Annual Conference

The Association for Studies in French Cinema: 
Annual Conference (2014)

Friday 4 April, King’s College, London, (JKTL Nash Lecture Theatre, K2.31)


9:00-9:15 Registration

9:15-13:00 Session 1 ‘Capital’ Chair: Will Higbee, University of Exeter

9:15-10:00 Rosalind Galt (King’s College London), 'Claire Denis’s capitalist bastards'

10:00-11:15 Panel with brief interventions from:

  • Joseph Bender, ‘In a metropolitan mold: visualizing progressivism and its consequences’
  • Iris Brey (NYU, PhD), ‘Paris in Christophe Honoré’s Love Songs: identity crisis in the capital during the Sarkozy era’
  • Barry Nevin (Galway, PhD), '“What we have done is shameful...”: interrogating France's social responsibility towards Algérie's assets in Jean Renoir's Le Bled (1929)'
  • Calum Watt (KCL, PhD), 'Godard’s Film Socialisme'

11:15-12:15 Break

12:15-13:00 Martin O’Shaughnessy (Nottingham Trent University), 'Between debt, exchange and the gift: the Dardenne brothers and the contemporary order’

13:00-14:30 Lunch and networking

14:30-16:00 Session 2 ‘Audiard’ Chair: Julia Dobson, University of Sheffield

  • Ruth Kitchen (Cardiff), ‘The disabled body in the cinema of Jacques Audiard: de l'incapacité à l'habileté/l'habilité - from disability to ability/enabledness’
  • Maria Loftus (Dublin City University), ‘Reinventing the anti-hero: a reading of Jacques Audiard’s Un Prophète
  • Isabelle Vanderschelden (Manchester Metropolitan University), ‘Screenwriting: the first stage of Jacques Audiard’s artistic signature?’

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30-17:00 Roundtable

17:00-18:00 Annual Editorial Board Meeting


Conference fee: £20 non-members; £10 SFC members (join here), students and unwaged. Please pay the conference fee using the Surrey Online Store. Speakers do not need to pay a fee. Refreshments will be available close to the venue, and are not included in the fee.

We are offering three £50 travel bursaries to doctoral students in French cinema who are not offering papers; please apply to the Studies in French Cinema office.

Related Links

Previous Conferences and lists of papers given

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