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vendredi 28 mai 2010

Conférence au Centre Culturel Tjibaou le 24 juin à 18h15



Le roman sur le divan, c'est passionnant!



Le traitement de la psychanalyse



dans la littérature australienne.



Depuis le 01 janvier 2010, Freud est tombé dans le domaine public, stimulant ainsi de nombreuses entreprises éditoriales au-delà du sérail classique composé des PUF, de Payot et de Gallimard. Le Seuil (le premier à éditer Lacan) entend lancer de nouvelles traductions qui, au lieu d’être signées de la main d’éminents psychanalystes, seront faites par des germanistes. Face à cette résurgence du Freudisme – un courant éreinté depuis 2005 par Le Livre noir de la psychanalyse (éditions Les arènes) publié sous la direction de Catherine Meyer –, il est bon de s'appesantir sur l'impact de l’héritage freudien dans le champ des lettres, et notamment au cœur de la littérature australienne. Et ce n’est pas parce que la France et l’Argentine, reconnus comme les pays les plus freudiens au monde, occupent le devant de la scène psychanalytique qu’il faut ignorer ce qui se passe en coulisse. La question de l’héritage freudien qui découle d’une œuvre foisonnante de 6226 pages mérite aussi d’être posée pour d’autres pays comme l’Australie où l’impact de la psychanalyse est moins évident. Ma conférence se subdivise donc en deux étapes :

Dans un premier temps je vais rapidement souligner les affinités entre les champs psychanalytique et littéraire,

Ensuite, j’analyserai l’utilisation des théories freudiennes et leur traitement littéraire dans le roman australien contemporain.

Sommaire


  1. Les affinités entre les champs psychanalytique et littéraire

Freud : grand écrivain et critique littéraire

L’artiste et l’enfant : une capacité de création

Psychanalyse et littérature en rivalité

L’interimplication » de la psychanalyse et de la littérature


  1. L’utilisation des théories freudiennes et leur traitement littéraire dans le roman australien

La psychanalyse dans l’édition australienne

Les emprunts positifs et habiles

Les emprunts négatifs : entre mépris et méconnaissance

Les attaques cinglantes : vers une forme de psychophobie ?


Cette conférence s’inspire de deux articles récemment parus :


- Vernay, JF. "Couched Words: The Interimplication of Fiction and Psychoanalysis", Etchings 7, Melbourne, 2009, 153-62. Un article qui analyse les rapports féconds que peuvent entretenir la psychanalyse et la littérature en citant des romans australiens pour exemple.

-Vernay, JF. “Freudianism in Dire Straits: The Representation of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Australia”. AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association 112, novembre 2009, 81-96. Cet article qui fait pendant à «Couched Words » se propose d’examiner les différentes utilisations de l’héritage freudien dans la littérature australienne contemporaine.






Il est à noter que le dernier livre du conférencier, Panorama du roman australien, aborde la question de la psychanalyse dans le roman aussie.














Déjà traduite en langue anglaise par Marie Ramsland (Université de Newcastle), cette introduction à la littérature australienne sera disponible sur place, à l’issue de la conférence au prix public de 4500 CFP. Sur présentation de la carte étudiant, une remise de 10% sera accordée. Pour ceux qui souhaitent se procurer l'ouvrage avant, vous pouvez passer commande ici:


J'ai eu le plaisir de m'entretenir avec Eric Lange sur France Inter le 07 juin. Pour ceux qui veulent écouter ces échanges écourtés par un problème technique indépendant de nos volontés, cliquez ici: http://hermannleblog.wordpress.com/

Je vous donne donc rendez-vous jeudi 24 juin 2010 en Case Eman, au Centre Culturel Tjibaou à 18h15.

Très cordialement,

Jean-François Vernay.

Parution : Australian Humanities Review issue 48


We’re pleased to announce that the latest issue of AHRIssue 48 May 2010 – has just been published: http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/


This issue features a special section dedicated to the legacy of queer theorist, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. As the new editors of a journal that has, thanks to the work of our predecessor Liz McMahon, played a key role in publishing Australian queer studies, we are especially proud of this issue, which includes essays by Liz McMahon herself, as well as Annamarie Jagose, ElizabethStephens, Anna Gibbs and Melissa Hardie, that respond to the theoretical, affective and stylistic provocations of Sedgwick’s writing in exciting and sometimes perversely unexpected ways.

Our Ecological Humanities section features three essays by Emily O’Gorman, Kerry Little and Jessica Weir that reflect on the political and cultural ecologies of river systems, as well as Terry Gifford’s meditation on the ambivalent ecopolitics of Judith Wright’s poetry.

