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Studies in French Cinema News (January 2013)


The editorial team of Studies in French Cinema wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.


1. Studies in French Cinema vol 13 no 1

2. Membership and journal subscription

3. Studies in French Cinema Annual Conference 2013

4. Query re documentaries


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1. Studies in French Cinema vol 13 no 1

The next number of Studies in French Cinema will contain:

Emma Bielecki, Fantômas’s shifting identities: From books to screen


Kim Knowles, Travels with a camera:
 Speed and embodiment in early French avant-garde film

Robert J. Cardullo, Cinema as ‘social documentary’: The film theory of André Bazin, revisited

Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, La Fille coupée en deux (2007): instabilité générique, théâtralité et « image-cristal » selon claude chabrol

Jennifer Munro, Denis, Caven, Fassbinder: Reading performance intertextuality in 35 Rhums (2008)


Alison Smith, Crossing the linguistic threshold: language, hospitality and linguistic exchange in Philippe Lioret’s Welcome and Rachid Bouchareb’s London River

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2. Membership and journal subscription

A reminder that membership of the Association for Studies in French Cinema is £10, and that this automatically reduces individual journal subscription from £36 to £18 per annum. If you would like to join the Association, please click on the following link, which will take you to the University of Surrey’s online store for the annual subscription for 2013. We will then arrange the discount with the journal distributors. Link:

http://store.surrey.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&catid=64&modid=1&prodid=1468&deptid=75&prodvarid=0.

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3. CFP Studies in French Cinema Annual Conference 2013

Thursday, 27 June 2013, Middlesex University, London
Papers are invited on any aspect of French cinema, but we would particularly welcome papers (in French or English) on the following topics:

French Films, French Philosophers: Explorations of the relationship between cinema and philosophy, and the ways in which such relationships may manifest in the aesthetics, themes, and/or perspectives in particular French cinemas.

Production Studies in a European Context: Studies of the ways in which French cinema, both historical and contemporary, may be produced.  Papers about the contexts of production, distribution, and exhibition; new models of production; and relationship with Hollywood and other national cinemas are welcomed.

Beyond French Cinema as We Know It: Investigations into French cinema that furthers knowledge beyond those concerning accepted canons, auteurs, genres, theories, and ideas.

Papers, including clips, should not exceed 20 minutes. Proposals of 200-300 words should be submitted by 28 February 2013 to Dr Sharon Lin Tay<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) with “French Cinema Conference” as the subject heading. Selected proposals will be announced in early April. Further details (fee, reduced rates and bursaries, location, accommodation):
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fahs/research/sfc/annualconference/index.htm

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4. Query re documentaries

Nick Hodgin (Department of European Languages and Cultures
Lancaster) writes: I am interested in establishing any links  - aesthetic, political and/or otherwise - between East German documentary filmmakers and those in France, and in tracing also the reception of East German films (DEFA) in France (and elsewhere). Anecdotal evidence suggests that DEFA’s documentary films were not an unknown quantity in France; nor was Cinéma vérité, for example, unknown in the GDR. However, I have been unable to find any archival evidence of the latter’s exhibition or distribution in the GDR whilst in Berlin. Leipzig attracted directors from France and further afield and the festival featured special retrospectives every year but establishing which films were shown, which filmmakers attended, who met whom, what kind of reception the films had etc is proving to be very hard (from northern England). I would be very grateful for any information, tips, pointers.
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