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Visiting Fellow

2018 Visiting Fellow at The University of Melbourne

Each year in conjunction with The University of Melbourne, The Mangold Trust funds the appointment of a visiting scholar at the University.

Due to unanticipated circumstances, it has not been possible to finalise arrangements for a Visiting Fellow in 2018, and no Scholar has been appointed. However, the Trust and the University are working towards the engagement of a 2019 Visiting Fellow.

2017 Visiting Fellow

The 2017 Visiting Fellow was distinguished literary scholar, Professor Jean-Marie Roulin, Professor of Literature at the University of Lyon (Saint-Étienne campus), France.


Professor Jean-Marie Roulin stayed in Melbourne from Sunday, 10 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017, and was hosted at Ormond College. At The University of Melbourne he was given an office in Babel Building. During his stay, he gave lectures, met students at the University and at Ormond College, and discussed with colleagues of the French studies section and of School of Languages and Linguistics. Professor Roulin also visited Sydney University for three days, where he gave two lectures and met the colleagues of the French program.

Professor Jean-Marie Roulin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and an “HDR” from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Having taught in Switzerland and the United States, he is now Professor of Literature at the University of Lyon and a member of the CNRS research team IHRIM.

On Tuesday 26th September, Professor Roulin delivered the annual Walter Mangold Lecture at the University of Melbourne, on the topic: “Languages for Liberty: Figuring Revolutions, Resisting Oppression.”


CLICK HERE for Professor Roulin's reflections on his visiting fellowship.

Previous Walter Mangold Visiting Scholars

The 2016 Walter Mangold Visiting Fellow was Professor Saúl Sosnowski, Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, USA. Professor Sosnowski, who is founding editor of the literary journal, Hispamérica, presented the 2016 Walter Mangold Lecture "Just Words:.and then the Tower Crumbled" [A video recording of the lecture can be viewed on the University of Melbourne's website.]

Click here to read Professor Sosnowski's reflection on his time in Melbourne.

The 2015 Walter Mangold Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne was Professor Ryuko Kubota, from the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Professor Kubota's research interests include the education of language-teachers, particularlty in the Japanese language; and the pedagogies of teaching and learning second or foreign languages in multi-lingual societies.

In 2014, the visiting scholar was Professor Allen James Grieco, Senior Research Associate at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy, an expert in the cultural history of food and wine.

The 2013 Mangold Visiting Fellow was the internationally recognised Indonesian writer, journalist and social commentator, Seno Gumira Ajidarma.

2012 - Professor Mary Louise Pratt, Silver Professor and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University.

2011 - Professor Hsien-Hao Sebastian Liao, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2010 - Professor Shuhei Hosokawa from the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies in Japan.

2009 - Professor Yong Zhao, the Director of the Center of Technology and Teaching and Director of the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence at the University of Michigan.