Dr Michelle Royer

PhD (UNSW), BA (Paris), MA (Paris)
Senior Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone Tel: 02 9036 9480
Fax Fax: 02 9351 4757

Research interests

  • Films Studies
  • French cinema
  • Film stars studies
  • Socio-political cinema
  • Francophone cinema
  • Feminist film theory
  • Marguerite Duras’ films, novels and autobiographic writing
  • Marguerite Duras and the French media
  • Creative processes

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • French Language (3rd Year Advanced)
  • French cinema
  • Research methodology
  • Honours seminar on French cinema

Supervision - PhD students

  • Annabelle Doherty: ‘French Heritage Film and Cinematic Cultural Memory’.
  • Emme Devonish: ‘Epistemology in literature and film’
  • Kari Hanet: ‘Hollywood remakes French films (1990-2010); the remake as cultural translation?’
  • Miriam Thompson: ‘Rebellious maids in French Film’
  • Valerie Queva: "Melodrama and Trauma: the physic of spectatorship in the cinema of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, David Lynch, Jane Campion, Kathryn Bigelow and Pedro Almodovar.'

Current projects

  • Senescence and cinema
  • Stars in World Cinema

Associations

  • Member of the reading committee, Collection Marguerite Duras, Peter Lang Bruxelles.
  • Australian Representative of the Duras Society in Australia.
  • Editor and project coordinator for the translation and publication of Robert Dessaix's books: A mother's Disgrace, Night Letters, Corfu
  • Project liaison for the publication of Australian literature in French for French publisher 'Le Reflet'
  • Diploma of Editing and Publishing (Sydney 2001)
  • Formerly Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at UNSW (1999-2001)

Selected grants

2006

  • Social suffering as spectacle in French cinema 1995-2005; Royer M; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Bandhauer, A., Royer, M. (2014). Stars in World Cinema (forthcoming). London: IB Tauris.
  • Royer, M. (2003). Corfou. Trouville-sur-mer, France: Le Reflet.
  • Royer, M. (2001). Night letters : lettres de Venise : un voyage en Suisse et en Italie. France: Le Reflet.
  • Grauby, F., Royer, M. (2001). Repenser les processus createurs = Rethinking creative processes. United States: Peter Lang Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Royer, M. (2014). Figures de l'hybridation dans les films de Marguerite Duras. In Florence de Chalonge, Yann Mével, Akiko Ueda (Eds.), Orient(s) de Marguerite Duras, (pp. 191-204). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Royer, M., Thompson, M. (2013). Mobility and Exile in Claire Denis's 35 rhums. In Michael Gott, Thibaut Schilt (Eds.), Open Roads, Closed Borders: The Contemporary French-Language Road Movie, (pp. 187-201). Bristol: Intellect.
  • Royer, M. (2013). The spectator of Duras’s films: the effect of sounds and image (Le Spectateur face au bruissement sonore des films de Marguerite Duras et a ses images). In Jean Cleder (Eds.), Marguerite Duras Cinema (Marguerite Duras le Cinema), (pp. 43-54). Caen, France: Lettres Modernes Minard.
  • Royer, M. (2012). Encounters with the 'Third Age': Benguigui's Inch' Allah dimanche and Beauvoir's Old Age. In Jean-Pierre Boule and Ursula Tidd (Eds.), Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective, (pp. 123-134). Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  • Royer, M. (2011). The hijacking of a Genre: French Female Film-makers and the Road Movie. In Maggie Allison and Angela Kershaw (Eds.), Parcours de Femmes: Twenty Years of women in French, (pp. 243-256). Bern: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers.
  • Royer, M. (2009). Writing, the writing self and the cinema of Marguerite Duras. In Rosanna Maule, Julie Beaulieu (Eds.), In the dark room: Marguerite Duras and cinema, (pp. 157-171). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Royer, M. (2007). Du paratexte au cinema: la poeitique durassienne et sa mise en scene. In Bernard Alazet (Eds.), Marguerite Duras: ecriture, ecritures, (pp. 169-180). Paris, France: Minard.
  • Royer, M. (2004). Le Bordeaux Et Le Bouffi(E): Duras à table. In John West-Sooby (Eds.), Consuming Culture: The Arts of the French Table, (pp. 88-98). Cranbury: Monash Romance Studies/University of Delaware Press.
  • Royer, M. (2002). L'écriture du vécu: l'oeuvre paralittéraire de Marguerite Duras. In Stella Harbey and Kate Ince (Eds.), Duras, femme du siecle, (pp. 73-86). Netherlands: Rodopi.

Journals

  • Royer, M. (2010). National cinemas and transcultural mappings: the case of France. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 20(1), 139-148.
  • Royer, M. (2008). The Cosmopolitanization of French Cinema. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 18(2), 107-117.
  • Royer, M. (2007). Shame and Gaze: Embodied Social Suffering and the Spectator's Gaze in Contemporary French Cinema. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(2), 172-180.
  • Royer, M. (2007). Spatial Opposition and the Gendered Spectacle of Social Suffering in French Films. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(1), 141-150.
  • Royer, M. (2006). Shaping and Reshaping WWII: French Cinema and The National Past. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 16(2), 181-190.
  • Royer, M. (2003). Marguerite Duras. Carnet Austral.
  • Boothroyd, N., Royer, M. (2003). Robert Dessaix's Journey into French. Southerly, 63(1 (spring 2003)), 95-102.
  • Royer, M. (2002). L’Inde romancee. L’Inde dans le genre romanesque depuis 1947. Carnet Austral, Sept 2002, 20-22.

