School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

  • Monash Staff Media Commentary roundup: MH17 and the War in Eastern Ukraine Melbourne's Ukrainian community mourns the victims of the MH17 disasterSince early 2014, several events at Monash University and at other universities with the involvement of Monash staff and visitors to Monash have sought to clarify the situation in Ukraine on the eve of, and after, the fall of the Yanukovych regime. The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 18 July focussed unprecedented international attention ...
  • Harder to Bring to Heel Than Putin Expected Professor Marko Pavlyshynby Marko Pavlyshyn The destruction of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Eastern Ukraine and the death of almost 300 passengers and crew once again brings to the forefront of international attention an ongoing military conflict between separatists abetted by the Russian Federation, and Ukrainian government forces. The most plausible explanation of what happened this morning is that ...
  • Monash student goes to the United Nations Monash student goes to the United NationsAlistair Bayley visited the United Nations in New York as one of the winners of the Many Languages, One World essay contest.
  • Face of AIDS and HIV: an international film archive Staffan Hildebrand with the 700 hours of unedited documentary film material captured between 1986-2013 on HIV/AIDS.The School of Media, Film and Journalism is proud to host a special preview of Transmission: The Journey from AIDS to HIV on Wednesday 16th of July. The screening will be introduced by Staffan Hildebrand and followed by a Q&A mediated by Associate Professor Mia Lindgren. Staffan Hildebrand has been filming the HIV/AIDS epidemic since 1986, and is the founder and producer ...
  • The case for Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore 42aff2ecd79f7fdff6a2f031c9529d22_nBy Stewart King Crime novel covers are often plastered with endorsements: “A terrific read,” “A real page-turner,” or “Author Y is the next Author X.” It’s far less common to read quotes such as the following from Fairfax crime fiction reviewer Sue Turnbull. In 2005 she wrote that Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore “might just be a great Australian novel”. Turnbull’s ...
  • New Colombo plan scholarships awarded to Monash language students 79f42c99a223010b820b06c2a86410fb_n  Monash language students have found success through the New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship program. Monash student Jason Emmanuelle was last night named the Kishi Fellow to Japan, the highest award available under the NCP. Monash student Emma Moore was also awarded a scholarship through the program. Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, and Foreign Minister Julie ...
  • Sonic Japan Digital Respository Launch Music shops in TokyoThe Japanese Studies Centre invites you to the launch of the Sonic Japan Digital Repository Wednesday 4th June 12pm – 2pm Auditorium, Japanese Studies Centre, Building 54, Clayton Campus The Repository is a new online database of sound recordings, funded by the ARC project Sonic Practice in Japan (DP1312035). The Repository features recordings made in Japan. This site ...
  • New Double Master Degree with Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan document_iconMonash University and Kobe City University of Foreign Studies are pleased to announce a new double master in Interpreting and Translation studies. The course will start in 2015. It will provide training for future translators and interpreters working in the English-Japanese pair, and will be taught by academics and professional translators and interpreters from both institutions. Students will also undertake practical ...
  • Success for Monash in Chinese Bridge competition unnamedThe School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics is proud to announce the success of Monash students, Shahzad Billimoria and Stephanie Tsiros, in the 13th Chinese Bridge competition held in RMIT last Saturday, 24th May. Competitors from 4 universities in Melbourne participated in this competition. Shahzad Billimoria (currently studying Chinese Proficient 1) won the first prize ...
  • Monash at the Emerging Writers’ Festival: Translation Nation angelaMonash PhD candidate Angela Tarantini will take part in an Emerging Writers’ Festival event, ‘Translation Nation‘, alongside other Monash translation experts. Date/Time: Wednesday 28th May/1:00 pm Location: The Wheeler Centre, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Translation might be a mystery to most, but it’s an essential part of our literary tradition and the world of writing. Ever wanted ...
  • One man’s wink is another’s winken – what did Abbott do? © Christopher Noble23rd May 2014 by Howard Manns Tony Abbott isn’t the first pollie to get into trouble with a wink. He’s now in good company with American Tea Party darling Sarah Palin. Palin’s notorious winks left voters in the 2008 American campaign varyingly “smitten”, “confused” and “nauseated”. This confusion in part speaks to differing interpretations of a wink across contexts and cultures. One person’s ...
  • Global Citizen Wins International Essay Contest Alistair-Bayley Chinese Studies student Alistair Bayley will participate in a 5 day Global Youth Forum, held in New York June 25th to June 29th this year. His participation comes after winning the Many Languages, One World Essay Contest, organised by the United Nations Academic Impact and ELS Educational Services. The essay competition asked students to submit an essay in one of ...
