The Association for Studies in French Cinema: Annual Conference (2014)
Friday 4 April, King’s College, London, (JKTL Nash Lecture Theatre, K2.31)
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'
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?’
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.
Previous Conferences and lists of papers given