Phil Powrie is Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Surrey, UK, and one of the world’s leading authorities on French Cinema. During Professor Powrie's visit to The University of Queensland, he will also be delivering this free talk at Alliance Française in West End. 

Professor Powrie will discuss ways in which a crisis of masculinity has been addressed in recent French Cinema. In recent times, many films have turned their attention towards how this plays out in older age and have used some of France’s most iconic (but ageing) stars to think through this, including Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini and Johnny Hallyday. Attendees can expect to gain insights not only into questions of what masculinity and the aging body signify today but also how cinema can help us to think through such questions.

Registration

Please RSVP for this event by Monday 27 August, 11.59pm. 

Presenter 

Phil Powrie is Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Surrey, UK, and one of the world’s leading authorities on French Cinema. He has published more than 90 articles and book chapters and published 20 books as author or editor including his most recent monograph Music in Contemporary French Cinema: The Crystal-Song (Palgrave, 2017). He has previously worked at Newcastle University where he was Director of the Centre for Research into Film and Media and the University of Sheffield where he served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities before moving to Surrey where he took up the post of Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences in 2010. From 2014-17 he was Chair of the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies and he is the Chief General Editor of Studies in French Cinema, the only English-language journal dedicated to French cinema.

Location 

The talk will held at  Alliance Française, 262 Montague Road, West End. 

Enquiries 

info@afbrisbane.com

 

About Distinguished Visitor Program - Professor Phil Powrie

The School of Languages and Cultures is looking forward to welcoming Professor Phil Powrie (University of Surrey) to The University of Queensland in August 2018. 

Phil Powrie is Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Surrey, UK, and one of the world’s leading authorities on French Cinema. He has published more than 90 articles and book chapters and published 20 books as author or editor including his most recent monograph Music in Contemporary French Cinema: The Crystal-Song (Palgrave, 2017).

Venue

Alliance Française, 262 Montague Road, West End