Chimères 2021 Call for Papers

                          Voices and Viewpoints - Virtual Conference to be held on Friday, April 9th, 2021.


Plenary Speaker: Professor Nicholas Hammond, University of Cambridge

Author of The Power of Sound and Song in Early Modern Paris (Penn State UP, 2019)

The Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies of the University of Kansas invites researchers to submit proposals for the 2021 Chimères conference. Chimères is a graduate-run, MLA-listed, peer-reviewed journal in publication since 1967. Our archive is digitized, and journal articles have been downloaded over 300,000 times between 2018-19, and over 25,000 times to date this year. The most recent edition of our journal can be viewed here:

We invite submissions exploring notions of perspective, sound, and voice as found within the French and Francophone world of literature, cinema, culture, and history. Submissions are invited from any area of French and Francophone studies, and may be written in either English or French. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Angles, perspectives, viewpoints
  • Visions and visionaries
  • Avant-garde, Nouveau Roman, new perspectives in writing
  • Changing perspectives, critical angles, exchanging views
  • Colonialism, post-colonialism and decolonization
  • Context and subtext
  • Identity and identity politics
  • Mixed media as creative expression
  • Language & musicality

Submissions should be made to our website,, by January, 9, 2021, and must be uploaded in Word format, including a 200-word abstract, name, institutional affiliation, and email address.

Picture credit: Wikimedia Commons.  Robert Delaunay, Rythme no.1 (1938) Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris