#ASFS2017

The Annual ASFS Conference starts today at ANU with a PhD Careers Day at 12:30 pm. The full final program is on the conference page but also available here: ASFS Program 2017

Feel free to follow us on Twitter if you are there with us in body or just in spirit. ASFS can be reached at @AuFrenchStudies and you can follow #ASFS2017 for live tweets from conference attendees.

Ross Chambers, in memoriam

It is with great sadness that we in the Australian Society for French Studies community learned today of the death of Ross Chambers (and we should like to thank Anne Freadman for letting us know).

While Ross had been in poor health for some time, this news still came as something of a shock. I shall sift into the first person singular now, as I do not wish to speak for all of us; instead, I invite people to share any memories of Ross with other ASFS members via this site.

For my part, I met Ross for the first time shortly after my arrival in Australia in 2001. I have a very powerful memory of his conference presentation on Baudelaire at ASFS (I think it must have been at UQ in 2003), which I found enthralling. I don’t think I was alone in that lecture theatre in feeling like an undergraduate receiving a masterclass in literary analysis. I can only envy those among us who were lucky enough to have Ross either as a lecturer or a supervisor. I realised there and then what a special talent he was and since that time I have taken great pleasure in reading his many and various works. Above all, though, I remember exchanging letters with Ross, who, as you will all know, refused to send emails (he did write Loiterature, after all). The personal tone of his correspondence, the great humanity (and humility) of the man came at first as something of a surprise, especially given that he did not know me well. He was, it turned out, a great reader of people as well as of literature. So, while my loss is as nothing compared with that of those of you who knew him closely, I am sad that I shall not receive any more of those beautiful letters. He was a truly magnificent scholar, one of the superstars, as Larry Schehr used to say about him, and a wonderful human being.

Alistair

Essays in French Literature and Culture 54

Le numéro 54 de Essays in French Literature and Culture vient de paraître sous le thème : Hidden words, hidden worlds: everyday life and narrative sources (France 1939-1945).

Dirigé par Lindsey Dodd, University of Huddersfield, et Wendy Michallat, University of Sheffield, le numéro a pour thème la vie quotidienne dans la France des années 1939-1945 faisant ressortir les paroles et les mondes cachés de cette période troublée. C’est ainsi qu’on apprend l’histoire des droits des sourds-muets et qu’on entend la voix des enfants sous la France de Vichy, celle des « Malgré-elles », ces Alsaciennes enrôlées de force, des travailleurs indochinois en France, des résistants ou encore des étudiantes anglaises qui sont parvenues à poursuivre leurs études en France. Le numéro est également un hommage à Robin Adamson, membre du comité éditorial de la revue décédée l’année dernière et qui avait entamé une recherche sur ces étudiantes, dont Christine Morrow au premier chef.

L’intérêt de ce numéro est aussi dans la réflexion de Rémy Cazals sur la place des témoignages directs dans l’Histoire, et dans l’analyse d’initiatives pour préserver les sources d’époque comme le site fleeinghitler.org.

Ce numéro et les numéros passés peuvent être commandés directement auprès de l’University of Western Australia (https://payments.uwa.edu.au/EssaysinFrenchLiterature/menu) ou de la Coop (www.coop.com.au) au prix de AUD20.65 plus frais de port.

 

Sommaire :

Hidden words, hidden worlds: everyday life and narrative sources (France 1939-1945)

Guest Editors: Lindsey Dodd and Wendy Michallat

Lindsey Dodd and Wendy Michallat, Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds: Everyday Life and Narrative Sources (France 1939-1945)

Máire Fedelma Cross, In the Face of Disappearance: a Tribute to the Work of Robin Adamson

Rémy Cazals, Une recherche des traces du vécu

Wendy Michallat, Writing a Scholarly Occupation: Student Women Diarists (1940-1944)

Hanna Diamond, Preserving and Displaying Everyday Life: Digital Stories of Escape from France during the Second World War

Nina Wardleworth, News from the Paddy Fields: Narratives of Indochinese Workers in Wartime France

Lindsey Dodd, “Mon petit papa chéri”: Children, Fathers and Family Separation in Vichy France

Robert Gildea, “Les Inconnus de la Résistance”: Letters to L’Humanité, 1984   117

Nicole Thatcher, Mémoires d’exil d’une incorporée de force

Ruth Kitchen, The Fight for Deaf Rights in Wartime France

 

Bonne lecture !

