9.45-10am Welcome and Introduction
Convener: Cangbai Wang, University of Westminster
10-11.30am Session 1: Food, Lifestyle and Diasporic Communities in a Global City
￼Chairperson: Cangbai Wang, Senior Lecturer of Contemporary Chinese ￼Studies.
￼The Material Dynamics of the French Blogger: A multimodal ￼reading of migrant habitus as (re)presented online
￼Saskia Huc-Hepher ￼Senior Lecturer in French & Languages in Action Coordinator ￼Department of Modern Languages and Cultures ￼University of Westminster. ￼Curator, London French Special Collection in the UK Web ￼Archive hosted by the British Library.
￼Frogs and Snails and Culinary Tales: Eating French in ￼London from the present day to the 19th century
Debra Kelly, ￼Professor of French and Francophone Literary and Cultural ￼Studies, ￼Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, ￼University of Westminster
Ethnic Communities and Material Consumption: How food consumption and food shopping practices shape the life of Italian diaspora in London
Sara Marino, ￼Research Fellow at CREAM, ￼Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, ￼University of Westminster.
11.30-11.45am Tea Break 1
11.45-12.45pm Session 2 Exilic Subject, Political Identity and the Politics of Remembering
Chairperson: Debra Kelly, Professor of French and Francophone Literary and ￼Cultural Studies, University of Westminster.
￼Zineb Sedira's Mother Tongue (2002) through the Lens of ￼Jacques Hassoun's Theories of Memory and Transmission
Colette Wilson, Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Westminster
South American Exiles of the 1970s in the UK: Institutions, trajectories and redefinition of political identities
Romina Miorelli, Visiting Lecturer in Latin American Politics, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Westminster
1.30-2.30pm Session 3 Everyday Materiality, Body and Trans-local Subjectivity
Chairperson: Harriet Evans, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
Migrating Pharma-Objects and the Prescribers of Translocal Formulae: Routes and relations in Mainland Chinese medicine today
Lena Springer, Research Fellow, EAST medicine research centre, Wellcome Trust Grant "Beyond Tradition", University of Westminster.
The Stamp of Identities: negotiating diasporic Chinese subjectivity in philatelic space
Cangbai Wang, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Westminster.
2.45-3.45pm Session 4: Literary Representation of Diasporic Space and Transnational Home-making
Chairperson: Gerda Wielander, Reader in Chinese Studies, Department of Modern Language and Cultures, University of Westminster.
Materialising Diaspora Space: Mobile Irish/Argentine identities in William Bulfin’s sketches/crónicas for The Southern Cross newspaper (1891-1903)
Sinéad Wall, Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Westminster.
Materiality, Memory and the New ‘Home’: Objects, places and spaces in literature and film reflecting Ireland’s African and Brazilian migrants. Aisling McKeown Visiting Lecturer Department of English Literature and Culture University of Westminster
Aisling McKeown, Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
3.45-4pm Tea Break 2
4-5pm Session 5: closing remarks and discussion
Harriet Evans and Debra Kelly