Researcher biography

BA, Gr. Dip. Ed, MLitt, MA (Qld), PhD (co-tuelle, Qld and Paris8)

Anne Le Guinio’s research interests are centered on the analysis of cross-cultural Sub-Saharan paradigms including those incorporating Western discourses. She focuses on dialogues and representation in texts written, published and read in Sub-Saharan countries, and used in schools and universities. These texts problematize all areas of society from monogamous marriages to democratic forms of centralized government in so far as they may be at odds with traditional beliefs. To analyze these potentially conflicted world views, she refers to major African thinkers who position themselves in a broad epistemological framework which also calls on Western thought. Overall she aims at exploring how traditional forms of African philosophy may reevaluate themselves while critically integrating some of the heritage of Western epistemology.

1988 to present:
  • Secondary teacher, French and Italian from Years 7 to 12
  • Tertiary sessional employment
  • Translation and transcription work
Conference Papers:
  • Is Linguistic Imperialism still a relevant concept? », “Rhizome IV: Power-Violence-Language”, University of Queensland, 14-15 February 2008
  • Challenges and Solutions in implementing National Languages in Educational Institutions : The Case of Cameroon », co-written  with Dr Prosper Djiafeua, National Languages Development Officer, Cameroon, Australian Workshop on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics, in conjunction with Brisbane Writers Festival and University of Queensland, 11-13 September 2009.
  • An updated version of National Languages Implementation » (as above), “Engaging Africans/Engaging Africa: Knowledge, Representation, Politics”, 33rd Annual African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, 2-4 December 2010.
  • Problematic of Literary Fields: Construction and Legitimation in Emerging Nations », Literatures and Cultures Seminar, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, 31 May 2013,
  • Progress, Change and Traditions as Represented in (selected) School Texts in Africa ( Cameroon) »,  “Perspectives On Progress”, supported by The School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics; The Faculty of Arts; The Centre for the History of European Discourses, The Centre for Critical Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, 27-29 November 2013 .
  • Pays émergents et frontières discursives : Légitimation d’une distanciation post-coloniale »,  “Distance and Proximity”, ASFS (Australian Society for French Studies),  University of Queensland, 9-11 December 2013.
  • Conflict and Dialogue as Represented in School Texts in Africa (Cameroon) »,  “Conflit, Dialogue et Représentation”, ASFS,  RMIT University, Melbourne,3-6 December 2014.  
  • Madame Bovary au Cameroun », Colonial, Postcolonial, Neo-colonial Flows and Encounters», “Global France, Global French”, ASFS, Australian National University, Canberra, 21-23 October 2015.
  • Migration discursive et cohérence du récit national : Une lecture de textes scolaires camerounais »,  “Mobilities and Migrations/Les Flux Migratoires”, ASFS, UniSA, Adelaide, 7-9 December 2016.
  • Vérité, représentation et identité postcoloniale », “Truth and Representation/ Vérité et Représentation”, ASFS, Australian National University, Canberra, 12-15 December, 2017.
  • Le développement des langues endogènes/La politique linguistique : Le cas du Cameroun », “Dialogues, différences et transgressions”, AFSSA (Association of French Studies in Southern Africa), XXVe Congrès, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 29-31 August 2018.
  • Entre valeurs ancestrales et nationales : l’éthique recomposée »,  “Making and breaking rules/Règles et dérèglements”,  ASFS, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, Australia, 10-12 December 2019
  • 2008, Travel to Cameroon for research purposes as part of PhD thesis