In the book reviews, Rachael Weaver reviews two histories of notorious criminal figures, Christine McPaul contemplates the republication of the Tasmanian journals of George Augustus Robinson, and Jennifer Hamilton rounds off this issue with a sprightly review of queer interventions into thinking the limits of the human across a range of science and humanities disciplines.


As always, we welcome submissions to AHR from writers and scholars across the humanities. Please see http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/about.html#submission for our submission guidelines.



A final note, we are pleased to announce that AHR’s journal ranking was revised to ‘A’ in the final round of the ERA process, as the result of submissions from the editors as well as several of our readers and contributors. We wish to thank everyone involved, especially our editorial board and hard-working and often unacknowledged referees, for making AHR the great journal that it is.

Monique Rooney and Russell Smith

dimanche 23 mai 2010

Call for papers : Southerly, the Romance Issue


Picture credit:
Study by Charles Billich.
Dear Australianists,

Liz Mcmahon is currently putting together an issue of Southerly.


Southerly: the Romance Issue

This issue will revisit the accepted understanding of Australian Literature’s failure to write erotic love and romance. This theme will allow the issue to modulate in mood, genre and register as it examines various understandings of Australian romance and their respective erotic economies, including but not limited to:

1. Popular romance writing
2. The high idealism of chivalric romance
3. Queer romance
4. Anti-romance and dirty realism
5. Love, sex and politics
6. Erotics and the limits of writing

If anyone wants to submit essays on this theme, please email Southerly co-Editor e.mcmahon@unsw.edu.au

Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference : 'A Scholarly Affair'

7-9 December 2010
Byron Bay, NSW



Panel and/or Paper Proposals due by Friday 6 August 2010
Online Abstract Submission NOW OPEN
Conference Website: http://www.scu.edu.au/research/cpsj/asa/index.html


Featured Speakers:

Vinay Lal, UCLA and University of Delhi
Gerard Goggin, University of New South Wales
Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney
Melissa Lucashenko, author
Catherine Manathunga, University of Queensland
Deborah Bird-Rose, Macquarie University
Trevor Gale, University of South Australia
Katrina Schlunke, University of Technology, Sydney
Susan Ballyn, University of Barcelona

jeudi 20 mai 2010

Exhibition opening soon: Early Australian Painters

Early Australian Painters

opens 23 May 2010


Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill 1881-1967 At the Royal Agricultural Show, Melbourne c1911 Oil on canvas 60 x 86 cm


Featuring W. B. Gould, A. Twigg, Robert Dowling, J. H. Carse, Albert E. Aldis, J. W. Curtis,
J. A. Turner, J. H. Scheltema, A. H. Fullwood, Alfred W. Strutt,
Hugh Ramsay, Charles Conder, Derwent Lees, Jessie Traill, Josephine Muntz-Adams, Bessie Davidson,
Charles Bryant, Edward Officer, Robert Campbell, N. von Bresslern-Roth, Percy Lindsay, Gordon Coutts,
Adrian Feint, H. R. Gallop, John Loxton and John D. Moore

View exhibition online

Bridget McDonnell Gallery

130 Faraday St Carlton 3053 ph 03 9347 1700

email the gallery


gallery hours • Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm during exhibition

exhibition current until 13 June 2010

mercredi 19 mai 2010

Opinion: Panorama du roman australien

Jean-François Vernay, Panorama du roman australien des origines à nos jours 1831-2007, Paris, Hermann, 2009 (Collection savoir lettres).

Reviewed by Michael Nelson.

Jean-François Vernay’s survey of Australian novels from 1831 to 2007 is directed to the French reading public where an interest in Australian literature has been stimulated by a number of successful translations and by international awards to Australian authors. Vernay is a resident of New Caledonia, a multicultural community which shares some of the characteristics of its mainland neighbour, including a convict heritage and a complex history of settlement. With this background Vernay is sensitive to certain recurrent themes in Australian literature. He names these themes in his prologue as quest, conquest, isolation, the alien land, Australia as prison and paradise.

Fear and fascination with a hostile country which swallows up its settlers, contrasted with attempts to force the land into a European mould, are characteristic themes of the early novels. The first novels deal with Australia’s beginnings as a penal colony and with the gold rush which ended the convict phase of settlement. While most of the colonial population had settled in coastal cities, writers of the late nineteenth century were more interested in the inland. They created an image of the typical Australian as the bushman, actively promoted by the Sydney Bulletin together with the slogan “Australia for the White Man”. As the geographic isolation of Australia was progressively overcome by technological developments starting with undersea cables and fast ships and ending with jet planes and the internet, so Australian literature became more international and closely linked to overseas movements. Hence in the final chapters Vernay outlines a literature which is multicultural, postcolonial, postmodern and substantially urban.

