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.
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 polynésiens' in Nathalie Kouamé, Éric P. Meyer et Anne Viguier (dir.), Encyclopédie des historiographes: Afriques, Amériques, Asies. Volume 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
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
Dr Christie Margrave
French Research Cluster Convenor
Dr Christina Clarke
French Research Cluster Secretary
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