Convenors and contact information

Conference convenors

Professor Véronique Duché-Gavet (The University of Melbourne)

Veronique Duche-Gavet has extensive experience in teaching French literature and linguistics. She has published many articles on French Renaissance literature and edited several 16th century novels. She has organised many conferences and is editor in chief of the French biannual review R.H.R. (Reforme Humanisme Renaissance). She also is the coordinator of the first volume of HTLF (Histoire des Traductions en Langue Francaise).

Dr Gregoria Manzin
Dr Gregoria Manzin

Dr Gregoria Manzin (La Trobe University)

Dr Gregoria Manzin joined the Department of Languages and Linguistics (Italian Studies) at La Trobe at the end of 2015. She previously taught at The University of Melbourne (2013-2015), and at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne (2008-2013), where she also convened the Italian program (2009-2012). Her research work focuses on contemporary Italian literature, comparative literature and cultural studies. She is particularly interested in identity, gender studies and postcolonial/transnational literature.

Gregoria engages in a broad series of cultural activities related to Italian. She is a regular contributor to the program Il paroliere (on the etymology of words) on radio SBS Italian. She also contributed to the series Parlaci di lei with a piece on the works and legacy of renowned German writer Christa Wolf. Her academic interest in German literature is also apparent in her activities as a poetry translator. Her translations into Italian of poems by contemporary German poet Sarah Kirsch have been published in the Italian journals Leggendaria and Il segnale.

Gregoria is also editor of preschool and early years readers in the Italian Series of the Lemos Books Project sponsored and published by the Research Unit for Multiculturalism and Cross-Cultural Communication (RUMACCC) led by Professor John Hajek at The University of Melbourne.

Professor Lesley Stirling (The University of Melbourne)

The book in which Lesley's 2002 chapter Stirling & Huddleston 'Deixis and anaphora' appeared, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, was awarded the 7th bi-annual Leonard Bloomfield Book Award by the Linguistic Society of America in 2003

Contact information

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Véronique Duché-Gavet


Gregoria Manzin