FAAAM : Femmes Auteurs Anglo-AMéricaines




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The FAAAM research group wishes to offer a space of debate for researchers working on English-language feminine literature.

Particular attention is given to the writing strategies developed by women writers to place themselves within or without the dominant literary currents of their countries. The rewriting of the "great" canonical texts of Western literature is examined in an effort to study the elaboration of a literary tradition specific to women writers as we are entering the 21st century, as Elaine Showalter or Ellen Moers did for 19th century feminine literature.

The group has been active for over 20 years. You can find details about the conferences the group organized from 2002 up to our upcoming conference in 2022

The group is based at Paris Nanterre University, under the control of Nanterre’s English Research group, CREA. Prof Claire Bazin has been head of the group for over 20 years. Until Prof Marie-Claude Perrin-Chenour retired in 2015, she co-headed the group with Claire Bazin.

Our yearly conference and our seminars are open to post-graduate students. And researchers from various universities and research labs.
We hold monthly meetings.

Recent projects:
After a 4- year project on life writing by women, three conferences (2015, 2016, 2018), and two books (Women’s Life Writing and the Practice of Reading: She Reads to Write Herself, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018; and Text and Image in Women’s Life Writing: Picturing the Female Self, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), we have been working on a new theme, studying the interplay between privacy, intimacy and politics and are organizing a conference at Nanterre in September 2022





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