A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Josephine Goldman
Josephine Goldman (she/her) is a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Her PhD projects explores the portrayal of human-water relationships in contemporary literature and art of six women from across the francophone Caribbean and Oceania: Déwé Gorodé, Titaua Peu, Marie-Hélène Villierme, Fabienne Kanor, Guy Gabon and Maryse Condé. In particular, she explores how cultural and gender identity shape individual expressions of human-water relationships across a range of media, and the transnational mappings that are present in local imaginaries of water. She has published in the Australian Journal of French Studies, Francosphères and Literature & Aesthetics. Alongside Dr Giulia Champion, she is co-organiser of the Oceans ECRP Working Group, a multidisciplinary group of salt- and fresh-water scholars which meets bi-monthly - please get in touch if you are interested in joining!