Session Title

Globalizing Joan of Arc: Positioning France's Most Famous Freedom Fighter in a Transnational Landscape

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Joan of Arc Society/Société Internationale de l'étude de Jeanne d'Arc

Organizer Name

Scott Manning

Organizer Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Presider Name

Scott Manning

Paper Title 1

Joan of Arc and Her Cinematic Avatars

Presenter 1 Name

Kevin J. Harty

Presenter 1 Affiliation

La Salle Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Maid's Future as a Transnational Icon for the LGBTQ Community

Presenter 2 Name

Deborah McGrady

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Virginia

Paper Title 3

The Mnemonic Maid: Joan's Myth as Trigger for Global Counter-Memory

Presenter 3 Name

Tara Beth Smithson

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Manchester Univ.

Start Date

7-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1280

Description

If Joan of Arc’s story has circulated well beyond its hexagonal borders of origin, it remains strangely entangled with euro-nationalism and white supremacy as indicated by the backlash over the 2018 choice of Mathilde Edey Gamassou, a biracial teenager of Polish and Beninois parentage to play the Maid in Orléans’ Fêtes de Jeanne d’Arc. This panel seeks presentations that consider Joan of Arc as multicultural or transnational perspective, with particular interest in non-Western interpretations of Joan.

To what effect has Joan of Arc been transplanted to other (especially non-Western) cultural contexts? Why is Joan often the lens for understanding women leaders, such as Lalla Fatma N'Soumer dubbed an “Algerian Joan of Arc” by media outlets. Under what circumstances is Joan evoked to comment on transnational politics? Given that Joan of Arc’s story circulates through the world in “haphazard, unpredictable trajectories,” to what extent can we understand it as “global” as McDonald and Suleiman define it? When does Joan act as a “positioning system” via which interconnected users “situate and navigate themselves” in an ever-shifting transnational landscape? Scott Manning

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May 7th, 10:00 AM

Globalizing Joan of Arc: Positioning France's Most Famous Freedom Fighter in a Transnational Landscape

Schneider 1280

If Joan of Arc’s story has circulated well beyond its hexagonal borders of origin, it remains strangely entangled with euro-nationalism and white supremacy as indicated by the backlash over the 2018 choice of Mathilde Edey Gamassou, a biracial teenager of Polish and Beninois parentage to play the Maid in Orléans’ Fêtes de Jeanne d’Arc. This panel seeks presentations that consider Joan of Arc as multicultural or transnational perspective, with particular interest in non-Western interpretations of Joan.

To what effect has Joan of Arc been transplanted to other (especially non-Western) cultural contexts? Why is Joan often the lens for understanding women leaders, such as Lalla Fatma N'Soumer dubbed an “Algerian Joan of Arc” by media outlets. Under what circumstances is Joan evoked to comment on transnational politics? Given that Joan of Arc’s story circulates through the world in “haphazard, unpredictable trajectories,” to what extent can we understand it as “global” as McDonald and Suleiman define it? When does Joan act as a “positioning system” via which interconnected users “situate and navigate themselves” in an ever-shifting transnational landscape? Scott Manning