ASFS 2014 Conference

The 22nd annual conference of the Australian Society for French Studies

Wed 3 – Sat 6 December 2014
To be held at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Theme: Conflict, Dialogue and Representation

Keynote speakers: Confirmed

Guest of honour:
Former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin: “De l’aventure napoléonienne au malaise européen actuel” (‘From the Napoleonic venture to the current European malaise’)

Other keynote speakers:
Emeritus Professor Colin Nettelbeck, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne: “Epreuves par le feu: les relations franco-australiennes à travers les guerres mondiales et ‘l’entre-deux’ 1915-1945″

Dr Fanny Pascual, Département de Lettres et Sciences humaines, Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie: “Conflits en Nouvelle-Calédonie: l’évolution sémantique des «évènements»”

Call for Papers
The call for papers has now closed.
English (PDF 408Kb)
Français (PDF 333Kb)

Registration Fees
Download the Conference Registration form (PDF 136Kb)
Note: Early bird Registration and payment must be received by Sunday 14 September 2014 Melbourne time (GMT+11). Full Registration starts on Monday 15 September 2014.

Type Fee (AUD)
Full Registration $350.00
Full Registration (Unwaged) $175.00
One Day Registration $150.00
One Day Registration (Unwaged) $80.00
Full-time student No cost
Conference Dinner with show Madame Andrée Friday 5 Dec 2014         University House at the Woodward Conference Centre, Pelham Street
Note: Price not inclusive of drinks; vegetarian option availableMadameAndree-Live-and-Resist

Refund Policy: Cancellations before end October 2014 (Melbourne time) will receive a refund of 50% of registration / price less fees (eg PayPal fees). PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ANY REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE.

Online Payment: Payment is now closed
As a sponsor of the ASFS 2014 Conference, ISFAR is accepting your online payment via credit card or PayPal (which will be transferred to ASFS). (Please complete and submit your ASFS 2014 Registration form above however you choose to pay.)

Information for Exhibitors: Click here for details (PDF 123Kb)

Programme: ASFS 2014 Programme (PDF 540Kb) updated 29 Nov FINAL

Abstracts: ASFS 2014 Abstracts (PDF 393Kb) updated 29 Nov FINAL

Call for contributions for special issue of Essays in French Literature and Culture on Conflict – new on 1 Nov
English (PDF 149Kb)
Français (PDF 149Kb)

Practical Information:
ASFS 2014 Suggested Accommodation (PDF 378Kb) updated 27 Sep
ASFS 2014 Melbourne Visitor Information (PDF 184Kb)
Link to Melbourne travel information
Link to RMIT and Melbourne
Local cafes (PDF 181Kb)

Information will continue to be updated on this website until the conference.

For more information please contact the organisers at

Principal Partners and Sponsors:
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ASFS 2014 Sponsors (PDF 207Kb)

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