Posted on August 27, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 6-7 pm, Faculty Center
“Women Outside Their Apartments: A Moroccan Feminist’s Cinematic Vision”
A lecture by Dr. Florence Martin, Goucher College
Moroccan, Muslim, feminist pioneer filmmaker Farida Benlyazid has always been subversive. Looking at the arc of her work from her auto-fiction A Door to the Sky (1988) to her current documentary project on Moroccan feminist Fatema Mernissi, this talk will examine how Benlyazid has consistently disturbed the boundaries between autobiography and fiction, the personal and the political, Muslim spirituality and feminism, by deploying the liminal spaces traditionally occupied by women.
Florence Martin is Dean John Blackford Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Goucher College. She holds a Doctorate from Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, and has published articles and book chapters internationally on the blues, francophone literature and French and francophone cinema. Her recent work focuses on postcolonial cinema, the cinema of the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) and French and Francophone women’s films. She is an editor for the scholarly journal Studies in French Cinema (UK) and for Proto, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates in the Middle Atlantic region (US).
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Religious Studies and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Women’s and Gender Studies; the Lloyd International Honors College; and the Muslim Student Association.