Staff of the French discipline are currently supervising PhD topics on:
- The Problem of Realism in the Art Criticism of Théophile Gautier
- The Representation of Belleville in Pennac's Malaussène Tetralogy. History, Symbolism, Ideology
- Becoming-Dionysian in the works of Bacon, Burroughs and Rimbaud.
- Towards a Non-Oppositional Discourse in the Academic Reception of Heavy Metal
To contact any current postgraduate student or member of staff to talk further about possibilities for postgraduate study, call the School on 8313 5627.
Past these topics have included:
- Sound in Cinema
- The Representation of the Colonial Past in French and Australian Cinema
- L'utopie dans l'œuvre de J.M.G. Le Clézio
- Lectures psychanalytiques du cas Baudelaire
- Simone de Beauvoir et le rôle de la femme
- Baudelaire et Hoffmann: affinités et influences
- The Female Experience in the Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir et Violette Leduc
- Légende et Vérité: un autre regard sur les salons littéraires de Mme de Rambouillet etc, à travers le prisme des lettres des contemporains
Postgraduate Studies in French Studies
French Studies offers two research degrees, the Master of Arts and PhD. All students wishing to undertake postgraduate studies should have a result of First or Second class in their Honours degree or have passed an MA qualifying examination, details of which are to be found in the Calendar. Before embarking on their thesis, they should consult a staff member whose teaching or research topics coincide with their own areas of interest. For staff members areas of interest, see the expertise section of this site.
See also The Guide for Higher Degree Students.
Postgraduate Students Past and Present
|PhD/Masters Student||Area of Research|
'The Art Criticism of Theophile Gautier'
'The Role of Belleville in the Novels of Daniel Pennac'
'France of the Inter-War Period'