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Research and Teaching Group on Francophone
Literatures and Cultures






The G.R.E.L.C.E.F., Groupe de recherche et d'études sur les littératures et cultures de l'espace francophone, or Research and Teaching Group on Francophone Literatures and Cultures, R.T.G.F.L.C., is a research and teaching Group created on April 13, 2004, within the Department of French Studies of the University of Western Ontario, and aiming at studying Canadian and international francophone literatures, cultures and languages in a broad sense. Its members are faculties and graduate students from the Department, as well as Canadian and foreign academics in Francophone literature and language fields.

Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the Group's research focuses are related to those of its members, and translated intro conference topics, collective research projects and publications, partnership and collaborative works on projects focusing on the Francophone world and literature. In its teaching part, or mandate, the Group envisages organizing graduate seminars for the Department's Graduate Students, in accordance with the Departmental regular Graduate Studies curriculum. A web-site and a Conference held on a two year base, with the publication of its proceedings through the Group's Journal, are among some of the Group's foreseen activities.

Research Topics

  • 2008-2009
    (Dir.: Mariana Ionescu)
  • 2009-2010
    Langues et écriture
    (Dir.: Laté Lawson-Hellu)
  • 2010-2011
    Les écrits de femmes de l'Océan Indien et des Caraïbes
    (Dir.: Karin Schwerdtner, Rohini Bannerjee)
  • 2011-2012
    La problématique micro-identitaire dans les écritures et expressions francophones
    (Dir.: Pascal Munyankesha, Ramona Mielusel)
  • 2012-2013
    L'individu et la collectivité dans les productions culturelles d'expression française
    (Dir.: Farida Bekri, Ourdia Djedid)
  • 2013-2014
    La question du nomadisme dans les expressions littéraires et artistiques francophones
    (Dir.: Simona Pruteanu)
  • 2014-2015
    La pertinence du fait religieux dans les écritures et expressions francophones
    (Dir.: Laté Lawson-Hellu, Fida Dakroub)
  • 2015-2016
    Le merveilleux dans la littérature jeunesse francophone
    (Dir.: Fanny Mahy)





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Department of French Studies
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON, CANADA N6A 3K7
Tel.: 519-661-2111, x 85716
Fax: 519-661-3470
Coordinator: Laté Lawson-Hellu


Department of French Studies

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The University of Western Ontario