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Margaret Sankey

Professor Margaret Sankey holds the McCaughey Chair in the Department of French Studies at the University of Sydney.

Professor Margaret Sankey's research career in French Studies has been devoted to the study of the history of ideas and mentalites in France, with particular reference to the early modern period and the scientific revolution.

She has published extensively in her key areas of interest: Cyrano de Bergerac's novels and the transmission of his texts; French notions of Terra australis, in particular, research on the writing of Abbe Paulmier (1663-4), to the end of the 18th century; the Baudin Expedition to Australia (1800 to 1804).

Professor Sankey has edited or co-edited several books, and co-translated into English The Anthropological Structures of the Imaginary by Gilbert Durand. Her experience in the field of editing has led her to theorise on the nature of editing and to break new ground in the conceptualisation of the editorial process.

Author's website: Margaret Sankey

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