Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building #14, ANU
The French Research Cluster (FRC) launches publications by Leslie Barnes, Knox Peden and Glenn Roe
The Inaugural Book Launch of the French Research Cluster, hosted by the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University – 29 April 2015
Please RSVP by Friday 24 April 2015
The French Research Cluster (FRC) was established in 2014 to develop ANU’s emerging research strength in the area of French Studies. The cluster comprises scholars from a range of disciplines across the humanities and the social sciences, and includes a significant number of early career researchers. This inaugural launch will serve to introduce the FRC to the wider community of ANU scholars and Canberrans interested and invested in French culture.
Leslie Barnes, Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature, University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
“Barnes raises a crucial question at this juncture in francophone literary research, a question whose implications for future research far exceed the sole bounds of French literature, although she poses it in that domain: What impact did intercultural colonial contact have on the development of French culture?” – Jane Bradley Winston, Northwestern University.
Leslie Barnes is a Lecturer in French Studies in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, RSHA.
Knox Peden, Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze, Stanford University Press, 2014.
“In this signal contribution to the study of European thought, Knox Peden shows that the importation of German phenomenology into France in the twentieth century was only part of the story. […] Spinoza Contra Phenomenology redraws the map, not simply for the sake of having a better one, but because debates across the humanities need its orientation.”– Samuel Moyn, Harvard University
Knox Peden is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy, RSSS.
Glenn H. Roe, The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism, Oxford University Press, 2014.
“An important contribution to the history of literary studies and the institutional formation of literary history as a discipline. The Passion of Charles Péguy is a testament to the growing contemporary stature of Péguy as a literary, historical, and philosophical thinker who for too long has been overlooked.” – Antoine Compagnon, Collège de France
Glenn Roe is a Lecturer in the Centre for Digital Humanities Research, RSHA