A Symposium in honour of Helen Marriott
Presented by the Japanese Studies Centre and the Language and Society Centre
15th March, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:30pm
(including lunch and afternoon tea)
Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium G17
Building 54, Monash University Clayton Campus
Dinner from 6:00pm
5-7 Centreway, Pinewood
Banquet menu of Middle Eastern delicacies. Cost: $60 +drinks.
Payment will be required on the day.
Places limited and prior registration essential!
This one-day symposium marks the retirement of Associated Professor Helen Marriott from Monash University, and, reflecting the themes of her own work and that of her many students and colleagues, will address issues of language, society, and culture, across Japan, Australia and the wider global context.
Please register online at: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/jsc/registration/
For further information, contact the organising committee:
The global opportunities with Arts at Monash
Chinese, Japanese & French languages graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both her law career and current business. She says, ‘languages have really propelled my career and personal life. I can’t even describe the tangible benefits. It helps you in everything you do.’
Part II: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
This interview is a continuation of Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh. In Part II, we discuss political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)’s controversial life and death are being depicted in a comprehensive new literary work by Dr Ali Alizadeh titled The Last Days of Jeanne D’Arc due out this year. We sat down with Dr Alizadeh to explore his decades-long research into the character of Jeanne d’Arc that brought up questions about political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
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