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Dr Peter Poiana
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Biography/ BackgroundPeter Poiana completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in French at the University of Adelaide. Having won a French Government Scholarship, he completed his PhD at the Universite de Provence, in Aix-en-Provence, France. In the position of Lecturer, which he has held at the University of Adelaide since 1995, he has contributed to the teaching of Undergraduate courses in French language and culture. Peter is currently responsible for the language coordination and teaching of French IISA and French IIIA. Has has taught a range of cultural topics including Le monde francophone, Varietes du francais, La poesie francaise, L'ecriture autobiographique, Jean Giono and Proust, and guest lectures on Surrealism in the first year European Studies course. Peter has written a book and numerous articles on twentieth-century French literature, and has also lectured and co-authored a book on Great Books.
Research InterestsTwentieth Century French Literature and Philosophy - Comparative Literature - The Francophone World
PublicationsThe Competing Caribbean Utopias of Edouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau. Nowhere is Perfect: French and Francophone Utopias/Distopias. Ed. J. West-Sooby. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008. (168-179)
Narrative Destiny in Self Writing: Michel Leiris La Regle du jeu. Forum for Modern Language Studies. 43.3 (2007): 261-276.
The Order of Mimesis in Saint-John Perse Vents. Neophilologus, 91.1 (2007): 33-49.
The Subject as Symptom in Nausea. Sartre Nausea: Text, Context, Intertext. Ed. A. Rolls & E. Rechniewski. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005. 77-90.
Agressivity in Self-Writing: Colette Etoile Vesper and Leiris Fourbis. French Forum. 30.2 (2005): 121-136.
Valeurs et impressions dans Swann. L'enthousiaste lecteur. Ed. A. Not. Aix-en-Provence: Publications de l'Universite de Provence, 2003. 156-166.
Figures of Scandal in the Later Narratives of Marguerite Duras. The Romanic Review. 93.3 (2003) : 323-340.
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