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Gender, Sex and Cinema in France, 2017/18
Dr Claire Lozier
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General: film analysis and theory

Lieve Spaas, "Le cinéma nous parle" : stratégies narratives du film ISBN: 9634725074 (Studia Romanica de Debrecen, 2000)

H.-Paul Chevrier, Le langage du cinéma narratif ISBN: 2895402701 (Montréal: Les 400 coups, 2005)

Dudley Andrew, Concepts in film theory ISBN: 0195034287 (pbk ; cased) : £6.95; 0195033949 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984)

Jacques Aumont et Michel Marie, L'Analyse des films (Paris: Nathan, 1992/95)

Warren Buckland, Film Studies (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1998)

Pam Cook, The Cinema Book (London: BFI, 1985/99)

Susan Hayward, Key concepts in cinema studies ISBN: 0415107180; 0415107199 (pbk.) (London: Routledge, 1996)

Christine Gledhill & Linda Williams (eds.), Reinventing film studies ISBN: 0340677236 (hbk.) : £16.99; 0340677228 (London: Arnold, 2000)

Gerald Mast and Marshall Cohen, Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1974/85/92)

Judith Mayne, Cinema and spectatorship ISBN: 0415034167 (pbk) : No price; 0415034159 (London: Routledge, 1993/95/98)

James Monaco, How To Read a Film (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981/2000)

Phil Powrie and Keith Reader, French cinema : a student's guide ISBN: 0340760044 (pbk.) : £14.99; 0340760036 (London: Arnold, 2002)

Ralph Stephenson, The cinema as art (London: Penguin, 1965)

Robert Stam & Toby Miller (eds.), Film and theory : an anthology ISBN: 0631206264 (pbk) : No price; 0631206256 (London: Blackwell, 2000)

Linda Williams (ed)., Viewing positions : ways of seeing film ISBN: 0813521335 (pbk); 0813521327 (hbk) (New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1994)

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Film, gender, sexuality

Stella Bruzzi, Undressing cinema : clothing and identity in the movies ISBN: 0415139570 (pbk ; cased) : No price; 0415139562 (London: Routledge, 1997)

Alison Butler, Women's cinema : the contested screen ISBN: 1903364272 (pbk) (London: Wallflower, 2002)

Steve Cohan and Ina Rae Hark (eds.), Screening the male : exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema ISBN: 0415077583; 9780415077583; 0415077591 (pbk.); 9780415077590 (pbk.); 9781134900107 (pbk.) (London: Routledge, 1993)

Pam Cook and Philip Dodd (eds.), Women and film : a sight and sound reader ISBN: 1857270762; 1857270819 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993)

Barbara Creed, Monstrous-feminine : film, feminism, psychoanalysis ISBN: 0415052599 (pbk) (London: Routledge, 1992)

Mary Ann Doane, Femmes fatales : feminism, film theory, psychoanalysis ISBN: 0415903203 (pbk) (London: Routledge, 1991)

Mary Ann Doane, Patricia Mellencamp, and Linda Williams (eds.), Re-vision : essays in feminist film criticism ISBN: 0890935858; 0890935866 (pbk) (Michigan: University Publications of America, 1984)

Lucy Fisher, Cinematernity : film, motherhood, genre ISBN: 0691037744 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0691037752 (cloth : alk. paper) (Princenton: Princeton U.P., 1996)

Lorraine Gamman and Margaret Marshment (eds.), The female gaze : women as viewers of popular culture ISBN: 0704341093 (London: The Women’s Press, 1988)

Christine Gledhill, ‘Pleasurable negotiations’, in John Storey (ed.), Cultural Theory and Popular Culture – A Reader (New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 1994/98), pp. 236-49.

Diane Hamer, ‘Significant Others: Lesbians and Psychoanalytic Theory’, Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789, no.34, Spring 1990, pp. 134-51.

Miriam Hansen, ‘Pleasure, Ambivalence, Identification: Valentino and Female Spectatorship’, Cinema journal. ISSN: 0009-7101, 25:4 (Summer 1986), pp. 6-32.

Maggie Humm, Feminism and film ISBN: 0253211468 (pa : acid-free paper ; cl : acid-free paper); 0253333342 (Bloomington: Indiana U.P., 1997)

Pat Kirkham & Janet Thurmin (eds.), Me Jane : masculinity, movies and women ISBN: 0853158029 (pbk) (London: Lawrence &Wishart, 1995)

Frank Kruknik, In a lonely street : film noir, genre, masculinity ISBN: 041502630X (pbk ; cased) : No price; 0415026296 (London: Routledge, 1991)

Annette Kuhn, Women’s Pictures. Feminism and Cinema (London: Routledge, 1982)

Teresa de Lauretis, Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film and Fiction (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989)

Judith Mayne, The woman at the keyhole : feminism and women's cinema ISBN: 0253206065; 0253337194 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990)

Mandy Merk (ed.), The sexual subject : a "Screen" reader in sexuality ISBN: 0415074673 (pbk); 0415074665 (London: Routledge, 1992)

Laura Mulvey, ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’, Screen, 16:3, pp.6-18; and in Visual and other Pleasures (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989), pp.14-26.

