Dr Peter Cowley
PhD (University of Queensland), BA (University of Queensland), DEA (Université de Paris 7)
Room 748, A18 Christopher Brennan Building
+61 2 9351 4547
- Translation Studies translation in different historical moments (Antiquity, the Renaissance, 19th century German romanticism); its relationship to various disciplinary agendas, such as linguistics, postmodern philosophy and critical theory, the Translation Studies school; its bearing on questions of epistemology and interdisciplinarity.
- Cultural competence in the second language classroom interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of cultural skills; their relevance to the teaching of French; the role of ICTs and Web 2.0 in the language / culture nexus.
- French and francophone science fiction.
- Translator Figures: Narrative Discipline across Genres
- Cross-cultural communication in cross-disciplinary contexts.
- Generic self-awareness in Jules Verne.
- Michel Serres, The Five Senses. London, Continuum Press, 2008. With Margaret Sankey.
- "Anglophones, Francophones, Telephones: The case of a disputed Wikipedia entry." With Barbara Hanna, in Intercultural Communication in the New Era, Farzad Sharifian and Maryam Jamarani (eds). In press – Routledge, 2012.
- “Sense and Sensibility: Translating the Bodily Experience”. With Margaret Sankey, in Michel Serres, The Five Senses. A Philosophy of Mingled Bodies. London, Continuum, 2008.
- 'Is there a class in this room?' With Barbara Hanna, in Teaching Languages, Teaching Cultures. Anthony J. Liddicoat and Chantal Crozet, eds. Melbourne, Language Australia, 2000. Previously published by A.R.A.L.
- 'An A-to-Z of Uptakes: Debates and Disciplines'. With Juliana de Nooy; final chapter of de Nooy, Derrida, Kristeva and the Dividing Line: An Articulation of the Work of Two French Theorists. New York, Garland Press, 1998
- “Translation and Translators in Amélie Nothomb’s Autobiographical Fiction”, Australian Journal of French Studies (vol. XLVIII, no 3), Sept-Dec 2011, pp. 271-281.
- “Forging the Self”, Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 17, nº 2, December 2007.
- "Cross-cultural skills across the disciplinary divide." With Barbara Hanna. Language and Communication, Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2005, pp 1-17.
- "The Baudin Expedition in Review: Old Quarrels and New Approaches." With Margaret Sankey and Jean Fornasiero. Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. XLI, number 2, May-August 2004, pp. 4-14.
- "Lost and found: the language of exile", in Traduire le vécu Mots Pluriels. March 2003.
- Translation Studies
- The French tradition of science fiction (and other “genre” fiction)
- Intercultural competence
- Advanced French language
Honours - current
- “Translations and Transformations of Carmen”
- “Bilingualism in Beckett”
Honours - recent
- “Formes de déplacement dans le théâtre de Beckett”
- “The Metaporphosis of Ovid’s Metamorphoses”
- “Translating the Unspeakable: terminology and narrative strategies of the 1994 Rwandan genocide”
- Research and Postgraduate Officer, Executive Committee, Australian Society for French Studies
- Co-convenor “Playtime” ASFS Conference, University of Sydney, 2010
- Co-convenor “Regards croisés” ASFS Conference, University of Sydney, 2002
- Co-convenor ASFS Conference, University of Queensland, 1995