While Vernay’s procedure is substantially chronological, he uses a cinematic technique to pause and focus on certain key works and authors. Thus a page each in the first chapter is devoted to three novelists whose works come to terms with the convict period, the gold rush and the lawlessness of the early colonial period (Marcus Clarke, Rolf Boldrewood and Catherine Helen Spence). In the period of intense agricultural development after the gold rush, writers created the myth of the Australian outback and of the allegedly archetypical Australian “mate”, “digger” and “larrikin”, based on sundowners, drovers, swaggies and fossickers, as well as the “cocky farmer” on his selection as a contrast to the colonial landed gentry and “squatters” (Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Joseph Furphy and Miles Franklin are given as examples of these trends). Fascination with the bush, the outback and the desert continues into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with the addition of writings by Aboriginals (examples of later “bush” writers: Katherine Susannah Prichard, Xavier Herbert, Arthur Upfield , Alexis Wright, and, with individual novels having an outback or Aboriginal background, Patrick White and Thomas Keneally).

Vernay’s four chapters on the twentieth century (plus the first years of the next) are divided as follows, including snapshots of the authors he sees as typical of each period:

1901-1950: The ebb and flow of history: between detachment and engagement (Henry Handel Richardson, Christina Stead, Leonard Mann, the socialist realist writers, Martin Boyd).

1951-1965: Exploitations and manipulations of reality (novels of World War II, Patrick White, Randolph Stow, George Johnston, also the production by Australian writers of successful “pulp” novels).

1966-1980: Literature of minorities in the cosmopolitan era (Christopher Koch, Thomas Keneally, David Ireland , and a notable group of women writers including Thea Astley, Helen Garner followed in the 1980s by Olga Masters and Elizabeth Jolley.

1981-2007: Postmodernism and new trends (Gerald Murnane, Peter Carey, Tim Winton, Brian Castro, Kate Grenville, Christos Tsiolkas, Janette Turner Hospital, David Malouf and writing by Aboriginal authors).

This division into periods does not work out exactly since the careers of many of these writers cover several decades. As Vernay points out, the First World War was an important caesura in Australian society, ending the buoyant confidence of the Federation period. It was followed by the economic downturn after the war in the twenties and the Depression of the thirties. As in other countries these gloomy years produced a number of historical novels (because the writers looked back to better days? Or because the past was thought to be a key to modern problems?). Australian examples of historical novels are Henry Handel Richardson’s trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, Eleanor Dark’s The Timeless Land, Miles Franklin’s Old Blastus Bandicoot and Xavier Herbert’s Capricornia.

The Australian experience of Second World War, particularly the New Guinea campaign but also the sufferings of prisoners of war, is reflected in a number of novels mostly published after 1950 (Jon Cleary, Randolph Stow, Russell Braddon). The immediate post-war years were a time of confusion and uncertainty, contrasting with the aggressive certainty of the Communist unionists and their writers (Frank Hardy, Dorothy Hewitt, Katherine Susannah Prichard, Judah Waten). But the work of these politicized realists seemed threadbare in comparison with the international modernism of the 1950s, which furthermore was a time of renewed self-confidence, massive immigration and belief in scientific and industrial progress – reflected in the end of post-war austerity and the defeat of the Labor government’s program of nationalization.

The work of Patrick White shows the difficulty of periodizing Australian literature as it spans all four of Vernay’s twentieth-century chapters (first novel in 1939, last works in the 1980s). White is, says Vernay, profoundly Australian in spirit yet he is Australia’s most international writer with close affinities to modernists like Joyce and Virginia Woolf. The award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Patrick White in 1973 was the beginning of international recognition of Australian literature, but also followed increased appreciation of Australian writers within Australia through the Miles Franklin Award (established 1957) and the first Chair of Australian Literature (1962). (It might also be mentioned that changes in secondary school English syllabuses such as the NSW Wyndham scheme of the 1960s placed more emphasis on Australian literature. Whereas the long-term Prime Minister Menzies had emphasized the British cultural heritage, his successors Gorton and Whitlam were nationalists and promoted the Australian film and literary industries with grants).

Before Patrick White few Australian novels were successful in the United Kingdom, though most were published there. The most successful Australian writer overseas (if one excepts writers of pulp and detective fiction) was Ethel Turner’s Seven Little Australians (1894). In the last third of the twentieth century a new generation of Australian writers gained recognition not only in the UK but also in the USA and continental Europe. International prizes rewarded the achievements of Thomas Keneally (Booker 1982), David Malouf (Commonwealth Writers’Prize 1991), Peter Carey (Booker 1998 and 2001) and M.J. Hyland (Hawthornden 2007).

Vernay has written previously about Christopher Koch and Peter Carey, who are clearly his favourites among contemporary novelists. Christopher Koch’s internationally successful The Year of Living Dangerously and the later Highways to a War reflect the greater concern with Australia’s Asian neighbours in the later twentieth century. The earlier novel, although treating themes of ambiguous Australian identity in the two central characters Billy Kwan and Guy Hamilton, was not eligible for the Miles Franklin award, the terms of which were devised in a less cosmopolitan and multicultural era. This omission was corrected in 1985 when Koch received the Miles Franklin Award for his subtle novel The Doubleman. Peter Carey appeals to Vernay for the same reason as Koch: they are versatile writers who are able to blend realism with imaginativeness, indeed surrealism. Carey’s style is marked by originality, truculence and the exploitation of the bizarre and the sordid. He does not hesitate to distort historical facts to create a new and disconcerting fictional world (Illywhacker, The True History of the Kelly Gang). Vernay notes that Carey is unusual among Australian writers in being able to live from the proceeds of his novels – most writers live on grants, journalistic activity or academic teaching. The print run of Australian novels is usually small by international standards.

Public appreciation of Australian fiction has been greatly enhanced by film versions. It was fortunate for the novelists that Australia and New Zealand have produced some talented film makers, encouraged by the initiatives introduced by the Gorton government following Canadian and German models. The successful film version of He He does notHe

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) directed by Peter Weir made Koch’s novel known to an international audience (incidentally, after the crew was expelled from their Asian location, a drainage canal in the Sydney suburb of Glebe was turned into an Indonesian slum, to the accompaniment of complaints from the neighbours). Two notable films were adapted from Carey’s novels: Bliss (director Ray Lawrence) and Oscar and Lucinda (director Gillian Armstrong). A number of films have been based on books reflecting the Aboriginal experience: Vernay names The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (from Keneally’s novel, director Fred Schepisi), The Fringe Dwellers (from Nene Gare, director Bruce Beresford) and Rabbit-Proof Fence (from a story by Dorris Pilkington, director Philip Noyce). Film adaptations not only help sales of the original books, but encourage schools to set the novels as examination texts.

Probably the most successful adaptation of an Australian writer’s book is Spielberg’s version of Thomas Keneally’s Schindler’s Ark (renamed Schindler’s List). A chance meeting with a Holocaust survivor inspired Keneally to follow up the story of Schindler. Keneally had established his reputation in the 1960s with Australian-themed novels such as Bring Larks and Heroes and The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, although he had already ventured into a European theme with Gossip from the Forest.

Vernay also appreciates some the less commercial writers of recent years. He is intrigued by “grunge literature” which seems to him to revive something of the French decadent literature of the 1880s with its ennui, egocentrism and disenchantment, and the atmosphere of pessimism and boredom. Escaping into drugs and promiscuity, grappling with sexual deviance, grunge presents a bleak picture of the Australian urban and suburban world. Unfortunately, with the exception of Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip and perhaps Christos Tsiolkas’s The Jesus Man, the quality of the writing is disappointing. The same problem of somewhat amateurish style also bedevils the worthy attempts at writing by Aborigines, and in some cases the authenticity of these works can be called into question.

Authenticity has always been a problem in Australian literature. In the course of Vernay’s history there are examples of works claiming to be by convicts who were not, by bushrangers who were not, novels by women claiming to be men (Miles Franklin, Henry Handel Richardson), by whites claiming to be aborigines, poems by bushmen who lived substantially in the city, poems ascribed to an imaginary poet and more recently allegedly authentic accounts of overseas events by women who invented them. Peter Carey’s My Life as a Fake plays with the idea of literary fraud. It is of course a fact that fiction is essentially a deception practiced on the reader who usually is willing to accept or ignore the hoax.

In accordance with modern literary critical trends Vernay gives substantial space to woman novelists throughout his period. He gives a positive assessment of some early women writers like Caroline Leakey, Rosa Praed, Ida Cambridge and Catherine Henry Spence, often dismissed casually by earlier literary historians. However it is only with more recent, less inhibited women writers like Kathy Lette, Kate Grenville and Helen Garner that some themes can be depicted more frankly. Many early women writers felt obliged to hide under a male pseudonym, thus preventing their female characters from speaking in their own voice.

Will Vernay’s book promote the Australian novel in France? The French reader might be disappointed that the Panorama does not give a list of Australian novels translated into French, although one can deduce occasionally from a French title that a translation is available. This reviewer has looked at what is available from Amazon France (not necessarily in print, sometimes second-hand only). A very popular Australian writer on this basis is clearly Tim Winton (eleven translated titles including Cloudstreet and most or all of them seem to be in print). Patrick White has about the same number of titles but most of these are out of print. Colleen McCullough has approximately 16 titles in translation; about half of these are from the Roman series, apparently popular in France. Keneally has only three but this includes the best seller Schindler’s List. David Malouf and Peter Carey have four titles, Christopher Koch three, Richard Flanagan two and Kate Grenville one. Amazon France can supply many more Australian novels in the original language, but the average French reader, even with good English, is more likely to prefer a translation. Literary translation is not well paid and is often undertaken out of enthusiasm for a particular author as well as on commercial grounds. Here one also sees the value of a popular film for encouraging the production of a translation (e.g. translations of Schindler’s List and The Year of Living Dangerously).


Parution: Ozlit


Dear blog fans,


Please note that a pluridisciplinary e-journal, CERCLE, specialising in the English-speaking world has published my review of :


The Literature of Australia by Nicholas Jose (ed.) London & New York: Norton, 2009, xxxviii, 1464 pp. Hardback, US $49.95. ISBN 978-0-393-07261-7.

The Cambridge History of Australian Literature by Peter Pierce (ed.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009, x, 612pp. Hardback, AUD $140.00. ISBN 978-0-521-88165-4.

It is interesting to find out that Australian fiction is expanding across borders. Here's a sneak preview:


Back in November 2005, Australian creative writer Nicholas Jose observed in an essay retracing the genesis of the PEN anthology project that ‘An earlier generation’s commitment to putting Australian literature on the world map has waned, leaving it pretty well off the world’s map, except for the representative writer or two who fills the slot. Australian literature has been squeezed by globalisation in the marketplace, intellectual fashion in the academy and opposition to cultural intervention in the public sphere’ [Australian Book Review 276: 27]. Jose’s comment is an elaboration of the alarm bell that has been sounded earlier in the century. In his ‘General Introduction’, Jose lists the causes for the backdrop crisis in one recapitulative statement: ‘The reasons for this state of affairs can be summed up as a combination of changing intellectual approaches in the academy, including resistance to nationalist constructions of literature; shorter term, market driven publishing arrangements in an increasingly competitive and globalised media environment; reduced responsibility for cultural heritage, especially literature, in public policy, and the changing habits of new generations of consumers’ [2-3]. In 2006, this inconvenient truth which had so far circulated within Australianists’ circles was thrown to the face of a wider readership when Rosemary Neill’s controversial piece in The Weekend Australian pointed to 'the neglect of Australian literature’. Admittedly ‘Lost for Words’ caused quite a stir, and some scholars even wished that it had never been written, but by acting as a resonance chamber to ‘the chorus of concern that Australian literature was losing its place’ [2], Neill might have brought greater awareness to the necessity of globalising Australian literature.

There is no denying that the last couple of years show an impressive production of encyclopedic knowledge of Australian writings. Take for instance Nicholas Birns and Rebecca McNeer’s A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900 (Camden House, 2007), the first companion published since Elizabeth Webby’s The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature (2000), and – may I be forgiven if it sounds pushy – my modest contribution: Panorama du roman australien (Hermann, 2009), the first comprehensive single-authored literary history of the Australian novel ever published. And now two further additions to this prolific output are The Literature of Australia (2009), the Norton edition of Nicholas Jose’s Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, and more recently, Peter Pierce’s The Cambridge History of Australian Literature.

To be continued here: http://www.cercles.com/review/r38/jose.html


dimanche 9 mai 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS : Utopia conference

CHANGING THE CLIMATE: UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND CATASTROPHE
The Fourth Australian Conference on Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction


30th August – 1st September 2010

Monash University Conference Centre
30 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

A conference organised by the Centre for Comparative Literature and
Cultural Studies at Monash University

WEBSITE: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/conferences/utopias/

The conference invites papers from scholars, writers and others
interested in the interplay between ecology and ecocriticism, utopia,
dystopia and science fiction.

OPENING ADDRESS

The opening address will be given by Kate Rigby, Founding President of
the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment,
Australia-New Zealand, and author of Topographies of the Sacred: The
Poetics of Place in European Romanticism (2004).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kim Stanley Robinson
Distinguished science fiction writer, winner of two Hugo Awards and
author of the Orange Country Trilogy, the Mars Trilogy, Antarctica, The
Years of Rice and Salt
, the Science in the Capital Trilogy and Galileo's Dream.

John Clute
Science fiction
writer, Director of the Department of Story Future in
the Centre for the Future at Slavonice and co-author of The Encyclopedia
of Science Fiction
(1993) and The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997).

Tom Moylan
Emeritus Professor and Founding Director of the Ralahine Center for
Utopian Studies, University of Limerick, author of Demand the Impossible
(1986) and Scraps of the Untainted Sky (2000) and co-editor of Dark
Horizons (2003).

Deborah Bird Rose
Professor of Social Inclusion, Macquarie University, author of Dingo
Makes Us Human (2000), Reports from a Wild Country (2004) and Wild Dog
Dreaming: Love and Extinction (in press).

Linda Williams
Associate Professor
in Art History at RMIT University, curator of The
Idea of the Animal exhibition (2004) and the HEAT: Art and Climate
Change
exhibition (2008).

The conference invites papers from scholars, writers and others
interested in the interplay between ecology and ecocriticism, utopia,
dystopia and science fiction.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

Abstracts (approx. 100-150 words) should be sent by 30 June 2010 by
e-mail to: Utopias@arts.monash.edu.au

or by post to:

Utopias4 Conference
Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
School of English, Communications and Performasnce Studies
Clayton campus
Monash University
Victoria 3800
Australia

REGISTRATION

The conference will take place over three days.

Full registration for the three days costs $A280, with a concessional
price for students and the non-employed of $A140.

Registration for one day only costs $A110, with a concessional price of
$A55. All prices are GST inclusive.

Registration is due by 31 July 2010.

Utopias
Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Monash University
Melbourne
Victoria 3800
AUSTRALIA


Phone: (61) (3) 9905 2037
Fax: (61) (3) 9905 5593

lundi 3 mai 2010

Thèse-Pac 2009: La remise des prix

XXIe CONCOURS THESE-PAC

EXCELLENCE AWARD 2009

Pour la XXIe année consécutive les membres du jury de l’association Thèse-Pac se sont réunis mercredi 9 décembre 2009 dans la salle des délibérations du centre hospitalier Albert Bousquet à Nouville de 16h30 à 20h. Après en avoir délibéré, le jury placé sous la présidence de Philippe Palombo, a arrêté la liste ci-jointe des lauréats. Ces travaux enrichiront le fonds Thèse-Pac géré par le service des archives de la Nouvelle-Calédonie qui comprend un millier de références accessibles et reproductibles à tous. Cette année 28 travaux étaient mis au concours. La remise des prix a eu lieu le 03 mai 2010 dans une ambiance très conviviale.

I – JURY SANTE-SOCIAL –

Prix Gaston Bourret

25 000 F : Pascale Armede, La bise, un geste qui compte, travail de fin d’études, institut de formation des professions sanitaires et sociales « Valentine Buaillon », Nouméa, 2006-2009, 19 p.

25 000 F : Laetitia Fontaine, L’erreur et l’apprentissage, travail de fin d’études, institut de formation des professions sanitaires et sociales « Valentine Buaillon », Nouméa, 2006-2009, 20 p.

Prix AIRAIN (25 000 F)

Nicolas Rouques, Les infections invasives à streptocoque du groupe A en Nouvelle-Calédonie en 2006, thèse pour le diplôme d’Etat de docteur en médecine qualification médecine générale, Université de Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, 2008, 83 p.

Prix Institut Pasteur Nouvelle-Calédonie (25 000 F)

Erika Dujardin Hébert, Approche anthropologique de la maladie sida dans le monde Kanak, thèse pour le diplôme d’Etat de docteur en médecine, faculté de médecine de Marseille, université de la Méditerranée, 2005, 100 p.

II – GRAND JURY –

Prix Nouvelle-Calédonie

  1. Division VI du Kiwani’s club Nouvelle-Calédonie (100 000 F)

Benoît Trépied, Politique et relation coloniales en Nouvelle-Calédonie, thèse de doctorat en anthropologie sociale et ethnologie, école des hautes études en sciences sociales, 1946-1988, 2 tomes, 998 p.

  1. Mairie de Nouméa (50 000 F)

Camille Mellin, Sélection de l’habitat à l’installation et utilisation de l’habitat post-installation chez les poissons récifaux-lagunaires de Nouvelle-Calédonie, thèse de doctorat spécialité océanologie biologique et environnement marin, université Pierre & Marie Curie et de l’école pratique des hautes études, 2007, 201 p.

  1. Mairie de Nouméa (15 000 F)

Kareen Cornaille-Faberon, Les provinces expressions administratives et politique de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, thèse de doctorat, université de Montpellier 1, 2006, 700 p.

3. Ex aequo Mairie de Nouméa (15 000 F)

Yoram Mouchenik, L’enfant vulnérable. Paroles, récits et représentations familiales de l’enfant dans une relation psychothérapique sur les îles d’Ouvéa et de Maré dans l’archipel des Loyauté en Nouvelle-Calédonie, thèse de doctorat, école des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2000, 353 p.

Prix Australalsie-Pacifique Sud ou prix Jean-Pierre Piérard (Lions club de Nouméa, 100 000 F)

Jean-François Vernay, Illusion et réalité dans l’œuvre romanesque de Christopher John Koch, thèse de doctorat, université de Toulouse-Le-Mirail, 2004, 439 p.

Prix Koniambo Nickel SAS (30 000 F)

Camille Mellin, Sélection de l’habitat à l’installation et utilisation de l’habitat post-installation chez les poissons récifaux-lagonaires de Nouvelle-Calédone, thèse de doctorat spécialité océanologie biologique et environnement marin, université Pierre & Marie Curie et de l’école pratique des hautes études, 2007, 201 p.

EXCELLENCE AWARD 2010

REMISE DES TRAVAUX/ SUBMISSION OF THESES :

Les candidats putatifs souhaitant remettre leurs travaux pour l’année en cours peuvent d’ores et déjà prendre contact avec Philippe Palombo, directeur administratif du centre hospitalier Albert Bousquet (Nouville) afin de se renseigner sur les modalités du concours. Le Prix Australalsie-Pacifique Sud s’adresse notamment aux australianistes, qu’ils soient francophones ou anglophones. Voir le règlement infra.

Potential participants wishing to take part in the 2010 Excellence Award competition can already get in touch with Philippe Palombo, Administrative director of the Albert Bousquet Psychiatric Hospital (Nouville, New-Caledonia), for further particulars. The Prix Australalsia-South Pacific Prize will be of interest particularly to Australianists, may they be French or English-speaking. See below for the rules.

dimanche 2 mai 2010

THESE-PAC PRIZE: Feel free to sumbit your theses!


LE REGLEMENT DU CONCOURS

THESE-PAC

PLEASE CONTACT:

THESE-PAC BP 11 924, 98 802 NOUMEA CEDEX – NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE- TEL : 24.36.31 (Président Ph. PALOMBO)


Article 1er.- L’association THESE-PAC décerne annuellement deux prix de 100 000 XPF, soit environ 700 euros, $ 1000 (USA/AUST/NZ) pour récompenser :

1. le meilleur travail universitaire sur la Nouvelle-Calédonie (division VI, Kiwani’s Club de Nouvelle-Calédonie) ;

2. le meilleur travail universitaire sur le Pacifique Sud et l’Australasie (Lions club doyen de Nouméa).

Article 2.- Dans la mesure du possible, THESE-PAC assure la publication des deux premiers prix.

Article 3.- La ville de Nouméa finance les deuxièmes et troisièmes prix respectivement de 25 000 F et 15 000 F.

Article 4.- L’association AIRAIN finance le meilleur travail sur la « santé mentale » par un prix de 25 000 F.

Article 5.- L’institut Pasteur de Nouvelle-Calédonie décerne un prix « santé social » de 25 000 F qui récompense le meilleur mémoire ou thèse en médecine, en spécialité, en pharmacie ou en médecine vétérinaire soutenu.

Article 6.- Deux prix « Gaston Bourret » d’un total de 50 000 F sont consacrés aux meilleurs mémoires pour l’obtention du diplôme d’Etat d’infirmier.

Article 7.- Un prix « Koniambo Nickel SAS » de 30 000 F récompense le meilleur travail sur l’environnement.

Article 8.- Par travail universitaire, il faut entendre tout rapport, dossier, mémoire, thèse sanctionné par un diplôme de l’enseignement supérieur.

Article 9.- Le Pacifique Sud comprend la zone desservie par la Communauté du Pacifique (ex CPS) soit 22 territoires : les Iles Cook, les Etats fédérés de Micronésie, Fidji, Guam, Kiribati, les Mariannes du Nord, les Marshall, Nauru, Niue, la Nouvelle-Calédonie, Palau, la Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée, Pitcairn, la Polynésie française, les Salomon, les Samoa Américaines, les Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu et Wallis et Futuna, (plus l’île de Pâques, les îles Hawaii, la Nouvelle-Zélande et l’Australie).

