Helene Jaccomard

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

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


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)


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)


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

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

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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