Upcoming events

Sonia Marks Memorial Lecture with Emeritus Professor Ross Chambers

27 November, 2012
5.30 for 6 pm.

Lecture on "Teaching and Learning"
Emeritus Professor Ross Chambers, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
5.30 for drinks, 6pm start
RSVP to Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter

The Sonia Marks memorial fund provides for annual student prizes for students from the beginner language stream, and a memorial lecture, delivered on some aspect of teaching in French Studies. This year the Department welcomes Professor Emeritus Ross Chambers of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, who will deliver the Sonia Marks Memorial lecture on the subject of “Learning from Teaching”. Professor Chambers is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Sydney and was the McCaughey Professor of French Studies for several years during the 1970s. He was also one of Sonia Marks’ early mentors. His many publications span a wide range of topics including narrative theory, comparative literature and cultural studies.

The Sonia Marks Memorial fund was set up in 1985 to commemorate the life and achievements of Sonia Marks, whose untimely death deprived the Department of  a much appreciated teacher and colleague. Along with Associate Professor Ross Steele, now retired, Sonia Marks set up the Department’s French language program for adult beginners. That program has proven hugely successful, with first year enrolments now well over 300 students, as well as summer and winter school offerings. Many beginner-entry students complete a Major in French Studies, and some continue to Honours, achieving excellent results.

Location: Woolley Common Room, level 4 John Woolley Building A20

Contact:Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter
Email:bronwyn.winter@sydney.edu.au