Professor Hélène Jaccomard | Managing Editor, Essays in French Literature and Culture 

CFP: George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation

Call for Papers

George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation
Australian National University
4 to 7 July 2018

http://hrc.anu.edu.au/events/george-rude-seminar

GeorgeRudeSeminar2018@anu.edu.au

(Version française ci-dessous)

 

We are pleased to announce the 21st George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, which will be hosted by The Australian National University in Canberra from 4 to 7 July 2018.

The George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation is the premier conference in French historical and cultural studies in the southern hemisphere. This biennial event recognises the contribution of George Rudé to the study of French history and culture in Australasia and internationally. Each conference produces a peer-reviewed collection in the journal French History and Civilisation, published through H-France.

The Rudé Seminar welcomes twenty-minute papers, in English or in French, on all aspects of French and Francophone history, from the Middle Ages to the present, for inclusion in the general program.  Proposals for both individual papers and group panels will be accepted.

As the capital city of Australia, Canberra is home to many cultural and research institutions. The region is also known for its vineyards, bushwalking, and close proximity to the ski resorts of the Australian alps.

 

Confirmed keynote speakers for the 21st George Rudé Seminar include:

Alice Conklin (Professor of History, Ohio State University), author of In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology and Empire in France, 1850-1950 (Cornell, 2013) and A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930 (Stanford University Press, 1997).

Mary D. Lewis (Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History at Harvard University), author of Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938 (University of California Press, 2013) and The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France(Stanford University Press, 2007).

Antoine Lilti (Director of Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), author of The Invention of Celebrity: 1750-1850 (Polity Press, 2017) and The World of the Salons: Sociability and Worldliness in Eighteenth-century Paris (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Pierre Serna (Director of the Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française, Professeur d’histoire de la Révolution française et de l’Empire à l’Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), author of La Révolution des animaux 1760-1820 (Fayard, 2016) and La République des Girouettes – 1795-1815 et au delà. Une anomalie politique : la France de l’extrême centre (Champ Vallon, 2005).

 

Abstracts of up to 300 words per presenter should be sent to GeorgeRudeSeminar2018@anu.edu.au   together with a 100-word profile of each speaker giving name, professional title and affiliation, by Friday 1 December 2017. General inquiries can be made to the same address.

 

Organising Committee of the George Rudé Seminar 2018

Dr Gemma Betros

Dr Alexander Cook

Dr Ben Mercer

 

The Seminar is being organised by the School of History, with the support of the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the Humanities Research Centre, the Power Institute and the French Research Cluster.

 

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. http://cass.anu.edu.au/

The Humanities Research Centre ANU. http://hrc.anu.edu.au/

The ANU School of History. http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/

The Embassy of France in Australia. https://au.ambafrance.org/-English-

The Power Institute http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/

The Alliance Française Canberra. http://www.afcanberra.com.au/

The French Research Cluster, ANU. http://rsha.anu.edu.au/french-research-cluster

 

Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship, George Rudé Seminar

Applications are invited for a scholarship in memory of Alison Patrick, to enable (post)graduate students to attend the George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilization.  The Scholarship provides up to $2000 (AUD) towards travel and expenses.

Alison Patrick was Reader in History at the University of Melbourne.   She had a lifelong interest in the scholarship of the French Revolution, and a strong commitment to students.  She was one of the founders of the Rudé seminar and presented papers over many years.

 

Eligibility:

The Scholarship is open to students undertaking full- or part-time doctoral study in French history (or a related field) at a recognised university anywhere in the world.

 

Applications:

Applications for the Scholarship to attend the 2018 George Rudé Seminar at the Australian National University, Canberra, should be sent to the following email address:GeorgeRudeSeminar2018@anu.edu.au

 

Applicants should send a CV, a 500-word paper proposal, and provide the names of two referees. The email application must be clearly marked ‘Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship Application’ in the subject line.

 

Closing Date: 1 December 2017

 

Conditions:

The recipient/s is expected to attend and to present a paper at the Rudé Seminar.  He/she will also be expected to offer the paper as an article for publication in French History and Civilization. Papers from the George Rudé Seminar, published on H-France. The published article will carry an acknowledgement of the Scholarship.

