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Véronique Duché

A.R. Chisholm Professor of French, The University of Melbourne

A. R. Chisholm Professor of French at the University of Melbourne, Véronique Duché-Gavet has extensive experience in teaching French literature and linguistics. She has published many articles on French Renaissance literature and edited several 16th century novels. She directed the first volume of the Histoire des Traductions en Langue Française. XVe et XVIe siècles (1470-1610) (Paris, Verdier, 2015).

Her research interests are French culture, especially French literature; rare books; and translation. She also researches the language of Australian Soldiers during the First World War.
She has published about taste and flavours - she has edited 4 books dedicated to Salt, Sugar, Bitter, and Acid.


  • 2011–present
    Chair professor, The University of Melbourne
  • 2006–2011
    Chair professor, Université de Pau


  • 2005 
    Habilitation, French Literature
  • 1994 
    PhD, French Renaissance Literature
  • 1987 
    PhD, Linguistics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities (FAHA) Ordre du mérite ; Palmes académiques