This professional development program for VCE French Teachers is designed as a refresher course to further explore a topic related to French culture, specifically in relation to VCE Units 3 and 4.

This professional development program for VCE French Teachers is designed as a refresher course to further explore a topic related to French culture, specifically in relation to VCE Units 3 and 4. Eminent scholars from the Department of French will present key areas of study including literature, cinema, history, art history, and highlight a selection of appropriate primary source materials. This will enable VCE French teachers the opportunity to exchange best practice in French language and culture.

Before the commencement of the program there will be an online forum (Learning Management System) to enable registered participants to access sample scholarly articles and support material. These articles, plus the lectures, will form the basis for discussions. A pedagogical kit will be provided for each seminar.

Professional Certificates of participation will be offered upon completion of the course and VIT applicable.

Date

9.30am - 3.00pm
Saturday 17 March 2018

Cost

Morning tea and lunch are provided
$100 (GST inclusive)

Venue

Arts West (Building 148), The University of Melbourne, Parkville

Registrations

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Program Outline

9 - 9.30 am: Registrations

9.30 - 9.40 am: Welcome
Professor Veronique Duché, Head of French

9.40 - 10.55 am: Finding France in film
Dr Andrew McGregor

10.55 - 11.10 am: Morning tea (provided)

11.10 am - 12.25 pm: Teaching Culture through Literature: Émile Zola’s The Kill (1872)
Dr Bertrand Bourgeois

12.25 - 1.25 pm: Lunch (provided)

1.25 - 2.40 pm: Translation in the French class
Dr Henry Méra

2.40 - 2.50 pm: Concluding Remarks
Professor Veronique Duché, Head of French

Presenters

Dr Andrew McGregor
Dr Andrew McGregor

Dr Andrew McGregor lectures in French Studies at The University of Melbourne, where he obtained his PhD. He completed a Masters in Film Studies at the Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and received a personal accreditation to attend the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival. Andrew is the founding co-editor of the Film Cultures series for Peter Lang Publishing, Switzerland. He lectures and publishes on French and European cinema and particularly on the representation and interpretation of cultural identities in film.

Dr Bertrand Bourgeois
Dr Bertrand Bourgeois

Dr Bertrand Bourgeois lectures in French Studies at The University of Melbourne. He is the author of several articles on Flaubert, Goncourt and Huysmans' roles in the definition of modern novel. He has written a book on the role of collecting practices in the aesthetics of various nineteenth century French novels.

Dr Henry Méra
Dr Henry Méra

Dr Henry Méra teaches intermediate and advanced French language and culture courses at The University of Melbourne. In addition, he has taught French and English in secondary schools in France, Ireland, the United States of America and Australia. He is a NAATI accredited translator in French and English and translates artistic, technical, literary and official documents, and has done subtitles for French films.

Enquiries

Caterina Sciacca, Community Education Manager
Phone: +61 3 8344 3996
Email: caterina.sciacca@unimelb.edu.au