School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
New Monash Rudewych PhD Scholarships AdvertisedIn June 2014 Victor and Maria Rudewych donated $1.52 million to support, in part, university research and teaching in Ukrainian Studies in Australia.
In fulfilment of one of the wishes of the donors, the benefaction will be used in part to fund up to four three-year PhD scholarships in Ukrainian Studies or in related fields in
And, like, she goes ‘yeah, nah’: terminating our bad speech habitsby Baden Eunson
Australians aren’t well known for their articulation. From Kath and Kim to Kylie Mole, we’re the first to poke fun at our poor speech habits. But are our word choices reflecting badly on our common or garden intelligence? Should we worry about the degradation of our language leading to the degradation of our
It takes a whole village to raise a childby Delita Sartika
Even though women’s issues were not a top feature of the presidential campaigns in this year’s election, they have risen to be some of the most dynamic discourses around the performance of the new government.
The announcement of the Working Cabinet by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Oct. 26, which features eight women ministers,
Literary researcher acknowledgedA leading scholar has been recognised for her work in literary studies with election to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Monash University’s Professor Sue Kossew, from the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, has joined 18 other newly elected Fellows announced at the Academy’s recent annual general meeting.
The aim of the Academy is
Launch of journal special issue edited by Monash LLCL academicAssociate Professor Millicent (Slobodanka) Vladiv-Glover, of Monash’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, has edited and contributed to a special edition of the journal Transcultural Studies, which is to be launched in Canberra this week.
The special edition, The Serbs and Miles Franklin in World War One in documents, fiction and commentary, includes the first
Call for papers: Conference on Central and West Asia and their diasporasCall 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
Sponsored by the Monash Asia Institute and Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Scholars of West and Central Asia, especially Iran and its neighbours, are invited to submit proposals for pre-arranged panels or individual papers
Why Hong Kong’s students are demonstratingTens 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.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk FellowshipThe 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 fictionby 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?by Howard Manns
Writer Will Self grabbedheadlines earlier this week by referring to George Orwell as the “Supreme Mediocrity”.
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 BerlinThe 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 governmentInternational 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 ProjectThe 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 bombingHow 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 centuryIn 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!The 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 UkraineSince 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 Expectedby 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
Face of AIDS and HIV: an international film archiveThe 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 ShoreBy 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”.
New Colombo plan scholarships awarded to Monash language students
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 LaunchThe 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, JapanMonash 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 competitionThe 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