du Prof. Dr. Samia Kassab-Charfi***

In “La question du multilinguisme au Maghreb: représentations de la langue et postures d’appropriation,” Samia Kassab-Charfi examines multilingualism in the Maghreb using the example of the empirical study of Francophone literature – primarily Tunisian– during the 20th century. Her focus is on cultural entanglements in the form of interlingual dynamics, such as linguistic representations, relationships between languages, attitudes towards appropriation, and their respective imprints on identity.

*** Prof. Dr. Samia Kassab-Charfi******

Samia Kassab-Charfi is a professor of French and Francophone literature at the University of Tunis. She has published “Et l’une et l’autre face des choses”. La Déconstruction poétique de l’Histoire dans Les Indes et Le Sel noir d’Édouard Glissant (2011); Patrick Chamoiseau (Gallimard, 2012, translated into English and Japanese); Mille langues et une œuvre (co-edited with François Rastier, 2016); and Un Siècle de littérature en Tunisie (1900-2017) (co-authored with Adel Khedher, 2019). She is a corresponding member for the Maghreb of the Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer (elected in 2012), a member of the European Observatory of Plurilingualism and the Scientific Council of the European Association of Francophone Studies.


Mar 14 2022


15h30 - 17h00

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