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Paul Gibbard

Dr, BA Adel., MPhil DPhil Oxf.

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

    6009 Crawley


  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

Personal profile


After completing my doctorate on anarchism in late nineteenth-century French and English literature at Oxford University, I worked as a researcher on the scholarly edition of the 'Œuvres complètes de Voltaire' ('Complete Works of Voltaire') at the Voltaire Foundation in Oxford. I have taught French at the universities of Adelaide and Melbourne, and have been involved in a pair of research projects funded by the Australian Research Council: the 'Baudin Legacy' project with the University of Adelaide, and a project on 'Eighteenth-Century Women's Political Thought' at Monash University. Prior to coming to the University of Western Australia, I worked as a lecturer in French at the University of New England.

Current projects

– a translation of Emile Zola's novel 'The Dream' for the Oxford World's Classics series;
– a book on the French botanist Théodore Leschenault, who came to Australia with the Baudin expedition of 1800-1804 (UWA Publishing)
– research into the alphabetical articles written by Voltaire but never published during his lifetime (the so-called 'Kehl manuscripts') for the 'Complete Works of Voltaire';
– research into the eighteenth-century French writer, translator and salonnière Octavie Belot.

Teaching overview

FREN1401 French Studies 1
FREN2403 French Studies 3
FREN2404 French Studies 4
FREN2812 French Cinema
TRNS5508 Specialised Translation
Coordinator of French Honours


Voltaire and Rousseau
Eighteenth-century women's writing
The nineteenth-century French novel
The French exploration of Australia, 1770-1820
Anarchism and literature
History of emotions


  • Voltaire and Rousseau
  • Eighteenth century women's writing
  • The French exploration of Australia, 1800-1820
  • The nineteenth century French novel
  • Anarchism and literature

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Projects 2011 2017

Research Output 2008 2016

Œuvres alphabétiques (II): Ajouts posthumes', 'Œuvres complètes de Voltaire

Cave, C., Cronk, N., Ferret, O., Gibbard, P. R., Guy, B., Mace, L., Mervaud, C., Moureau, F., Perras, J-A., Pink, G., Stenger, G., Vercruysse, J. & Williams, D. 2016 Oxford: Voltaire Foundation. 604 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Theodore Leschenault de la Tour, botanist of the Baudin expedition

Gibbard, P. R. 2016 Western Australian Museum website. Western Australian Museum website

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Théodore Leschenault de la Tour: the affable botanist

Gibbard, P. R. 2016 The Art of Science: Nicolas Baudin's Voyageurs, 1800-1804. J. F. L. L. A. J. W-S. (ed.). Adelaide

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Western Australia's Freycinet Collection

Gibbard, P., Gralton, E., Chapple, A. & Bowman-Bright, A. 2015

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women: Virtue and Citizenship

Curtis-Wendlandt, L., Gibbard, P. & Green, K. E. 2013 UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology