Dr William Jennings
Convenor & Graduate Student Adviser, Senior Lecturer (French)
Qualifications: BSc, MA, PhD Auckland
French; History; Linguistics
Creole linguistics; French-New Zealand contacts; French literature; 17th and 18th century French history; early French Atlantic exploration.
William Jennings has research interests in two strands: French colonial history and literary innovation. The first strand focuses on creole languages, especially the early interactions between Native Americans, Europeans and Africans in the French Caribbean. The interest extends to the nineteenth-century Pacific, from where French missionaries sent home detailed descriptions of people and places in New Zealand in the 1830s, 40s and 50s. The second strand involves the work of Nobel laureate Andre Gide (1869-1951) and of Amélie Nothomb (b. 1967), both literary innovators concerned with identity.
Jennings, W., & Pfander, S. (2015). French Guianese Creole: Its emergence from contact. Journal of Language Contact, 8(1), 36-69. doi:10.1163/19552629-00801003
Jennings, W. J. (2015). Madame de Maintenon and the Green Hell. In New Zealand Interuniversity French Seminar. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Jennings, W. J. (2014). The first Marist missionaries and French colonial policy in the pacific (1836-42). In J. Zizek, & K. Carpenter (Eds.), French History and Civilization: Papers from the George Rude Seminar Vol. 5 (pp. 112-122). Conference held at Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.h-france.net/
Jennings, W. (2013). The marist missionaries' first encounters with inhabitants of the Pacific. Australian Journal of French Studies, 50(1), 115-127. doi:10.3828/ajfs.2013.8 Open Access version: hdl:10289/7689
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