Lauren Twine

Ms Lauren Twine

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Graduate Administration Assistant

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

My MPhil project is entitled 'Exploring Artistic Responses to Far-right Populism in Contemporary France'. Due to high levels of immigration into Europe, especially from the Middle East and North Africa region, France has become a more multicultural country, struggling to reconcile its conception of laïcité and national identity with Islam. The anti-immigration far right-wing populist party, Rassemblement National, formerly known as the Front National, has emerged as a serious contender in recent French elections. In this project, I compare and contrast a number of polemic responses to the rise of the Front National under the party leader Marine Le Pen, and examine France's struggle towards a reappraisal of what it means to be French in the twenty-first century. My thesis seeks to make sense of some of the political dialogue that is currently taking place in France through analysing cultural representation of this phenomenon. It explores this representation in literature, film and bande-dessinée.

  • Position: Graduate Administration Assistant
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Schulz, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Graduate Centre

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