School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

  • Call for papers: Conference on Central and West Asia and their diasporas call-for-papersCall for Papers: An International Conference on the Transnational and Transgenerational in Central and West Asia and their Diasporas Hosted by Monash University Faculty of Arts Scholars of West and Central Asia, especially Iran and its neighbours, are invited to submit proposals for pre-arranged panels or individual papers in all subfields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference ...
  • Why Hong Kong’s students are demonstrating Image: 'umbrella revolution_4693' by Chet Wong (http://flic.kr/p/ptaxqM)
License: Under license CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Tens of thousands of students and other citizens are demonstrating and occupying key financial areas of Hong Kong. Sunday afternoon the Hong Kong police used tear gas and pepper spray in an effort to disperse the students and end the demonstration. Instead, many more came to participate, doubling the number of demonstrators. The police retreated. The ...
  • Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship 2014-09-13-10.30.44The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships, sponsored by the Readings Foundation, offer merging writers across all genres support, as well as a place to work for two months. Louis Bravos, a sessional tutor in Japanese and Translation at Monash, has been chosen as one of the 2014 fellows, affording him an opportunity to work on ...
  • Why dictators and detectives are a good match in crime fiction db30bc909dbfce93f1d28ef8a377591f_nby Stewart King Dictators dislike detective novels. Both fascist Italy and Nazi Germany outlawed crime fiction in 1941. The crime novel, according to the Italian Ministry of Popular Culture, weakened the health of the nation. For the Nazis, its threat was the promotion of “pure liberalism,” such as democracy and the rule of law. If dictatorships don’t ...
  • Will Self, George Orwell and … what’s he newspeaking about? b96ee4ebfd812d9be50203acf725012d_nby Howard Manns Writer Will Self grabbedheadlines earlier this week by referring to George Orwell as the “Supreme Mediocrity”. He wrote: The curious thing is that while during the post-war period we’ve had many political leaders, we’ve got by with just a single Supreme Mediocrity – George Orwell. Yet, a closer look at Self’s writing shows it to be more a ...
  • Internship Opportunity: Australian Embassy in Berlin admin-ajaxThe Australian Embassy in Berlin is calling for applications from undergraduate students, postgraduate students or recent graduates expressing an interest in undertaking an internship at the Embassy.  The Internship will cover the period January – March 2015.  Applications for this period close on Sunday, 14 September 2014. A copy of the Embassy’s announcement may be accessed ...
  • Linguists recognised by Indonesian government Senior managers from Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia. L-R: Eko Harnowo, Syarif Hidayatullah, Indriawaty, Nurmeilawati and Conakry Marsono Yamtomo.International recognition of the calibre of Monash translation experts was demonstrated by a recent visit by senior Asian delegates. Five senior managers from Indonesia’s Ministry of State Secretariat visited Monash as part of an interdisciplinary program on “Developing Translation and Interpreting Services in Indonesia”. Supported by the Australian Government’s Australia Award Fellowship (AAF), they recently joined 20 ...
  • Internship Opportunity: Jewish Museum – German Project admin-ajaxThe Jewish Museum of Australia was established in 1982 and for thirteen years was located in the synagogue of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, South Yarra. In that time, the Jewish Museum presented over forty wide-ranging exhibitions, several of which travelled nationally. The Museum attracted significant communal support and won several prestigious industry awards. In 1992 the ...
  • Environmental poetry, guerrilla poetry and poetry bombing Monash Universitys Professor Kate Rigby with Professor David MorleyHow do we put place poetry at the heart of everything we do and who we are? This topic and associated themes will be explored by internationally renowned poet Professor David Morley, at a public lecture to be held at the Monash University’s Caulfield campus next Wednesday. Visiting Monash from The University of Warwick, Professor Morley said ...
  • Reinterpreting ‘Italian’ for the 21st century Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD student, Goffredo Polizzi.In an era when millions of people living in countries other than Italy identify themselves as Italian – it is the fifth most claimed ancestry in Australia – the question of what that actually means becomes a complex one. In research that will take him to Italy, England and Australia, Mr Goffredo Polizzi, one of the ...
  • New Colombo Plan Scholarships – Explore Indonesia this Summer! colombo-planThe Faculty of Arts is excited to announce that it has been awarded 30 scholarships for its students to undertake short term studies in Indonesia. The scholarships are valued at $3000 each for travel on an approved program by 31st July 2015. Students will also be eligible for additional Monash Abroad bursaries and complimentary travel insurance. See the list ...
  • 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 ...
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