Conference-Café-Croissant:
Henry Lawson, Portrait of the 19th Century Australian Bush 


"Nouvelles du Bush" is a collection of 20 Australian short stories written by Henry Lawson and translated in French by Jean-Marcel Morlat.
Come join us in discovering how a French-Canadian translated the harsh and beautiful realities of the 19th century Australian bush to a French-speaking readership.
The conference is a perfect linking of francophone and Australian cultures and a fantastic opportunity to have real interaction with the translator, Jean-Marcel himself, via an online video conference and David Carter, Professor at the University of Queensland, who will be on site. 

The conference will be in English with some French spoken throughout.

Event information

Interview with French Author in English
Event duration: 1h30

Saturday 29th of January, 10 am 
At Alliance Francaise Brisbane, West End
Tickets $18 | $15 for AF members with a complimentary café and croissant!

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Our guest speakers:

David Carter

David Carter is Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland, where he was previously Director of the University’s Australian Studies Centre. His most recent book is Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace, 1840s-1940s (Sydney University Press). He has taught Australian Studies in France, China, Japan and other countries.

Jean-Marcel Morlat

Jean-Marcel Morlat is French-Canadian. He holds various master's degrees (FLE, TICE, Irish studies and translation) obtained in French universities and a certificate in translation from the University of Quebec. With a long experience of teaching French as a foreign language (United States, Canada, Japan, Turkey, Tanzania, England and United Arab Emirates) in various contexts (university, Alliance Française and international schools), he is also the author of numerous articles on FLE pedagogy (ICT and literary creativity). If travel is a devouring passion for him, literary translation (English-French) is another.