Henri Jeanjean

Henri JeanjeanEmail: henrij@uow.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4221 3643

Henri has an L-ès-L (Bordeaux), a BA Hons (Sydney) and a DipEd (Wollongong). His research interests are multidisciplinary and include various aspects of French society. His major field of research is the history, role and place of territorial minorities in France and in the European Union. His book "De l'utopie au Pragmatisme?" (1992) is a historical and sociological analysis of the Occitan movement.

He has also explored the relationship between historical realities on one hand - both on the political and sociological levels - and artistic movements or literary texts on the other. Other concerns are the impact of the increasing development of the European Union on Minorities in France, the historical, economic and political relationship between the Catalans and the Occitans or the linguistic policies of the French State.  



De l'Utopie au Pragmatisme? (Le mouvement occitan 1976 - 1990) El Trabucaire, Perpinya, 1992, 211pp. ISBN: 2-905828-34-X

Book chapters

Nationalisme et Romantisme in C. Torreilles (ed.) "L'Occitanie romantique" C.E.L.O, Bordes, 1997, pp. 255-264.

Les Occitanistes et l'Europe in G Tautil (ed.) Camins d'Occitania: chemins d'Occitanie (espace, territoire, identité, démocratie) Paris, L'Harmattan, 1997, pp233-243

France's Interior Colonization in G. Ratcliffe and G. Turcotte (ed.) Compr(om)ising post/colonialism(s), Dangaroo Press, Sydney, 2001, pp.195-203

Jeanjean, H. & Salhi, K France and her Linguistic Minorities: A case of ‘Domestic Colonialism’in Occitania in K Salhi (ed.) French in and out of France, Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt, New-York, Wien, 2002, pp.137-166

Jack Lang and minority languages: a radical change in French Linguistic Policies? Or more of the same? in A.J. Liddicoat & K. Muller (eds.) Perspectives on Europe; Language issues and language planning in Europe, Language Australia, 2002, pp.81-93

Occitania-Catalonia: Across the border/ Across the centuries in A. Deffner, D. Konstadakopoulos and Y Psycharis(eds.) Culture and Regional Development in Europe: Cultural, Political and Social Perspectives, University of Thessaly Press, Volos, 2003, pp147-159

Refereed articles

'IEO, Années 80: l'éclatement' in Estudis Occitans N°18 1995 pp.95-108 (by invitation)

Romantisme et Nationalisme: Perspectives Occitanes in J. West-Sooby (ed.) Les Enjeux de la Modernité: Problèmes d'identité et d'idéologie dans la littérature du XIXème siècle, Melbourne: Monash Romance Studies 2, 1997, pp.27-38.

La politique linguistique de la France Mots Pluriels N°8 (October 1998)  ISSN 13276220

Flamenca: a wake for a dying civilization in Parergon, Vol.16, N°1, July 1998, pp.19-30

La décolonisation française et le mouvement occitaniste in Mots Pluriels N° 16 (Décembre 2000)

"France's Interior Colonization" in G. Ratcliffe and G. Turcotte (ed.) Compr(om)ising post/colonialism(s) Dangaroo Press, Sydney, 2001, pp.195-203

Congress proceedings

"19)93 La Revanche des Girondins?" in F. J. Fornasiero (ed.), Culture and Ideology in Modern France, University of Adelaide, 1994, pp.146-156.

'La bataille de Muret n'a pas eu lieu' in D.W. Lovell (ed.), Revolution, politics and society, ADFA, Canberra, 1994, pp.113-121.

L'Axe Toulouse - Barcelone: de la Croisade à l'époque moderne in J. Gourc (ed.): Actes du Cinquième Congrès International - Toulouse 19-25 Août 1996 Pau, AIEO, 1998.


“Language diversity in Europe: can the EU prevent the genocide of the French linguistic minorities?
National Europe Center Paper No 102, 2003

Recent conference papers given

The Occitanists and the EU: A minority's turn around
Australasian Political Science Association / European Union Studies Association Conference - Christchurch 27-30 September 1998

France's Interior Colonization
Compr(om)ising Post/colonialisms Wollongong 10-13 February 1999

French linguistic policies: a conundrum?
France: History and Story, University of Birmingham, 1st - 3rd July 1999

Les jeunes Occitans et l'Ecole de la République
La langue des jeunes Francais II
Bradford 19 June 1999

Occitania: a Nation against the Nation.
Towards the Third Millennium: Australia, Europe and Asia
The University of Sydney 24-26 September, 1999

"Catalonia and Occitania: Removing the borders"
Shifting Frontiers of France and Francophonie
Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France
Leicester 31 August - 2nd September 2000

"Occitania Catalunya: Across the border/across the centuries"
Culture and Regional Economic Development
University of Thessaly, Volos (Greece) 28-30 September 2000

"La décolonisation africaine et la naissance du mouvement occitan"
Colloque de l'ASCALF
Institut de France, London 1-3 December 2000

"Jack Lang and minority languages: a radical change in French Linguistic Policies? Or more of the same?"
A celebration of the European Year of Languages at ANU: Language policies and issues ANU, Canberra 5 November 2001

"Supranationality: the only hope for French Nations?"
Transcending the National an interdisciplinary conference Centre for European Studies, UNSW Goethe Institut, Sydney 19-21 July, 2002

"Le Soi interdit de parole"
Soi-disant: writing, screening, theorizing the self in French 11th Annual International Conference of the Australian Society for French Studies Brisbane 7th - 9th July 2003

"Language diversity in Europe: can the EU prevent the genocide of the French linguistic minorities?
National Europe Centre ? ANU Canberra 18 July 2003

"French education and minority languages"
31st International Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) Wollongong 5-8 December 2003

"Language(s) and identity(ies) in French society" Expression, Identity and Society, SYNLAC's Workshop 2004 University of Sydney. 12 - 13 February 2004

"Political doublespeak and indoctrination in (in)divisible France" Discourse, Persuasion and Public Perception in France, Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, University of Surrey, UK, 1-3 July 2004

"Imposing a Mythical National Purity: France and its minorities" The Humanities Conference 2004, Monash University, Prato Campus, Italy, 20-23 July 2004

"Anti Multiculturalism, Anti Cosmopolitanism and Anti Globalism: The Continuing French Struggle for National Purity" ISSEI - International Society for the Study of European Ideas IX International Conference, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 2-7 August, 2004

"Inequity and exclusion: the role of the French education system in the eradication of linguistic minorities." Education in the 21st century: conflict, reconciliation and reconstruction, British Association for International and Comparative education (BAICE) Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 3-5 September 2004

"L'Ecole de la Republique : inclusive ou exclusive" Inclusions/Exclusions The 13th Australian Society of French Studies (ASFS) Conference, UWA/ECU, Perth, Australia, 6-8 July, 2005

Last reviewed: 30 May, 2018