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1. Studies in French Cinema 15:2 published

2. Studies in French Cinema Annual Conference Programme

3. Call for Papers: Gender in series: cinema, television and the media (online journal)

4. New Books

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1. Studies in French Cinema 15:2 published

This contains the following articles:

1. Jennifer Branlat 'Female Flânerie and Coming of Age: Henri Decoin’s Abus de confiance (1937)'
2. Ahmet Suner 'Reinventing the Everyday in the Age of Spectacle: Jean-Luc Godard’s Artistic and Political Response to Modernity in his Early Works'
3. Guy Austin 'Political Depression and Working Practices in Recent French Cinema'
4. Sean Desilets 'Seemly Economy: L’Argent’s Aesthetic Currency'
5. Vlad Dima, 'Sound, Death and Amour'
6. Milosz Rosinski 'Touching Nancy’s Ethics: Death in Michael Haneke’s Amour'

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2. Studies in French Cinema Annual Conference Programme

More details can be found here, including a PDF of the programme: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fahs/research/sfc/annualconference/index.htm. The abstracts will be added to the website on 1 June.

SFC annual conference 11-12 June 2015
Comédies françaises contemporaines: nouvelles tendances, nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles approches
Contemporary French Comedies: New Trends, New Issues, New Approaches

IRCAV, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Centre Censier, Amphi D03, 13 rue de Santeuil, 75005 Paris

Frais d’inscription: 35€ (25€ étudiants et non-salariés), à régler en espèces le premier jour du colloque

Jeudi 11 juin 2015

8.30-9.00      Accueil

9.00-9.15      Introduction: Laurent Creton (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3) et Raphaëlle Moine (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

9.15-10.15   Conférence plénière/Keynote
Modérateur : Phil Powrie (University of Surrey)
Ginette Vincendeau (King’s College, London) : « Sophie Marceau : star comique et romantique »

10.15-11.15  Stars et performances
Modérateur : Phil Powrie (University of Surrey)
– Gwénaëlle Le Gras (Université Bordeaux Montaigne) : « Stars vieillissantes et comédie : un échange de bons procédés ? Le cas Deneuve depuis les années 2000 »
– Stacey Weber-Fève (Iowa State University) : « Benoît Poelvoorde’s star persona: do comedy and romance intersect? »


11.15-11.30 : Pause

11.30-13.00  Comédies et identités de genre
Modératrice : Raphaëlle Moine (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
– Geneviève Sellier (Université Bordeaux Montaigne) : « Comédie, rapports de couple et films de femme des années 2000 : Notre univers impitoyable (Léa Fazer, 2007), De l’autre côté du lit (Pascale Pouzadoux, 2009) »
– Mary Harrod (University of Warwick) : « Postfeminist comedy and the contemporary French chic-flick »
– Thomas Pillard (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3) : « Les “comédies d’argent” contemporaines : rapports de genre et échanges économico-sexuels »

14.30-16.00  Musiques, chansons et comédies
Modératrice : Mary Harrod (University of Warwick)
– Phil Powrie (University of Surrey) : « The crystal-song in French rom-coms »
– Renaud Lagabrielle (Universität Wien) : « Modern Love ? Humour, négociations génériques et genrées dans la comédie romantique “en chanté” française contemporaine »
– David Pettersen (University of Pittsburgh) : « Popular music in banlieue comedy: Audrey Estrougo’s Toi, moi, les autres (2010) »

16.00-16.15 : Pause

16.15-17.45  Réception
Modérateur : Sébastien Layerle (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
– Jacqueline Nacache (Université Diderot – Paris 7) : « Critique et comédie : l’impossible rencontre »
– Barbara Laborde (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3) : « La réception d’un humour français : comédie et stéréotypes, l’exemple de Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu ? (Philippe de Chauveron, 2014) »
– Jules Sandeau (Université Bordeaux Montaigne), « Enjeux socio-culturels et réception de la comédie Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table ! »


18.00-19.00 SFC Annual Board Meeting

Vendredi 12 juin 2015

9.30-11.00    Ethnicité et comédie
Modérateur : William Higbee (University of Exeter)
– Taline Karamanoukian (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) : « Le couple mixte dans les comédies de mœurs et les comédies romantiques : enjeux de sexe, de classe, de race et d’ethnicité »
– Robert Watson (Stetson University) : « Sephardic Jews, France’s privileged comic minority and their others »
– Daniela Ricci (Universités Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 et Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) : « La représentation des Noirs dans les comédies de Jean Odoutan »


11.00-11.15 Pause

11.15-12.15 Conférence plénière/Keynote
Modérateur : William Higbee (University of Exeter)
Mireille Rosello (University of Amsterdam) : « “Les sujets qui fâchent”. The construction of sensitive issues in post-2000 comedies »

14.00-16.00  Comédies d’auteur
Modératrice : Jacqueline Nacache (Université Diderot – Paris 7)
–Julia Dobson (University of Sheffield) : « Time after time: comedy and collective memory in the work of Noémie Lvovsky »
– Isabelle Vanderschelden (Manchester Metropolitan University) : « Le scénario de comédie : stratégies d’écriture et rôle du dialogue »
– Fabienne Bullot (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) : « De l’optimisme en temps de crise : la trilogie de Pierre Jolivet »
– Patricia Reynaud (Georgetown University, Qatar), « Les comédies grinçantes de Cédric Klapisch à l’heure de la mondialisation »

