Registration Open for ASFS2019 Sydney

front facadeRegistration for ASFS2019 “Making and Breaking the Rules” hosted by University of New England and Western Sydney University is now open. Get in quick before Early-bird registration closes on 4 September.

To register, follow this link and use our online store. Choose the registration package that suits you and please fill in the registration form which should be submitted separately to the conference organisers.

You will find all relevant conference information updated regularly on the conference web page.

A bientôt, à Sydney.

 

CFP: FATFA 2020 Conference in Brisbane

The French Teachers Branch of the Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland invites you to the 2020 Conference of the Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia  

Making Connections: Engaging 21st Century Learners of French in the Pacific 

3rd – 5th July 2020 –  Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, Brisbane

How do we and how can we teach French here and now in ways which engage diverse groups of learners?   

This conference invites reflection on the theme of engaging learners of French in the contexts in which we teach. We invite proposals for presentations and workshops on:

  •        Connecting with French speaking communities (in our local context or elsewhere) 
  •        Teaching French as a regional language of the Pacific 
  •        Retention; attrition; barriers and enablers to participation in language education 
  •        Learner motivation 
  •        Inclusivity and teaching diverse groups of learners 
  •        Engaging non-traditional learners  
  •        Work-Integrated learning 
  •        Teaching French in an age of technology 

Please note that although our inspiration is the Australian curriculum, we are interested to hear about projects carried out in other contexts which relate to the theme of learner engagement 

The conference organizing committee invites proposals for: 

Papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes of questions) 

  •        Individual presentations of research or practice + 10 minutes for questions 
  •        Panels of three papers dealing with the same theme 

In your proposal, please indicate: 

  • if it is primarily presenting research, practice-based research or practice 
  • your av requirements (powerpoint projection; internet) 
     

Workshops (60 minutes or 90 minutes) 

·         Workshops give participants the opportunity to participate in activities and/ or explore resources hands-on.  

In your proposal, please indicate: 

  • what the goal of the workshop is and what kind(s) of activities participants will undertake. 
  • the maximum size for your workshop 
  • any av or furniture requirements (tables/ clear space allowing movement etc 

Languages of the conference: French and English.   

Submit proposals (your details plus 150 – 200 word description of your session)  

by: 1st February 2020  to: FATFA2020conference@gmail.com 

 

Extended deadline: 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 ASFS Conference in Sydney https://australiansocietyforfrenchstudies.com/events/asfs-conference/ in December 2019, 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 http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/loi/ajfs or http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/australian-journal-french-studies/. 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 prize is 15 August 2019. The winner will be announced in December 2019.

Submissions and enquiries relating to the ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize should be directed to ASFS’s Postgraduate Officer, Sophie Patrick at sophie.patrick@une.edu.au.

Véronique Duché, President of ASFS
Brian Nelson, Editor of AJFS

Video contest: Francophonie in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Commission of the FIPF is organising a video contest on Francophonie for French learners in the Asia-Pacific region. Candidates will have to create a short video on the Francophone presence in their respective countries. Participate, have fun and win great prizes thanks to our sponsors!

Conditions for participation
The candidate must be a French learner (from the age of 15, at a senior high school or university) in one of the Asia-Pacific countries. Professionals or people with French as their mother tongue cannot participate. There are 2 categories: a) High school students); b) University students

How to participate

  • Create a video of 3 minutes maximum, format mp4 on the topic of the Francophone presence in your country. You can talk about the Francophonie in your area or city if you prefer. You can use all kinds of media (photos, interviews, writing, sound effects, music, sound …). The video must be in French from beginning to end.
  • Upload the video on YouTube and publish it in “unlisted” mode. Each video must be clearly labelled with the name, surname, age, and country of the candidate.
  • Fill in the online entry form with the URL of your video and submit the form: https://forms.gle/xCG5WkWCBrPGX6Dk7
  • Complete the agreement sheet (parental agreement for participants under 18 years) for the dissemination of photos (photos, videos, sound recordings …) on various communication media. Entering the contest is an acceptance of the rules in their entirety.

Dates

  • Send the form with the video URL before 15 July 2019
  • Results will be announced on 20 August 2019
  • The winning videos will be broadcasted at the International symposium on French Language Education in Asia-Pacific to be held in Mongolia from September 19 to 20, 2019.

Criteria and Jury

  • The jury is made up of different French teachers from Asia Pacific countries and the executive committee of the CAP.
  • The criteria will be based on: language, pronunciation, content, and creativity.

For more information: Video contest on Francophonie in Asia-Pacific

CFP: 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, 2020

APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS/CALL FOR PAPERS

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium March 26-28, 2020

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

 

Plenary Speakers : Scholastique Mukasonga, Nicolas Kurtovitch, and Stéphanie Posthumus

Parler la terre

La terre nous unit tous. Parler la terre, c’est parler de soi-même, c’est parler de l’Autre, c’est parler de l’identité, de l’environnement, de la vie à tous les sens du mot. La terre permet l’existence des êtres humains, elle crée leurs cultures, fonde leurs imaginaires, complique leurs relations, fait et parfois défait leurs rêves. Comment représente-on la terre dans la littérature, dans l’art contemporain, dans le cinéma ? Comment la terre figure-t-elle dans la théorie postmoderne et post- coloniale, dans les théories du genre, et dans les études sociales et culturelles ? Comme le colloque 2020 aura lieu à l’Université du Nebraska-Lincoln, une institution « land grant, » située dans un état où l’agriculture dicte souvent l’économie et les tendances politiques, il nous semble opportun de considérer le rôle de la terre dans la production culturelle contemporaine d’expression française.

