We are honored to announce that Dr. Frieda Ekotto will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Ekotto is a Professor of French at the University of Michigan. Her interests include twentieth-century narratives and theater, European intellectual history and philosophy, postcolonialism, film, writing and violence, legal discourse and literature, psychoanalysis and sociological approaches, critical discourse and cultural studies, French and Francophone literatures, feminist discourses and narratives of Francophone women writers, West African and Francophone theater, North African women writers and questions of silence and madness.