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Dr

Tess Do

Lecturer In French
Languages And Linguistics
Francophone literature
Food
Identity
Indochina
Postcolonialism
Exoticism
Crime Fiction
Migration
Vietnamese Diaspora
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Dr

Tess Do

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Cultural Studies
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Dr

Tess Do

 

Tess Do started her academic career at Griffith University and the University of Queensland – where she completed her postdoctoral study – before joining the French Department at the University of Melbourne in 2001. She has published extensively on Francophone writers and film directors, focusing on crime fiction and the areas of food and cultural heritage, in particular, the role food, war and memory play in the post-colonial migrant experience.

While her main research is concerned with authors of Vietnamese origin, namely Linda Lê, Anna Moï, Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut (France), Jean Vanmai (New Caledonia), Kim Thuy (Canada), Nam Lê (Australia) and Le Hoang (Vietnam), she has also written on authors from other cultural backgrounds, such as, Azouz Begag (Algeria), Béatrix Beck (Belgium) and Leonora Miano (Cameroun). She is currently undertaking two research projects: the history of the Tonkinese indentured labourers in New Caledonia in relation to the translation into English of Jean Vanmai’s novel Chan Dang (1980); and the visual expression of trauma in Clément Baloup’s graphic novels on the Vietnam Wars and the diasporic Viet-Kieu communities.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In French

Languages And Linguistics

Member

Nouvelles Etudes Francophones

Secretary

The Australian Society of French Studies

Member

Women In French

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Western Ontario

Master of Arts

University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts (honours)

University of Auckland