Dr Caroline Sheaffer-Jones

Senior Lecturer (French)

BA (Hons 1) Syd, MèsL Paris VII, PhD DipEd Syd

School of Humanities & Languages


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276 Morven Brown
Fields: Aesthetics, Literary Studies, History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified, Feminist Theory, Poststructuralism

Caroline Sheaffer-Jones (BA (Hons 1) Syd, MèsL Paris VII, PhD DipEd Syd) teaches in French Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her research interests are in 20th and 21st century French literature and philosophy, critical theory, deconstruction, postmodernism, women's writing and cultural studies.



    • Lipovsky C;Sheaffer-Jones CF, 1999, Strategic Listening to French. A Program for Intermediate and Advanced Students, Original, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Book Chapters

    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2015, 'Georges Bataille's 'Manet' and the 'strange impression of an absence'', in Edwards N; McCann B; Poiana P (ed.), Framing French Culture, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, pp. 231 - 255, https://www.adelaide.edu.au/press/titles/framing-french/
    • SHEAFFER-JONES, CF (ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES), 2014, '"'Ce royaume qu'est l'exil', Les réflexions de Maurice Blanchot sur l'écriture d'Albert Camus"', in Hoppenot É; Rabaté D (ed.), L'Herne Blanchot, Editions de l'Herne, Paris, pp. 136 - 141, http://lherne.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Blanchot#uds-search-results
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2013, ''Comme un souvenir indestructible': L'instant de ma mort de Maurice Blanchot', in Milon A (ed.), Maurice Blanchot, entre roman et récit, Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, Paris, pp. 217 - 233
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2010, '"As Though with a New Beginning": "Le dernier homme"', in Hart K (ed.), Clandestine encounters : philosophy in the narratives of Maurice Blanchot, edn. Original, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IND., pp. 241 - 262
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2008, '"La Parole du detour": Maurice Blanchot et Emmanuel Levinas', in Hoppenot E; Milon A (ed.), Emmanuel Lévinas- Maurice Blanchot. Penser la Différence, edn. 1, Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, France, pp. 494 - 508
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2007, 'Playing and not Playing in Jean Genet`s The Balcony and The Blacks', in Fischer G; Greiner B (ed.), The Play Within the Play: The Performance of Meta-Theatre and Self-Reflection, edn. First, Rodopi Press, Amsterdam, pp. 47 - 58
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2005, 'Figures of the Work: Blanchot and the Space of Literature', in Hill L; Nelson B; Vardoulakis D (ed.), After Blanchot: Literature, Criticism, Philosophy, edn. First, Univesity of Delaware Press, Newark, pp. 189 - 204
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2000, 'Designing a Community Learning Environment Using a Bulletin Board System : A Trial with Advanced French Written Communication', in Technology and the Advanced Language Learner, edn. Original, Association of French Language Studies, United Kingdom, pp. 108 - 124

