French Research Cluster

French Research Cluster

The Australian National University’s French Research Cluster (FRC) is an interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to promote innovative research into all aspects of culture and society in France and the Francophone world.

 

News

New publication by Ashok Collins: "The Roman-Fleuve." In Adam Watt (ed.) The Cambridge History of the Novel in French. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Recent publication by Leslie Barnes: 'Live-Tweeting and Distant Suffering: Nicholas Kristof as Global Savior'. Humanity, Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 2020, pp. 147-164.

Recent publication by Guillaume Molle: 'Les Marae polynésiensin Nathalie KouaméÉric P. Meyer et Anne Viguier (dir.), Encyclopédie des historiographes: Afriques, Amériques, AsiesVolume 1 : sources et genres historiques (Tome 1 et Tome 2). Paris: Presses de l’Inalco, 2020.

Latest publications by Bert Peeters: 

Check out Ben Mercer's book: Student Revolt in 1968: France, Italy and West Germany. Cambridge University Press, 2019

Recent article by Christie Margrave 'Environment and Identity in the Nineteenth-Century French Caribbean Novel: Traversay’s Les amours de Zémédare et Carina and Bergeaud’s Stella' , Dix-Neuf, Volume 23, 2019 - Issue 3-4.

Recent chapter by Gemma King 'Denis Villeneuve’s multilingual cinema: Decentring space, time and language in Arrival', in Multilingualism in Film, eds. Ralf Junkerjürgen and Gala Rebane, Peter Lang, 2019.

The FRC had two projects successfully funded in the ARC DECRA 2019 funding round. Dr Robert Wellington's project on art and cultural diplomacy aims to investigate questions about cross-cultural communication through the circulation of art objects across the globe (http://soad.cass.anu.edu.au.virtual.anu.edu.au/news/dr-robert-wellington-awarded-discovery-early-career-researcher-award-decra), and Dr Guillaume Molle's ethnoarchaeological investigation of religious systems in Ancient Polynesia aims to document and compare the long-term historical trajectories of Eastern Polynesian chiefdoms by developing a new perspective on ancient ritual practices and monuments (http://cass.anu.edu.au.virtual.anu.edu.au/news/researchers-across-cass-awarded-2019-arc-grants)

FRC members are currently working on an ARC Discovery Project entitled Performing Transdisciplinarity which aims to use the illustrated songbook to study the transdisciplinary nature of 18th-century print culture and create a multimedia digital interface for linking deep disciplinary knowledge and the recreation of the sounds, sensibilities, and social mores of 18th-century France

 

FRC Members

French Research Cluster members work together on French and Francophone-related research across the disciplines of History, Archaeology, Literature, Linguistics, Screen Studies, Digital Humanities, Law, Environmental Studies, Philosophy and Art History.

Derek Allan, Visiting Fellow, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Christopher Ballard, Associate Professor and Senior Fellow, School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Leslie Barnes, Senior Lecturer in French Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Gemma Betros, Lecturer in European History, School of History

Peter Brown, Reader in French Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Christina Clarke, Lecturer in Early Modern Art, Design and Material Culture, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, School of Art and Design

Ashok Collins, Lecturer in French Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Tania Colwell, Visiting School Fellow, School of History

Alexander Cook, Lecturer in British History, School of History

Katherine Daniell, Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society

Annabelle Doherty, Honorary Lecturer in French and Film Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Emilie Dotte, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Laureate Project: The Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific, School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Raelene Frances, Professor and Dean, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Solène Inceoglu, Lecturer in French Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Gemma King, Lecturer in French Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics, and French Research Cluster Convenor

Mathieu Leclerc, Lecturer in Pacific Archaeology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Desmond Manderson, Professor and Director, Centre for Law Arts and Humanities, ANU College of Law

Christie Margrave, Lecturer in French Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Ben Mercer, Lecturer in European History, School of History

Guillaume Molle, Lecturer in Pacific Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Bert Peeters, Honorary Associate Professor, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Paul Pickering, Professor and Director, Research School of Humanities and the Arts

Robert Wellington, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Art History & Art Theory, School of Art and Design

 

Contact

Dr Christie Margrave
French Research Cluster Convenor
E: christie.margrave@anu.edu.au

Dr Christina Clarke
French Research Cluster Secretary
 

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