French Studies

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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The role of language: interview with Professor Rita Wilson

As part of our Arts Researchers podcast series, we spoke with Professor Rita Wilson on a number of her research projects and how they help inform better policies, settlement services, international governance and social cohesion. We also covered the global research networks, industry partnerships and opportunities for research students in this area at Monash – the only university in Australia that offers a practice-based PhD in Interpreting and Translation.

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Imaginary Islam and the crisis of European democracy: podcast with Dr Natalie Doyle on Marcel Gauchet

For two decades, Dr Natalie Doyle has researched a specific strand of French social and political theory, with a particular interest in the intellectual heir of its leading figures Marcel Gauchet. In this podcast, we speak with Dr Doyle about her new book coming out this month, a world-first analysing Gauchet’s early writings to the present day. Entitled ‘Marcel Gauchet’s Loss of Common Purpose: Imaginary Islam and the Crisis of European Democracy’ it synthesises her three main research projects, offering an analysis that provides a context with which to understand the nature of today’s issues, crises and phenomena.

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ISIT Paris and the Faculty of Arts sign an MoU and a SEA

The Faculty of Arts has just signed an MoU and a Student Exchange Agreement with ISIT, one of the French leading grandes écoles in the fields of Translation and Interpreting Studies, International Studies and Intercultural Communication. If the partnership is of natural interest in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies, the MoU will also allow…

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Monash University Korean Studies Program: two new international appointments

The Korean Studies program at Monash, established in 1988, is one of the fastest growing language and studies programs in the School.  With the retirement of the foundational lecturers in 2015, the School made two international appointments to carry the program in new directions: David Hundt and the esteemed Korean Studies’ scholar and President of the Association of Asian Studies, Professor Laurel Kendall (American Museum of Natural History / Columbia University). 

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2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant Applications

The Embassy of France in Australia is pleased to announce that the applications for the 2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant are now open. The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant is designed to encourage students to undertake study, research or professional development in France. The grant consists in a return flight ticket between Australia and France. For…

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