School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

  • Vogel’s Literary Award for PhD candidate Kate Brabon the-memory-artist-featureEarlier this week, Kate Brabon was announced as the winner of the 2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. Her book, The Memory Artist, is published by Allen and Unwin. We chatted with Kate about how she came to write this award-winning novel and what this means for her as a writer and an aspiring academic. Kate Brabon seems genuinely ...
  • Place and Character: Monash Prize judge Mridula Chakraborty on what she loves to see in new literature Authors with Literary Commons project organiser Mridula Chakraborty in MelbourneWe recently chatted to Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing judge (and Monash academic) Mridula Chakraborty about what she loves to see in literature, her current reads and what she’s working on at the moment. The Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing is run in collaboration with the Emerging Writers’ Festival. The 2016 prize is open ...
  • Literary Commons brings inter-cultural Indigenous writing to Melbourne Literay-Commons-finalLiterary Commons plays on the idea of ‘commons’, the space where communities and cultures share creatively. The Literary Commons project brings this to life in a long-term project, convened by Monash’s Mridula Chakraborty, which fosters literary exchange between Dalit and tribal writers and Indigenous Australian writers. This weekend, The Melbourne City Library at The Dock will host ...
  • Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing now open EWF16_Monash_Creative_Screen_1920x1080 (1)Monash Arts, in collaboration with the Emerging Writers’ Festival, is proud to present the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious prize for emerging literary voices. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is a significant literary award for new and emerging writers. The prize is open to both Australian and New Zealand university students, enrolled in ...
  • Three MITS students undertake an internship with international organisation ACAP Monash students Elodie Genin, Paula Aparicio Bravo and Janneth Santafe Sanchez with ACAP Executive Secretary Marco Favero.Three students from the Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies have recently completed a one-week internship within the headquarters of the Hobart-based ACAP, the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. The three official working languages of this international organisation are English, French and Spanish, and the internship was an opportunity for the students to ...
  • Andrew Milner Guest of Honour at Science Fiction Research Association international conference LOCATING SF-COVERAndrew Milner, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, will be Guest of Honour at the 2016 international conference of the Science Fiction Research Association, to be held at the University of Liverpool in the UK on 27-30 June. He will give a plenary address on the ...
  • Rikki Campbell, Master of Applied Linguistics graduate Rikki-campbell-adj Applied Linguistics is the study of how language is used and learned, and Monash graduate, Rikki Campbell, has always been fascinated by the possibilities in this field. We caught up with Rikki to talk about her Masters degree experiences, and what led her to exploring the value of exchange program study in language learning, and ultimately to her current ...
  • Professor Rita Wilson elected at the Executive Council of international translation body 66314_125529387501525_12841_n (1)Congratulations to Professor Rita Wilson, Head of School of LLCL, who has just been elected at the Executive Council of IATIS, the International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies. The IATIS is a world-wide forum designed to enable scholars from different regional and disciplinary backgrounds to debate issues pertinent to translation and other forms of intercultural ...
  • LLCL’s Anna Poletti chairs Social Media and Identity discussion at NGV WarholWeiwei-HeroSlide-768x311The School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics’ Dr Anna Poletti will host an ‘Open Studio’ discussion as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei exhibition.
  • Interpreting student Courtney Reid takes her work to Frankfurt Book Fair feature-image-interpretingCourtney Reid, a student in the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies, has had the rare opportunity of translating a book during the course of her post-graduate studies, and to see her published translation featured at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2015. She recounts the events surrounding the rather unexpected request to translate an Indonesian ...
  • Creative Writing Award for PhD student Amaryllis Gacioppo AmyrillisAmaryllis Gacioppo, a PhD candidate in Creative Writing with Monash Arts, was recently awarded the Lord Mayer’s Creative Writing Award for the Short Story category.
  • Monash students Japan bound next year A number of Japanese Studies students have been recognised in this year’s JENESYS awards – in fact, Monash had the largest number of students receive the prize.  As recipients of the JENESYS program, Nipuni Perera and Kelsey Mary Tetahe Brennan (both Japanese Studies students) will travel to Japan early next year.  The JENESYS Programme (Japan-East Asia Network ...
  • Arts students take off with New Colombo Plan scholarships Awardees at the New Colombo Plan scholarship presentation.This week, four Monash University students have been named as prestigious New Colombo Plan Fellows, while a further five have been awarded scholarships. The scholarships, an initiative of the Australian government, give undergraduate students the opportunity to spend up to one year in an Indo Pacific location. Japanese Studies student Alexander McLeish was named the Japan ...
