Journals and publications

Below are some journals related to French studies published in Australia.

Australian Journal of French Studies

The Australian Journal of French Studies is an international, fully refereed journal devoted to French literature, culture, society and history. The journal encourages new theoretical engagements and particularly welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. Articles are published in English and French. The majority of numbers are focussed on a specific theme, but numbers on miscellaneous topics will usually be published annually.

Forthcoming and planned numbers:
- Utopismes français
- Le Corps mis en mots/Embodying Words
- Imagining the Nation
- The Flâneur since Baudelaire

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Essays in French Literature and Culture

Founded in 1963 Essays in French Literature and Culture is a scholarly, refereed journal published by the French programme at the University of Western Australia. Its current Managing Editor is Prof. Hélène Jaccomard, and its Associate Editor is A/Prof. Bonnie Thomas.

Each of its yearly issues covers a particular theme relevant to French and Francophone literatures and cultures, and reflecting current intellectual, cultural and literary debates. Essays also includes a miscellaneous section of articles not fitting in the issue’s theme and, occasionally, creative pieces, such as poetry or interviews. The journal published articles in French or in English and proposals can be sent to the Editors (

Recent themes have included Foreign? Writing in French (2008), Sports (2009), Landscape and Memory (2010 and 2011), The Paratext (2012) and Playtime (2013). Future themes will include WWI and its actors ( 2014) and the Congolese Diaspora (2015).
Indexed in the Thomson Citation Index, the journal is available both in print and online via Informit and Proquest.

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French History and Civilization

The George Rudé Society edits a journal every two years: French History and Civilization: Papers from the George Rudé Seminar.

The first issue is available online at
It is also available as a printed journal. For more information see :

Carnet austral

Carnet Austral is a twice-yearly bulletin issued on behalf of the Australian Society for French Studies. Contributions (up to 2500 words, in English or French) are invited on all areas of French Studies. These may reflect ongoing concerns about the discipline, suggest new approaches and insights into literary, cultural, historical or linguistic matters, raise theoretical, pedagogical or experimental issues. Carnet austral also welcome reviews of books of interest to the Society’s membership, and particularly of those published in Australia.

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Explorations is a bulletin devoted to the study of Franco-Australian links. It is published twice a year and is distributed free of charge to the members of the Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations (ISFAR).

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Mots pluriels

Mots Pluriels was an electronic journal published from 1996 up to 2003. The archives are still available at:

Dernière modification : 03/03/2014

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