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.
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Children on the Boat: The Recuperative Work of Postmemory in Short Fiction of the Vietname..
From author to saint: the appropriations of Victor Hugo and Les Misérables in colonial Vie..
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Vision afropéenne de la cuisine camerounaise dans Soulfood équatoriale de Léonora Miano : genre, mémoire et construction nationale
Tess Do, Charlotte Mackay
Book Chapter | 2019
This article considers the representation of Cameroonian food in the collection of gastronomic short stories (Soulfood équatoriale..
Du potage à l'aigre-doux: pour une lecture dégustative des Trois Parques (1997) de Linda Lê (Sweet and sour soup. For a tasty reading of Les Trois Parques by Linda Lê)
Book Chapter | 2015
French version: Le mélange aigre-doux s'avère être l'une des saveurs vietnamiennes les plus prisées. Or, dans le cadre de l'exil, ..
Food and Crime Fiction: Two Complementary Approaches to the Vietnamese Past in Tran-Nhut's Les travers du docteur Porc
Journal article | Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies
With a series of detective novels set in 17th century Dai-Viet that showcase the traditions, beliefs and customs of an exotic cult..
Lecturer In French
Languages And Linguistics
Nouvelles Etudes Francophones
The Australian Society of French Studies
Women In French
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario
Master of Arts
University of Auckland
Bachelor of Arts (honours)
University of Auckland