Graduate Conference

Our first Arizona Graduate Conference in French will take place in February 23-24, 2018.

The call for papers is here:

The Department of French & Italian at the University of Arizona is delighted to invite MA and doctoral students in French to submit an abstract for an oral presentation (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions/comments) or a round-table for work in progress (15 minutes + 15 minutes for a constructive discussion and helpful feedback). It may be a research paper written for a graduate class or it may be part of a thesis or dissertation in one or more of the following areas:
  • Theoretical and applied linguistics
  • First, second language acquisition
  • Teaching French as a second/foreign language
  • Digital technologies (and pedagogy)
  • French and Francophone literature, culture and civilization 
  • Francophone cinema
  • Women’s studies, queer studies and sexuality
Participants will also be able to sign up for two research workshops:
  1. Dr. Alain-Philippe Durand (Dean and Professor of French, University of Arizona): “How to build a research agenda in hip hop studies and an overview of the field”.
  1. Dr. Emily Hellmich (Assistant Professor of French Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition & Teaching, University of Arizona): Digital technologies and language learning.
In addition, we are delighted to welcome two confirmed invited plenary speakers: Dr. Denis Jamet from the Université de Lyon whose plenary is entitled “Euphemisms for physical and mental illnesses in French and English”; and Dr. Lydie Moudileno from the University of Southern California whose plenary is entitled “The Multicultural Comedy: Race, Humor, and the Republic”.
The deadline to submit an abstract is December 4, 2017. Abstracts and talks may be in French or in English. Finally, participants will be invited to submit a paper for our Arizona Working Papers in French & Italian.
Please see our conference website for details. We look forward to welcoming you to Tucson for a stimulating conference that will open with a Francophone short film festival!