Dr Sophie Patrick

Lecturer in French - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Sophie Patrick

Phone: +61 6773 4314

Email: spatric7@une.edu.au

Biography

Raised in New Zealand, Sophie completed a BA (Hons) and an MA in French at the University of Auckland, going on to pursue a PhD in French at the University of Western Australia. Prior to working at UNE, Sophie taught English at Université Jean Moulin Lyon III in Lyon, France, and then French language at UWA.

Her research interests include dystopian literature, social issues in literature, and French author Michel Houellebecq; these are reflected in her doctoral thesis which focused on declinism and dystopia in Houellebecq’s novels. She also has an interest in medieval French literature.

Qualifications

MA in French (University of Auckland)
BA Hons in French (University of Auckland)

Memberships

Australian Sociey for French Studies

Teaching Areas

French language
20th and 21st century French literature

Research Interests

Michel Houellebecq
Dystopian literature
Declinism
Social issues in contemporary literature
Medieval French literature

Publications

“Michel Houellebecq’s Pre-1968 Nostalgia and Imagined Futures”, in Essays in French Literature and Culture (forthcoming, 2018).

“Nihilism, Declinism and Conflict Avoidance in the Novels of Michel Houellebecq”, in Essays in French Literature and Culture (2016).

“Attention Economy in the Novels of Michel Houellebecq”, in Limina Journal (2014).