Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific
5-8 Jul 2017 Bordeaux (France)

Institutional partners


Bordeaux Mont
Document1_Word_2.jpgaigne University, true to the spirit of its tutelary figure, French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, has always been an ambassador of humanist thought. Its aim is to contribute to the renewal of such thinking in the 21st century by grasping the new tools and knowledge at its disposal to foster a greater transmission of our sense of citizenship. Bordeaux Montaigne University is home to approximately 16,000 students and 1,300 teachers and staff working in teaching and research in art, languages, literature, human and social science.



CLIMAS (Cultures et Littératures des Mondes Anglophones) is a French research group at Université Bordeaux Montaigne. There are 44 members and around 40 PhD students, all concerned with the literature, civilisation, linguistics, cinema and translation studies of English-speaking countries. Our particular interests lie in three major fields: the processes of representation, translation and interpretation; minor positions as situations of empowerment; and the relationships between the environment and the body.


The Institut des Amériques (IdA) is research consortium which federates French research on the American continent, in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. Its networked structure allows the IdA to associate professors, researchers, professionals of scientific information, non-academic partners from economic, political and media fields. IdA valorizes various scientific approaches from a comparatist, transamerican and transdisciplinary standpoint, thus contributing to the emergence of new problematics and to the affirmation of French excellence in research and higher education.



The Research Center on the Anglophone World (Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone or LERMA) at Aix-Marseille Université was created in 2005.It currently hosts 53 researchers and 36 doctoral students interested in the study of intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary theories and practices related to the languages and cultures of English-speaking countries. LERMA has a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal of Anglophone Studies, E-rea, and an open archive thematic research collection (HAL-LERMA).




The Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine comprises 75 higher education institutions that are home to over 180,000 students. With 7.7 % of the total number of students nationwide, it is the sixth largest region in France. 64% of these students are enrolled in the following universities: Bordeaux, Poitiers, Limoges, Bordeaux Montaigne, Pau & Pays de l’Adour, and La Rochelle. 




The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) was established in 2000 to promote and advance the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. It is the goal of the Society to strengthen relations among persons and institutions both in the United States and internationally who are undertaking such studies, and to broaden knowledge widely among the general public about American women writers. The Society is committed to diversity in the study of American women writers — racial, ethnic, gender, class, sexual orientation, region, and era — as well as of scholars participating in the Society.




With the support of the U.S. Embassy.  The Bordeaux consular district includes three regions in southwestern France. The district contains France's most famous prehistoric caves, many ancient forts and castles, exquisite churches, and most of France's ultramodern military aerospace industry. The Basque Region, with its mystifying ancient language, is 2 hours south of Bordeaux toward the Spanish border. Other notable cities in the consular district are Bayonne, Pau, Limoges, La Rochelle, Angoulême and Poitiers. Our Present Post permits building greater understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and the people of Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes and Limousin.


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