Exploring Cross-Cultural Representations: French Children’s Literature and Australian Indigenous Culture

Author: ALICE DUNCAN The French Australian Review No 75 (Australian Summer 2023–2024): 116–132. https://doi.org/10.62586/ILIZ2123 Abstract: Duncan’s article complements the work of Castejon with its analysis of the representation of Aboriginal art and culture in a selection of French books for children which often still reinforce colonial stereotypes. Keywords: Purchase single article PDF AUD $5.50 inc […]

Postcolonial Rereadings and Transmission: Miroslav Šašek’s Travel Books

Author: VANESSA CASTEJON The French Australian Review No 75 (Australian Summer 2023–2024): 102–115. https://doi.org/10.62586/JDVO3746 Abstract: This article presents and compares first and more recent editions of Maurice Šašek’s book, This is Australia. Disappointingly, clichéd descriptions of both white and Indigenous Australians still remain in the ‘updated’ versions, and little attention is paid to Australia’s colonial […]

Anne Robson: French Government Travelling Scholar, Translator and Lifelong Francophile

Author: ALEXIS BERGANTZ The French Australian Review No 75 (Australian Summer 2023–2024): 79–101. https://doi.org/10.62586/ZVFQ4215 Abstract: Bergantz explores the life of Lady Anne Kerr who, prior to her marriage to Sir John Kerr, had an international career as a French-English simultaneous translator. The article also uncovers new information on the outbound exchange programme established by the […]

The Huybers and Loureiro Families: A Case Study in the History of Australia’s French Connection: Part Two

Author: PAUL KIEM The French Australian Review No 75 (Australian Summer 2023–2024): 54–78. https://doi.org/10.62586/ZXDI1392 Abstract: This fascinating article on the lives of the Huybers and Loureiro families demonstrates how ‘transnational life-writing’ can open up fresh perspectives on larger themes in Australian history and French-Australian relations. Keywords: Purchase single article PDF AUD $5.50 inc GST where […]

L’Île du Géographe’ Revisited: Unofficial Diplomacy in Post-Federation French-Australian Relations

Author: MATTHEW GRAVES The French Australian Review No 75 (Australian Summer 2023–2024): 28–53. https://doi.org/10.62586/YHLZ7318 Abstract: Matthew Graves considers the role of those private individuals who, on their own initiative, strive to represent and promote the interests of their country—often in fields neglected by official priorities. In this case, learned geographical societies in both France and […]

Silenced Voices in the Indo-Pacific: Reflections on Australia, France and Regionalism in the Age of AUKUS

Author: NIC MACLELLAN The French Australian Review No 75 (Australian Summer 2023–2024): 8–27. https://doi.org/10.62586/CHAP4131 Abstract: Renowned author and journalist Nic Maclellan argues that even as politicians in Paris and Canberra strengthen their Indo-Pacific strategic partnership, Indigenous voices are often missing in the debate on France-Australia relations in Oceania. Keywords: This article was freely available for […]

The Influence of the Lecoq School on Australian Theatre

Author: LYNN EVERETT AND RUSSELL CHEEK The French Australian Review No 70 (Australian Winter 2021): 42-68: DOI Lecoq School devotees in Australia have created popular and visually rich theatre that has widened the scope of audience appeal to include and embrace new spectators, taking theatre to people who would not ordinarily attend mainstream theatre performances. […]

Virtue and Sentiment: Madame Mouchette’s Art and Teaching in Melbourne 1881–1892

Author: ANDREW MONTANA The French Australian Review No 70 (Australian Winter 2021): 20-41: DOI WINNER OF THE 2021 IVAN BARKO AWARD Australia in the early 1880s welcomed the professional artist and art teacher Berthe Mouchette from France, accompanied by her husband and her sister. Mouchette’s artistic and cultural influence was strong for well over a […]