Winner of the inaugural Colin Nettelbeck Prize

The Executive Committee of the Australian Society for French Studies is pleased to announce that Beth Kearney of the University of Queensland has received the inaugural ASFS Colin Nettelbeck Prize.

Beth will use the scholarship to fund her travel to France (once this becomes safe under pandemic conditions) to support her doctoral project, “Unfixing the Self: The Role of Photography in Women’s Autobiography in French in the Early 21st Century”. Her research topic emerges in response to a growing trend in women’s autobiographical writing in French, according to which authors are increasingly integrating photographs into their autobiographical texts, adding another layer of complexity to the task of self-representation. She will access archival materials at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) in Paris
and at the Institut Mémoires de l’édition contemporaine (Imec) in Caen to conduct this exciting work.

The ASFS thanks all applicants to the 2021 scholarship, and encourages them to apply in future rounds, which will be announced on this site. Created in honour of founding Australian Society for French Studies member, Emeritus Professor Colin Nettelbeck, and his long-term contributions to the support of postgraduates in French Studies, the Prize supports research and travel costs for a French Studies-related project undertaken by a postgraduate or precariously-employed early career researcher member of the Society.

Congratulations, Beth!

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