Dr Clara Sitbon

Licence (BA), Master (MA) (Lyon 2), PhD (The University of Newcastle)
Teaching Fellow in French Studies

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3172
Fax +61 2 9351 2319

Biographical details

Clara was recently awarded her PhD from the University of Newcastle. Her thesis establishes a theory of literary hoaxes, across French, English and Australian Literature, focusing primarily on authorship, through the case study of the Vernon Sullivan Affair (France, 1946-1950).

She is currently a Teaching Fellow in French Studies. Before that, she has taught French as a Second Language at the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle, and the Australian National University in Canberra.

Research interests

  • Fakes and forgeries in (French, English and Australian) literature:
    • Pseudonyms, supposed authors, heteronyms
    • Pseudotranslation
    • False autobiographies (faction)
    • False manuscripts
    • Plagiarism, anticipatory plagiarism and plagiaristic translation
  • Boris Vian and Vernon Sullivan
  • Post-war (fake) crime-fiction
  • Literary Criticism (authorship, deconstruction, poststructuralism)

Teaching and supervision

  • FRNC1621 Junior French Intermediate 3 (Teaching and Coordination)
  • FRNC2623 Senior French 5(Teaching and Coordination)
  • FRNC1601 Junior French 1 Beginners
  • FRNC2625 Textes et Société 1: Identités en France

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Crossley, L., Sitbon, C. (2016). Deception: Spies, Lies and Forgeries. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Book Chapters

  • Sitbon, C. (2016). Dave Fenner: Two private eyes for the price of one. In Alistair Rolls, Rachel Franks (Eds.), Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator, (pp. 80-91). Bristol: Intellect.
  • Sitbon, C. (2016). Fake Testimonies: How the Literary Hoax Becomes a Tool for Social and Humanitarian Awareness. In Laura Crossley, Clara Sitbon (Eds.), Deception: Spies, Lies and Forgeries, (pp. 51-58). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Sitbon, C., Vuaille-Barcan, M., Rolls, A. (2015). Serializing Sullivan: Vian/Sullivan, the Série noire, and the effet de collection. In Jean Anderson, Carolina Miranda, Barbara Pezzotti (Eds.), Serial Crime Fiction: Dying for More, (pp. 41-51). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Sitbon, C. (2015). The Literary Hoax: The Art of Authorial Forgery. In Emma Williams, Iman Sheeha (Eds.), Deception: An Interdisciplinary Exploration, (pp. 55-62). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Journals

  • Rolls, A., Sitbon, C., Vuaille-Barcan, M. (2016). Disparitions et reapparitions, mort et renaissance: les traductions fantasques de Marcel Duhamel. Belphegor, 14, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Rolls, A., Vuaille-Barcan, M., Sitbon, C. (2016). J'irai cracher sur vos tombes and the Serie Noire: Pseudonymy, pseudo-translation, pseudo-parody. Francospheres, 5(1), 81-101. [More Information]
  • Rolls, A., Sitbon, C., Vuaille-Barcan, M. (2015). Conflicts of Publishing Interests, or a Conflicted Case of Translation? Which Orchids for Miss Blandish? The Australian Journal of Crime Fiction, 1(1), 1-24.

2016

  • Sitbon, C. (2016). Dave Fenner: Two private eyes for the price of one. In Alistair Rolls, Rachel Franks (Eds.), Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator, (pp. 80-91). Bristol: Intellect.
  • Crossley, L., Sitbon, C. (2016). Deception: Spies, Lies and Forgeries. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Rolls, A., Sitbon, C., Vuaille-Barcan, M. (2016). Disparitions et reapparitions, mort et renaissance: les traductions fantasques de Marcel Duhamel. Belphegor, 14, 1-4. [More Information]
  • Sitbon, C. (2016). Fake Testimonies: How the Literary Hoax Becomes a Tool for Social and Humanitarian Awareness. In Laura Crossley, Clara Sitbon (Eds.), Deception: Spies, Lies and Forgeries, (pp. 51-58). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Rolls, A., Vuaille-Barcan, M., Sitbon, C. (2016). J'irai cracher sur vos tombes and the Serie Noire: Pseudonymy, pseudo-translation, pseudo-parody. Francospheres, 5(1), 81-101. [More Information]

2015

  • Rolls, A., Sitbon, C., Vuaille-Barcan, M. (2015). Conflicts of Publishing Interests, or a Conflicted Case of Translation? Which Orchids for Miss Blandish? The Australian Journal of Crime Fiction, 1(1), 1-24.
  • Sitbon, C., Vuaille-Barcan, M., Rolls, A. (2015). Serializing Sullivan: Vian/Sullivan, the Série noire, and the effet de collection. In Jean Anderson, Carolina Miranda, Barbara Pezzotti (Eds.), Serial Crime Fiction: Dying for More, (pp. 41-51). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Sitbon, C. (2015). The Literary Hoax: The Art of Authorial Forgery. In Emma Williams, Iman Sheeha (Eds.), Deception: An Interdisciplinary Exploration, (pp. 55-62). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

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