Trent University Hosts Ontario Francophone Colloquium


Four points of view to be discussed in half-day gathering

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, Peterborough

Trent University invites the public to attend Matinée Franco-Ontarienne, a colloquium (in French) to discuss Ontario Francophone Culture on Monday, December 5, 2011 in the Lady Eaton College Lecture Hall, EC 201, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Outside of certain specific centers, Ontario Francophone culture is not known enough. The French studies section of the Modern Languages and Literatures department at Trent University in Peterborough has organized a half-day colloquium on the subject. Four points of view will be presented by four experts: Michel Ouellette, a popular playwright, author of French Town and of Testament du couturier; François Paré professor at the University of Waterloo, author of Les littératures de l'exiguïté and of La distance habitée; François Boileau commissioner to French services in Ontario; and Sylvie Bérard, professor of French at Trent University and author of Terre des Autres and of La Saga d'Illyge.

This event is free and open to the public.

Programme :

9:15 a.m. Sylvie Bérard, Ouverture de la matinée (Introductions)
9 :30 a.m. François Boileau, Les services en français en Ontario (French Services)
10 a.m. Michel Ouellette, Écrire dans French Town: retour et fuite
11 a.m. François Paré, La littérature franco-ontarienne et ses deux grands récits


For more information, please contact: Sylvie Berard, 705-748-1011 x7383,