Costs incurred will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts.  In certain cases, fares may be paid directly by the Scholarship fund.

Part scholarships may be offered to more than one applicant.  The Scholarship will not be awarded to the same person twice.  If numerous applications are received, preference may be given to papers on the French Revolution, Alison Patrick’s primary area of interest.

 

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Appel à contribution

George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation
Australian National University
4-7 juillet 2018

GeorgeRudeSeminar2018@anu.edu.au

 

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer que le 21ème George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation se tiendra entre les 4 et 7 juillet 2018 à l’Australian National University à Canberra.

 

Le George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation est le colloque majeur de l’hémisphère sud consacré à l’histoire et à la culture française. Cet évènement biannuel est dédié à la contribution de George Rudé à l’étude de la culture et de l’histoire française en Australasie et de manière internationale. Une collection d’articles issus du colloque et évalués par les pairs sera publiée dans la revue French History and Civilisation, à travers H-France.

Le Rudé Seminar invite des propositions de communications de vingt minutes, en français ou en anglais, sur tout aspect de l’histoire française et francophone, du Moyen Âge à nos jours, pour le programme général. Nous acceptons des propositions pour des communications individuelles, ainsi que pour des tables rondes.

 

La capitale de l’Australie, Canberra abrite de nombreuses institutions de recherches et de culture. La région qui l’entoure est également réputée pour ses vignobles, ses randonnées, ainsi que sa proximité aux stations de ski des Alpes australiennes.

 

Les conférenciers principaux du 21ème George Rudé Seminar comprennent :

Alice Conklin (Professeur d’histoire, Ohio State University), auteur de In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology and Empire in France, 1850-1950 (Cornell, 2013), et A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930 (Stanford University Press, 1997).

Mary D. Lewis (Robert Walton Goelet Professor d’histoire française, Harvard University), auteur deDivided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881-1938 (University of California Press, 2013), et The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France (Stanford University Press, 2007).

Antoine Lilti (Directeur d’études, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), auteur de The Invention of Celebrity: 1750-1850 (Polity Press, 2017), et The World of the Salons: Sociability and Worldliness in Eighteenth-century Paris (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Pierre Serna (Directeur de l’Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française, Professeur d’histoire de la Révolution française et de l’Empire à l’Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), auteur de La Révolution des animaux 1760-1820 (Fayard, 2016), et La République des Girouettes – 1795-1815 et au-delà. Une anomalie politique : la France de l’extrême centre (Champ Vallon, 2005).

 

Des propositions de communications de 300 mots par communicant, accompagnées d’un profil biographique de 100 mots, comprenant le nom, l’institution et l’intitulé de poste, sont à envoyer àGeorgeRudeSeminar2018@anu.edu.au avant le 1 décembre 2017. Pour toute autre question générale, veuillez contacter la même adresse.

 

Le comité d’organisation du George Rudé Seminar 2018

Dr Gemma Betros

Dr Alexander Cook

Dr Ben Mercer

 

Le Seminar sera organisé par la School of History, avec le soutien du College of Arts and Social Sciences, le Humanities Research Centre, le Power Institute, ainsi que le French Research Cluster.

 

Le College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU. http://cass.anu.edu.au/

Le Humanities Research Centre, ANU. http://hrc.anu.edu.au/

La School of History, ANU. http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/

L’Ambassade de France en Australie. https://au.ambafrance.org/-English-

L’Alliance Française de Canberra. http://www.afcanberra.com.au/

Le Power Institute http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/

Le French Research Cluster, ANU. http://rsha.anu.edu.au/french-research-cluster

 

Bourse dédiée à la mémoire d’Alison Patrick, George Rudé Seminar

 

Les doctorants voulant assister au colloque sont invités à solliciter la bourse dédiée à la mémoire d’Alison Patrick (Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship). La bourse, d’une valeur de $2000 (AUD), est destinée à couvrir les frais de voyages et autres dépenses.

Alison Patrick fut maître de conférences à l’Université de Melbourne. Elle eut un intérêt durable dans l’étude de la Révolution française, ainsi qu’un engagement conséquent envers les étudiants. Elle fut l’une des fondatrices du Rudé Seminar et elle y participa pendant de nombreuses années.

 

Éligibilité :

La bourse est ouverte aux candidats étudiant l’histoire française (ou une discipline annexe), à plein ou à mi-temps, dans une université reconnue, de tout pays du monde.