Laura Mulvey, ‘Afterthoughts on "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" inspired by Vidor’s Duel in the Sun’, in Visual and other Pleasures (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989), pp.29-38.

Laura Mulvey, interview with Roberta Sassatelli, ‘Gender, Gaze and Technology in Film Culture’, Theory, culture & society. ISSN: 0263-2764, 28:5 (2011).

Ruby B. Rich, ‘In the Name of Feminist Film Criticism’, in Patricia Erens (ed.), Issues in feminist film criticism ISBN: 0253206103 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990), pp. 268-87.

Lawrence R. Schehr, French postmodern masculinities : from neuromatrices to seropositivity ISBN: 9781846312151 (hbk.) : £65.00; 1846312159 (hbk.) : £65.00 (Liverpool: Liverpoool University Press, 2009)

Sue Thornham (ed.), Feminist film theory : a reader ISBN: 0748608907 (pbk); 0748609598 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999)

Ginette Vincendeau & Bérénice Reynaud, 20 ans de theories féministes sur le cinema, CinémAction, 64 (1993)

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French film, gender, sexuality

Françoise Audé, Ciné-modèles, cinéma d'elles : situations de femmes dans le cinéma français, 1956-1979 ISBN: 9782825133347 (Lausanne: L’Âge d’homme, 1981/2002)

Victoria Best and Martin Crowley, The new pornographies : explicit sex in recent French fiction and film ISBN: 9780719073991; 9780719073984; 0719073987; 0719073995 (Manchester: Manchester U.P., 2007)

Martine Beugnet, Marginalité, sexualité, contrôle dans le cinéma français contemporain (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2000)

Noël Burch & Geneviève Sellier, La drôle de guerre des sexes du cinéma français : 1930-1956 (Paris: Nathan, 1996)

 Lucille Cairns, Sapphism on screen : lesbian desire in French and Francophone cinema ISBN: 9780748621651; 0748621652 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh U.P., 2006)

James Day (ed.), Queer sexualities in French and Francophone literature and film ISBN: 9789042022652 (pbk.); 9042022655 (pbk.) (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2007)

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, To desire differently : feminism and the French cinema ISBN: 0231104979 (acid-free paper) (New York: Columbia U.P.,1990)

Florian Grandena and Cristina Johnston (eds.), Cinematic queerness : gay and lesbian hypervisibility in contemporary Francophone feature films ISBN: 9783034301831 (pbk.) : £32.00; 3034301839 (pbk.) : £32.00 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011)

Florian Grandena and Cristina Johnston, New queer images : representations of homosexualities in contemporary francophone visual cultures ISBN: 9783034301824 (pbk. : alk. paper) (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011)

Owen Heathcote, Alex Hughes, James Williams (eds.), Gay signatures : gay and lesbian theory, fiction and film in France, 1945-1995 ISBN: 1859739873 (pbk); 1859739822 (Paris: Berg, 1998)

Alex Hughes & James Williams (eds.), Gender and French cinema ISBN: 1859735754 (pbk.) : £14.99; 1859735703 (Paris: Berg, 2001)

Martin O’Shaughnessy, ‘Cinematic Stardom, Shifting Masculinities’, in Christopher E. Forth & Bertrand Taithe (eds.), French masculinities : history, culture, and politics ISBN: 0230006612 (cloth); 9780230006614 (cloth) (Manchester: Manchester U.P., 2007), pp.190-205.

Tim Palmer, Brutal intimacy : analyzing contemporary French cinema (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2011)

Phil Powrie, French cinema in the 1980s : nostalgia and the crisis of masculinity ISBN: 0198711190 (pbk) : No price; 0198711182 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Phil Powrie, ‘Transtitial Woman: New Representations of Women in Contemporary French Cinema’, L'esprit créateur. ISSN: 0014-0767, 42:3 (Fall 2002), pp. 81-9.

Nick Rees-Roberts, French queer cinema ISBN: 9780748634187 (hbk.) : £50.00; 0748634185 (hbk.) : £50.00 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh U.P., 2008)

Geneviève Sellier, La nouvelle vague : un cinéma au masculin singulier ISBN: 227106354X (pbk.) (Paris: CNRS, 2005)

Geneviève Sellier, ‘Gender Studies and Film Studies in France: Steps Forward and Back’, Diogenes ISSN: 1000-6575, 57:1 (2010), pp.103-112.

