Vient de paraître : Pierre-Emmanuel Dufayel, Un convoi de femmes, 1944-1945

Pierre-Emmanuel Dufayel, Un convoi de femmes, 1944-1945,

Paris, Editions Vendémiaire, 2011.

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Le 31 janvier 1944, sur le quai de la gare de Compiègne, un millier de femmes attendent. Membres d’organisations secrètes, proches de résistants, passantes raflées dans la rue, prostituées soupçonnées d’avoir voulu contaminer l’armée allemande, elles forment un convoi à destination de Ravensbrück. Dès lors, leur identité se résumera à un simple matricule.

Internées dans les « quartiers allemands » du fort de Romainville ou du camp de Royallieu, où la solidarité seule était gage de survie, où « parler en silence » et chanter la Marseillaise participait d’une forme ténue de résistance collective, elles pénètrent ensemble dans l’enfer de Ravensbrück…. La suite ici.

Call for Papers « Languages and Cultures of Conflicts and Atrocities »

Call for Papers « Languages and Cultures of Conflicts and Atrocities »

Deadline for submissions 15 May 2012

The Languages and Cultures Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (LCMND) and the University of Manitoba invite to the 2012 interdisciplinary and international conference on

“Languages and Cultures of Conflicts and Atrocities”

in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), October 11-13, 2012

Keynote Speakers

James Dawes (Macalester College): Dr. Dawes, a scholar of American and Comparative Literature, is Director of the Program in Human Rights and Humanitarianism at Macalester College and specializes in literary and aesthetic theory, international law and human rights, trauma, and war studies. He is the author of That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard UP 2007) and The Language of War (Harvard UP 2002).

Alison Landsberg (George Mason University): Dr. Landsberg, a scholar in History and Art History, specializes in memory studies and U.S. history, including early cinema, race and self-making, museums and the installation of memory. She is the author of Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture (Columbia UP 2004)

Jill Scott (Queen’s University): Dr. Scott, a scholar of German and Comparative Literature, specializes in studies in conflict resolution, forgiveness and reconciliation, the social dynamics of mourning and grief, transitional and restorative justice, as well as in law and literature. She is the author of A Poetics of Forgiveness (Palgrave 2010) and of Electra after Freud (Cornell UP 2005).

The conference encourages papers which seek to understand how to represent war, racial and ethnic conflict, genocide and other atrocities, terrorism and human rights can be expressed, represented and remembered. Possible topics include:

  • collective, national, and transnational memory of war and violent conflicts
  • the representation and remembrance of wars and genocides from antiquity to the present
  • the remembrance of the Holocaust and World War II (its influence on the representation of other wars and genocides)
  • the representation of human rights and human rights violations
  • indigenous rights and right violations / indigenous genocide
  • relation between representation and transitional / restorative justice
  • learning through representation
  • aspects of witnessing, victimhood, and perpetratorship
  • expression of individual and collective trauma
  • knowledge and truth about conflicts and atrocities: possibilities and limitations
  • authenticity in representing conflicts and atrocities
  • immersive experiences of violence and atrocities

Papers are welcomed that discuss representations in literature, film, photography, museums, memorial culture, architecture, autobiography, the Internet and other digital media, oral and written history, everyday practices and rituals.

Scholars from all disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences are invited to participate in the conference. Sessions will be organized in English and French. As per LCMND tradition, papers on other topics will be considered.

Graduate students are welcome. The conference organizers intend to establish a small travel grant fund for graduate students on a competitive basis (approx. $200 per student).

Selected papers will be invited to contribute to a publication after the conference.

Please submit your proposal electronically to jaeger@umanitoba.ca by 15 May 2012. It should contain the title and an approx. 250-300-word abstract of the paper you are proposing; your name, institutional affiliation, and email address; and a brief statement (no more than 100 words) listing your academic background and publications.

There will be an anonymous peer-review of all proposals by an interdisciplinary committee of University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg experts. Participants will be notified by 15 June 2012.

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:

Dr. Stephan Jaeger, Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba, jaeger@umanitoba.ca

Conference venue: University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus) and Inn at the Forks (conference hotel), right next to the building of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Conference will begin on Thursday early evening (Oct. 11) with a keynote address and end on Saturday (Oct. 13) around 3:30 p.m.

Conference Committee

-Adina Balint-Babos (French Studies, University of Winnipeg)
-Elena Baraban (Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba)
-Catherine Chatterley (History, University of Manitoba)
Stephan Jaeger (German Studies, University of Manitoba), chair / LCMND President
-Adam Muller (English and Comparative Literature and Film, University of Manitoba)
-Andrew Woolford (Sociology, University of Manitoba)

Conference Website

A paraître : Yashka, journal d’une femme combattante

Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Nicolas Werth, Yashka, journal d’une femme combattante, Paris, Armand Colin, 2012.

