Dr Elizabeth Rechniewski

PhD (Sydney), BA (London), MA (Leicester)
Honorary Senior Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


Website National Identity and Communications in Early Modern France

Biographical details

Elizabeth Rechniewski is Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project: Judging the Past in a Post-Cold War World (with Read P, Vickers A, Keene J, Wyndham M). This project examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War affected a number of countries: Chile, France, Indonesia, and Spain, whose political, ethical and intellectual systems were predicated on Cold War polarities. Using a comparative lens, the project investigates on what grounds, by what means, through what media and to what effect, these key sites on the 'front line' of the Cold War, have sought since 1989 to reconceptualise their pasts and re-evaluate critical events and individuals.

This project develops her research in the area of memory and commemoration: over the last decade she has published widely on remembrance of 20th century war in Australia, France and New Caledonia, including on the commemoration of the role of indigenous soldiers in these countries.

With Matthew Graves (Aix-Marseille University) she has co-written and co-edited several articles and two issues of Portal on 'Geographies of Identity' and on the nexus of scientific, institutional and colonial interests at work in the speculative mapping of Australia in the 1830s.

Research interests

  • The intellectual and artistic avant-garde since the late 19th century
  • André Malraux, André Suarès, Sartre
  • Bourdieu
  • Discourse analysis
  • National sentiment in the French enlightenment
  • War and commemoration in the twentieth century
  • The analysis of ideology in French editorials

Current projects

  • Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project: Judging the Past in a Post-Cold War World (with Read P, Vickers A, Keene J, Wyndham M).
  • Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery project:
    National Identity and Communications in Early Modern France’ with Professors Margaret Sankey and Angus Martin
  • ‘The News project’ discourse analysis of the French press. International research project coordinated by Elizabeth Thompson, University of Wollongong
  • ‘Modernism and the City’: intra School project; the work of Apolllinaire; the figure of the flâneur

Associations

  • Member of editorial board, Australian Journal of French Studies
  • Member of editorial board, Eréa - Revue d'etudes anglophones
  • Member of editorial board, Explorations: journal of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations (ISFAR)

Awards and honours

  • Chevalier des Palmes Académiques
  • Ordre de mérite

Selected grants

2013

  • Judging the Past in a Post-Cold War World; Wyndham M, Read P, Vickers A, Keene J, Rechniewski E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Australia and Japan at War in South East Asia (1941 - 1945); Claremont Y, Keene J, Rechniewski E; Japan Foundation, Sydney/Local Grant Program.

2004

  • Communications and national identity in early modern France; Rechniewski E, Sankey M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • Discourses of Nationhood: the Construction of National Identity in Eighteenth-Century France; Rechniewski E; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2002

  • Discourses of nationhood: the construction of national identity in eighteenth-century France.; Rechniewski E; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2000

  • Communications and national identity in eighteenth-century France; Rechniewski E, Sankey M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Sartre's Nausea: Text, Context, Intertext. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.

Book Chapters

  • Rechniewski, E. (2010). Violence, identity and the postcolonial French state. In Craig Browne and Justine McGill (Eds.), Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state, (pp. 150-171). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2008). When is a Handover not a Handover? A case study of the ideologically opposed French news stories. In Thompson, Elizabeth A. and White, P.R.R. (Eds.), Communicating Conflict: Multilingual Case Studies of the News Media, (pp. 25-49). London and New York: Continuum.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Avatars of Contingency: Suarès and Sartre'. In Alistair Rolls & Elizabeth Rechniewski (Eds.), Sartre's Nausea : Text, Context, Intertext, (pp. 93-103). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Rechniewski, E., Rolls, A. (2005). Uprooting the Chestnut Tree: Nausea today. In Alistair Rolls & Elizabeth Rechniewski (Eds.), Sartre's Nausea : Text, Context, Intertext, (pp. 1-27). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Rechniewski, E., Develotte, C. (2002). Expressions de l'identite nationale dans les titres de journaux. In Colette Sabatier, Hanna Malewska and Fabienne Tanon (Eds.), Identites, Acculturation et Alterite, (pp. 273-290). Paris, Budapest and Torino: L'Harmattan.

