ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize 2016

ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize

The Australian Society for French Studies and the Australian Journal of French Studies are pleased to announce the second annual co-sponsored ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize.

A prize of $500 will be awarded for the best article (4,000-6,000 words inc. notes) by a postgraduate student on any aspect of French Studies (except French language studies). The prize will be awarded at the annual conference of ASFS in Adelaide in December 2016, and the winning article will be published in a ‘miscellaneous’ issue of AJFS.

Applicants must be enrolled in a research higher degree at an Australian university and be a member of ASFS. Previous prize recipients are not eligible to submit an article. Articles may be written in English or French and must be presented according to AJFS style guidelines (see or They will be assessed by a joint ASFS/AJFS judging committee which may call upon relevant expertise in its deliberations.

The deadline for submissions for the inaugural prize is Friday July 31, 2016. The winner will be announced in December 2016.

Submissions and enquiries relating to the ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize should be directed to ASFS’s Postgraduate Secretary, Dr Julie Robert

Alistair Rolls (President, ASFS)

Brian Nelson (Editor, AJFS)

ISFAR Colloquium Call for Papers

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ISFAR Colloquium 

In collaboration with the Australian Society for French Studies

University of South Australia, Adelaide

December 6th 2016


French-Australian Relations – the field today

The role of the study of French-Australian relations, as a branch of French Studies in Australia, has been growing steadily over recent years. The 2016 ISFAR colloquium is an important further step in that development, and the collaboration with the annual Australian Society for French Studies conference is especially pertinent, since ISFAR’s interests are closely aligned to this year’s ASFS conference theme of “mobilities and migrations”.

The ISFAR Colloquium will take place at the City West Campus of the University of South Australia on the afternoon of 6th December 2016. Submissions for presentations are hereby called for, and should be received by 5th September 2016.

Papers may be offered on any French-Australian relations topic: historical or contemporary, cultural or linguistic. Please send your proposal (200-250 word abstract, with contact details) on or before 5th September 2016 to the conference organising committee at


Proposals may be for:

  • Papers: 20-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion
  • Round table: three or more participants; 90 minutes including discussion

Submissions from post-graduates working in the field will be particularly welcome.

All participants will have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication in The French Australian Review.

Further information about the conference, including suggestions for accommodation will be available on the ASFS 2016 conference website in due course.


Organising Committee

Colin Nettelbeck

Pauline Georgelin

Kerry Mullan

Phoebe Weston-Evans