Senior Lecturer in French
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
After completing my French major at the University of Adelaide, I undertook a PhD in French literature at the University of Provence, France. My thesis was concerned with phenomenological theories of reading and their narratological extensions. On returning to Australia, I did a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Sydney, which led to the publication of my monograph "Ethique et littérature". I have been lecturer in French Studies at the University of Adelaide since 1995.
Research interests include 20th Century French novel and poetry; 20th Century French poststructuralism and cultural theory; psychoanalysis; caribbean literature, contemporary poetry.
Authors studied: Jean Giono, Claude Simon, Michel Leiris, Georges Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Colette, Marcel Proust, Edouard Glissant, Jacques Dupin, Christian Prigent.
Philosophical writings of Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida
I teach several courses in French Language and Literature, in the Department of French Studies.
French Literature courses include La Littérature engagée, La Belle époque, Le Monde francophone à travers ses textes, Le Théâtre de l'Absurde, Samuel Beckett.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor The Blackness of the Sun: An Exploration of Nihilism and Meaning in the works of Albert Camus and Samuel Beckett Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Gemma Lynn Parker 2019 Co-Supervisor A Literary Study of Classical Influences on Milton's Theodicy in Paradise Lost Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Darryl Do 2018 Co-Supervisor Feminist Poetics: writing neutrality in the works of Andree Chedid and Jeanne Benguigui Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Melanie Maillot
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Parole De Narrateurs: Figures De L'Enonciation Dans Le Recit Francais Moderne Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Marianne Braux 2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor L'EXCLUSION DES FEMMES DE LA VIE POLITIQUE : LA REPRESENTATION DES FEMMES POLITIQUES EN TANT QUE CANDIDATES A LA MAGISTRATURE SUPREME DANS LA CINQUIEME REPUBLIQUE. The Exclusion of Women from the World of Politics: The Representation of Female Politicians Running for the Highest Office in the Fifth French Republic. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert John Armstrong 2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Subversion, innovacion y marginalidad en la obra de Roberto Bolano. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Israel Aaron Holas 2009 - 2011 Principal Supervisor La Politique de la Diversité: la Nomination aux Postes de Gouvernement des Personnes de Couleur Sous la Présidence de Jacques Chirac et de Nicolas Sarkozy Master of Arts Master Full Time Mr Robert John Armstrong 2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor L'Autre c?t? la m?moire collective dans trois romans d'Amin Maalouf Master of Arts Master Part Time Ms Catherine Ann Bagot
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