Nous invitons des propositions de communication dans les domaines des littératures d’expression française, de la théorie littéraire, de l’histoire, des études culturelles et/ou postcoloniales, des études de genre, de la traduction, des arts tels que la musique, la danse, le cinéma, la photographie, et la bande dessinée.

En plus de propositions individuelles, nous encourageons vivement la soumission de panels complets.

Le comité scientifique accueillera avec intérêt des propositions portant sur les thèmes suivants, sans que ceux-ci soient restrictifs :

  • Lieu et identité
  • Espaces naturels et urbains
  • Frontières, migrations, exils
  • Le folklore, la mythologie, les légendes, et les récits d’origine
  • Nation, nationalité, nationalisme
  • Géographie et genre (la littérature « régionale », le pastoral, les dystopies, la science-fiction, le thriller)
  • Les féminismes globaux ; l’écoféminisme ; le « Global Gay » ; les géographies LGBTQ
  • Le tourisme et/ou l’éco-tourisme ; le voyage
  • Lieux d’héritage/patrimoine mondial et local (UNESCO, )
  • L’agriculture/l’économie
  • Le rôle social de la terre dans le terrain académique
  • Les cultures/épistémologies autochtones
  • L’impérialisme écologique
  • Les désastres naturels, le changement climatique, la pollution

Des propositions individuelles ou des sessions complètes portant sur les œuvres de nos conférencier(ères) en séance plénière Scholastique Mukasonga, Nicolas Kurtovitch, et Stéphanie Posthumus (sujet ouvert) sont aussi les bienvenues.

Les propositions de communication (250 mots maximum, en français ou en anglais, accompagnées d’une brève notice bio- bibliographique) et de sessions complètes (celles-ci vivement encouragées) sont à envoyer par e-mail à l’adresse FFSC2020@unl.edu avant le 15 septembre, 2019.

 

 

Speaking the Earth

The earth unites us all. To speak of the earth is to speak of oneself, of the “Other,” of identity, of the environment, of life in every sense of the word. The earth allows human beings to exist, it creates our cultures, founds our imaginaries, complicates our relationships, fulfills and sometimes frustrates our dreams. How is the earth or land represented in literature, in contemporary art, and in film? How does the earth factor into postmodern and postcolonial theories, gender theories, and cultural studies? As the 2020 colloquium will take place at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a land grant institution in a state in which agriculture frequently influences the economy and consequently the political situation and political tendencies, it seems appropriate to consider the role of the earth/land in contemporary cultural production of French expression.

We invite paper proposals in the following fields: literatures of French expression, literary theory, cultural studies, history, gender and postcolonial studies, translation, and art, including music, dance, film studies, photography, and the graphic novel.

In addition to individual proposals, we encourage the submission of complete panel proposals.

The organizing committee will welcome particularly, but not exclusively, proposals addressing the following themes:

  • Place and identity
  • Natural and urban spaces
  • Borders, migration, exile
  • Folklore, mythology, legends, and origin stories
  • Nation, nationality, nationalism
  • Geography and genre (the pastoral, dystopias, “regional” literature, science fiction, thrillers)
  • Global feminisms ; ecofeminism ; “Global Gay,” LGBTQ geographies
  • Tourism/eco-tourism ; travel
  • Global and local heritage sites (UNESCO, )
  • Agriculture/economy
  • The social role of land in academia
  • Autochthonous cultures/epistemologies
  • Ecological imperialism
  • Natural disaster, climate change, pollution

We also welcome proposals for papers and panels on the works of our plenary speakers Scholastique Mukasonga, Nicolas Kurtovitch, and Stéphanie Posthumus (subject open).

Paper proposals (250 words maximum, in French or English, along with a brief bio-bibliography) and proposals for complete panels (strongly encouraged) should be sent by email to this address: FFSC2020@unl.edu before September 15, 2019.

Émission radio dédiée à Christchurch (en français)

Chers collègues, chers amis, 
 
Afin de commémorer les événements tragiques à Christchurch du 15 mars dernier, nous avons dédié notre émission radio de « Paris s’éveille » (sur la radio communautaire de Plains FM) à notre ville et à la Journée internationale de la poésie. Vous trouverez ci-dessous le message publicitaire qui circule sur les réseaux sociaux. Si vous souhaitez écouter l’émission en podcast, vous pouvez y accéder sur le site suivant :
 
Dans cette émission, nous remercions officiellement l’ASFS pour son soutien et sa solidarité. Un grand merci aux collègues de l’ASFS pour les messages personnels que vous nous avez envoyés.
 
 
Tonight’s show is a very special one: it is dedicated to Christchurch on International Poetry Day. Still recovering from devastating earthquakes for the last 8 years, Christchurch was victim to a tragic event that was anything but natural. Tonight, beyond the language of radicalization and hate speech that has received much media attention, we have preferred to respond with the power of words grounded in love, resistance, and tolerance.
 
Tune in this evening for a celebration of language and poems from French and Francophone writers from across the Francosphere. “Paris s’éveille” is honoured to be sharing poems dedicated to Christchurch following the tragic events of March 15 from world-renowned poets such as Katy Rémy, Tanella Boni, Maggy de Coster, and Hédi Bouraoui, including hitherto unpublished material.
 
En solidarité – Kia kaha,
Antonio Viselli
Antonio Viselli, PhD

Lecturer/French Subject Coordinator 
School of Language, Social, and Political Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand
+64 3 369 4540

To our friends in New Zealand

Following the violent events in Christchurch on Friday, the ASFS extends its sincere condolences to the victims’ families and to our many New Zealand colleagues, students and friends who may be affected. The ASFS welcomes people from all cultures and we live by our values, which include “respect”.

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