Our Research

We are a diverse and flourishing multi-lingual community of academics across the School’s disciplines: Chinese Studies, English as an International Language, French Studies, German Studies, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Linguistics, Literary Studies & Creative Writing, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Translation & Interpretation Studies, and Ukrainian Studies.

Our research strengths and interests cover several traditional disciplines, such as Linguistics and History, but a hallmark of our research profile is its interdisciplinary nature, combining traditional disciplines with deep knowledge regarding all aspects of the target culture or literary tradition. Our publications are spread across a wide variety of engaging topics and are featured in national and international outlets in a variety of languages, giving our intellectual impact a global reach.

Each year, we offer a dynamic program of conferences, seminars, workshops and other research events. We host many visiting scholars and our School is home to a thriving graduate research community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you wish to explore possibilities of research collaboration or to apply for further studies in our School.

Contact the Research Coordinator
Professor Carolyn Stevens

Find out more:
Centres and Groups
Research Projects
Journals and Series
Visiting Scholars

  • Prof Zyg Baranski (Professor of Dante and Italian Studies Notre Dame University US, and Emeritus Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge, UK), a world’s leading expert on Dante, medieval literature and poetics, and expert on modern literature and film, is Visiting Scholar at the Monash Italian Studies program. During his visit he will give Read more
  • Many congratulations to current LLCL  Honours student Leah McIntosh, who won the award for the Highest Placed Monash University Student in the Monash University Prize for Creative Writing which launched recently at the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Leah’s short story, “The Wading Pool”, will be published in Verge, Monash University’s creative writing annual, and also by Melbourne Read more
  • LLCL Honours graduate Allie Severin has two articles over at the Crikey language blog presenting findings from her research into grammar pedantry across the generations. The finding: young people can be just as finickity and pedantic about grammar as anyone else. Her articles are entitled “Grammar pedantry across the generations” and “When grammar gets mean: Prescriptivism in Read more
  • LLCL honours graduate Sam Bashfield was interviewed by reporter Bernard Lane from The Australian about the value of language skills in the workplace. Sam’s research looked at how recent graduates from Australian universities were using their language skills in the workplace and the ability of employees to capitalise on these skills. Read more
  • In the wake of the FIFA world cup, former Monash student Tim Flicker has been using the expert insight he gained at LLCL Honours to add an informed perspective to the debate around corruption in Indonesian soccer. Tim contributed to an ABC Radio National broadcast on Indonesian football, and a piece he wrote was featured on the Read more
  • The School, home to the discipline of linguistics, is pleased to announce that the ranking of Monash linguistics in the world has been improved, from 19th in the world to 17th in the world. Here is the link to 2014 ranking: http://www.topuniversities.com/node/4181/ranking-details/university-subject-rankings/2014 Congratulations to all our linguistics researchers! Read more
  • If you missed the LLCL Honours information session this week and are interested in finding out more about applying for Honours to commence in 2015, here are the slides from the session. Read more
  • LLCL’s Japanese Studies and Translation and Interpreting Studies will host a visit by Professor Takeda Kayoko, who works in the area translation and interpreting studies at the Rikkyo Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, from 12 to 16 May 2014.  Professor Takeda’s research interests cross translation studies and history: she is interested in the role of the translator Read more
  • Part of the privilege of working or studying at a research university is that we become integrated into a diverse and vigorous community of learning. In the spirit of fostering and celebrating our shared commitment to research in LLCL, lecturing staff and Honours students in the school come together every fortnight during semester to share short presentations about our work Read more
  • Dr Eliana Maestri (University of Warwick) visited Melbourne recently to conduct interviews with second and third-generation Italian-Australian artists and writers as part of a research project funded by the European and EU Centre at Monash and carried out in collaboration with Associate Professor Rita Wilson in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. The Read more
  • Professor Marko Pavylyshyn, Ukrainian Studies, gives expert analysis on the evolving political situation in Ukraine:  http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbournes-ukrainians-feel-guarded-hope-for-homeland-20140223-33akp.html Emeritus Professor Jiri Vaclav Neustupný has been conferred the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan, Emperor Akihito. See the full story here.       Read more
  • The Centre for Writers and Writing is a centre focussed on the research and practice of writing, both creative and critical. Our centre provides a research space for the nexus between creative and critical writing, and an interface between critics and practitioners. Read more
  • In June and July 2014, the Literary Studies program hosted novelist, publisher and art critic Chris Kraus as a Visiting Scholar. Kraus is co-editor of the influential press Semiotexte, publishers of “theory, fiction, madness, economics, satire, sexuality, science fiction, activism and confession”. Kraus’s novels include I Love Dick (1997), Torpor (2006), and Summer of Hate (2012) Read more
  • Dr Christopher Watkin in the French programme at Monash serves as the series editor of Crosscurrents, an international monograph series with Edinburgh University Press. The series provides an exceptional site for bold, original and opinion-changing monographs that actively engage European thought in this fundamentally cross-disciplinary manner, riding existing crosscurrents and creating new ones. Each monograph Read more
  • The School affiliated research centre, the Japanese Studies Centre, is the editorial home of the Routledge published journal, Japanese Studies. Professor Carolyn Stevens leads an interuniversity team of area editors to produce the fully refereed interdisciplinary journal of the JSAA (Japanese Studies Association of Australia) which publishes scholarly articles on various aspects of Japan, as well as book and film reviews. Read more
  • In LLCL we are proud to collaborate with industry, NGOs and partner universities in producing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that addresses the most important challenges of our age. Much of our research focuses on aspects of narrative. We passionately believe that questions of narrative are at the heart of many of the social, environmental and health challenges Read more
  • We are the only research institution of our kind in Australasia, and are widely regarded as an epicentre of print culture research. Read more
  • The Japanese Studies Centre has been coordinating and enhancing the development of Japanese studies in Victoria since 1981. Read more
  • The Language and Society Centre is an active research centre within the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. Read more
  • The Linguistics Research Group comprises researchers who investigate the relationship between language and the social world. Read more