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Monash academics win two NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monash University scooped up two awards at the NSW Premier’s History Awards night on Friday 1 September. Two academics from our School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics were winners in different categories for their internationally significant work in history. Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt and team won the General history prize for the book Japanese war…

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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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Simon Musgrave to teach at University of Vienna

Monash’s Dr Simon Musgrave (School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics), will be teaching at the University of Vienna over the 2018 European summer semester. Dr Musgrave’s short term teaching position is a mobility opportunity offered by the University of Vienna for courses to be taught between March 2018 and June 2018. The program supports short-term teaching visits of faculty…

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Monash hosts Melbourne visit of Jerome Rothenberg

Monash’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics recently hosted the Melbourne visit of well-known US poet Jerome Rothenberg, Professor Emeritus at University of California San Diego. One of the talks he provided was co-hosted by the University of Melbourne (video below). Coinciding with the publication of an expanded 50th anniversary edition of his anthology Technicians…

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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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Arts Honours 2018 – Information Sessions

Are you thinking about doing your Honours with Monash Arts in 2018? Information sessions for will be held this September and October at our Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Please see the listing below for session details. School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics English as an International Language, Languages, Linguistics, Literary Studies Clayton: Wed 13…

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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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Verge: Chimera – to be launched at 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival

The thirteenth edition of Verge, Monash University’s creative writing annual, will be launched as part of the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival. Verge is an annual creative writing collection of short stories, poetry and personal essays, and the 2017 edition will be launched by Monash PhD alumnus and 2016 Vogel winner, Kate Brabon. This year’s focus…

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Monash Arts Graduate Coursework Programs Event in Jakarta

Join Monash Arts graduates and academics, and discover the ways in which our Arts graduate programs will inspire, guide, and launch you into achieving incredible outcomes and careers with a lasting impact.

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