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Voici le récit du destin extraordinaire de Yashka, simple paysanne russe qui s’est engagée dans l’armée du Tsar dès le début de la Première Guerre mondiale. Lorsque survient la révolution de mars 1917, elle obtient du gouvernement provisoire de créer un bataillon de femmes placé sous son commandement. 
Si certains font d’elle une haute figure du féminisme, Yashka aspire seulement à sauver sa « Sainte Russie » et à faire honte aux hommes qui ont renoncé à se battre dans l’espoir d’une paix séparée. Pourtant, lors de la dernière offensive de l’armée russe, le «bataillon de la mort» conduit par Yashka se fait massacrer en pure perte. 
Dans la guerre civile qui s’annonce, elle s’engage du côté de la contre-révolution. Les événements la poussent à quitter la Russie et à rejoindre l’Amérique afin d’y effectuer une tournée de propagande pour les «blancs». C’est là qu’elle rencontre Isaac Levine, un exilé russe à qui elle raconte son histoire. Publié en 1919, ce récit était tombé dans l’oubli. Stéphane Audoin- Rouzeau et Nicolas Werth le ressuscitent en soulignant la véracité et la portée historique de ce texte exceptionnel.

Sommaire :

Première partie : La Guerre
1. Mon engagement
2. Dans la zone de mort
3. Blessée et paralysée
4. Huit heures aux mains de l’ennemi
Deuxième partie : La Révolution
5. La révolution au front
6. J’organise le bataillon de la mort
7. L’affaire du comité
8. Le bataillon au front
9. En mission chez Kornilov
10. L’armée devient une bande de sauvages
Troisième partie : La Terreur
11. Le triomphe du bolchevisme
12. En face de Lénine et de Trotsky
13. Prise au piège
14. Sauvée par miracle
15. Je quitte la Russie

CFP – Veteran Identities: One Hundred Years of the First World War

Special issue of the Journal of War and Culture Studies (autumn/winter 2013):

Veteran Identities: One Hundred Years of the First World War

The end of the twentieth century saw a renewed critical and artistic interest in cultural representations and memories of the First World War, reflected in a plethora of films and novels in Britain and France, for example, a vast range of academic studies, and the creation of several research centres devoted to this conflict alone. At the beginning of this century, and as the war passed from living memory into History, nations became transfixed by the figure of the last veteran. Debates as to how to commemorate his passing preoccupied both politicians and the press. The figure of the veteran thus became the figure around which the memory of this war increasingly crystallised. As its hundredth anniversary draws near, this issue of the Journal of War and Culture Studies will explore the ways in which various cultures have portrayed veterans of the First World War, but also the varied ways in which veterans have represented themselves. It therefore seeks papers that study the representation of the First World War veteran or veterans’ self-representation from a variety of nations and cultural source material, including, but not limited to, literature, memoirs, film, photography, art, music and song. Authors may want to consider the social or political ends that such representations serve, as well as the diverse individuals who sought to claim veteran status, including not only ex-combatants, but also women, non-combatant men and those mobilised from colonies.

Deadline for receipt of contributions: 1st May 2013.
All articles should be 5,000–6,000 words in length, and follow the Intellect style guide, available online at: Intellect Style Guide
Articles should be sent as e-mail attachments to Helena Scott: H.Scott@westminster.ac.uk. For further information about this issue, please contact one of the editors: Dr Martin Hurcombe (M.J.Hurcombe@bristol.ac.uk) or Prof Alison Fell (a.s.fell@leeds.ac.uk).

WWW Virtual Library Women’s History

WWW Virtual Library Women’s History

About this Library
The main purposes of this virtual library are to list women’s history institutions and organizations, locate archival and library collections, and provide links to Internet resources on women’s history. In addition, also included are a list of women’s studies journals and a few comprehensive link collections useful as a starting point for searching the Internet for women’s studies in general.

Plusieurs rubriques dont : Aviation & Space,Men-Masculinity,Military

Un aperçu de la rubrique « Military »

American Women and the World War II Experience This guide serves as an introduction to online and print sources covering the experiences of American women during World War II. By Jennifer Broberg, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cantinières and Vivandières of the French Army Cantinières and vivandières were women who served as official auxiliary personnel to French (and other) army combat units from early modern times until about the time of World War One. Their official task was to sell food and drink to the soldiers of their regiment to supplement the always inadequate army rations. On this site Thomas Cardoza provides information about cantinières and vivandières focusing specifically on cantinières and vivandières of the French army, but also on cantinières and vivandières from other countries and cantinières serving such non-military entities as the sapeurs-pompiers (firefighters).

Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer (1526-1588) Biography of Kenau Hasselaer, business woman and legendary defender of the city of Haarlem against Spanish troops (1572-1573). Text, in Dutch, by Els Kloek.