Journals

  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2014). Exploring the generic structure of French editorials from the perspective of systemic functional linguistics. Journal of World Languages, 1(1), 18-37. [More Information]
  • Rechniewski, E. (2012). Forgetting and Remembering the Darwin Bombings. E-rea, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2012). Mapping Utopia: Cartography and Social Reform in 19th Century Australia. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 9(2), 1-20.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2012). The Memorial Path from Darwin to Cowra. JOSA: The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 44, 48-64.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2010). Ambiguity, the Artist, the Masses, and the 'Double Nature' of Language. CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12(4), 1-9.
  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2010). Essays for an empty land: Australia as Political Utopia. Cultures of the Commonwealth, 17(Winter 2010-2011), 37-51.
  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2010). From Collective Memory to Transcultural Remembrance. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 7(1), 1-15.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2010). Remembering the battle for Australia. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 7(1), 1-18.
  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2009). A systemic functional approach to analysing and interpreting ideology: an illustration from French editorials. Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, 22, 27-43.
  • Claremont, Y., Rechniewski, E., Wang, Y. (2009). Modernism and the City: The figure of the flaneur in three modernist literatures. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 41, 57-73.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2009). Quand l'Australie invente et réinvente une tradition: L'example de débarquement de Gallipoli (avril 1915). Vingtieme Siecle - Revue d'histoire, 101(janvier-mars), 123-132.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2009). The Canon: a review of Bourdieu's "Les règles de l'Art: Genèse et structure du Champ Littéraire". Times Higher Education, 26 November 2009(1924), 51-51.
  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2008). Australian War Memorialism and the Politics of Remembrance: From Gallipoli to Long Tan. Cultures of the Commonwealth, 14, 95-106.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Imagining the Nation in Early Modern France. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(3), 185-194.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Instituting the Citizen in Enlightenment France. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(3), 267-284.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Private lives and national citizenship: The "moral" of Marmontel's 'Contes Moraux'. A U M L A, 107, 25-40.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). The Work of the City: An Overview of Gendered Spaces. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(1), 97-106.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). When and why did the flâneur die? A modern detective story. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(2), 91-104.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2006). The Construction of National Memory in the 'Era of Commemoration'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), (Special Issue on Culture and Memory), 68-79.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Apollinaire: the poet of modern life'. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2), 49-59.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). The Significance Of Aesthetic Prejudice In French Enlightenment Commentaries On Human Variety. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 14(2), 67-83.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2003). References to 'national character' in the Encyclopedie: the western European nations. SVEC, 12, 221-237.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2003). Social representations and causal explanations: a case study in the attribution of blame. Les Cahiers de lARLI, 11, 99-115.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2001). Change and continuity in Bourdieu's theory of the field of restricted production. Rethinking Creative Processes, , 177-191.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2001). Crise ou absence de crise : un effet de discours. Mots Pluriels, Dec(64), 7-21.
  • Rechniewski, E., Develotte, C., Bethel, L. (2001). Discourse analysis of newspaper headlines: a methodologicalframework for research. The Web Journal of French Media Studies, 4, 1-13.

Edited Journals

  • Rechniewski, E., Graves, M. (2010). Fields of Remembrance. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 7(1).
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Gendered spaces. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics).
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Imagining the Nation in Early Modern France. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(3).
  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Modernism and the City. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2).

