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Visiting Fellow

2017 Visiting Fellow at The University of Melbourne

Each year in conjunction with The University of Melbourne, The Mangold Trust funds the appointment of a visiting scholar at the University.

2017 Visiting Fellow

The 2017 Visiting Fellow is distinguished literary scholar, Professor Jean-Marie Roulin, Professor of Literature at the University of Lyon (Saint-Étienne campus), France.

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Professor Jean-Marie Roulin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and an “HDR” from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Having taught in Switzerland and the United States, he is now Professor of Literature at the University of Lyon and a member of the CNRS research team IHRIM.

Professor Roulin's research focuses on the literary and cultural history of the French Enlightenment and Romanticism. He is the author of two books, Chateaubriand, l’exil et la gloire (Paris, 1994) and L’Épopée de Voltaire à Chateaubriand (Oxford, 2005), and the editor of numerous collections (most recently Masculinités en Révolution, 2013, and Les Romans de la Révolution.1790-1912, 2014). He is currently preparing an edition of Benjamin Constant’s Journaux intimes (Gallimard, “Folio Classique”, in press).

On Tuesday 26th September, Professor Roulin will deliver the annual Walter Mangold Lecture at the University of Melbourne, on the topic: “Languages for Liberty: Figuring Revolutions, Resisting Oppression”

ForRegistration details for the lecture, which is open to the public,

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Previous Walter Mangold Visiting Scholars

The 2016 Walter Mangold Visiting Fellow was Professor Saúl Sosnowski, Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, USA. Professor Sosnowski, who is founding editor of the literary journal, Hispamérica, presented the 2016 Walter Mangold Lecture "Just Words:.and then the Tower Crumbled" [A video recording of the lecture can be viewed on the University of Melbourne's website.]

Click here to read Professor Sosnowski's reflection on his time in Melbourne.

The 2015 Walter Mangold Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne was Professor Ryuko Kubota, from the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Professor Kubota's research interests include the education of language-teachers, particularlty in the Japanese language; and the pedagogies of teaching and learning second or foreign languages in multi-lingual societies.

In 2014, the visiting scholar was Professor Allen James Grieco, Senior Research Associate at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy, an expert in the cultural history of food and wine.

The 2013 Mangold Visiting Fellow was the internationally recognised Indonesian writer, journalist and social commentator, Seno Gumira Ajidarma.

2012 - Professor Mary Louise Pratt, Silver Professor and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University.

2011 - Professor Hsien-Hao Sebastian Liao, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2010 - Professor Shuhei Hosokawa from the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies in Japan.

2009 - Professor Yong Zhao, the Director of the Center of Technology and Teaching and Director of the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence at the University of Michigan.