About Dr Françoise Grauby

Dr Françoise Grauby’s research interests include: French nineteenth century and twentieth literature (from Romantism to Symbolism); Camus; Guibert and AIDS Literature; Body in Literature and Medecine; Popular Culture and Detective Novels; Literature and Visual Arts; Creativity and Creative Processes.

Dr Françoise Grauby, Postgraduate Research Coordinator in French Studies, draws on methods associated with literary criticism, discourse analysis, sociology and history in her cross-disciplinary research on nineteenth century and twentieth century literature. A researcher and an author of novels, Dr Grauby is currently working on a project about the theory and implications of creative writing classes in France and another project on writing and creativity. She recently completed a study on ‘Autofiction as Body-Art in French narratives’. Dr Grauby is currently supervising a PhD on ‘The Representation of French Colonial Art in Postcolonial France’. She has previously supervised postgraduate research projects on the Creative Processes of Marcel Proust (A la Recherche du temps perdu), Representations of Australia in French Nineteenth Century Popular Literature; George Sand.

Selected publications

Books
  • Françoise Grauby, La création mythique à l'époque du Symbolisme, Histoire, analyse et interprétations des mythes fondamentaux de la littérature symboliste, Nizet, Paris, 1994.
  • Françoise Grauby, Le Corps de l'artiste, Lyon, PUL, 2001.
  • Françoise Grauby, Un cheval piaffe en moi, Paris, Editions Maurice Nadeau, 2004.
  • Françoise Grauby, Les Iles, Paris, Editions Maurice Nadeau, 2007.
Book Chapters
  • Françoise Grauby, “Un(e) artiste de la faim: Valérie Valère et Le Pavillon des Enfants fous (1978)”, Consuming Culture: The Arts of the French Table, Newark: University of Delaware Press, pp. 99-107, 2004.
  • Françoise Grauby, “La ‘maison de verre’: utopies corporelles et arts de guérir dans Le Protocole Compassionnel d'Hervé Guibert”, Nowhere is Perfect, French and Francophone Utopias/Dystopias, Newark: University of Delaware Press, pp. 211-227, 2008.
Recent Journal Articles
  • Françoise Grauby, "La vie en noir : le discours célibataire dans Plateforme de Michel Houellebecq (2001)", New Zealand Journal of French Studies, Vol. 24, n°2, November, pp. 29-42, 2003.
  • Françoise Grauby, “Le parfum de l’homme en noir’: Mallarmé et La Dernière Mode”, Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. XLI, nº1, pp. 102-119, 2004.
  • Françoise Grauby, “Force mentale; Fabio Mentale: Total Khéops au risque de la psychanalyse”, Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. XLIII, nº1, January-April 2006, pp. 33-47, 2006.
  • Françoise Grauby, “Le spectacle de mon squelette: la leçon d’anatomie d’Hervé Guibert”, Embodying Words and Images (contributing ed.), Australian Journal of French Studies, Volume XLIV, Number 2, pp. 116-131, 2007.
  • Françoise Grauby, “De ‘Ceci n’est pas un corps’ à ‘Ceci est mon corps’: le body-art de Catherine Millet”, Nottingham French Studies, vol. 47, Nº1, Spring, pp. 61-74, 2008.