16.00-16.15  Pause

16.15-17.45  La comédie en marge du mainstream
Modératrice : Florence Martin (Goucher College)
– Nikolaj Lübecker (University of Oxford, St John’s College) : « Stifled laughter – Bruno Dumont’s Le P’tit Quinquin (2014) »
– Christophe Lenoir (Université  Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3) : « Le documentaire militant, une comédie ordinaire ? »
– Caroline San Martin (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier) : « Ceux qui n’ont jamais une longueur d’avance : étude des personnages comiques dans quatre courts-métrages français contemporains »

17.45-18.00 Conclusion du colloque : Phil Powrie (University of Surrey)

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3. Call for Papers: Gender in series: cinema, television and the media (online journal)
Authors can submit anytime they want:

- A proposal for a special issue that would include a call for papers, a list of potential contributors and a 
presentation of the stakes and perspectives.
- A book review (research monograph or edited volume).
- An article dealing with cultural, intercultural or interdisciplinary approaches of cinema, television and media in 
the fields of art, humanities and cultural studies.


Every article, in English or French, will be peer-reviewed anonymously. We may ask the authors to amend, rewrite or correct their papers.
If you provide visuals, they must be copyright-free.
Articles should range approximately between 25.000 and 45.000 characters, including references and bibliography. Book reviews should range approximately between 6.000 and 10.000 characters. 
Articles, book reviews and special issues can be sent anytime to: Laetitia Biscarrat : [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Gwénaëlle Le Gras : [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Presentation of the Journal 
Gender in series: cinema, television and the media is an online Scientific Journal based on both an international scientific committee and a double-blind peer review policy. It is sustained by the French Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine and it focuses on gender in media cultures. Gender Studies were born in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s. They developed extensively in the USA and the English-speaking world. They contributed to the renewal of approaches and corpuses. The Journal Gender in series: cinema, television and the media can be considered as a pioneer in the French context as it articulates Gender and Media Studies. The Journal’s goals can be encapsulated into two key points. First, it contributes to the late appropriation by the French Media and Film Studies’ fields of theories and methods. Secondly, the increasing importance of the media in social life, as a specific resource for the making of identities and gender relationships, entails us to analyze collectively the power relationships, social structures and norms at work in media cultures. 
Issues are released on a semi-annual basis. They provide articles to a large academic public (students, teachers and researchers), hence facilitating the spreading and teaching of these approaches in the French-speaking world. 


To find out more : http://genreenseries.weebly.com/

Honorary Patron: Geneviève Sellier 


Scientific Committee:
Ien Ang, Director of the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Marie-Joseph Bertini, Professor of Media Studies, LIRCES, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis
Pierre Beylot, Professor of Film and Media Studies, MICA, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
Noël Burch, Professor Emeritus of Film Studies, Université de Lille 3
Sabine Chalvon-Demersay, Sociologist, Research Director EHESS-CNRS, CEMS
Marlène Coulomb-Gully, Professor of Media Studies, LERASS, Université Toulouse-Mirail
Béatrice Damian-Gaillard, Associate Professor in Media Studies, CRAPE, Université de Rennes 1
Teresa De Lauretis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jean-Pierre Esquenazi, Professor of Media Studies, ERSICOM, Université Lyon 3
Laurent Jullier, Professor of Film Studies, IRCAV/IECA, Université de Lorraine
Ann Kaplan, Distinguished Professor of English and Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University, New York Éric Macé, Professor of Sociology, Centre Émile Durkheim, Université de Bordeaux
Éric Maigret, Professor of Sociology, CIM, Université Paris 3
Cécile Méadel, Professor of Sociology, CSI, École des Mines - Paris Tech
Tania Modleski, Professor of English, University of Southern California
Raphaëlle Moine, Professor of Film Studies, IRCAV, Université Paris 3
Laura Mulvey, Professor of Film and Media Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London
Dominique Pasquier, Sociologist, Research Director EHESS-CNRS, CEMS
Geoffroy Patriarche, Associate Professor at Saint-Louis University, Brussels
Hilary Radner, Professor Department of History and Art History, University of Otago
Geneviève Sellier, Professor of Film and Media Studies, MICA, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
Sarah Sepulchre, Associate Professor in Media Studies, SSH/ILC, Université Catholique de Louvain
Edward Turk, Professor Emeritus of French and Film Studies, MIT
Ginette Vincendeau, Professor of Film Studies, King's College, University of London

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4. New Books

Abecassis, Michaël and Marcelline Block, eds. 2015. French Cinema in Close-up: La Vie d’un acteur pour moi. Dublin: Phaeton.
http://www.phaeton.ie/cinema.html

Driskell, Jonathan. 2015. The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France. London: I.B. Tauris.
http://www.ibtauris.com/Books/The%20arts/Film%20TV%20%20radio/Films%20cinema/The%20French%20Screen%20Goddess%20Film%20Stardom%20and%20the%20Modern%20Woman%20in%201930s%20France.aspx?menuitem=%7BECE590BC-CA00-422C-B7D4-828EF64BD72C%7D

Hollis-Touré,  Isabel. 2015. From North Africa to France: Family Migration in Text and Film. London: Institute of Modern Languages Research.
http://events.sas.ac.uk/imlr/publications/1038/From%20North%20Africa%20to%20France:%20Family%20Migration%20in%20Text%20and%20Film

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Phil Powrie
Professor of Cinema Studies
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
The Elizabeth Fry Building
University of Surrey
GU2 7XH

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Webpage: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fahs/people/phil_powrie/index.htm
Chief General Editor Studies in French Cinema: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sfc
Chair British Association of Film Television and Screen Studies: http://www.baftss.org/
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