Dr Sarah French

Lecturer in Higher Education

Melbourne CSHE

Sarah French is a Lecturer in Higher Education and Project Manager at the Melbourne CSHE. She coordinates the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research, the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership and the Melbourne CSHE's suite of professional development programs for graduate researchers. As Project Manager, she undertakes research projects that focus on contemporary issues in higher education and explore innovative approaches to higher education policy and practice.

Sarah is an interdisciplinary researcher with research interests spanning the fields of higher education, theatre and performance, cinema and gender studies. She has published widely in the areas of feminist theatre and performance, film and philosophy, television studies and higher education.

Recent publications

Books

French, S. 2017. Staging Queer Feminisms: Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance 2005-2015. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

James, R., S. French & P. Kelly. 2017. Visions for Australian Tertiary Education. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne.

Book Chapters

French, S. 2017. ‘Neoliberal postfeminism, neo-burlesque, and the politics of affect in the performances of Moira Finucane,in Elin Diamond, Denise Varney and Candice Amich (eds.), Performance, Feminism and Affect in Neoliberal Times. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

French, S. P. Kelly and R. James. 2017. ‘Futures for Australian Tertiary Education: Developing an integrated, coherent policy vision,’ in Richard James, Sarah French and Paula Kelly (eds.), Visions for Australian Tertiary Education. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne.

French, S & James, R. 2016. ‘Chapter 38: Australian Higher Education,’ in Christopher S. Collins, Molly N.N. Lee, John N. Hawkins and Deane E. Neubauer (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.583-595.

Journal Articles

Aston, R., Mulhern, T.D., Ginsberg, R. and French, S. 2018 (in press) ‘The Performing Sciences.’ Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (2018).

French, S. 2018. ‘Talkin’ up to the White Woman’: Intersections of race and gender in Hot Brown Honey.’ Contemporary Theatre Review 28 (3): 320-331.

French, S & Kennedy, G. 2017. ‘Reassessing the Value of University Lectures.’ Teaching in Higher Education 22 (6): 639-654.

French,  S. 2015. 'Radical Adaptation: Hypertextuality, Feminism and  Motherhood in The Rabble's Frankenstein (after Mary Shelley). Australasian Drama Studies 65.

French, S. 2015. ‘The Feminist Performance Art of Brown Council: An Interview with Diana Smith.’ Double Dialogues 17.

French,  S & Shacklock, Z. 2014. 'The Affective Sublime in Lars von Trier's Melancholia and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.' New Review of Film and  Television Studies 12 (4) 339-356.

French,  S., and Boucher, G. 2013. 'Viewing The  Burlesque Hour: The Pleasures of the Masochistic Gaze.' Australasian Drama Studies 61: 6-23.

French,  S. 2013. 'Creating Cultural Heat in The  Burlesque Hour: An interview with Moira Finucane.' Australasian Drama Studies 61: 121-127.

French,  S., and Boucher, G. 2011. 'Postfeminist Pleasure and Politics: Moira Finucane  and The Burlesque Hour.' Australasian Drama Studies 58: 193-211.

French,  S. 2010. '"If they don't see happiness in the picture at least they'll see the  black": Chris Marker's Sans Soleil and  the Lyotardian Sublime.' Image &  Narrative, 11 (1): 64 81.

Occasional Papers

French, S. & Kennedy, G. 2016. Reassessing the Value of University Lectures. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the University of Melbourne. Available online at: http://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/resources/occasional-papers

French, S. & Kennedy, G. 2015. The Value of Campus in Contemporary Higher Education. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the University of Melbourne. Available online at:http://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/resources/occasional-papers

French, S. 2015. The Benefits and Challenges of Modular Higher Education Curricula. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the University of Melbourne. Available online at: http://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/resources/occasional-papers

Other recent publications

James, R., French, S. and Kelly, P. eds., 2017. Visions for Australian Tertiary Education. Melbourne: Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne.