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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Nottingham - UK, 08/07/1998
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Nottingham - UK

Research

Research keywords

  • Boris Vian
  • Fetishism
  • Twentieth- and Twenty-first-century Literature

Research expertise

Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature; Boris Vian; Fetishism

Languages

  • French

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200500Literary Studies100

Appointments

President
The Australian Society for French Studies (Australia)
01/12/2013
Member of Editorial Board
The Australian Journal of French Studies (Australia)
01/10/2013

Awards

Carrick Citation

2007Carrick citation for outstanding contributions to student learning
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Carrick citation for outstanding contributions to student learning

Research Award.

2007Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence for the Faculty of Education and Arts
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence for the Faculty of Education and Arts

Teaching Citation

2007Vice-Chancellor's citation for outstanding contributions to student learning
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Vice-Chancellor's citation for outstanding contributions to student learning

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Existentialism
  • French language
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Rolls AC, West-Sooby J, Fornasiero J, If I Say "If": The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, 409 (2014) [A3]
2014Rolls A, Paris and the Fetish, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 181 (2014)
2011Rolls AC, Vuaille-Barcan M-LJ, Masking Strategies: Unwrapping the French Paratext, Peter Lang, Bern, 194 (2011) [A3]
2011McCormack J, Pratt M, Rolls AC, Hexagonal Variations: Diversity, Plurality and Reinvention in Contemporary France, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 469 (2011) [A3]
2009Rolls AC, Walker D, French and American Noir: Dark Crossings, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 229 (2009) [A1]
2009Rolls AC, Mostly French: French (In) Detective Fiction, Peter Lang, Bern, Switzerland, 204 (2009) [A3]
2005Rolls AC, Rechniewski E, Sartre's Nausea: Text, Context, Intertext, Rodopi, Amsterdam ; New York, 213 (2005) [A3]
1999Rolls A, The Flight of the Angels: Intertextuality in Four Novels by Boris Vian, Rodopi, Amsterdam; Atlanta, The Netherlands and US (1999) [A1]
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Chapter (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Rolls AC, Fornasiero J, West-Sooby J, 'Boris Vian: A Life in Paradox', If I say 'If': The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide 1-12 (2014) [B1]
2014Rolls AC, 'Re-Reading Vian: A Poetics of Partial Disclosure', If I say "If": The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide 47-61 (2014) [B1]
2014Rolls AC, 'Paris as Rewrite: Getting Away with it in Leo Malet's XVe Arrondissement', Rewriting Wrongs: French Crime Fiction and the Palimpsest, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle, UK 81-94 (2014)
2012Rolls AC, 'From wolf to wolf-man: Foreignness and self-alterity in Fred Vargas's L'Homme a l'envers', The Foreign in International Crime Fiction: Transcultural Representations, Continuum, London 112-123 (2012) [B1]
2011Rolls AC, Vuaille-Barcan M-LJ, 'Postface: Paratextuality, self-alterity and the becoming-text', Masking Strategies: Unwrapping the French Paratext, Peter Lang, Bern 159-185 (2011) [B1]
2011Rolls AC, 'The striptease at the dead heart of Douglas Kennedy's Piège nuptial or how to be a bit French around the edges', Masking Strategies: Unwrapping the French Paratext, Peter Lang, Bern 47-67 (2011) [B1]
2011Rolls AC, 'Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: The nauseous art of adaptation', Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Sartrean Perspective, Berghahn Books, New York 175-190 (2011) [B1]
2011Pratt M, Rolls AC, 'Variations on the hexagon: getting the measure of culture change in contemporary France', Hexagonal Variations: Diversity, Plurality and Reinvention in Contemporary France, Rodopi, Amsterdam 21-42 (2011) [B1]
2011Rolls AC, Pratt M, 'Introduction: Unwrapping the French paratext', Masking Strategies: Unwrapping the French Paratext, Peter Lang, Bern 1-12 (2011) [B1]
2009Rolls AC, 'An uncertain space: (Dis-)locating the Frenchness of French and Australian detective fiction', Mostly French: French (In) Detective Fiction, Peter Lang, Bern 19-51 (2009) [B1]
2009Rolls AC, 'Interrogating the idea of national detective fictions, or French detective fiction: What other type is there?', Mostly French: French (In) Detective Fiction, Peter Lang, Bern 1-15 (2009) [B1]
2009Rolls AC, 'Reading and writing the primal crime scene: Fred Vargas's Dans les bois eternels', Mostly French: French (In) Detective Fiction, Peter Lang, Bern 175-191 (2009) [B1]
2008Rolls AC, 'Spleen noir: Images de Marianne dans les petits poemes en prose de Leo Malet et Frederic Cathala', France and Australia face to face = Australie/France regards croises, Les Indes Savantes, Paris, France 143-160 (2008) [B1]
2005Rolls AC, Rechniewski E, 'Uprooting the Chestnut Tree: Nausea Today', Sartre's Nausea : Text, Context, Intertext, Rodopi, Amsterdam 213 (2005) [B1]
2005Rolls AC, 'Seduction, Pleasure and a Laying of Hands: A Hands-on Reading of Sartre's Nausea', Sartre's Nausea : Text, Context, Intertext, Rodopi, Amsterdam 213 (2005) [B1]
2001Rolls A, 'Boris Vian''s Je voudrais pas crever: The Breaking of the Spine''', , Peter Lang 249-262 (2001) [B1]
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Journal article (39 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Sitbon C, Rolls AC, Vuaille-Barcan ML, 'Retelling the Vernon Sullivan Hoax, Or What has been Neglected in the Telling: Why People Do Not Care About Elles se rendent pas compte (1950)', Literature and Aesthetics, 23 38-53 (2014) [C1]
2014Hainge G, Rolls A, 'The Larrikin as Hero (in French Studies)', Australian Journal of French Studies, 51 269-280 (2014) [C1]
2014Vuaille-Barcan M-L, Sitbon C, Rolls A, 'Jeux textuels et paratextuels dans J'irai cracher sur vos tombes: Au-delà du canular', Romance Studies, 32 16-26 (2014) [C1]
2014Rolls AC, 'Smoking in Arcadia, or Barry Maitland's embodied folly: Re-opening the Case of The Malcontenta', The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 3 105-119 (2014) [C1]
2013Rolls A, 'Intertextuality as translatability: Regimenting space (for French translation) in Barry Maitland's la malcontenta', Australian Journal of French Studies, 50 189-205 (2013) [C1]
2013Fornasiero J, Rolls A, Vuaille-Barcan M-L, West-Sooby J, 'The practices of translation', Australian Journal of French Studies, 50 153-156 (2013) [C1]
2013Rolls A, Sitbon C, 'Traduit de l'américain from Poe to the Série Noire: Baudelaire's greatest hoax?', Modern and Contemporary France, 21 37-53 (2013) [C1]
2012Buzzi OP, Grimes SB, Rolls AC, 'Writing for the discipline in the discipline?', Teaching in Higher Education, 17 479-484 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: OLIVIER BUZZI

2012Vuaille-Barcan M-LJ, Rolls AC, 'De Cul-de-sac a Piege nuptial: Les avatars d'un texte et de ses paratextes', Essays in French Literature and Culture, 49 117-134 (2012) [C1]
2012Hughes N, Rolls AC, 'Blended learning and disciplinarity: Negotiating connections in French Studies in regional universities', The Language Learning Journal, 40 293-305 (2012) [C1]
2012Rolls AC, 'Conspectus interruptus: Dirty Harry and the trouble in the Fillmore district', The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 1 125-136 (2012) [C1]
2011Rolls AC, 'French studies and creative writing: Writing self and other Any where out of the world', Australian Journal of French Studies, 48 323-336 (2011) [C1]
2011Rolls AC, 'Camus's Algerian in Paris: A prose poetic reading of L'Étranger', Sophia, 50 527-541 (2011) [C1]
2011Rolls AC, 'Boris Vian's Eternal Sunshine, or the truth about mother's textuality', Forum for Modern Language Studies, 47 289-303 (2011) [C1]
2010Rolls AC, 'Jacques Prevert's queer acts of speech, or, an apologia for a postmodern curriculum', Nebula, 7.1-7.2 220-240 (2010) [C1]
2010Rolls AC, 'L'elegante de la rue lepic: A new look for une passante', Contemporary French Civilization, 34 91-107 (2010) [C1]
2009Rolls AC, 'C'est en se deguisant qu'on devient Boris Vian: J'irai cracher sur vos tombes et al 'bonne litterature erotique latine'', Europe: Revue Litteraire Mensuelle, 87 50-60 (2009) [C1]
2009Rolls AC, 'Retrieving the exiled reference: Fred Vargas's Fetishization of ancient legend', Romance Studies, 27 133-144 (2009) [C1]
2009Rolls AC, Vuaille-Barcan M-LJ, 'Une seule ou plusieurs femmes-truies? Une lecture virtualisante de Truismes de Marie Darrieussecq', Australian Journal of French Studies, 46 31-44 (2009) [C1]
2008Rolls AC, Vuaille-Barcan M-LJ, 'How relevant is relevance? Weighing the relative value of relevance and situatedness against disciplinary integrity in the teaching of French in Australian universities', The International Journal of Learning, 15 55-62 (2008) [C1]
2008Rolls AC, 'What does it mean? Contemplating Rita and desiring dead bodies in two short stories by Raymond Carver', Literature & Aesthetics: The Journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics, 18 88-106 (2008) [C1]
2007Rolls AC, 'Fetishising the Parisian Text-scape in Frederic Cathala's L''Arbalete: La Vraie Vie Commence', AUMLA - Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 111-129 (2007) [C1]
2006Rolls AC, 'Throwing Caution to the French Wind: Peter Cheyney's Success Overseas in 1945', Australian Journal of French Studies, 43 35-47 (2006) [C1]
2006Vuaille-Barcan M-LJ, Rolls AC, ''Merde a la fin! L'ecrivain, c'est vous ou c'est moi?': Jeux de roles dans Hygiene de l'assassin d'Amelie Nothomb', Essays in French Literature, 255-270 (2006) [C1]
2005Rolls AC, 'Silk or nylon: Boris Vian, leg fetishism and the American way', Aumla-Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 93-108 (2005) [C1]
2004Rolls AC, 'Of Mice and Murder: Playing Cat and mouse with Boris Vian's L'Ecume des jours', Australian Journal of French Studies, 26 48-58 (2004) [C1]
2004Rolls AC, 'Into Or Out Of The Metro? - Defining A Carrollinian space In Raymond Queneau And Louis Malle's Zazie Dans Le Metro', Nottingham French Studies, 43 11-22 (2004) [C1]
2004Rolls AC, 'L'Art De Voyager Sans Quitter Paris: Du Passage De L'Opera Jusqu'Au Desert D'Exopotamie', New Zealand Journal of French Studies, 25 26-40 (2004) [C1]
2004Rolls AC, Woodgate KB, 'Mercutio's Dance: Aspects of Inversion in Luhrmann's Film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet', Inter-Cultural Studies, 4 65-79 (2004) [C1]
2004Rolls AC, 'In Olden Days a Glimpse of Stocking: Fashion, Fetishism and Modernity in Boris Vian's L'Ecume des jours', French Cultural Studies, 15 99-113 (2004) [C1]
2003Rolls AC, ''Je Suis comme une truie qui broute': une lecture pomologique de Truismes de Marie Darrieussecq', Romanic Review, 92 479-490 (2003) [C1]
2003Rolls AC, 'Capitaine Coq: Imaginary Journeys in Boris Vian's L'Automne de Pekin', Les Cahiers de l'ARLI, Special Edition 85-97 (2003) [C1]
2003Rolls AC, 'Priere de relire >', Poesie 2003, 96 35-41 (2003) [C1]
2003Rolls AC, ''This Lovely, Sweet Refrain': Reading the Fiction Back Into Nausea', Literature and Aesthetics, 13 57-72 (2003) [C1]
2002Rolls AC, 'Changing the Tide and the Tidings of Change: Robert Drewe's the Drowner', Southerly, 62 154-167 (2002) [C1]
2001Rolls AC, ''No Milk Today: (Un)dressing Fashions and (Ad)dressing Motifs in a Photograph by Christophe Mourthe'', Inter-Cultural Studies, 1, no.2 62-75 (2001) [C1]
2001Rolls AC, ''Une lecture visuelle du boucher Tusco d'Annie Mignard : La nouvelle comme toile'', Essays in French Literature, 38 158-171 (2001) [C1]
2000Rolls AC, 'Boris Vian's 'L'Ecume des jours': The Pulls of Froth and Days', Nottingham French Studies, 39:2 202-212 (2000) [C1]
1998Rolls A, 'Boris Vian's L'Arrache-coeur: The Heart Snatched Back'', Australian Journal of French Studies, 35 369-375 (1998) [C1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$19,106

