Special ASFS Panel Proposal for FATFA/NAFT 2018

Colloque FATFA/ NAFT

Invitation à participer à un panel sur le thème :

Réagir pour rebondir : la section de langue française au niveau universitaire

Plus que jamais les sections de langue française dans les universités australiennes doivent, pour survivre, se demander comment s’adapter à un contexte toujours changeant. Quel français peuvent-elles alors enseigner aujourd’hui et comment ?

Loin de regretter un territoire mythique de jadis, ou de chercher à le récupérer et le maintenir, ce panel visera à réagir pour mieux rebondir. Les participants pourront présenter des projets traitant des défis rencontrés mais aussi des possibilités offertes par les acteurs qui occupent des espaces mitoyens du nôtre. Enseignement secondaire (d’où viennent la plupart de nos étudiants) ; vie professionnelle (vers laquelle ils s’acheminent) ; collègues enseignants de langue dans la même section (le français faisant rarement bande à part) ; écoles de langue pour adultes (Alliances, instituts de langues privés) ; et puis, plus généralement, certifications et standards externes tels que DELF, DALF, TEF ou les niveaux du CECR : que font concrètement les sections de langue française pour reconnaître ces parties prenantes, collaborer avec elles et/ou s’en distinguer ?

Les communications (en français ou en anglais) pourront traiter, par exemple, de : la transition à l’université ; l’employabilité ; l’alignement de l’évaluation sur les niveaux du CECR ; les collaborations entre enseignants de diverses langues.

(Les membres de l’ASFS pourront bénéficier d’une subvention aux frais d’inscription.)

Envoyez votre proposition de 120 mots pour ce panel à Dr Barbara Hanna, b.hanna@uq.edu.au

CFP: Environment and Identity at ASFS 2018 in Perth

ASFS 2018

Environment and Identity

The University of Western Australia, Perth

5-7 December 2018

Postgraduate session on 4 December 2018

Keynote speaker: Rodney Saint-Eloi (Haitian-Canadian poet)

Landscape and the environment have long been central concerns of writers, artists and filmmakers. This conference seeks to reflect on the ways in which identity is created in relation to place. How do we make sense of our relations to environment and place and our interactions with our surroundings. For centuries, changes to urban and rural landscapes along with shifting patterns of migration have cause individuals and peoples to reshape their sense of self and their identities. Creative works dealing with questions of place and environment also commonly raise related social, political and economic issues And if in recent decades climatic issues have risen to the forefront of debate, how do these issues play out in mainland France and in the wider Francophone sphere?

This conference seeks to reflect on these and related questions within French and Francophone Studies. Our aim is to address these problems in a range of different contexts and time periods, and from a variety of methodological approaches.

We invite proposals for individual papers (20 minutes) and for panels (three papers of 20 minutes each) related to the theme of environment and identity. We will also consider proposals that do not relate directly to this theme. Possible topics for discussion may include, but are not limited to:

Oceans and islands; environment and the emotions; ecocriticism and ecopoetics; questions of place in translation; environmental catastrophe and trauma; landscape and memory; the rural and the urban; gender, place and identity; identity and place in (socio)linguistics and language teaching; migration and environment; home and belonging in the global context; the anthropocene and the post-human; animals and place.

Please send your proposal of 250 words for papers in English or French, or suggestion of panels, to asfs_2018@uwa.edu.au by 1 July 2018.

Presenters will be encouraged to submit their papers for potential publication in Essays in French Literature and Culture no. 57 (2020).

Important dates:

  • Deadline for papers/panels submission: 1 July 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: August 2018
  • Earlybird registration: ends 5 September 2018
  • Full registration: 6 September 2018 onwards

Organising committee: Paul Gibbard, Hélène Jaccomard, Sabine Kuuse, Bonnie Thomas (University of Western Australia), Céline Doucet (Edith Cowan University), Sophie Patrick (University of New England).

Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” initiative

Launched as a pilot program in 2017, the Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” initiative offers students from participating Australian universities the opportunity to undertake a research internship at a French host university in collaboration with an industry partner. The internship offers are jointly created by the French host university and its industry partner, and when relevant with the Australian partner university if the intern is enrolled within the framework of a pre-existing scientific collaboration.

The Laureates programs in France are co-financed by the Embassy, the hosting university in France and the home university in Australia.

All French higher education establishments are eligible to participate in the program.

Students enrolled in Australian universities that are members of the Group of EightAustralian Technology Network of UniversitiesInnovative Research Universities and students enrolled at Macquarie University can submit their candidature for one of the French internships on offer. Their stay will be co-financed by the Embassy, their hosting university in France and their home university in Australia.

The objectives of the “Internships in France” initiative are:

  • Increase student mobility from Australia to France
  • Contribute to the attractiveness and promotion of the French higher education and research systems
  • Strengthen student mobility within French-Australian scientific collaborations; initiate longer-term collaborations (cotutelle theses, CIFRE theses) through student stays
  • Contribute to the reconciling of the Australian university sector with the industry sector and promote the quality of interactions between universities and industry in France

Funding

  • The Embassy finances the cost of the return flights from Australia to France and social security costs for the duration of the internship (up to 6 months).
  • The host university in France provides the intern with a mandatory internship stipend (minimum of 554€ per month according to 2017 figures, subject to change).
  • The home university in Australia provides the Laureate with an additional grant to help cover their daily costs during their stay in France ($2500).

 

In 2018 there are 56 internships in France available  for Australian students through the program, offering many opportunities to work with French research labs and industrial partners such as Naval Group, Airbus, Parrot, Total, Nikon and Tales to name a few.

Running of the program and calendar

1) The French universities, schools or group of establishments participating propose laboratory internship topics of 3 to 6 months destined towards Australian students at an Honours (4th year Bachelor), Master or doctoral level. The topic of the internship is developed through exchanges with their industry and Australian university partners. The involvement of French companies with a presence in Australia is an advantage.

Internships must commence before 31 December 2018.

 

2) The internship topics are available HERE

3) Candidates from the participating Australian universities can submit their application for funding by completing the online “Nicolas Baudin Program” form.

The deadline for applications to be submitted online is 30 April 2018.

4) The Embassy will make the final selection of Laureates along with the participating French and Australian universities with respect to their financial capacities.

The selected Laureates will be announced by the end of May/ beginning of June 2018.

Eligibility

All French higher education establishments are eligible to propose internship topics. In doing so, they agree to fund the mandatory stipend provided to the Laureates.

Students enrolled in Australian universities that are members of the Group of EightAustralian Technology Network of UniversitiesInnovative Research Universities and students enrolled at Macquarie University can submit their candidature for one of the French internships on offer. The participating Australian universities agree to provide their Laureates with an additional scholarship of $2500.

The academic profile, level of study required, competencies and knowledge desired are specified by the hosting French university and their industry partner for each internship proposition.

For further information please consult the FAQ document.