Haskell presents paper at South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference

Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta, on Nov. 10.

The paper, “Repelling Attacks on French Multiculturalism: Novelist Fatou Diome turns to Politics and Polemic in Marianne Porte Plainte! Identité Nationale: Des Passerelles, Pas des Barrières,” examines the Senegalese writer’s adaptation of her long-standing fictional themes and techniques to the needs of nonfiction cultural satire. A Senegalese migrant to France, Diome savages French “right-wing” exclusionary nationalism in this Spring 2017 work, published just before the French presidential elections.