Current PhD candidates
Nicolas Fargues - French
Nicolas completed his Master of Literature at La Sorbonne, Paris. His memoir is a biographical criticism of the work of Egyptian Francophone writer Georges Henein (1914-1973). Between 1997 and 2015, he worked as a cultural officer in Indonesia, Madagascar and Cameroon for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has published 12 novels and a collection of short stories. Nicolas was awarded the Telerama Prize in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt in 2015. He spent six months in 2016 in Wellington as writer in residence at the Randell Cottage. Nicolas's PhD thesis is a study of ruptures in style in contemporary French Literature.
Megumi Yamaguchi - Japanese
After receiving BA in English Literature from Tsuda College in Japan, Megumi completed her MA degree in Children’s Literature at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research focuses on Japanese manga and anime, and more specifically, the interaction between literature and Japanese popular visual culture.