Article 10.- Aucune participation financière n’est demandée aux chercheurs mais les exemplaires des travaux universitaires envoyés à THESE-PAC resteront sa propriété. Le but de cette association étant la diffusion de l’information universitaire, il sera réalisé une microfiche en collaboration avec les services territoriaux compétents. Un exemplaire est versé au fonds Thèse Pac géré par le service des archives de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

Article 11.- L’association THESE-PAC se réserve le droit de reproduire tout ou partie des travaux universitaires déposés pour don ou échange avec des étudiants chercheurs, des centres de documentation ou des organismes de recherche.

Article 12.- Le jury est souverain. Aucune réclamation ne sera retenue, le fait de participer vaut acceptation du présent règlement. La composition et les modalités de fonctionnement du jury sont déterminées par un règlement intérieur. Les prix non retirés dans les six mois deviennent la propriété de Thèse Pac.

Article 13.- Les travaux peuvent être rédigés depuis plusieurs années mais ils ne pourront concourir qu’une seule fois. Ils devront être envoyés avant le 31 juillet de l’année en cours à l’adresse suivante :

THESE-PAC BP 11 924, 98 802 NOUMEA CEDEX – NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE- TEL : 24.36.31 président

samedi 1 mai 2010

Exposition / Exhibition (Paris)

INVITATION : "Pot de décrochage"
mercredi 5 mai de 17h à 21h

INVITATION : "Drinks Party"
Wednesday may 5th
5pm to 9pm

6, avenue Georges Mandel - 75116 Paris - M° Trocadéro
tél. : 01 42 27 27 93

"Trilogie australienne :
Dennis Nona, Abie Loy Kemarre, GW Bot"

Exposition jusqu'au 15 mai 2010
du mardi au samedi de 14h30 à 19h
ouverture exceptionnelle les 1er et 8 mai


Exhibition runs until May 15th 2010
Tuesday through Saturday, 2.30pm - 7pm
open on the 1st and the 8th of May

'A Scholarly Affair': Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference

... hosted by Southern Cross University
Venue: Byron Bay Community and Cultural Centre


7-9 December 2010



This conference focuses on the contribution that Cultural Studies makes as an interdisciplinary space for reflexive, critical and empirically based research to the project of higher education, pedagogy and social justice. Susan Giroux and Norman Denzin have recently argued that the work of the scholar is to subject structures of power, knowledge, and practice to critical scrutiny, what Paul Gilroy has referred to as principled exposure. In contrast, it is salient to recall Toni Morrison's view that 'racism is a scholarly affair.' This inherent tension about what a scholar does - and what is expected of/from them - goes to the heart and relevance of Cultural Studies scholarship. Given the present instrumentalised and corporate university environment with its dominant values of standardisation and emphasis on an audit-based culture - there is a compelling and urgent need to re-imagine the space/place of the contemporary scholar and their role in society. In the age of Obama and Rudd, Cultural Studies, as a discipline that uniquely responds to the pull of the relevant, the imperatives of socially inclusive practices and communities of engagement, needs, as Catherine Burnheim puts it, to go 'beyond corporatism into the wilds of the knowledge economy.'

Featured Speakers:

Vinay Lal, UCLA and University of Delhi
Gerard Goggin, University of New South Wales
Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney
Melissa Lucashenko, author
Catherine Manathunga, University of Queensland
Deborah Bird-Rose, Macquarie University
Trevor Gale, University of South Australia
Katrina Schlunke, University of Technology, Sydney

Some of the key issues and themes to be considered:

* new qualities of scholarly enquiry
* cultural studies scholarship in the 21st century
* discovering and sustaining ethical cultural space in higher education
* innovative relationships between scholar and community
* sustaining healthy, creative and principled scholarship
* cultural studies as ethical foundation
* relevance scholarship (such as ecocultural studies)
* pedagogy as an affair to remember
* negotiating the audit-based culture
* scholarship on the margins
* scholarship and diversity
* narrating communities and cultures
* disciplining innovations: TEQSA and ERA
* scholarship and its relationship to discovery
* new media, digital communication and the borderlands of scholarship
* responding to an ethics of scholarship
* socially and culturally inclusive practices
* research/writing as 'ethical intervention'
* engaging with indigenous and majority-world scholarship
* creative and critical knowledge production
* value of non-corporate scholarship

Dr Baden Offord I Associate Professor in Cultural Studies
Co-Director, Centre for Peace and Social Justice

Southern Cross University, PO Box 157 Lismore 2480, Australia
T:: + 61 2 66203 162 I F:: + 61 2 66 221 683