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1. Studies in French Cinema 17:2

2. Appointment of a Chief General Editor: Studies in French Cinema

3. CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan (deadline 30 May)

4. New books

1. Studies in French Cinema 17:2

The second issue of Studies in French Cinema in 2017 is a Special issue on the New Wave, curated by Doug Morrey. It has the following articles:

Douglas Morrey, Editorial: The First Wave
Douglas Smith (University College Dublin): ‘Up to Our Eyes in it’: Theory and Practice of Widescreen in the French New Wave
Mani Sharpe (Newcastle University), Screening decolonization through privatization in two ‘New Wave’ films: Adieu Philippine and La Belle vie
Tim Palmer (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Drift: Paule Delsol Inside and Outside the French New Wave
Andrew Jones (Pennsylvania State), Art and Logic: Godard's Alphaville as Philosophy
Daniel Fairfax (Yale University): Questions of Montage and Filmic Space in Out 1 by Jacques Rivette
Marco Grosoli (University of Kent): The New Wave’s Point of No Return: Claude Chabrol’s Une partie de plaisir (1975)

2. Appointment of a Chief General Editor: Studies in French Cinema
Professor Phil Powrie will be stepping down as Chief General Editor of Studies in French Cinema at the twentieth anniversary conference of the journal in the summer of 2020. Colleagues who wish to apply for the post, which is tenable for five years, should contact Professor Powrie for a candidate pack ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). It is expected that the successful candidate will be at Professorial level, Anglophone with a near-native command of French, and an experienced researcher in French/Francophone cinema studies. Closing date for applications is 31 December 2017. For more journal information, please visit<>.

3. CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan (deadline 30 May)

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovannow in post-production.

Dolan has undoubtedly been a crucial player in the film festival circuit of the past seven years, and an eloquent spokesperson for Québec’s national cinema within international spheres. Dolan’s involvement with directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, costume design and English subtitling and dubbing make Dolan an exemplar of auteur cinema. Meanwhile, his “very Québécois” profile, combined with the wide circulation of his films in foreign markets, continues to enhance the relevance of Québec’s cultural specificity in wider frameworks of film reception.

As the first book-length anthology on Xavier Dolan, this ReFocus International Directors volume seeks to make an intervention on the global reach of small national and subnational cinemas, and to use Dolan’s cinema as a departure point to reconsider the position of Québec film and cultural imaginary within a global cinematic culture.

I am accepting submissions on any aspect of Dolan’s oeuvre, but am especially looking for chapters on the following topics:

• The international reception of Dolan’s films
• Local/Global reception
• Millennial filmmaking and reception, as it relates to Dolan
• Millennial queer filmmaking
• Millennial nostalgia in Dolan’s films
• Specific films, as they relate to any of the above or the following additional topics: sexuality/intimacy, language/accents, women/motherhood, Québec cinema, international circuits/film festivals
• Your suggestion?

The Films of Xavier Dolan will be one of the scholarly editions to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press in the ReFocus series on international directors. Series editors are Robert Singer, PhD and Gary D. Rhodes, PhD.

Please send your 250-750 word proposal and CV to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by May 30, 2017. I welcome initial email enquiries to discuss possible proposals.

Final submissions will be approximately 6000 to 8000 words, in English, referenced in Chicago endnote style, and submitted by October 15, 2017.

Andrée Lafontaine, PhD
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Aichi University, Nagoya
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4. New books
Malthête, Jacques and Stéphanie Salmon, eds. 2017. Recherches et innovations dans l'industrie du cinema: les cahiers des ingénieurs Pathé (1906-1927). Paris: Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé.


Phil Powrie
Professor of Cinema Studies
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School of English and Languages
University of Surrey
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