ASFS Conference evening with Rodney Saint Eloi at AF Perth Tuesday 04 December 6pm

  Come at the Alliance Francaise to Meet and greet with award winning Haitian poet Rodney Saint Eloi.
The conference will be followed by Q&A and book signing session.

Tuesday 4 December.
6pm at Alliance Française de Perth, Nedlands

FREE
RSVP essential
HERE

Drinks and nibbles

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/conference-with-poet-rodney-st-eloi-tickets-52475105453?utm_term=eventurl_text

2nd Colloquium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations “French Contributions to Australian Life”

Second Colloquium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations

“French Contributions to Australian Life”

University of Adelaide

Thursday 27 September 2018

The programme for the above conference is now available. It features a keynote address by Emeritus Professor Colin Nettelbeck (University of Melbourne) on the topic “France and the French in Australia’s growth to nationhood: 1914-1945”. There will also be a Round Table devoted to reflections on the centenary commemorations of the Great War. The conference is free of charge but presenters and others wishing to attend are asked to register for catering purposes by clicking here.

The conference is organised by the Department of French Studies at the University of Adelaide, which is celebrating its centenary in 2018. See here for the full programme of its French Centenary events. Professor Nettelbeck’s keynote address will double as a public lecture in the French Centenary series. This particular event aims to celebrate the French Department’s alumni, who will be particularly encouraged to attend, and of whom Colin Nettelbeck is one of the most distinguished.

‘The work of memory’? Historical thinking and education in France

The Australian Centre for Public History presents

SEMINAR: ‘The work of memory’? Historical thinking and education in France

Tuesday 12th June 4.30-6pm UTS, Sydney
Building 10, Level 14, Rm 201

Alexandre Dessingué (Stavanger University Norway)

Through his notion about ‘the work of memory’, Paul Ricoeur expresses the desire to make our relationship to the past an active, even a problematic one, and not to be the passive spectator that many commemorations encourage. The problem is not simply to regret that middle school or high school students are entirely absent from ceremonies commemorating May 8 or November 11. The real question is the one of the meaning to be given to past events. How can the past be perceived as a resource for the present and the future? What is the purpose of history and history teaching?

The city of Dunkirk and its inhabitants in Northern France have always been at the crossroads of Europe and for this reason were hard hit by both World Wars. In this presentation, we will have a closer look at firsthand accounts of city nursing home residents and ask with them how memories work, what they tell us about our relation we make with the past and why we should consider individual and collective memories as an important part of a critical and active work on/with history?


Bio
Alexandre Dessingué is Professor of Literacy Studies and History Education at the University of Stavanger, Norway. His research interests focus on cultural and collective memory, cultural representations of WW1, WW2, the Holocaust and of the colonial period, literary and memory theory, critical literacy/awareness and history education. He has published several articles, books and book chapters in the field of cultural memory studies and cultural history. His last publications include a co-edited volume with Jay Winter Beyond Memory: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance (2016) and the book chapters “Paul Ricoeur: Understanding the Past and Writing the Future” (Routledge, 2017) and “The Ethics of Memory” in My Heart of Darkness” (Verlag, 2017).

 

CFP: ISFAR “French Contributions to Australian Life”

ISFAR logoSecond Conference of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations

“French Contributions to Australian Life”

University of Adelaide

Thursday 27 September 2018

Call for Papers

Following a successful first conference in Adelaide in December 2016, the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations is pleased to announce that its second conference will be held on 27 September 2018, also in Adelaide. It will feature a keynote address by Emeritus Professor Colin Nettelbeck (University of Melbourne), on the topic “France and the French in Australia’s growth to nationhood: 1914-1945”.

The theme for the conference is to be taken in its broadest sense, encompassing fields such as the cultural, historical, social, economic, educational and political contributions that French people, groups and institutions have made to Australian life. The notion of “contribution” can also be taken in a critical sense, to refer to the part played by a person, group, institution or idea in bringing about an advance or change, in positive terms or not. Possible topics include:

  • people
  • organisations (eg the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce)
  • family history
  • literature and the arts
  • fashion
  • business
  • pedagogical ideas and practices

Paper proposals of around 200 words are now invited and should be sent to John West-Sooby (john.westsooby@adelaide.edu.au) by 29 June 2018. Note that, following the conference, presenters will be invited to submit written versions of their papers, in scholarly article form, for publication in ISFAR’s journal, The French Australian Review, subject to peer review.

There will be no charge for the conference but presenters and others wishing to attend are asked to register for catering purposes by clicking here.

The conference is organised by the Department of French Studies at the University of Adelaide, which is celebrating its centenary in 2018. See here for the full programme of its French Centenary events.

