Location

Room G1, New Academic Complex

Start Date

13-9-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

13-9-2018 10:00 AM

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The articles in this special issue of Research Online publication titled ‘Lame dan lame? La main dans la main? Hand in Hand?’ are drawn from presentations at the colloquium held at the University of Mauritius (UoM) on 13 September 2018. The colloquium itself was organised following discussions about the need to focus on the theme of lame dan lame adopted by the Mauritian government to mark its fifty years of independence from British rule and the spirit of a united Mauritian nation built made by walking hand in hand since 1968. This issue brings together articles by researchers from Australia,France and Mauritius who analyze the concept of lame dan lame, its challenges and opportunities across disciplinary fields of Linguistics, Education, Identity, Politics and History. The publication of this special issue expands on collaborative links built between academics at the Universities of Mauritius (UoM) and Wollongong (UOW) at the International Conference of the Mauritian Academic Diaspora (ICMAD) organized by UoMin February 2018to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mauritian independence.

Guest Editors

Dr Anu Bissoonauth is Senior Lecturer in French in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests include social, cultural and political challenges in multilingual and multicultural creolophone societies, where French comes in contact with local Creoles and/or migrant heritage languages as well as global English.

Associate Professor Kumari R. Issur from the French department at the University of Mauritius, specialises in French literatures of the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, Ecocriticism and Oceanic studies. She has published numerous articles and co-authored several books such as Revue Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Revue Mosaïques , "New forms of otherness in the Indian Ocean" (2013),"Spaces, memories and knowledge in the fiction of Ananda Devi" (2017).

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2018

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Lame dan lame? La main dans la main? Hand in Hand? Introduction

Room G1, New Academic Complex

The articles in this special issue of Research Online publication titled ‘Lame dan lame? La main dans la main? Hand in Hand?’ are drawn from presentations at the colloquium held at the University of Mauritius (UoM) on 13 September 2018. The colloquium itself was organised following discussions about the need to focus on the theme of lame dan lame adopted by the Mauritian government to mark its fifty years of independence from British rule and the spirit of a united Mauritian nation built made by walking hand in hand since 1968. This issue brings together articles by researchers from Australia,France and Mauritius who analyze the concept of lame dan lame, its challenges and opportunities across disciplinary fields of Linguistics, Education, Identity, Politics and History. The publication of this special issue expands on collaborative links built between academics at the Universities of Mauritius (UoM) and Wollongong (UOW) at the International Conference of the Mauritian Academic Diaspora (ICMAD) organized by UoMin February 2018to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mauritian independence.

Guest Editors

Dr Anu Bissoonauth is Senior Lecturer in French in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests include social, cultural and political challenges in multilingual and multicultural creolophone societies, where French comes in contact with local Creoles and/or migrant heritage languages as well as global English.

Associate Professor Kumari R. Issur from the French department at the University of Mauritius, specialises in French literatures of the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, Ecocriticism and Oceanic studies. She has published numerous articles and co-authored several books such as Revue Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Revue Mosaïques , "New forms of otherness in the Indian Ocean" (2013),"Spaces, memories and knowledge in the fiction of Ananda Devi" (2017).