fieniYou are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, March 1, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Le Café, Morris. Dr. David Fieni, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will present a talk titled, “Refugees, Walls, and Checkpoints: Francophone Transnationalism at the Threshold,


Abstract: Refugees, checkpoints, and walls all feature prominently in the spectacle of the decline of the nation-state in the era of globalization.  France’s unique position at the juncture of European el-seedand colonial histories inflects the ways that refugees, migrants, and migration have come to be represented in Francophone discourse.  At the same time, Francophone Arab and Muslim populations are rewriting the narratives of their own mobility and immobilization.  Dr. Fieni explores literature, cinema, as well as graffiti and street art in an effort to trace the interlocking networks of movement, stasis, and resistance that mark the limits of Francophone diasporas.  

Seating is limited.  To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to February 27.   Vegetarian meals are available.