  • Practice informed research: Translation and Interpreting researcher Dr Marc Orlando DR Mark Orlando, lecturer Translation and Interpreting StudiesDr Marc Orlando, lecturer in translation and interpreting studies, and professional translator and conference interpreter, talks about his research in the education and training of future industry professionals.
  • Ghost writing: The Girl in The Spider’s Web and other resurrections Stewart KingStewart King Crime fiction series are enormously popular, with readers, authors and publishers. An established series develops characters and locations, builds audiences – and generates revenue. Certain series become synonymous with their authors’ names, as anyone who’s ever sat down with a Christie can tell you. But what happens when the author of a beloved series dies? Author ...
  • French lecturer Patrick Durel wins MSA Outstanding Teaching Award Patrick DurelDr Patrick Durel has been awarded the 2015 Monash Student Association’s Outstanding Teaching Award for the Faculty of Arts. Dr Durel is a lecturer in French Studies at the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (LLCL). Recipients of each prize are chosen through student nominations, in which students are asked to nominate lecturers or tutors that have  made a ...
  • The Aussie accent is drink-related? That’s just a hangover from our cultural cringe Howard MannsHoward Manns Last week a piece in The Age set out a simple enough proposition. Rhetoric should be a component of Australian schools and clear communication, including pronunciation, is an important part of rhetorical training. Yet the admirable goal of this piece and its author was undone by a dizzying array of half- to not true statements. ...
  • Insight into need for interpreting services in legal, mental health and domestic violence areas -1The recent ‘Domestic Violence & Interpreting – A National Forum’ hosted by Monash’s Translation & Interpreting Studies (24–25 September 2015), provided an informative insight into the needs for interpreting services in legal, mental health and domestic violence areas. Alison Thorne, Manager Interpreter and Language Policy Liaison, Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) said the forum was ...
  • China and Eurasia: how much does the past matter? Professor Wang Gungwu speaks on “China and Eurasia: how much does the past matter?”Professor Wang Gungwu will join a conversation with Emerita Professor Marika Vicziany (Asian Studies); Professor Carolyn Stevens, (Japanese Studies); and Professor Gloria Davies (Chinese Studies). Professor Wang will speak on issues raised in his recent work, including The Eurasian Core and Its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World, edited by Ooi Keng ...
  • True Blue? Crime fiction and Australia Stewart KingStewart King, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Australian Michael Robotham has taken home one of the most prestigious crime fiction awards around, the British Crime Writers’ Association Golden Dagger with Life or Death, beating out an impressive international field. Predictably, much has been made of Robotham’s nationality. The Guardian’s headline reads “Australian ghostwriter beats Stephen ...
  • Godzilla, Wine and Video Games: Getting to know Monash researcher Jason Christopher Jones GodzillaWant to know how the Japanese language, wine, Godzilla and video games all tie in to being a researcher at Monash? Lecturer in Japanese studies, Jason Jones, tells us about his passion for ‘all things Japanese’, and about his research around the themes of cultural exchange and adaptation.
  • LITERARY COMMONS! comes to Monash literay-commons-banLITERARY COMMONS! is a long-term and deep-impact project that brings together writers and fosters writing that is of especial relevance to Australia and India: First Nations/Indigenous and bhasha/Dalit literatures. The project plays on the old idea of the ‘commons’ where communities and cultures share in a co-operative space of creativity, as well as building upon much that is ...
  • Can a computer write poetry? Oscar Schwartz presents at TEDxYouth Sydney Oscar SchwartzEarlier this year, Oscar Schwartz presented a TEDxYouth@Sydney talk on his PhD research exploring the impact of computer-generated poetry on our understanding of poetry and what it means to be human.  Oscar challenges his audience to differentiate between human authored and computer-generated poetry by providing examples from his own experience, before explaining the Turing test and ...
  • New journal for School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics PofAIn early 2015, postgraduate students and staff of the Monash School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics came together to establish Place of Articulation, a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, focusing on language, linguistics, and translation. The journal accepts submissions of research papers,  translations, and book reviews on a wide-range of topics year-round, and aims to publish twice ...
  • World first at Monash: Chair in Cultural Linguistics appointed to Farzad Sharifian Professor Farzad Sharifian holds the Chair of Cultural Linguistics within the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics.Professor Farzad Sharifian has recently been appointed as the Chair in Cultural Linguistics at Monash, the first appointment of its kind in the world, establishing Monash’s position as the leading institution in this newly developed field of research. Cultural Linguistics explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. This field has important implications for intercultural and ...
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