Conferences

  • Royer, M., Grauby, F. (2012). Collaborative teaching in language departments: Benefits and pitfalls. LCNAU National Colloquium 2011 - The Next Step: Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities, Sydney, Australia: LCNAU (Languages & Cultures Network for Australian Universities).
  • Royer, M. (2011). Atelier Cinema: Enseigner le cinema dans le cadre du fle. Le Francais et la diversite francophone en asie- pacifique, 2eme Congres de la Commission Asie-Pacifique (FIPF 2010), Krakow, Poland: Drukarnia Cyfrowa EIKON PLUS.
  • Royer, M. (2008). Féminisme, écriture féminine at féminin dans la parole publique de Marguerite Duras. Marguerite Duras et la pensée contemporaine / Marguerite Duras and Contemporary Thought, Gothenburg, Sweden: Goteborg University.

2014

  • Royer, M. (2014). Figures de l'hybridation dans les films de Marguerite Duras. In Florence de Chalonge, Yann Mével, Akiko Ueda (Eds.), Orient(s) de Marguerite Duras, (pp. 191-204). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Bandhauer, A., Royer, M. (2014). Stars in World Cinema (forthcoming). London: IB Tauris.

2013

  • Royer, M., Thompson, M. (2013). Mobility and Exile in Claire Denis's 35 rhums. In Michael Gott, Thibaut Schilt (Eds.), Open Roads, Closed Borders: The Contemporary French-Language Road Movie, (pp. 187-201). Bristol: Intellect.
  • Royer, M. (2013). The spectator of Duras’s films: the effect of sounds and image (Le Spectateur face au bruissement sonore des films de Marguerite Duras et a ses images). In Jean Cleder (Eds.), Marguerite Duras Cinema (Marguerite Duras le Cinema), (pp. 43-54). Caen, France: Lettres Modernes Minard.

2012

  • Royer, M., Grauby, F. (2012). Collaborative teaching in language departments: Benefits and pitfalls. LCNAU National Colloquium 2011 - The Next Step: Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities, Sydney, Australia: LCNAU (Languages & Cultures Network for Australian Universities).
  • Royer, M. (2012). Encounters with the 'Third Age': Benguigui's Inch' Allah dimanche and Beauvoir's Old Age. In Jean-Pierre Boule and Ursula Tidd (Eds.), Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective, (pp. 123-134). Oxford: Berghahn Books.

2011

  • Royer, M. (2011). Atelier Cinema: Enseigner le cinema dans le cadre du fle. Le Francais et la diversite francophone en asie- pacifique, 2eme Congres de la Commission Asie-Pacifique (FIPF 2010), Krakow, Poland: Drukarnia Cyfrowa EIKON PLUS.
  • Royer, M. (2011). The hijacking of a Genre: French Female Film-makers and the Road Movie. In Maggie Allison and Angela Kershaw (Eds.), Parcours de Femmes: Twenty Years of women in French, (pp. 243-256). Bern: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers.

2010

  • Royer, M. (2010). National cinemas and transcultural mappings: the case of France. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 20(1), 139-148.

2009

  • Royer, M. (2009). Writing, the writing self and the cinema of Marguerite Duras. In Rosanna Maule, Julie Beaulieu (Eds.), In the dark room: Marguerite Duras and cinema, (pp. 157-171). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.

2008

  • Royer, M. (2008). Féminisme, écriture féminine at féminin dans la parole publique de Marguerite Duras. Marguerite Duras et la pensée contemporaine / Marguerite Duras and Contemporary Thought, Gothenburg, Sweden: Goteborg University.
  • Royer, M. (2008). The Cosmopolitanization of French Cinema. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 18(2), 107-117.

2007

  • Royer, M. (2007). Du paratexte au cinema: la poeitique durassienne et sa mise en scene. In Bernard Alazet (Eds.), Marguerite Duras: ecriture, ecritures, (pp. 169-180). Paris, France: Minard.
  • Royer, M. (2007). Shame and Gaze: Embodied Social Suffering and the Spectator's Gaze in Contemporary French Cinema. Australian Journal of French Studies, 44(2), 172-180.
  • Royer, M. (2007). Spatial Opposition and the Gendered Spectacle of Social Suffering in French Films. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 17(1), 141-150.

2006

  • Royer, M. (2006). Shaping and Reshaping WWII: French Cinema and The National Past. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 16(2), 181-190.

2004

  • Royer, M. (2004). Le Bordeaux Et Le Bouffi(E): Duras à table. In John West-Sooby (Eds.), Consuming Culture: The Arts of the French Table, (pp. 88-98). Cranbury: Monash Romance Studies/University of Delaware Press.

2003

  • Royer, M. (2003). Corfou. Trouville-sur-mer, France: Le Reflet.
  • Royer, M. (2003). Marguerite Duras. Carnet Austral.
  • Boothroyd, N., Royer, M. (2003). Robert Dessaix's Journey into French. Southerly, 63(1 (spring 2003)), 95-102.

2002

  • Royer, M. (2002). L'écriture du vécu: l'oeuvre paralittéraire de Marguerite Duras. In Stella Harbey and Kate Ince (Eds.), Duras, femme du siecle, (pp. 73-86). Netherlands: Rodopi.
  • Royer, M. (2002). L’Inde romancee. L’Inde dans le genre romanesque depuis 1947. Carnet Austral, Sept 2002, 20-22.

2001

  • Royer, M. (2001). Night letters : lettres de Venise : un voyage en Suisse et en Italie. France: Le Reflet.
  • Grauby, F., Royer, M. (2001). Repenser les processus createurs = Rethinking creative processes. United States: Peter Lang Publishing.

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