I was invited on the Distinguished Visitor Programme at the University of Queensland during August and September 2018. While there I gave a number of talks: an undergraduate lecture on the film Karmen Geï; a postgraduate masterclass entitled ‘From the musical moment to the crystal-song in some recent Hollywood films’; a public lecture on ‘(Re)viewing French cinema’ (the featured image for this news item), and a workshop for the ‘Studies in Culture’ research cluster to foster a collaborative approach to research culture across the various language groups of the School.
I then went to Melbourne to give a talk on ‘The crystal-song in contemporary French cinema’ to the Melbourne Screen Studies group, and on to the University of Adelaide where the Department of French was celebrating their hundredth anniversary. I gave a public Lecture on ‘(Re)viewing French cinema’ and an English & Creative Writing seminar entitled ‘From the musical moment to the crystal-song in some recent Hollywood films’.
Nadine was also working, but we managed to find the time to visit Uluru.