Entre les frontières Screening + In Conversation in Brisbane 27 November 6 pm

Between Fences (Entre les frontières)

by Avi Mograbi 

In conversation with

Professor Alison Levine

and

Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

at the Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA

6 pm on 27 November 2019

 

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Between Fences (2016) follows African asylum seekers held in the Negev Refugee Centre in Israel. Through a theatre workshop, the participants question the status of refugees and what compelled them to leave behind their possessions to plunge into the unknown. The film questions how Israel, a land of refugees, treats exiled people fleeing genocide, war and persecution, and offers theatre as a possible means of exchange and understanding.

The film will be preceded by an In Conversation between Professor Alison Levine (University of Virginia) and Emeritus Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (SciencesPo Paris) about the representation of refugees and asylum seekers in documentary film. Professor Wihtol de Wenden is a political scientist and expert on European citizenship and migration who has recently published on memory of immigration and immigrant memory. Professor Levine is an expert in French documentary film who has published on nation, space and boundaries. Her books include Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary and Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France.

The film is in Hebrew, Tigrigna, and Arabic with English subtitles. Release date: 11 January 2017

This event is held in conjunction with the “Crossing Boundaries: Language, Culture and Migration Symposium” organised by the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland with presenting partner the Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA. This is also part of “France Australian Conversations” program funded by the French Embassy and Alliance Française.

https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/cinema/programs/in-conversation-film-between-fences

 

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

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.

ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Prize 2019

The Australian Society for French Studies and the Australian Journal of French Studies are pleased to announce the fifth 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 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 AJFSstyle 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 30 June 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

CFP: 5th Biennial Colloquium of Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)

CALL FOR PAPERS

5th Biennial Colloquium of LCNAU

Deadline: 30 April 2019

Conference: 27-29 November 2019, University of Western Australia

The Fifth Biennial Colloquium of the Languages & Cultures Network of Australian Universities will be held at the University of Western Australia on 27-29 November 2019.

Confirmed keynote speakers are: Charles Forsdick (Liverpool), Joseph Lo Bianco (Melbourne), Jakelin Troy (Sydney).

“Exchanges: people, knowledge, cultures”

The movement of students and staff is an inherent part of language learning. The benefits of such exchange flow in both directions: language learners encounter a new set of linguistic and cultural parameters through which to make sense of the world and the ‘native speakers’ of that culture also benefit by encountering those who are entering their language and culture from different and often challenging perspectives. The two-way exchange of linguistic competence and cultural knowledge – between Indigenous and non-Indigenous, teachers and students, international students and Australian hosts, Australians studying abroad and their overseas hosts and contacts – is enriching to all and a key contribution our disciplines make to building a better world.

LCNAU invites abstracts and panel proposals from scholars, practitioners, early career researchers and postgraduate students. We  especially invite contributions relating to the following areas:

  • Indigenous languages: description, maintenance and use
  • Motivation and language learning
  • Language and culture nexus
  • Language and identity
  • Technology in teaching and learning language and culture
  • Models and approaches in teaching and learning language and culture
  • Language testing
  • Language and society
  • Language acquisition
  • Language policy
  • Translation and interpretation

For full guide to submissions procedure and details about the conference, please see the conference homepage:

http://lcnau2019.com.au/

For enquiries, please contact the Conference Chairs:
John Kinder, Italian Studies, UWA john.kinder@uwa.edu.au
Nicola Fraschini, Korean Studies, UWA nicola.fraschini@uwa.edu.au