Contemporary French Civilization (CFC), published by Liverpool University Press, has announced the results of their 10th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award competition for the best conference paper submitted by a junior colleague in the field of contemporary French and Francophone civilization and cultural studies.
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel N. Maroun (Director of Undergraduate Studies and Undergraduate Advisor for French) for his essay, “Do Black Lives Matter in France? Agency, Culpability and Police Brutality,” in which he offers a compelling analysis of the linguistic structuring of police brutality as depicted in French newspapers, contending that the discourse and language uses by these media entities shift agency away from police forces. He has been invited to publish an expanded version of the winning essay, after further peer review, in a forthcoming issue of CFC.
Congratulations again to Dr. Daniel Maroun for an excellent essay!