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Isfar's Inaugural Colloquium - French Studies: The Field Today

ISFAR (Institute For The Study Of French Australian Relations)

FrEE EVENT - 6 DECEMBER 2016 @The University Of South Australia


6 December 2016


French Australian Relations:

the Field Today

University of South Australia

City West Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide

Room BH 4-30 (campus map)

Register here: http://www.isfar.org.au/events/



9.00 - 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 Welcome (Alistair Rolls, President of ASFS) and Colin Nettelbeck (President of ISFAR)

Session I – Chair: Pauline Georgelin

10.10 - 10.40 Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby: Revolutionary Voyaging: a Republican Project

10.40 - 11.10 Alexis Bergantz: French Connection: the culture and politics of Frenchness in Australia, 1890-1914

11.10 - 11.40 Véronique Duché: Australians at War 1916-1918: Intercultural food encounters

11.40 - 12.10 Romain Fathi: ‘I don’t think we can rely on the historians to sort matters out among themselves’: a French perspective on the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ difficult relationship with history in the Somme

Lunch (Catered: 1 hour)


Session II – Chair: Phoebe Weston-Evans

1.15 - 1.45 Klem James: The ‘Arrogant French’: examination of a Cliché in Australia’s Journalistic and Political Discourse

1.45 - 2.15 Stephen Alomes: Romantic dreamers, Professionals and Cultural Imports: Australian France

2.15 - 2.45 Paul Soyez: The French Australian Strategic Partnership and China

Short break: tea/coffee

3.00 - 4.00 Round Table: Cultivating the Field of French Australian Studies – topography and sources

Chair: Colin Nettelbeck

Eric Bouvet; Alexis Bergantz; Jean Fornasiero; Kerry Mullan; Alistair Rolls





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