Literary Studies

New book by Dr Ali Alizadeh launches 13 September

“miraculous (not a word to use lightly in this context) blending of history, mystery, mysticism and modernity … Jeanne d’Arc’s pulling power is not diminished.” – Sydney Morning Herald, 25 August 2017. The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc is a new book by Dr Ali Alizadeh, Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Monash University. The book is a literary historical novel about the life of the medieval French heroine Jeanne d’Arc (Engl. Joan of Arc), and is the result of more than twenty years of research and writing. The book will be launched Wednesday 13 September in Melbourne’s CBD …

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Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Research in English Literature

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed graduate research student to the Faculty of Arts, Monash University. This scholarship is endowed by the Cecile Parrish Memorial Fund, established by the trustees of the late Renee Parrish of Singapore in commemoration of her daughter Cecile, a onetime member of the staff of the Department of English,…

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Literary Habitats congratulates “My Place, My Story” winning entries

Literary Habitats is a Monash/Warwick Alliance funded project led by Monash University Prof Sue Kossew and Dr Mridula Chakraborty that, on the Monash side of the project, aimed to explore the ways in which literary activities, broadly defined, circulate in the city of Melbourne, a UNESCO-designated City of Literature. Melbourne is the only such City of…

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"I was hooked": a conversation with Monash Arts alumna Grace Orange

Arts/Science graduate Grace Orange interned with Indonesian NGO Yayasan Usaha Mulia as part of her Monash Arts degree, travelling to remote villages in West Java, delivering a report that triggered the implementation of crucial health treatments for the hundreds of people who live there. Grace’s report demonstrated the health, educational and community development benefits of…

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Enter the My Place, My Story writing competition

The City of Monash is conducting the My Place, My Story Writing Competition in association with Monash University, run in co-operation with Monash Council Libraries as part of the  Literary Habitats joint research project between Monash and Warwick University.  Aspiring and emerging writers are encouraged to write and submit a short creative piece that explores the idea of place: where…

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"Reading Coetzee’s Women" conference an outstanding success

There has been enormous international scholarly interest in J.M Coetzee’s writings in recent years. Since 2009, five major international conferences have been held and two literary biographies, 10 monographs and over 300 articles have been published about his work. Despite this, very little has been written about his female narrators and characters or about the…

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LLCL Honours student recognised in prestigious international awards programme

Honours student in Literary Studies, Calvin Fung, has received a High Commendation in The Undergraduate Awards (UA), a global, pan-discipline academic awards programme designed to identify leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.  Calvin has been invited to attend the UA Global Summit in Dublin this November, where he will rub shoulders with some of the brightest…

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