Patrick Amstutz, director
Research Fellow at the University of Fribourg and Paris III and president of commissions.
"African French language, American French language, Carribean, Asian, from Europe and the oceans, how can we say this language given at birth in a country which no longer belong to it, while speaking it in a sea of other languages? How can we say the language by which we become and are being born everyday and which reminds us inescapably to the night of our lacks? How to say again all the things that would not exist without it and on which is based the necessity of my freedom."
Born in 1967 in Bien, Patrick Amstutz graduated from Bien’s French college before studying Modern and Classics French literature at the University of Fribourg (Research fellow in both Universities, he has been teaching French literature in the University of Fribourg for the last ten years). From 1996 to 1998, he was part of a Delegation for the French Language (DLF/CIIP). He also chaired the French literature Commission for the Bern canton (Foundation of the Renfer Prize in 2007). He chairs the general cultural affairs francophone Commission and the cross-Juras cultural committee also.