Dr Sonia Wilson

PhD (Queensland), DEA (Paris III - Sorbonne nouvelle), MA (McGill University), BA Hons (Adelaide)
Lecturer
Director, International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies

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. (2017). Personal Effects: Reading the Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2010). Personal effects: reading the journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. London: Legenda. [More Information]

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. (2018). A Room of One's Own? Gender and the voyage immobile in Leila Sebbar's Voyage en Algeries autour de ma chambre. Australian Journal of French Studies, 55(1), 79-93. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2018). Review - Odysseys/Odyssee: Travel Narratives in French/Recits de voyage en francais. Edited by Jeanne M. Garane. French Studies, 72(3), 475-475. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2017). Coming to One's Senses: Diaries and the Materiality of Mourning in Sophie Calle's Rachel, Monique. The European Journal of Life Writing, VI, 62-86. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2017). Turning Train Travel to Account: Locomotion, Femininity, and Diary-Writing in the Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. French Studies, 71(2), 179-195. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2016). The work of collecting: Objects, sociality and self in Leila Sebbar's Lettres parisiennes and Mes Algeries en France. French Cultural Studies, 27(4), 398-411. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2015). Show and Tell: Negotiating Self and Seeing in "Les Photos d'Alix" by Jean Eustache. Life Writing, 12(4), 447-463. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2014). Que mes photos soient dans le quotidien?: The Diary Writing and Photographic Self-Portraiture of Alix Cleo Roubaud. Auto/Biography Studies, 29(2), 249-278. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2006). Reading the Preface to Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal through Rousseau's Confessions. The French Review, 80(1), 140-156.
  • Wilson, S. (2006). Review of Francoise Simonet-Tenant. Le Journal intime. Genre litteraire et ecriture ordinaire, avant-propos de Philippe Lejeune. Paris: Teraedre, 2004. Biography (Honolulu), 29(2), 364-367. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2005). Review of Bland, C. and M. Cross, eds. Gender and Politics in the Age of Letter-Writing, 1750-2000. Ashgate, 2004. Modern and Contemporary France, 13(3), 365-366. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2004). Reading the Details of Dress in Marie Bashkirtselff's Journal intime. Nottingham French Studies, 43(2), 12-23.
  • Wilson, S. (2004). Review of Rythmes pittoresques. Marie Krysinska. Edition critique etablie par Seth Whidden. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2003. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 25(1), 68-70.
  • Wilson, S. (2001). Making An Exhibition Of Oneself In Public: The Preface To Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal Intime. French Studies, LV(4), 485-497.
  • Wilson, S. (1998). Reading (and) the Personal: Preface to Journal d'une jeune fille Second Empire. Australian Journal of French Studies, XXXV (2), 178-188. [More Information]

2018

  • Wilson, S. (2018). A Room of One's Own? Gender and the voyage immobile in Leila Sebbar's Voyage en Algeries autour de ma chambre. Australian Journal of French Studies, 55(1), 79-93. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2018). Review - Odysseys/Odyssee: Travel Narratives in French/Recits de voyage en francais. Edited by Jeanne M. Garane. French Studies, 72(3), 475-475. [More Information]

2017

  • Wilson, S. (2017). Coming to One's Senses: Diaries and the Materiality of Mourning in Sophie Calle's Rachel, Monique. The European Journal of Life Writing, VI, 62-86. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2017). Personal Effects: Reading the Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S. (2017). Turning Train Travel to Account: Locomotion, Femininity, and Diary-Writing in the Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. French Studies, 71(2), 179-195. [More Information]

2016

  • Wilson, S. (2016). The work of collecting: Objects, sociality and self in Leila Sebbar's Lettres parisiennes and Mes Algeries en France. French Cultural Studies, 27(4), 398-411. [More Information]

2015

  • Wilson, S. (2015). Show and Tell: Negotiating Self and Seeing in "Les Photos d'Alix" by Jean Eustache. Life Writing, 12(4), 447-463. [More Information]

2014

  • Wilson, S. (2014). Que mes photos soient dans le quotidien?: The Diary Writing and Photographic Self-Portraiture of Alix Cleo Roubaud. Auto/Biography Studies, 29(2), 249-278. [More Information]

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. [More Information]

2010

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

2006

  • Wilson, S. (2006). Reading the Preface to Marie Bashkirtseff's Journal through Rousseau's Confessions. The French Review, 80(1), 140-156.
  • Wilson, S. (2006). Review of Francoise Simonet-Tenant. Le Journal intime. Genre litteraire et ecriture ordinaire, avant-propos de Philippe Lejeune. Paris: Teraedre, 2004. Biography (Honolulu), 29(2), 364-367. [More Information]

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.
  • Wilson, S. (2005). Review of Bland, C. and M. Cross, eds. Gender and Politics in the Age of Letter-Writing, 1750-2000. Ashgate, 2004. Modern and Contemporary France, 13(3), 365-366. [More Information]

2004

  • Wilson, S. (2004). Reading the Details of Dress in Marie Bashkirtselff's Journal intime. Nottingham French Studies, 43(2), 12-23.
  • Wilson, S. (2004). Review of Rythmes pittoresques. Marie Krysinska. Edition critique etablie par Seth Whidden. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2003. New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 25(1), 68-70.

2001

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

1998

  • Wilson, S. (1998). Reading (and) the Personal: Preface to Journal d'une jeune fille Second Empire. Australian Journal of French Studies, XXXV (2), 178-188. [More Information]

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