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2014 (2 grants)

Australian Society for French Studies, Melbourne, Australia, 3 - 6 December 2014$690
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$69020142014
GNo:G1401206

Why Crime Fiction Matters, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 21 November 2014 $400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40020142014
GNo:G1401335

2009 (1 grants)

Aust society for French Studies Annual Conference, UQ, 15-17 July 2009$510
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51020092009
GNo:G0190238

2007 (1 grants)

Colloque Boris Vian (CERACC)$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187511

2006 (1 grants)

Australian Society for French Studies 11-13 July 2006$885
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$88520062006
GNo:G0186584

2005 (1 grants)

'Here's Looking at You: France/Australia', 3-5 October 2005$2,012
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,01220052005
GNo:G0185215

2004 (1 grants)

Visit of Prof Lawrence Schehr, 12 June 2004 to 24 July 2004$4,131
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,13120042004
GNo:G0183863

2003 (1 grants)

1. Australian Society for French Studies 2003 / 2. Making an Appearance: Fashion, Dress and Consumption, Queensland, Australia, 7-9 & 10-11 July, 2003$615
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$61520032003
GNo:G0182913

2002 (1 grants)

Literary reflections of ambiguous attitude towards modernization in post-war Paris: Boris Vian and fetishism$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020022002
GNo:G0182021

2001 (1 grants)

Fragments or Mosaic? Language and Cultural Diversity in a Post-Babel World, Melbourne 13 October 2001$363
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Alistair Rolls
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$36320012001
GNo:G0181470
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.15
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.05

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Cultural Studies)Co-SupervisorThe Return of the 1920s
20112015PhD (English)Co-SupervisorWatermark: a Liminal Approach to Autobiographical Short Fiction
20112015PhD (Modern Languages)Principal SupervisorThe Hoaxer Hoaxed: Expanding Literary Hoax Theory
20082012M Philosophy (English)Co-SupervisorLiving Like Common People

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (Modern Language)Principal SupervisorGeorges Simenon and the Terrain Vague: Indirect Representations of War
2014PhD (Modern Languages)Principal SupervisorThe Use of Multi-Dimensional Compensation Strategies from Functionalist and Artistic Translation Perspectives - The Contemporary Australian Novel Stepper by Brian Castro: A Case Study
2014PhD (Classics)Co-SupervisorMarguerite Yourcenar: A Quest for Ataraxia; a Locus Amoenus Hindered by Absence and Presence
2014PhD (Modern Languages)Principal SupervisorBORIS VIAN: (non) CONFORMIST. The Translation of Two Collections of Short Stories in a Theoretical Context
2012PhD (Modern Languages)Principal SupervisorRené Maran's Batouala, Jazz-Text
2012PhD (Modern Languages)Principal SupervisorPleasures of the Text: Readings in Contemporary French Fiction
2012PhD (Modern Languages)Principal SupervisorTraduction du Maître des âmes d'Irène Némrovsky
2010M Creative Arts (English) [R]Principal SupervisorThe Gothic Meets the Weird: A Critical Analysis of Charlie Cheesegrater: A Weird Tale and Its Influences
2010PhD (English)Sole SupervisorOutsiders
2009PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Co-SupervisorState and Church Involvement in Aboriginal Reserves, Missions and Stations in New South Wales, 1900 -1975 and a translation into French of John Ramsland, Custodians of the Soil. A History of Aboriginal-European Relationships in the Manning Valley of New South Wales. Taree: Greater Taree City Council, 2001
2008PhD (English)Co-SupervisorMarriages, Microscopes and Missions: Three Women in Postwar Australia
2007PhD (Modern Languages)Co-SupervisorIn Search of Mother: Jungian Reading of Selected Works of Tanizaki Jun'Ichiro
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Associate Professor Alistair Rolls

Work Phone(02) 4921 5559
Fax(02) 4921 6949
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaFrench
Office
MCG33,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/alistair-rolls