Dr Sonia Wilson

PhD (Queensland), DEA (Paris III - Sorbonne nouvelle), MA (McGill University), BA Hons (Adelaide)
Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 6125

Biographical details

Sonia Wilson was educated in Australia, Canada and France. She joined the University of Sydney in 2010 after holding a position at the University of Melbourne for 6 years. Her research interests lie in the area of life writing in French, particularly the journal intime and correspondence. Her current project focuses on the relationship between photography and text in late twentieth-century French autobiographical works.

Research interests

  • life writing, specifically diary and letter writing
  • intersection of gender and genre
  • late nineteenth century French women's writing and social history

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • French language (FRNC2611 and FRNC 2612)
  • FRNC3684 Récits de vie : life writing in French
  • FRNC2615 Texte et société

Supervision

  • life writing (autobiography, journal intime)
  • Annie Ernaux
  • late nineteenth century French women's writing

Associations

  • Co-convenor of the annual Australian Society of French Studies conference (Melbourne, July 14-16, 2008)
  • Treasurer of the Australian Society of French Studies

Selected publications

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Books

  • Wilson, S. (2010). Personal effects: reading the journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. London: Legenda.

Book Chapters

  • Wilson, S. (2005). Personal Encounters: Catherine Pozzi as reader of Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal. In Juliana De Nooy, Joe Hardwick, Barbara E. Hanna (Eds.), Soi-disant: Life Writing In French, (pp. 108-123). United States: University of Delaware Press.

Journals

  • Wilson, S. (2012). Life, Disrupted: Annie Ernaux's Journal du dehors and "Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit". Australian Journal of French Studies, 49(3), 250-266. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2011). Daily Writing and the Construction of the Author as Public Figure: The Journal des Goncourt. Australian Journal of French Studies, 48(3), 282-297.
  • Wilson, S. (2006). Reading the Preface to Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal through Rousseau's Confessions. The French Review, 80(1), 140-156.
  • Wilson, S. (2004). Reading the Details of Dress in Marie Bashkirtselff's Journal intime. Nottingham French Studies, 43(2), 12-23.
  • Wilson, S. (2001). Making An Exhibition Of Oneself In Public: The Preface To Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal Intime. French Studies: a quarterly review, LV(4), 485-497.

2012

  • Wilson, S. (2012). Life, Disrupted: Annie Ernaux's Journal du dehors and "Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit". Australian Journal of French Studies, 49(3), 250-266. [More Information]

2011

  • Wilson, S. (2011). Daily Writing and the Construction of the Author as Public Figure: The Journal des Goncourt. Australian Journal of French Studies, 48(3), 282-297.

2010

  • Wilson, S. (2010). Personal effects: reading the journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. London: Legenda.

2006

  • Wilson, S. (2006). Reading the Preface to Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal through Rousseau's Confessions. The French Review, 80(1), 140-156.

2005

  • Wilson, S. (2005). Personal Encounters: Catherine Pozzi as reader of Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal. In Juliana De Nooy, Joe Hardwick, Barbara E. Hanna (Eds.), Soi-disant: Life Writing In French, (pp. 108-123). United States: University of Delaware Press.

2004

  • Wilson, S. (2004). Reading the Details of Dress in Marie Bashkirtselff's Journal intime. Nottingham French Studies, 43(2), 12-23.

2001

  • Wilson, S. (2001). Making An Exhibition Of Oneself In Public: The Preface To Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal Intime. French Studies: a quarterly review, LV(4), 485-497.

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