Natalie Edwards

Associate Professor Natalie Edwards

Associate Professor of French Studies

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research investigates literary writing by minority authors: migrant authors, exiled writers, refugee writers and women writers, for example. I focus on contemporary authors who write in French – not just from France but also those who write in French from other parts of the Francophone world. I am interested in how minority writers use literature as a means to represent their experience and how they innovate literary genres, paradigms and canons as they do so.

My most recent work explores how bilingual authors use multiple languages in their literary writing. I look at a selection of women writers who have migrated – some by forced migration and others by unforced – to a different country with a different language. I investigate how they meld their native language and their adopted tongue into their writing in order to represent their experience. This is a book-length project that is contracted to Routledge and scheduled to appear in 2019.

I welcome inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in contemporary literature in French, women’s writing, minority writing, the literature of migration, transnational authors and translingual authors.

My current project include:

  • Transnational Selves: French Narratives of Migration to Australia

This project investigates the history of French-language writing by migrants to Australia. It explores literature written by migrants from the 19th century to the present day in order to write the history of this significant body of literature. Funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC DP19).
 

  • The Life Writing of Bilingual Women Authors: Translingual Selves

This project analyses autobiographical writing by bilingual women authors. It explores the work of authors who have migrated, either forcibly or by choice, and adopted another language in which they write their literary work. It explores how these authors weave their native language and their adopted tongue into their autobiographies. Book contracted to Routledge Autobiography Studies series.
 

  • Translingual Writing in French

This project explores multilingual literature produced by French-language authors. It compares authors from the 19th century to the present day. It will produce a volume of essays by international scholars for the journal Esprit Créateur (ERA ’10 A*) in 2019.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Associate Professor of French Studies University of Adelaide
    2014 Senior Lecturer in French Studies University of Adelaide
    2012 Lecturer in French Studies University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2012 Assistant-Associate Professor of French Wagner College
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Fellowship Society for French Studies UK Visiting International Fellowship Society for French Studies UK United Kingdom
    2018 Fellowship Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Advance HE United Kingdom
    2016 Research Award Women's Research Excellence Award $5,000
    2016 Teaching Award Australian Award for University Teaching Office for Learning and Teaching Australia 10,000 AUD
    2015 Fellowship Visiting Fellow, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London United Kingdom
    2015 Teaching Award Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching $8,000
    2015 Teaching Award Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching
    2015 Teaching Award Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 Northwestern University USA PhD
  • Research Interests

Date Project Number / Name Investigators Funding Body Amount
2019 - 2021 Transnational Selves: French Narratives of Migration to Australia
DP190102863 
A/Prof. Natalie Edwards & Dr. Christopher Hogarth Australian Research Council (ARC) $120,000

 

Date Course Title Course Level / Code
2018 Beginners' French IA & IB Level 1, FREN 1002 & 1003
2018 French for Grape Growers, Wine Makers& Wine Lovers Level 1, FREN 1013WT & 3215WT
2018 French IIA: Culture Level 2, FREN 2203
2018 European Women’s Writing Level 2, ENGL 2073
2018 French IIIB: Culture Level 3, FREN 3213 & 3214

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Exploring Artistic Responses to Far-right Populism in Contemporary France Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Lauren Madeleine Twine
    2019 Principal Supervisor Geographies of Francophone Pacific Literature - Mapping Place, Writers and Writing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Freya Anne Davies-Ardill
    2018 Principal Supervisor Feminist Poetics: writing neutrality in the works of Andree Chedid and Jeanne Benguigui Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Melanie Maillot
    2018 Principal Supervisor Collaboration in Photographic Art Works (Sophie Calle and Mathieu Briand) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Debra Anne Hoadley
    2018 Principal Supervisor Narratives of Child Abduction in Nazi Occupied Europe Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Anj Foley
    2017 Principal Supervisor Understanding History Through a Linguistic Analysis and Interpretation of Memoir Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Elise Westin
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Australian Alcohol Advertising, Gender Stereotypes, and Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Laurence Cobbaert
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Parole De Narrateurs: Figures De L'Enonciation Dans Le Recit Francais Moderne Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Marianne Braux
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Les Instants De Recueillement Et De Souvenir: La Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale Et Le Cinema Francais De 1995 A Nos Jours Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lisa Harper Campbell
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Treasurer Australian Society for French Studies Australian Society for French Studies Australia
    2012 - 2013 Member Australian Society for French Studies- Postgraduate Officer Australian Society for French Studies Australia
    2009 - 2011 Board Member Women in French association Women in French association United States
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Editorial Board, University of Wales Press' French and Francophone Studies series University of Wales Press United Kingdom
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2015 - 2012 Director of Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide
    2015 - ongoing Director of Graduate Studies Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide
  • Position: Associate Professor of French Studies
  • Phone: 83134920
  • Email: natalie.edwards@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 8
  • Room: 8 06
  • Org Unit: French Studies

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