Category: research

  • DRAFT French and Francophone Seminar: A trio of trailblazers in early cinema: Bernhardt, Gabrielle Réjane and Mistinguett

    Friday 9 September 2022 1-2 pm (Melbourne/Sydney time) Zoom Link: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/83924176810?pwd=NWNzWjJkZHFId2RYMEJGdHp1QUtnUT09 Password: 841616 A trio of trailblazers in early cinema: Bernhardt, Gabrielle Réjane and Mistinguett More than a century after the French actresses Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), Réjane (Gabrielle Charlotte Réju, 1856-1920) and Mistinguett (Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois, 1875-1956) consolidated their international fame on film, attention is newly focusing on […]

  • CFP: “Cultural Expressions of Climate Change across the French-speaking Islands in the South Pacific”

    Symposium to be held at the University of Sydney on 15, 16 and 17 February 2023 We invite abstracts for a 3-day interdisciplinary symposium devoted to cultural expressions of climate change across Oceania. Crucially, our symposium will act as a platform for exchanging ideas, showcasing artistic voices, and facilitating new connections between French-speaking Oceania and […]

  • WiF Oz/ASFS Research and Networking Event 2022

    The Australian Society of French Studies, in collaboration with Women in French: Australia, is delighted to announce its first mid-year Australian French Studies symposium. For this inaugural one-day event (split over two half days on account of time differences) colleagues in French Studies from around the world will present any aspect of their research – […]

  • CFP: ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Essay Prize

    The Australian Society for French Studies and the Australian Journal of French Studies are pleased to announce the eighth annual co-sponsored ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Essay Prize. A prize of AU$500 will be awarded to the best article (5,000 to 6,500 words including notes) on any aspect of French Studies (except French language Studies) by a postgraduate student. The […]

  • Book Presentation with ASFS VP Gemma King: Jacques Audiard (Manchester UP)

    The Australian Society for French Studies Vice-President Gemma King will discuss her recently published book Jacques Audiard (Manchester UP, 2021) at an event organized for the SCMS French and Francophone Scholarly Interest Group and Franco-Screens. She will also offer recommendations for teaching Audiard’s films and will share how she has approached teaching some of Audiard’s films in […]

  • Call for Papers – Inaugural ASFS / WiF:Oz Research and Networking Event

    The Australian Society of French Studies, in collaboration with Women in French: Australia, is delighted to announce its first mid-year Australian French Studies symposium. For this inaugural one-day event (split over two half days on account of time differences) we would like to invite colleagues in French Studies from around the world to present any […]

  • Call for Applications: Australian Society for French Studies School Liaison and Community Outreach Fund

    Rationale:The aim of the School Liaison and Community Outreach Fund is to support the learning of the French language and francophone cultures and to contribute to the growth and vitality of French-speaking communities across Australia. The Australian Society for French Studies, with support from the Embassy of France in Australia, will make up to two […]

  • Call for Submissions: Bypassing Paris? / “Se passer” de Paris?

    Please consider submitting to this innovative online discussion forum organized by ASFS members Valentina Gosetti and Heather Williams. Designed to engage scholars in new ways through podcasts, videos, and short written statements, this digital event will also feature presentations and discussions on various platforms to combat “Zoom fatigue” and be accessible to all. Please see […]

  • New publication: Nicolas Baudin’s voyage to Australia and the pursuit of science

    We wish to draw attention to this new publication of a volume of essays, ‘Roaming Freely Throughout the Universe’: Nicolas Baudin’s Voyage to Australia and the Pursuit of Science, co-edited by former ASFS President Professor Jean Fornasiero and long-time ASFS member Professor John West-Sooby. The Age of Exploration not only paved the way for European […]

  • New French Studies Seminar Series: DRAFT

    DRAFT is a new research seminar series organised by the departments of French and francophone studies at the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and the University of New England. As part of this initiative, Australia’s researchers from various disciplines are invited to participate and share their current research activities relating to French and […]