Minerva Center An educational foundation for the study of women and the military and women in war. Runs H-MINERVA Discussion Network, published Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military a journal now renamed Women and War; launching the Minerva Society for the Study of Women and War (MSSWW) in 2007. The website features bibliographies of women and the military in history.

Minerva Journal of Women and War A multidisciplinary journal which welcomes submissions pertaining to the relationship of women to war and the role of gender in the armed services around the world. This new journal replaces Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military.

Of Love and War This online version of an Australian War Memorial exhibition looks at the impact of war on the lives of Australian servicemen and women, the lovers they left behind or those they met while serving. Visitors can contribute using Flickr Commons and a Blog.

Oorlogsliefdekind Nederlands-Indië – Indonesië (‘War Love Child’). During the Indonesian war of independence, Dutch soldiers had relationships with Indonesian girls and fathered children with them. After Indonesia gained independence, and the troops went home an unknown number of Dutch-Indonesian children stayed behind with their mothers in the new Indonesia. Read about these children, their mothers and fathers. The texts are in Dutch but English and Indonesian versions will be provided.

The American Experience: Fly Girls Website devoted to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS), who signed up to fly with the U.S. military during World War II. Wives, mothers, actresses and debutantes joined the test-piloted aircraft, ferried planes and logged 60 million miles in the air. The site contains interview transcripts, a bibliography, transcrips of documents and letters, a WASP timeline 1937-1979, maps, and other resources.

Women Warriors of Japan. The Role of the Arms-Bearing Women in Japanese History Online article by Ellis Amdur.

Women’s Services, First World War A Research Guide from the UK National Archives.

La Guerre d’Algérie : images et représentations

À la fois source et agent de l’histoire, qui témoigne et met en scène, se frotte au réel et nourrit les imaginaires, le cinéma dans sa diversité est à l’honneur de ce programme. Il réunit, à l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de la fin des combats, fictions et documentaires, films militants, archives militaires et images amateurs, produits depuis cinq décennies sur la guerre d’Algérie.

Du 24 janvier au 2 février 2012 au Forum des Images.

Présentation de l’évènement.

Temps forts de l’évènement.

Genre et guerre : une perspective de l’intersectionnalité

6ème congrès international des recherches féministes francophones qui se tiendra à l’Université de Lausanne du 29 août au 2 septembre 2012 – Imbrication des rapports de pouvoir : Discriminations et privilèges de genre, de race, de classe et de sexualité

Thématique 10. Violences – Atelier 10.2

Genre et guerre : une perspective de l’intersectionnalité

La recherche féministe francophone a montré un intérêt croissant pour l’étude des rapports sociaux de sexe dans les conflits armés. À partir des ces travaux, nous avons appris comment les conflits avec leurs institutions/organisations de référence façonnent les identités de genre. Cependant, le genre n’agit jamais isolément. Cet atelier vise à complexifier notre regard sur les conflits, en interrogeant comment le genre s’entrecroise avec d’autres rapports de pouvoir. Nous proposons ici quelques axes de réflexion, sans exclure d’autres approches possibles.

Militarisation. Les conflits armés comportent toujours la mise en place d’une culture de guerre qui ordonne la société à travers les lignes de race/ethnicité et de classe. Quant à la sexualité, elle est réprimée ou imposée, exploitée ou mise à profit, mais toujours contrôlée. Comment basculent les rapports sociaux lorsque la guerre est vue comme l’unique solution possible ?

Organisations armées. Les guerres comportent l’organisation de la force par les identités et les corps. Comment l’identification de race, classe, âge, religion s’entrelace à la hiérarchisation des sexes dans les organisations armées ? Comment l’aptitude/inaptitude physique détermine l’inclusion/exclusion ou la proximité au pouvoir martial ?

Ennemis. Dans les conflits, l’espace entre nous et l’ « autre » (l’adversaire/l’ennemi, racial-racialisé/sexuel-sexualisé) est aussi celui de l’imbrication des rapports de pouvoir. Pourtant, cette distinction n’est pas toujours claire. Par exemple, des soldates américaines violées par leurs camarades considèrent les hommes de leur propre camp comme l’ennemi numéro un.

Violence. Comment et à quel moment des individus, auparavant marginaux dans un système de guerre (femmes, enfants), ont accès aux armes et à la violence ? L’accès aux armes constitue-t-il une transgression ou une adéquation aux normes de genre, race et classe ?

L’atelier sera ouvert à la réflexion autant théorique que méthodologique de chercheurs, doctorants ou militants.

Responsable : Ilaria Simonetti (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) – Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (LAS), simchah08@gmail.com ).

Délai de soumission des communications : 31 janvier 2012. Modalités de soumission d’une proposition de communication. La longueur d’une proposition ne doit pas dépasser 300 mots (2000 signes, espaces compris). La soumission des propositions se fait en ligne : http://sphinx2.unil.ch/, cliquez sur « 6e congrès féministe ». Site web du congrès : http://www.unil.ch/rff2012