Louise Hardwick has given an invited paper at the University of Oxford ‘Language and Identity in Francophone Worlds’ conference, held at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities). She discussed language and identity, politics and ecocriticism in the context of the 2009 General Strikes in Guadeloupe and Martinique. You can see the programme here.

The language used by Francophone Caribbean authors to define identity and to challenge the status quo has always been one of the most fascinating creative aspects of French Caribbean literature, and Louise is exploring this as part of her AHRC-funded blog. Find out more here.