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 her own classes.

Please register via eventbright to receive the Zoom details. This event will be held on Friday 29 April at 6am AEST to accommodate as many people as possible across time zones.

Contact Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp (lkealhofer@uri.edu) and Michael Gott (Michael.Gott@uc.edu) with any questions.

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 annual awards of a maximum of $500 each.

  • These awards will assist members in their initiatives:
    • to foster collaborative exchanges with community organisations;
    • to promote French teaching in schools;
    • to engage in intellectual development in subjects related to those which they are teaching and which will allow them to help students bridge the gap between school and university.

The scheme also acts as a forum for keeping members up-to-date with curriculum developments and deepening the Association’s ties to Australia’s French-speaking communities.

Eligibility and Application:
All ASFS members are eligible to apply. One round of funding will be offered per year, with a maximum of $500 awarded per project.

To apply, please provide the following details (in no more than two A4 pages):

  1. Event Summary
    1. Details of the event, including: a rationale for the theme and associated activities; aims; date, time and location of the event; description of target audience; anticipated number of participants; plans for promoting the event;
    2. Details and roles of the organising team;
    3. Details and roles of other professionals/practitioners to be invited;
    4. Predicted outcomes of the event, including: publications or other plans for pursuing future collaborations across sectors.
  2. Budget
    1. Breakdown of costs to be incurred;
    2. Complete list of other funding possibilities (secured or proposed).

Deadline:
Please send applications to Leslie.Barnes@anu.edu.au by 20 May 2022.


Société Australienne pour les Études Françaises Fonds de Liaison Scolaire et de Services à la Communauté

Justification :
L’objectif du Fonds de Liaison Scolaire et de Services à la Communauté est de soutenir l’apprentissage de la langue française et des cultures francophones, ainsi que de contribuer à la vitalité des communautés francophones à travers l’Australie. La Société Australienne pour les Études Françaises (Australian Society for French Studies, ASFS), avec le soutien de l’Ambassade de France en Australie, propose deux prix annuels d’un maximum de AU$500 chacun.

  • Ces prix visent à soutenir nos membres dans leurs initiatives :
    • de favorisation des échanges collaboratifs avec des organisations communautaires ;
    • de promotion de l’enseignement du français dans les écoles ;
    • d’engagement dans le développement intellectuel des matières qu’iels enseignent, et qui leur permettront d’aider leurs étudiant.e.s à combler l’écart entre le lycée et l’université.

Ce projet servira également de forum permettant à nos membres de se tenir au courant des dernières évolutions au niveau de l’élaboration des programmes d’études, mais il permettra également de renforcer les liens de notre association avec les communautés francophones australiennes.

Éligibilité et Dépôt des demandes : Tout.e membre de la Société Australienne pour les Études Françaises (ASFS) peut déposer une demande de fonds. Un cycle de financement sera offert chaque année, à hauteur de AU$500 pour chaque projet retenu.

Pour déposer votre demande, veuillez fournir les informations suivantes (pas plus de deux pages A4) :

  1. Sommaire de l’événement
    1. Une présentation de l’événement, comprenant : une justification du thème et des activités associées, les objectifs, date et lieu de l’événement, description du public visé, nombre de participants envisagé, stratégie de promotion de l’événement ;
    2. Informations sur le rôle de l’équipe organisatrice ;
    3. Informations sur le rôle des intervenant.e.s invité.e.s ;
    4. Résultats et impact de l’événement : publications éventuelles et/ou stratégies pour poursuivre une collaboration future entre différents domaines ou secteurs.
  2. Budget
    1. Répartition des dépenses occasionnées ;
    2. Liste complète d’autres possibilités de financement (obtenues ou proposés).

Date limite de dépôt des demandes :
Veuillez faire parvenir vos demandes à Leslie.Barnes@anu.edu.au avant le 20 mai 2022.

President’s Welcome 2021

Dear ASFS members,

We hope this finds you all safe and well, especially after the tumult of 2020.

The ASFS Executive Committee is pleased to announce its 2021 initiatives.

Before getting to those, we’d like to thank everyone involved in our ASFS XXVIII conference and hope that attendees have fond memories of our virtual meeting. We were particularly pleased with the keynote roundtable, the lively discussion with Prof. Mame Fatou Niang and Prof. Lydie Moudileno, and our exceptionally well-attended postgraduate session. While we missed the interactions of our usual face-to-face conference, we were heartened by the commitment members showed to research across the many disciplines of French Studies. Members gave papers on literature, film, philosophy, applied linguistics, poetry, history, pedagogy and visual art – a fitting representation of the diverse scholarly interests ‘French Studies’ encompasses, and an important reminder of research carried out in these fields in Australia. Dr. Clara Sitbon and A/Prof. Ben McCann are currently editing a volume of the Australian Journal of French Studies based upon the conference, featuring a range of postgraduate and early career researchers.

Our plans for 2021 include:

1. Colin Nettelbeck prize

The ASFS will be inaugurating a prize in honour of Emeritus Prof. Colin Nettelbeck. Many members will know that Colin took a particular interest in mentoring postgraduate and early career researchers so our prize is aimed at these members. The Colin Nettelbeck Prize is designed to support research and travel costs for a French Studies-related project. A call for applications will be distributed shortly.

2. Mentoring program

We piloted our Mentoring program in 2020 and were delighted with its success. We matched up 21 mentors/mentees who worked together throughout the year and they gave very positive feedback to our survey of the program in November. We will shortly be sending a call for expressions of interest for 2021. (Mentors and mentees from 2020 are of course very welcome to continue working together.)

