Circulating French in the Classroom / Le Français bouge en classe

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center - McKenna Hall


October 11-12, 2013

A bilingual and international conference and series of workshops that will forge an innovative partnership with area teachers and students, forging a new way to understand France and its peoples for the 21st century. It is part of an ongoing partnership with IU—Bloomington.

The Indiana University-Bloomington and University of Notre-Dame “French Literature beyond Borders” research group invites participants to attend an upcoming conference and series of hands-on workshops to be held at Notre Dame. Our immediate goal is to produce an anthology of literary texts in French and English translation for teaching purposes for high-school and college-level classes in French and World Literature. Our long-term goal is to follow the publication of this pedagogical volume with a scholarly collection of essays that reveal the gains to be made in this innovative approach to literature for the 21st century. We invite high school teachers, college and university teachers and students of French and postcolonial history and literature to help us create a blueprint for the future. Presentations will be in French and English.

Conference Registration and Schedule

Conference Organizers:
Julia Douthwaite
Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
University of Notre Dame

Alison Rice
Associate Professor of French
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
University of Notre Dame

Sponsored in part by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.