Helene Jaccomard

Emeritus Professor, BA PhD W.Aust., Chevalier des Palmes Académiques

  • The University of Western Australia (M203), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

French born and educated; in Australia since 1983, a lecturer at UWA since 1992.

Roles and responsibilities

Professor of French Studies
Coordinator for the Master of Translation studies

Future research

Happiness in Yasmina Reza's Complete Works

Funding overview

UWARG ($9,570); ARC Small Grant ($6,500)

Industrial relevance

Translator's and interpreter's experience (private agencies, government agencies)
Links with partner universities (France, China)

Teaching overview

Advanced French Language; Cultural Studies (Contemporary France, Politics, Laicity, Autobiography, Beur Literature, Algerian War, French Drama); Translation studies (theory and practice)

Research

French cultures and societies, language, literature; teaching innovations. Examples of research fields:
- Migrant literature (Beurs, Algerian War from a French perspective)
- Islam in France
- French drama (works by Yasmina Reza, and other playwrights)
- Social issues in testimonies and autobiographies (HIV-AIDS testimonies, immersion journalism, violence)

Languages

French (native)
English (near-native)
Italian (advanced)

Japanese (beginner), Mandarin (beginner), Spanish (beginner)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • French And Francophone Literature
  • French Society/ French Politics
  • Translation
  • Machine Translation
  • French language
  • French literature
  • French contemporary issues
  • French autobiography
  • French migrant literature
  • French AIDS/HIV literature
  • French contemporary novelists
  • French contemporary drama (Yasmina Reza)

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