3. Postgraduate Essay prize

We will shortly be distributing a call for entries to the 2021 ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate Essay Prize. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Australian Journal of French Studies and Prof. Jarrod Hayes and Prof. Brian Nelson. We’re delighted that Dr. Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos has agreed to chair of the Prize Committee this year. We are very grateful to A/Prof. Alistair Rolls for serving in this role in 2020. Alistair will remain on the committee this year. 

4. ASFS Conference XXIX

Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, we have decided to postpone our conference in New Zealand to 2022 and are very grateful to the Organising Committee (A/Prof. Jean Anderson, Dr. Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos, Dr. France Grenaudier-Klijn and Dr. Charles Rice-Davies) for their flexibility and their ongoing support of the Society. We are committed to holding our 29th conference in 2021 and plan to offer a ‘blended’ conference that members could attend either face-to-face or via zoom. We are currently planning where to host the conference and will be in touch with details as soon as we can.

5. Roundtable on ARC Funding at ASFS XXIX

We will be holding a session on ‘ARC Funding in French Studies’ in order to assist colleagues in preparing funding applications. We are gratified by the recent successes in French Studies (at DECRA, DP and Future Fellowship level) and are eager to capitalise upon these for the benefit of all members. We are grateful to Dr. Valentina Gosetti and Dr. Chris Hogarth for organising this session.

6. ‘Teaching-Research Nexus’ Panels at ASFS XXIX

Following a highly successful panel at the 2020 Conference in which members presented strategies for incorporating their research in their teaching, we will be organising a series of panels that showcase members’ pedagogical practice and scholarship of learning and teaching. We are very grateful to Dr. Carolyn Stott and Dr. Marie-Laure Vaille-Barcan for leading this initiative.

Finally, we offer our congratulations to Em. Prof. John West-Sooby, University of Adelaide, for winning FATFA’s ‘Professeur de l’année’ 2020. Congratulations also to Dr. Gemma King, ANU, for winning an Australian Award for University Teaching 2020. These are well deserved accolades that recognise our colleagues’ outstanding performance at a national level. 

I am very grateful to the members who were elected/re-elected to the Executive Committee for 2021: A/Prof. Ben McCann (Vice-President), Dr. Leslie Barnes (Secretary), Dr. Chris Hogarth (Treasurer),Dr. Gemma King (Communications Officer), Dr. Clara Sitbon (Postgraduate Officer) and Ms. Lauren Twine (Membership Secretary, ad hoc member 2021).

We leave you with the good news that our Society has reached over 150 members, so is now at its largest in its history.

We look forward to representing you this year and encourage you to get in touch with us with any request, ideas or suggestions you may have.

Prof. Natalie Edwards (President)

2021 FATFA Conference Online and In-Person April 17-18

ASFS members may be interested in the upcoming Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia (FATFA) Conference.

The 2021 Conference will be running in a hybrid format online and in-person in Brisbane from April 17-18. The conference will include:

  • Plenary speeches by Florence Boulard, Gianfranco Conti and Joe Dale,
  • Workshops and presentations that are interactive, informative and varied ,
  • Recordings of all sessions available for download for one month post-conference,
  • In-person attendance includes conference function at Cloudland on Saturday 17th.

The members’ price is for members of any state language teachers association. For more information or to make any additional presentation proposals, email Barbara Hanna at b.hanna@uq.edu.au. More information is available on the website at https://fatfamltaqconferen.wixsite.com/website.

Invitation : Webinar, Jour du prof de français

Jour du prof de français – 26 novembre 2020 17h

AEDT (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra) 

Rejoignez-nous de 17h à 18h pour prendre le temps de célébrer notre profession ! Après une année aussi éprouvante, il est temps de sortir le champagne et de nous le dire “Nous sommes formidables !” 

Pour célébrer comme il se doit, la FATFA en conjunction avec l’Ambassade de France et SBS French radio vous invite à un Q&A avec Christophe Mallet de SBS French radio et Chantal Crozet sur le thème “Diversité, engagement et enthousiasme : les enjeux du métier de professeur de français en Australie”. Puis l’heure sera aux célébrations avec la remise de prix de la première édition de “Nous sommes formidables !” Sept professeurs de français à travers toute l’Australie seront reconnus et remerciés pour leur contribution à la profession. Cet évènement est gratuit mais l’inscription est obligatoire. Pour vous inscrire cliquez ici ou pour de plus amples informations cliquez ici.

Invitation, Jour du prof de français, 26 novembre 2020

Chers collègues,

Rejoignez-nous le lundi 26 novembre de 17h à 18h (AEDT) pour prendre le temps de célébrer notre profession ! Après une année aussi éprouvante, il est temps de sortir le champagne et de nous le dire « Nous sommes formidables ! »

Pour célébrer comme il se doit, la FATFA en conjonction avec l’ambassade de France et SBS French radio vous invite à un Q&A avec Christophe Mallet de SBS French radio et Chantal Crozet sur le thème « Diversité, engagement et enthousiasme : les enjeux du métier de professeur de français en Australie ». Puis l’heure sera aux célébrations avec la remise de prix de la première édition de « Nous sommes formidables ! » Sept professeurs de français à travers toute l’Australie seront reconnus et remerciés pour leur contribution à la profession.

Cet évènement est gratuit mais l’inscription est obligatoire. Le Jour du prof se déroulera principalement en français et des certificats de participation seront disponibles sur demande. 

Pour vous inscrire ou pour de plus amples informations cliquez ici: http://www.fatfa.net/derniegraveres-infos.html.

Les organisateurs du Jour du prof de français