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March 2008, Week 3


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1. SFC Conference: papers soon available.

2. Film lectureship at KCL.

3. Catherine Breillat conference.


1. SFC Conference: papers soon available.

Pre-circulated papers for this year's SFC conference (French cinema to 1940) on Wed 9 April will soon be available. There are papers from, amongst others, Elizabeth Ezra, Jeff Kline, Phil Powrie, Keith Reader, Ginette Vincendeau. To register, see here:


2. Film lectureship at KCL.


Applications are invited for the above position.  The vacancy has arisen as part of the on-going commitment by King's College to develop further the activities of the Film Studies department. Applicants with research interests in Silent cinema, World cinema and/or European cinema are particularly welcome. However, applications in any area of film studies will be considered.

Candidates are expected to combine excellence in teaching (at undergraduate and graduate level) with an established or developing research and publication profile, and commitment to administration.

This is a permanent post to be taken up on 1st September 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter by mutual agreement.  The appointment will be made within the salary range £28,289 to £41,545 per annum plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum, depending on experience.

Further details and application packs are available on the College's website at, or by emailing [log in to unmask]  

Details on staff, teaching and research in the department can be found at:

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Ginette Vincendeau on 0207 848 1038 or email [log in to unmask] 

Please quote reference A1/AAQ/25/08 on all correspondence.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 April 2008 with interviews to take place on 20 May 2008.


3. Catherine Breillat conference.

Catherine Breillat: Women, Sex, Violence, Cinema
Saturday 12 April, IGRS, London
This is the first UK conference to focus exclusively on the work of French director, Catherine Breillat, whose work spans the last 30 years and who provokes both media debate and growing academic interest. With speakers from the UK, US and Canada, this conference covers the range of Breillat's work, examining it in relation to issues such as freedom, sex and desire, romance, feminism, rape, eating disorders, masculinity, and offering readings influenced by queer theory, ethics, Hollywood cinema, psychoanalysis, amongst others.

Conference Programme

9.15-9.45 registration
9.45-11.15 Session 1
Catherine Wheatley (Southhampton): Constraint, Coercion and Collusion in Catherine Breillat's Rape Scenes Emily Fox-Kales (Northeastern/Harvard, USA): Fat Girl: Erotic Bodies and Primal Fantasies Revisited Ruth McPhee (King's College London): Ethics and Jouissance in Romance and À ma sour

11.15-11.45 Morning Coffee (tea and coffee provided)
11.45-13.15 Session 2
Kate Ince (Birmingham): Feminism and Freedom in the Films of Catherine Breillat Adrienne Angelo (Auburn, USA): (S)existentialism and Female Subjectivity in the Cinema of Catherine Breillat Doug Keesey (Cal Poly, USA): 'Il me reviendra': Breillat's Departures and Returns in Une vieille maîtresse

13.15-14.15 Lunch (sandwich buffet lunch provided)
14.15-15:45 Session 3
Catherine Grant (Kent): Catherine Breillat: the auteur as comédienne Lisa Coulthard (British Columbia, Canada): Artcore: Love, Sex and Catherine Breillat Richard Rushton (Lancaster): Acknowledgement and Unknown Women: Cavellian Tendencies in the Films of Catherine Breillat
15.45-16.15 Afternoon Tea (tea and coffee provided)
16.15-17.45 Session 4
John Keene (Northwestern, USA): Breillat's Queer Aesth/Ethics: The Pure Immance of Anatomy of Hell Lynsey Russell-Watts (Nottingham): Marginalized Males? Men, Masculinity and Catherine Breillat Sarah Cooper (King's College London): Breillat's Time
This conference is generously supported by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University and the Society for French Studies.
Organisers: Richard Rushton (Insitute for Cultural Research, University of Lancaster, [log in to unmask]) and Lynsey Russell-Watts (Dept of French, University of Nottingham, [log in to unmask]).

For registration details, please see

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