School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Jean Fornasiero first joined the staff in French Studies at the University of Adelaide as a tutor after completing her doctorate on philosopher Pierre-Simon Ballanche at the University of Grenoble in 1976. She subsequently obtained a lectureship at the University of New England in 1983, where she taught both on-campus and distance education students until 1991. She then returned to the University of Adelaide to take up a lectureship In French Studies. Successively Head of French Studies, Head of the Centre for European Studies and Head of the School of Humanities, she became Professor of French Studies in 2010. Her research interests lie principally in nineteenth-century French history, with a particular focus on the Napoleonic and Romantic periods. She has also written extensively on the historical connections between France and Australia, and on the history of French scientific voyaging in the Pacific. She was a member of “The Baudin Legacy” project team, which was funded by the Australian Research Council (2005-2009), and is the co-author, with John West-Sooby and Peter Monteath, of "Encountering Terra Australis. The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders" (2004, republished in 2010). This book was awarded the Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize in 2005. In 2014, she published, with John West-Sooby, "French Designs on Colonial New South Wales " (Friends of the State Library of South Australia), which was a warded a Bronze Medal in the American Independent Publishers Book Awards in 2015. She is currently a chief investigator in an ARC funded project, “Revolutionary Voyaging”, which examines the connections between the state-sponsored scientific voyages of the French revolutionary period and the political and scientific milieu of the time in France. She also maintains a research interest in the history of intellectual commitment in nineteenth and twentieth century fiction and in developments in Australian languages policy and language teaching. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2012.
Date Position Institution name 2016 - ongoing Professor Emerita University of Adelaide 2011 - 2015 Professor University of Adelaide 2005 - 2010 Associate Professor University of Adelaide 1994 - 2004 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 1991 - 1993 Lecturer University of Adelaide 1991 - 1991 Senior Lecturer University of New England 1983 - 1990 Lecturer University of New England 1976 - 1980 Tutor University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Language Competency French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 1973 - 1976 University of Grenoble France Doctorat de 3e cycle 1972 - 1973 Stendhal University France DEA, Lettres modernes 1971 - 1972 Stendhal University France Maîtrise ès Lettres modernes 1969 - 1969 University of Adelaide Australia BA Hons
Original Creative Works
Year Citation 2010 Authors: Fornasiero F. Title: Littoral. Description: Type of work : Exhibition catalogue Extent : 52 p.. Extent: 52 p..
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor THE PERILS OF TRANSLATION: The Representation of Australian Cultural Identity in the French Translations of Crime Fiction Novels by Richard Flanagan and Philip McLaren Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sarah Reed 2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Charles Fourier et l'Ecole Societaire Face a la Question Religieuse Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Loic Sylvain Foulon 2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Constructing the "Perfect" Voyage: Nicolas Baudin at Port Jackson, 1802 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nicole Starbuck 1999 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Gautier Critique : Liberte, Fraternite et la Defense du Realisme Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Lynette Stocks 1997 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Penser L'ecran Sonore : Les Theories du Film Parlant Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mark McCann 1996 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Belleville Rouge, Belleville Noir, Belleville Rose: Representations D'un Quartier Parisien Depuis Le Moyen Age Jusqu'a L'an 2000 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Carolyn Stott
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2016 - ongoing Member ISFAR Research committe Institute for French-Australian Relations (ISFAR) Australia
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2015 - 2019 President Public Community Engagement Creative France in South Australia Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2006 - ongoing Board Member Advisory Board French Australian Review Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations (ISFAR) Australia 2002 - ongoing Member Conseil scientifique, Cahiers Charles Fourier Association d' Etudes fouriéristes France 1995 - ongoing Board Member Australian Journal of French Studies Monash University Australia
Date Office Name Institution Country 2016 - ongoing President Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) Australia 1997 - 2002 President Australian Society for French Studies Australia
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