Melanie Maillot

Melanie Maillot

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts


French tutor and Ph.D. candidate in French Studies.

My thesis focuses on poetics of neutrality and the question of Being in the complete poetic work of two Francophone writers, Andrée Chedid and Jeanne Benguigui, respectively Franco-Egyptian and Algerian. I am supervised by Associate Professor Natalie Edwards and Dr Peter Poiana. 

My research interests include poetry of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, women's writing, philosophy (particularly Heidegger, Maurice Blanchot and post-structuralism), feminist theory, ecocriticism and animal/vegan studies.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Maillot, M. (2020). Réflexion métaphysique en lien aux représentations non-normatives du corps dans les poèmes d’Andrée Chedid et de Jeanne Benguigui. Women in French Studies, 28, 59-69.
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    2020 Maillot, M. (2020). L’univers de la prédation dans La vraie vie d’Adeline Dieudonné: une matérialisation des valeurs socioculturelles constitutives de la pensée spéciste. Zizanie, 4(1), 82-101.
    2019 Maillot, M. (2019). La plage comme espace de l’écriture intime dans La vie pieds nus d’Alan Pauls. Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, 29(1), 19-40.
    2019 Maillot, M. (2019). Representations of mother nature: An ecofeminist reading of the poetry of Jeanne Benguigui. Australian Journal of French Studies, 56(3), 335-347.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Maillot, M. (2020). Écrire selon les règles : la menstruation comme mode d’écriture chez Emma Santos. In South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
    2020 Maillot, M. (2020). Déconnexion entre le corps et le sujet dans les poèmes d’Andrée Chedid et de Jeanne Benguigui. In Australian Society for French Studies Annual Conference. Online.
    2019 Maillot, M. (2019). Non-normative representations of the body in the poems of Andrée Chedid and Jeanne Benguigui. In University of Adelaide Arts Postgraduate Research Conference. University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
    2019 Maillot, M. (2019). Bon sang! Représentations littéraires de la menstruation comme protestation. In Australian Society for French Studies Annual Conference. University of New England, Sydney.
    2018 Maillot, M. (2018). Ecoféminisme dans la poésie de Jeanne Benguigui. In Australian Society for French Studies Annual Conference. University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2018 Maillot, M. (2018). Ecriture créative et interculturalité dans l'enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère en Australie. (Master's Thesis, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France).
    2017 Maillot, M. (2017). Faust en scène chez Goethe, Gounod et Sayers : expression et création de la morale dans les arts du spectacle. (Master's Thesis, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, France).

Awardee of the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.

- French IB, Online Summer School (2021)
- French for Viticulture and Oenology students (2020)
- French IB (2019, 2020)
- French IA (2019, 2020)
- Culture class on Australiana literature by French writers (2020)
- Culture class on autobiography (2019)
- French IISB: Language Laboratory (2018)


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