  • Prof. Kayoko TAKEDA: Faculty Distinguished Visiting Scholar proftakedaLLCL’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 ...
  • Japanese Studies Centre Postgraduate Seminar Motorbike-and-kimono56991778-300x199Japanese Studies Centre Postgraduate Seminar 21 May, 2014 Wednesday 12- 2 pm Japanese Studies Centre (Building 54) Seminar Chair: Thomas Baudinette 1. Jenny Hall (Anthropology) ‘How to make kimono ride a bicycle: cultural and sensory approaches to contemporary Japanese textile design’ Kimono are not considered suitable for contemporary life in Japan—it is difficult to even ride a bicycle while wearing a ...
  • The Indonesian elections of 2014: a discussion Election boxMAI/Centre of Southeast Asian Studies presents: The Indonesian elections of 2014: a discussion Where? The Krongold Room, H805, Monash Caulfield Campus When? 10.00 am, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 In early April, Indonesians voted to select legislative candidates. We have assembled a group of experts to comment on the elections generally, to identify emerging trends and surprises amongst the results, and to ...
  • Exploring perceptions of Europe in Italian Australian cultural productions Dr Eliana MaestriDr 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 project ...
  • A dynamic exchange: Consul General Cerbo visits the Italian Studies program at Monash Italian Consul gives speechItalian Consul General in Melbourne, Marco Maria Cerbo, visited the Italian Studies program at Monash. In a dynamic exchange with students of the Italian Studies program at Clayton, Consul Cerbo revealed a number of Italian inventions that are used by everyone in our daily life. It was surprising to know that objects such as the plastic bottle cap that ...
  • Photographs from 9 April Seminar: Securing Global Talent, A/Prof Nana Oishi photo-4The Japanese Studies Centre was pleased to present this seminar in collaboration with MAI’s TransAsia Seminar Series. Despite the rainy weather, there was a good number gathered to hear A/Professor Oishi’s paper on the occasion of her first visit to Monash and the JSC. We thank her for her time and look forward to future collaborations !       ...
  • New Double Master Degree with Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan logo Monash University and Kobe City University of Foreign Studies are pleased to announce a new double master in Interpreting and Translation studies. The course will start in 2015. It will provide training for future translators and interpreters working in the English-Japanese pair, and will be taught by academics and professional translators and interpreters from both institutions. Students will also ...
  • Competition: Australia and Italia / Foto and Photos IIC_APR2014_HOMEPAGE Australia & Italia // Foto & Photos is a photographic competition which aims to bring together visions of Italy and Australia, each seen from the other’s point of view. There are two thematic categories in the competition, which can be freely interpreted: Italy through Australian eyes – images of Italy, open to individuals who hold Australian citizenship, ...
  • Indian Elections 2014 What lies Beyond ? Nirupama-Subramanian21Indian Elections 2014 What lies Beyond ? Nirupama Subramanian- Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu The election outcomes, their socio economic  implications and what lies in the future beyond elections is the topic of a special event jointly  organised by Centre Centre for Development  Economics and Sustainability (CDES), South Asia Research Network (SARN) and Department of Economics at Monash University! The ...
  • Writers and Their World Seminar Series ed-byrne-thumbnail-339x270The Writers and Their World Seminar Series is run by the HDR Program in Creative Writing, as part of the Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Research Program. Audio and video of the papers presented in this series may be downloaded below. Creativity in Science and Creative Writing Professor Ed Byrne, AOMonday 10th March, 2014 The nature of creativity ...
  • Japan, Australia and the global context: Connections across languages and societies A Symposium in honour of Helen Marriott helens-farewellBy Robyn Spence-Brown On Saturday 15th March the Japanese Studies Centre at Monash University held a one-day Symposium on the theme of Japan, Australia and the global context: Connections across languages and societies.  The Symposium marked the retirement of Associate Professor Helen Marriott, who has been a key figure at Monash since 1988, and before that headed the Japanese ...
  • Monash Linguistics rates highly QS_Logo1-e1396332127210We are delighted to be able to report that linguistics at Monash has been ranked 17th in the world by QS World University Rankings. Find out more: Linguistics Programme Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics 
  • Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing Monash Prize 2014 Slide-1Monash University in conjunction with the Emerging Writers’ Festival is pleased to present the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious prize for emerging literary voices. Now in its third year, the Prize is a significant literary award for new and emerging writers. In 2014, for the first time, the Prize is open to both ...
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