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Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now

Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now is a one-day symposium, which will be held on Thursday 9 April 2015. The first of its kind ever held in Australia, this symposium brings together over 30 book reviewers, editors and academics to discuss the state of literary criticism in the public sphere today. For more information on the symposium…

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Joint Japanese Studies Centre and German Studies seminar: Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany

Please join us for our first joint seminar with German Studies!  Date:  17 July 2018, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Venue: Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, Clayton Campus Health-Care Professionals on the Global Labor Market: A Comparative Study of (Non-)Migration Policies in Japan and Germany   Dr. Gabriele Vogt (University of Hamburg) In the light of…

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On World Refugee Day, deaths at sea are still relevant in Australia

BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber delivered a keynote address ‘Counting and Accounting for Border Related Deaths’ to an international conference on ‘Border Deaths and Migration Policies’ at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on June 14th.  The event attracted border researchers from a range of academic disciplines, representatives of large international NGOs and intergovernmental organisations, and members of…

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Dr Felicity Chaplin speaks to SBS Radio about tensions surrounding the #MeToo movement

Dr Felicity Chaplin from Monash French Studies recently spoke with Jean-Noel Ducasse on SBS Radio about her article ‘Witch-hunt or a great awakening ? Tensions surrounding the #MeToo movement’ which appeared in the Australian Book Review this month. She also discussed her recently published book La Parisienne in cinema: Between art and life (Manchester University Press, 2017) and her…

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“Culture wars: where are we now?”: Dr Natalie Doyle to speak at the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Dr Natalie Doyle from Monash French Studies has been invited to contribute to the annual symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities on November 15th. She will take part in a panel discussion addressing the question “Culture wars: where are we now?”. She will present on the work of the French  political philosopher Marcel Gauchet,…

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Francesco Ricatti rethinking and remembering the history of Italians in Australia

Francesco Ricatti, Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies, has recently published his second monograph in English: Italians in Australia: History, Memory, Identity. The book provides a concise and innovative history of Italian migration to Australia over the past 150 years. It focuses on crucial aspects of the migratory experience, including work and socio-economic mobility, disorientation and reorientation,…

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Rick Qi wins prestigious Humanities Travelling Fellowship

Dr. Lintao (Rick) Qi has been awarded an Australian Academy of Humanities Travelling Fellowship to pursue his research in Japan. Rick’s project, Jin Ping Mei in Japan: Translations, Adaptations, and Circulations, follows on from his PhD research on the English translations of Jin Ping Mei (published in May by Routledge). “While my PhD was on the English translations of…

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More than words: Migration, Identity, and Translation Network public summit calls for action to tackle the monolingual mindset and language exclusion

Academics, practitioners and activists meeting at the University of Warwick call for language teaching and learning to be seen as essential in today’s global society and urge policymakers to adopt a national and international strategy to break the monolingual mindset which can limit access to social and economic opportunity and wellbeing.

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