Demandes de bourse :

Les demandes de bourses pour participer au George Rudé Seminar qui se déroulera en 2018 à l’Australian National University, à Canberra, sont à envoyer à l’adresse suivante :GeorgeRudeSeminar2018@anu.edu.au

Les candidats devront envoyer un CV, une proposition de communication de 500 mots, ainsi que les noms de deux références. Il faudra clairement stipuler ‘Alison Patrick Memorial Scholarship Application’ dans le titre de l’email.

Date limite : 1 décembre 2017

Conditions :

Le(s) bénéficiaire(s) de la bourse devront assister au Rudé Seminar et y présenter une communication. Il/elle sera tenu de soumettre cette communication, en forme d’article, à French History and Civilization. Papers from the George Rudé Seminar, publié sur H-France. Le travail fini devra faire mention de la bourse Alison Patrick.

Les dépenses seront remboursées sur présentation des reçus. Dans certains cas, les frais en question seront payés directement par les fonds de la bourse.

Il se peut que la bourse soit divisée et attribuée à plusieurs candidats. Un étudiant ne peut être attribué la bourse qu’une seule fois. Si plusieurs dossiers de demande sont reçus, priorité peut être donnée aux communications portant sur la Révolution française, le champ d’intérêt principal d’Alison Patrick.

French & Australian Dialogues

You are invited to the French & Australian Dialogue to be presented by the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations in association with the Alliance Française de Sydney

Date: Thurs. November 2, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Venue: 257 Clarence St, Sydney

Fraught or Friendly Relations: New Perspectives on Australia and New Caledonia

The talks will be followed by wine and cheese. Bookings please at: http://www.afsydney.com.au/culturalevents/isfar/

See attached flier for full details: French and Australian Dialogues – Sydney 2 November

2017 ASFS Postgraduate Essay Prize

Postgraduates in French Studies are encouraged to submit papers for the 2017 ASFS/AJFS Postgraduate prize. The best essay will receive a prize of $500 and will be published in AJFS in the twelve months (or so) following this year’s conference in Canberra. Applicants must be enrolled in a research higher degree at an Australian university and have a current membership of ASFS. Articles may be written in English or French and must be presented according to AJFS style guidelines (see the AJFS website at www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk). Essays should be in an area of French or Francophone Studies and be between 4000 and 6000 words. For more details including eligibility requirements, check the ASFS website. This year’s deadline is Friday, 27 October 2017.

Submissions should be sent to Postgraduate Officer, Dr Gemma King at Gemma.King@anu.edu.au

 

Previous essay prize winners:

  • 2016 Sarah Martin, “Carrying Across, But Only So Far: Reflections on Translational Visibility, Selectivity, and Canonicity”
  • 2015 Kim Hajek, “‘Je lis ça comme je lirais un roman’: Reading Scientific Works on Hypnotism in Late Nineteenth-Century France”

Kathleen Campbell-Brown French Studies Scholarship at UQ School of Languages and Cultures

The French programme at the University of Queensland is pleased to announce the creation of the Kathleen Campbell-Brown Scholarship to support a PhD candidate undertaking a project in French Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures. This top-up scholarship is offered as a package with a University of Queensland Graduate School Scholarship, the total value being $37 682 per annum for a maximum of four years. The scholarship is offered to a candidate commencing in 2018.

We therefore invite inquiries from qualified applicants with projects in our areas of expertise:

  • Cinema: Post 1960 French cinema; le jeune cinéma français; French queer cinema
  • French critical theory, Sound studies, postcolonial studies, trauma and memory studies
  • Literature: twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophone literature (i.e. life writing, travel writing, migration and exile narratives, existentialist literature)
  • Second language studies: Language learner identity; non-native identity; Study Abroad Experiences

Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the profiles of the French Studies team on the website of the School of Languages and Cultures at: https://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/

For full details of the scholarship, and contact point see: https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/kathleen-campbell-brown-scholarship

 

Please also note information on Scholarship rounds and closing dates:

https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/scholarships

Eligibility and enrolment processes for higher degrees at UQ:

https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/future-students/applying-research-higher-degree

Kathleen Campbell-Brown was professor of French at UQ for over 30 years and this scholarship is made possible by a bequest in her memory from the estate of her sister, Leslie Campbell-Brown.