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La Ville Marquee - Branded City

14th Annual Graduate Student Conference, French and Francophone Studies, October 15-16

Thursday, October 15, 2009
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Royce 306
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Throughout history, cities have been contact zones where the past, present and future coexist, where urban and suburban meet and where (im)migrants, urban explorers, and local inhabitants mix anonymously. This conference seeks to investigate the points of view and strategies of those who have decided to make their mark on or brand the city. The "branded city" implies both the city as it has been recorded by artists as well as literal and figurative inscriptions on the city.