ASFS 2018 Conference

Join us in Perth for the
ASFS 2018 Conference
5-7 December to be hosted by the
University of Western Australia

Conference Theme: Environment and Identity

Call for PapersASFS_2018_cfp

Contact information:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Rodney Saint-Eloi, Haitian writer and publisher
Nadine Gassie, translator of the works of Tim Winton and David Malouf
Professor Mary Orr, Buchanan Chair of French, University of St Andrews

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)

Venue: The conference will take place in the Arts Building, centrally situated in the picturesque campus of the University of Western Australia on the Swan river. From there it is easy access to the City centre, ocean, Swan valley, wineries…

Registration: Registration is now closed.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for papers/panels submission: 1 July 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: August 2018
  • Deadline for registration: 16 November 2018
  • Postgraduate Day: 4 December 2018
  • Master Class with Nadine Gassie: “The Art of Literary Translation”, Tuesday 4 December 2018, 10am-1pm at Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA.
    Conference participants are welcome to attend. Information and registration:

Final Programme: ASFS_programme_2018_UWA

Abstracts: ASFS_Abstracts_2018_UWA

Conference Dinner:

6 December, 7 pm
Bistro des Artistes, Subiaco ($60)
424 Hay st. Subiaco.
3 course set menu with drinks.

UWA Crawley Campus Map: UWA Crawley-campus-map

Tourist Attractions: Tourist attractions Perth and cafes around UWA

Facebook updates:


SULLIVAN (5 minutes drive from UWA or 20 minutes walk)
166 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 6000
For a special delegates price at AUS$129/room/night with breakfast, please send booking requests anytime directly to Front Office Supervisor, Tess Fiser, via (phone: +61893218022 from Mon to Fri) and use the subject line: UWA French Studies conference Dec18.


NOVOTEL PERTH LANGLEY (15 minutes drive from UWA)
A special Rate $165/night with breakfast is available for delegates and will be valid until 08th of November. Please enter the special rate Group code: 1812UWA when booking. To make the booking, guests can call the hotel on +61 8 9221 1200 or email reservation on


Self-catering studios on UWA campus, with views of the Swan River and Matilda Bay. From $120/night. Email:


TRINITY ON HAMPDEN (a few minutes walking distance)
230 Hampden Road, Crawley, WA 6009
Motel Style Rooms: Single occupancy $130.00 p.n and double or Twin Share is $141.00 p.n
Ensuite Student Rooms: Single occupancy $90.00 p.n ; double occupancy $115.00 p.n
Standard Student Rooms: The rooms are strictly single occupancy.  $70.00p.n.
For reservation, please send booking requests anytime directly to Jenna Madureira and quote: ASFS French Studies Conference. Only limited rooms available