Note: The keynote address, by Emeritus Professor Colin Nettelbeck, will be scheduled for the end of the day, from 6.00 to 7.00 pm, and will double as a public lecture in the French Centenary series. It will be preceded by a cocktail reception aimed at celebrating the French Department’s alumni, who will be particularly encouraged to attend, and of whom Colin Nettelbeck is one of our most distinguished.

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).

FATFA/NAFT Conférence: Cartographie du Français en Australasie

FATFA/NAFT Conférence

The University of Sydney – The New Law School
Sydney, NSW

Jeudi 27 Septembre – Dimanche 30 Septembre 2018

 Cartographie du Français en Australasie

Défis pédagogiques d’aujourd’hui, solutions pratiques de demain.

 Aujourd’hui l’enseignement et l’apprentissage du Français sont en pleine mutation, et appellent à une recontextualisation de leurs objectifs. Quels points communs peut-on dresser dans l’apprentissage du français en Australasie, que ce soit au niveau primaire, secondaire ou tertiaire ? Quels sont les défis pédagogiques rencontrés par les enseignants et les apprenants ? Quelles solutions pratiques peut-on apporter à ces défis pédagogiques pour mieux former les professeurs de demain ?

L’édition 2018 de la conférence biannuelle de la Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia (FATFA), qui se joint cette année avec la New South Wales Association of French Teachers (NAFT), invite des propositions de communication individuelles (20 minutes) et de groupes (3 communications de 20 minutes chacune) autour de l’idée de Cartographie du français en Australasie. Nous considérerons bien évidemment des communications qui ne se rattachent pas forcément à ce thème. Quelques pistes peuvent inclure :

  • La standardisation des critères d’enseignements dans les divers états australiens et leur application au français
  • Inégalités dans/par rapport à l’enseignement du français
  • Nouvelles technologies, TICE, classe inversée
  • Stratégies réussies et techniques pour maintenir ou augmenter le profil du français dans le cadre scolaire ou universitaire
  • La place de la culture dans l’enseignement du français (primaire, collège, lycée, université)
  • Stéréotypes disciplinaires et idées reçues dans l’enseignement et l’apprentissage du français.
  • Plurivocalité et interdisciplinarité de l’enseignement / apprentissage du français
  • Quel français apprend-on / enseigne-t-on ?
  • Comment le français peut-il aider nos étudiants à devenir des citoyens du monde ?
  • Quelle(s) formule(s) pour le futur du français en Australasie ?

 

Les propositions de communication et d’atelier (200 mots) ou de table ronde (qui doivent inclure le titre de la session table-ronde ainsi que le titre et les propositions de chaque communication individuelle) devront être accompagnées d’une courte note biographique (100 mots) et sont à envoyer d’ici le 30 avril, 2018 à Victoria Souliman à l’adresse suivante :  french.fatfanaftconference@sydney.edu.au.

 

FATFA/NAFT Conference

The University of Sydney – The New Law School
Sydney, NSW

 Thursday 27 September – Sunday 30 September 2018

 

Mapping French in Australasia

Pedagogical challenges of today, practical solutions for tomorrow

 

Considering the state of flux in which the contemporary teaching and learning of French as a foreign language finds itself, a recontextualization of the associated aims and objectives may be necessary.  What points in common exist in teaching and learning French across Australasia, whether it be in the primary, secondary or tertiary sector? What are the pedagogical challenges facing educators and learners of French? What practical solutions can we provide to meet these challenges and better train our future teachers of the discipline?

 

The biennial Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia (FATFA) conference will be held in 2018 in conjunction with the New South Wales Association of French Teachers (NAFT) at the University of Sydney.  We invite paper, workshop (20 minutes) and panel (three x 20 minute) proposals related to the theme of Mapping French in Australasia. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Standardisation of French teaching and learning criteria across Australasia
  • Differences in the teaching of French across Australasia
  • New techniques, flipped classroom, information and communication technologies related to teaching French
  • Successful strategies and techniques to raise or maintain the profile of French in a school or university setting
  • The place of culture in teaching French (primary, secondary, tertiary)
  • Disciplinary stereotypes and innovations in teaching and learning French
  • Multiplicity and interdisciplinarity in teaching and learning French
  • What French to teach and learn?
  • How can French help our students to become citizens of the world?
  • What approaches to teaching and learning French in Australasia for the future?

 

Abstracts for papers and workshops (200 words) or panel proposals (which should include the title of the panel as well as the title and abstracts for each of the individual papers) should be submitted to Victoria Souliman:french.fatfanaftconference@sydney.edu.au  by April 30th, 2018. Please include a biographical statement (100 words).

 

 

CAROLYN STOTT, SFHEA
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Associate Dean, Student Life, FASS
Chair, Pedagogy Working Group, SLC
School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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