The French & Italian Department at the University of Arizona is delighted to organize this conference to which all MA and doctoral students in French are invited to participate so that they may have the opportunity to

  • give a talk following the traditional format of 20 minutes to present plus 10 minutes for questions and comments, in French or in English
  • present a poster for work in progress to get constructive feedback and a stimulating interaction (15 minutes to present + 15 minutes for feedback), in French or in English
  • abstract submissions for both formats cannot exceed 300 words
  • exhibit their visual art (photography, painting, drawing, short film)
  • attend an instructive research workshop on Digital Humanities and a workshop on literature and visual art
  • attend two plenaries by renowned researchers on two different topics
  • meet other students and faculty who are warmly invited to attend as well
  • watch a Francophone film 


This conference mirrors our MA programmes. We will thus be delighted to receive abstracts addressing one or more of the following strands:

  • 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
  • French/Francophone art, art history

This year, we also invite students in visual arts (photography, painting, drawing, short film) to submit their work related to French/Francophone culture. 

Arizona Working Papers in French & Italian

The participants who will have given a talk (traditional talk or poster) will be invited to submit a paper to our online Arizona Working Papers in French & Italian.


We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sébastien Dubreil, Teaching Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Second Language Acquisition, and Technology-Enhanced Learning at Carnegie Mellon University as well as Dr. Moradewun Adejunmobi, Professor of African American and African Studies at University of California, Davis


Participants will be able to attend two workshops:



Please note the following important deadlines:

  • November 15, 2019: deadline to submit an abstract for a paper or a round-table or visual arts

Important: to submit an abstract, you first need to create an account (top right, below the banner), then click on submit (left column)

  • December 15, 2019: notification of acceptance or rejection
  • December 15, 2019: registration ($50 for students, $75 for faculty and guests)
  • February 1 2020: registration ($75 for students, $100 for faculty and guests)


We are most grateful to our sponsors. 

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