The Australian Society for French Studies is pleased to note that an Australian branch of the Women in French Association has been established. The network is based on and attached to the WIF programme in North America, and the executive committee is composed of the following ASFS members:
President: Christie Margrave (ANU)
Vice President: Bonnie Thomas (UWA)
Secretary/Early Career Researcher Representative: Françoise Campbell (Royal Holloway/IMLR)
Communications Officer/Postgraduate Student Representative: Beth Kearney (UQ)
International Liaison Officers: Natalie Edwards (U of Adelaide), Chris Hogarth (UniSA)
The first WIF Australia panel, “Mediating Connections in Women’s Life Writing”, will take place at the ASFS virtual conference in December 2020. The association will also be launching a seminar series in the weeks to come, beginning with an Introduction to the Inaugural WIF Australia (Wif-Oz), a virtual event to take place on Friday November 6th, 2020 at 5.30 AEST. The committee is seeking approximately 10 participants each giving a 3-5 minute paper on their work in Women in French Studies. A Q and A session will follow the papers. If you are interested in participating and presenting at this event and in being a member of the network, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.