    Journal articles

    • Sheaffer-Jones C, 2017, '"Resistance" in "Ross Chambers: A Legacy of Love"', Romanic Review, vol. 108, pp. 89 - 91, https://french.columbia.edu/content/romanic-review
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2016, 'Effects of "Phantasmatic Truth": On the Reading of Albert Camus in Jacques Derrida's 'The Death Penalty' Seminars', Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy, pp. 176 - 193, http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2015, '"Faith, Revolt and Albert Camus' 'The Just Assassins'"', University of Bucharest Review: Literary and Cultural Studies Series, vol. V, pp. 21 - 29, http://www.ubr.rev.unibuc.ro/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/CarolineSheaffer-Jones.pdf
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2015, '"Maurice Blanchot and Space as Opening: Revelations of the Impossible" in "Blanchot's Spaces," edited by Arleen Ionescu, William Large and Laura Marin,', Word and Text, vol. V, pp. 71 - 86, http://jlsl.upg-ploiesti.ro/
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2013, '"Tableau Before the Law: Albert Camus' 'The Fall' After Deconstruction"', Derrida Today, vol. 6, pp. 115 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/drt.2013.0055
    • Sheaffer-Jones C, 2012, 'A deconstructive reading of Albert Camus' Caligula: Justice and the game of calculations', Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. 49, pp. 31 - 42
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2012, '"A Deconstructive Reading of Albert Camus' Caligula: Justice and the Game of Calculations"', Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. XLIX, pp. 31 - 42
    • Sheaffer-Jones C, 2011, 'The art of the portrait: Frames deconstructed in Marguerite Duras' L'Amant', Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. 48, pp. 159 - 172
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2011, '"The Art of the Portrait: Frames Deconstructed in Marguerite Duras' L'Amant"', Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. XLVIII, pp. 158 - 172
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2009, '"Pardon for not meaning": Remarks on Derrida, Blanchot and Kafka', Derrida Today, vol. 2:2, pp. 245 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E1754850009000578
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2009, 'Configurations of a Heritage: Elisabeth Roudinesco`s "Philosphes dans la tourmente"', Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 33, pp. 101 - 122
    • Sheaffer-Jones C, 2008, 'The point of the story: Levinas, Blanchot and "The Madness of the Day"', MFS - Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 54, pp. 160 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2008.0026
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2006, 'Community and the Empty Place in Camus`s `La Pierre qui pousse`', Essays in French Literature, vol. 43, pp. 195 - 215
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2005, 'The Subject of Narration: Blanchot and Henry James`s `The Turn of the Screw`', Colloquy, vol. November, pp. 231 - 243
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2004, 'Images of effacement: Deconstructing Maurice Blanchot`s reading of Virginia Woolf in Le `Livre a venir`', Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. 41, pp. 62 - 74
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2003, 'Reading `le grand livre de la Vie`: Roch Carrier`s Les enfants du bonhomme dans la lune', Studies in Canadian Literature - Etudes en Litterature Canadienne, vol. 28, pp. 132 - 146
    • Sheaffer-Jones C, 2002, 'Fixing the gaze: Jean cocteau's la belle et la bête', Romanic Review, vol. 93, pp. 361 - 374
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2002, 'Fixing the Gaze: Jean Cocteau`s La Belle et la Bete', Romanic Review, vol. 93, pp. 349 - 362
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2002, '"MAURICE BLANCHOT. Faux Pas. Trans. Charlotte Mandell. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. Pp. 309"', Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, vol. 28.1, pp. 123 - 127
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2001, 'The Anonymous Community: A reading of Maurice Blanchot`s `L` indestructible` (L `Entretien infini)`', Nottingham French Studies, vol. 40, pp. 59 - 68
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2001, '`The Undecipherable Painting: Camus` `Jonas ou l`artiste au travail`', Mots Pluriels et Grands Themes de Notre Temps, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 9
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2000, 'Sarah Kofman`s Rue Ordener, rue Labat and Autobiography', Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. 37, pp. 91 - 104
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 1999, 'Wanadoo Net Surfing in France? A few pointers for establishing a French internet connection', Carnet Austral, Bulletin of the Australian Society for French Studies, vol. 10, pp. 2 - 4
    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 1997, 'The Blanchot Reader: Maurice Blanchot (ed. M. Holland), Maurice Blanchot: The Demand of Writing (ed. C.B. Gill)', AUMLA - Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, vol. 88, pp. 114 - 116

    Conference Posters

    • Sheaffer-Jones CF, 2011, 'Reflections on the Lives of the Impressionists & Critical Analysis, Assessment: Feedback and Beyond, Carolina Matheson (ed), L & T Forum 2011, 16 September 2011', in Posters Booklet, Assessment: Feedback and Beyond, Learning and Teaching Forum September 2011, University of NSW, Kensington, pp. 15 - 16, presented at UNSW, 01 - 01 January 2011

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