Conferences

  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2010). A methodological approach for analysing and interpreting ideology. 35th International Systemic Functional Congress ISFC 2008, Australia: Macquarie University.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). On a Foreign Shore: Gallipoli and the Australian National Imagination. AULLA Conference 2007, Queensland: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2006). Commemorating Gallipoli foreign space national place. Conference Géographies identitaires.
  • Wang, Y., Claremont, Y., Rechniewski, E. (2005). Modernism and the City: the Figure of the Flaneur in Three Modernist Literatures. AULLA 33 and FILLM Joint Congress.
  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2005). Voices of Fear When is a handover not a handover. 32nd International Systemic Functional Congress ISFC 2005, Australia.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). Constructing the Nation in the era of commemoration. Modern Greek Studies conference on Cultural Memory.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). Contempteurs du contingent: Suarès et Sartre¹,. Nausea Today Conference.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). Private lives and National Citizenship: the moral of Marmontel¹s Contes Moraux. workshop Identity and Citizenship in the Art and Literature of Eighteenth Century France.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2002). Being French. International Society fo, Wales: University of Wales.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2002). Imagining the Nation: Representations of France and the French in the Encyclopédie. Australian Society of French Studies Annual International Conference, University of Western Australia.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2001). Continuity and change in Bourdieu's theory of the restricted field of cultural production. Rethinking creative processes, : Ads & Adea.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Sartre en Australie. Libération.

Reference Works

  • Rechniewski, E. (2008). France. In Herb, Guntram H. and Kaplan, David H (Eds.), Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. (Vol. 1 (1770-1880), pp. 169-180). Santa Barbara, California, USA: ABC-Clio.

2014

  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2014). Exploring the generic structure of French editorials from the perspective of systemic functional linguistics. Journal of World Languages, 1(1), 18-37. [More Information]

2012

  • Rechniewski, E. (2012). Forgetting and Remembering the Darwin Bombings. E-rea, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2012). Mapping Utopia: Cartography and Social Reform in 19th Century Australia. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 9(2), 1-20.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2012). The Memorial Path from Darwin to Cowra. JOSA: The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 44, 48-64.

2010

  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2010). A methodological approach for analysing and interpreting ideology. 35th International Systemic Functional Congress ISFC 2008, Australia: Macquarie University.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2010). Ambiguity, the Artist, the Masses, and the 'Double Nature' of Language. CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12(4), 1-9.
  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2010). Essays for an empty land: Australia as Political Utopia. Cultures of the Commonwealth, 17(Winter 2010-2011), 37-51.
  • Rechniewski, E., Graves, M. (2010). Fields of Remembrance. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 7(1).
  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2010). From Collective Memory to Transcultural Remembrance. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 7(1), 1-15.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2010). Remembering the battle for Australia. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 7(1), 1-18.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2010). Violence, identity and the postcolonial French state. In Craig Browne and Justine McGill (Eds.), Violence in France and Australia: Disorder in the postcolonial welfare state, (pp. 150-171). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2009

  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2009). A systemic functional approach to analysing and interpreting ideology: an illustration from French editorials. Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, 22, 27-43.
  • Claremont, Y., Rechniewski, E., Wang, Y. (2009). Modernism and the City: The figure of the flaneur in three modernist literatures. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 41, 57-73.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2009). Quand l'Australie invente et réinvente une tradition: L'example de débarquement de Gallipoli (avril 1915). Vingtieme Siecle - Revue d'histoire, 101(janvier-mars), 123-132.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2009). The Canon: a review of Bourdieu's "Les règles de l'Art: Genèse et structure du Champ Littéraire". Times Higher Education, 26 November 2009(1924), 51-51.

2008

  • Graves, M., Rechniewski, E. (2008). Australian War Memorialism and the Politics of Remembrance: From Gallipoli to Long Tan. Cultures of the Commonwealth, 14, 95-106.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2008). France. In Herb, Guntram H. and Kaplan, David H (Eds.), Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. (Vol. 1 (1770-1880), pp. 169-180). Santa Barbara, California, USA: ABC-Clio.
  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2008). When is a Handover not a Handover? A case study of the ideologically opposed French news stories. In Thompson, Elizabeth A. and White, P.R.R. (Eds.), Communicating Conflict: Multilingual Case Studies of the News Media, (pp. 25-49). London and New York: Continuum.

2007

  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Gendered spaces. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics).
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Imagining the Nation in Early Modern France. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(3).
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Imagining the Nation in Early Modern France. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(3), 185-194.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Instituting the Citizen in Enlightenment France. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(3), 267-284.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). On a Foreign Shore: Gallipoli and the Australian National Imagination. AULLA Conference 2007, Queensland: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). Private lives and national citizenship: The "moral" of Marmontel's 'Contes Moraux'. A U M L A, 107, 25-40.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). The Work of the City: An Overview of Gendered Spaces. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(1), 97-106.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2007). When and why did the flâneur die? A modern detective story. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(2), 91-104.

2006

  • Rechniewski, E. (2006). Commemorating Gallipoli foreign space national place. Conference Géographies identitaires.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2006). The Construction of National Memory in the 'Era of Commemoration'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), (Special Issue on Culture and Memory), 68-79.

2005

  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Apollinaire: the poet of modern life'. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2), 49-59.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Avatars of Contingency: Suarès and Sartre'. In Alistair Rolls & Elizabeth Rechniewski (Eds.), Sartre's Nausea : Text, Context, Intertext, (pp. 93-103). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Modernism and the City. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2).
  • Wang, Y., Claremont, Y., Rechniewski, E. (2005). Modernism and the City: the Figure of the Flaneur in Three Modernist Literatures. AULLA 33 and FILLM Joint Congress.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Sartre en Australie. Libération.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2005). Sartre's Nausea: Text, Context, Intertext. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.
  • Rechniewski, E., Rolls, A. (2005). Uprooting the Chestnut Tree: Nausea today. In Alistair Rolls & Elizabeth Rechniewski (Eds.), Sartre's Nausea : Text, Context, Intertext, (pp. 1-27). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Caffarel, A., Rechniewski, E. (2005). Voices of Fear When is a handover not a handover. 32nd International Systemic Functional Congress ISFC 2005, Australia.

2004

  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). Constructing the Nation in the era of commemoration. Modern Greek Studies conference on Cultural Memory.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). Contempteurs du contingent: Suarès et Sartre¹,. Nausea Today Conference.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). Private lives and National Citizenship: the moral of Marmontel¹s Contes Moraux. workshop Identity and Citizenship in the Art and Literature of Eighteenth Century France.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2004). The Significance Of Aesthetic Prejudice In French Enlightenment Commentaries On Human Variety. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 14(2), 67-83.

2003

  • Rechniewski, E. (2003). References to 'national character' in the Encyclopedie: the western European nations. SVEC, 12, 221-237.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2003). Social representations and causal explanations: a case study in the attribution of blame. Les Cahiers de lARLI, 11, 99-115.

2002

  • Rechniewski, E. (2002). Being French. International Society fo, Wales: University of Wales.
  • Rechniewski, E., Develotte, C. (2002). Expressions de l'identite nationale dans les titres de journaux. In Colette Sabatier, Hanna Malewska and Fabienne Tanon (Eds.), Identites, Acculturation et Alterite, (pp. 273-290). Paris, Budapest and Torino: L'Harmattan.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2002). Imagining the Nation: Representations of France and the French in the Encyclopédie. Australian Society of French Studies Annual International Conference, University of Western Australia.

2001

  • Rechniewski, E. (2001). Change and continuity in Bourdieu's theory of the field of restricted production. Rethinking Creative Processes, , 177-191.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2001). Continuity and change in Bourdieu's theory of the restricted field of cultural production. Rethinking creative processes, : Ads & Adea.
  • Rechniewski, E. (2001). Crise ou absence de crise : un effet de discours. Mots Pluriels, Dec(64), 7-21.
  • Rechniewski, E., Develotte, C., Bethel, L. (2001). Discourse analysis of newspaper headlines: a methodologicalframework for research. The Web Journal of French Media Studies, 4, 1-13.

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