Carrie Tarr and Brigitte Rollet, Cinema and the second sex : women's filmmaking in France in the 1980s and 1990s ISBN: 0826447422 (pbk); 0826447414 (London: Continuum, 2001)

Darren Waldron, Queering contemporary French popular cinema : images and their reception ISBN: 9781433107078 (hardcover : alk. paper) (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009)

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Guy Austin, Stars in modern French film ISBN: 0340760192 (pbk.); 0340760184 (London: Arnold, 2003)

Richard Dyer, Stars (London: Routledge/BFI, 1979/1998)

Richard Dyer, Heavenly bodies : film stars and society (London: Routledge/BFI, 1987)

John Gaffney & Diana Holmes, Stardom in postwar France ISBN: 1845450205 (hbk.) : £36.50 (New York: Berghahn, 2007)

Christine Geraghty, ‘Re-examining Stardom: Questions of Texts, Bodies and Performance’, in Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams (eds.), Reinventing film studies ISBN: 0340677236 (hbk.) : £16.99; 0340677228 (London: Arnold, 2000), pp. 183-201.)

Edgar Morin, Les stars ISBN: 2718602759 (Paris: Galilée, 1984)

Martin Shingler, Star studies : a critical guide ISBN: 9781844574902 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Jackie Stacey, Star gazing : Hollywood cinema and female spectatorship ISBN: 0415091799 (London: Routledge, 1994)

Ginette Vincendeau, Stars and stardom in French cinema ISBN: 0826447317 (London: Continuum, 2000)

See Celebrity Studies (journal – electronic resource via the library) for debates on stardom and celebrity, including in the context of cinema. - Available online:


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Film and comedy

Gail Finney (ed.), Look Who’s Laughing: Gender and Comedy (New York/London: Gordon & Breach, 1994)

Andrew Horton (ed.), Comedy/cinema/theory [electronic resource] (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1991)

Gerald Mast, The comic mind : comedy and the movies ISBN: 9780226509785; 0226509761; 0226509788 (pbk.) (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1976)

Jerry Palmer, The Logic of the absurd : on film and television comedy ISBN: 085170204X (cased); 0851702058 (pbk) : £7.95 (London: BFI, 1987)

Cherry Potter, I love you but : romance, comedy and the movies ISBN: 0413749908 (London: Methuen, 2002)

Kathleen Rowe, The unruly woman : gender and the genres of laughter ISBN: 0292790724; 0292770693 (pbk) (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1995)

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History of French cinema and studies of French films

Roy Armes, French Cinema (London: Studio Vista, 1985)

Guy Austin, Contemporary French Cinema (Manchester: Manchester U.P., 1996/2008)

Robin Buss, The French through their films ISBN: 0713453613; 0713453605 (London: Batsford, 1988)

Elizabeth Ezra and Sue Harris, France in focus : film and national identity ISBN: 1859733689 (Paris: Berg, 2000)

Jill Forbes, The cinema in France after the new wave ISBN: 0333414306 (pbk); 0333414292 (Basingstoke; Macmillan, 1992)

Jean-Michel Frodon, L'âge moderne du cinéma français : de la Nouvelle Vague à nos jours ISBN: 208067112X (Paris: Flammarion, 1995)

Jean-Pierre Jeancolas, D'un cinéma l'autre : notes sur le cinéma français des années cinquante (Paris: Eitions du Centre Georges Pompidou, 1988)

Jean-Pierre Jeancolas, Histoire du cinéma français (Paris: Nathan, 1995)

Susan Hayward, French national cinema ISBN: 0415057280 (London: Routledge, 1993)

Susan Hayward and Ginette Vincendeau, French Film: Texts and Contexts (London: Routledge, 1990/2000)

Rémi Fournier Lanzoni, French cinema : from its beginnings to the present ISBN: 0826416004; 0826413994 (London: Continuum, 2002)

Michel Marie and Sally Shafto, ‘French Cinema in the New Century’, Yale French studies. ISSN: 0044-0078, 15 (2009), pp. 9-30.

Lucy Mazdon (ed.), France on film : reflections on popular French cinema ISBN: 1903364086 (pbk.) : £13.00; 1903364116 (London: Wallflower, 2001)

Rebecca M. Pauly, The transparent illusion : image and ideology in French text and film (Oxford: Peter Lang, 1993)

Phil Powrie, French cinema in the 1980s : nostalgia and the crisis of masculinity ISBN: 0198711190 (pbk) : No price; 0198711182 (Oxford: Oxford U.P., 1997)

Phil Powrie (ed.), French cinema in the 1990s : continuity and difference ISBN: 0198159579 (pbk.) : £14.99; 0198159587 (Oxford: Oxford U.P. 1999)

René Prédal, Le cinéma français depuis 1945 ISBN: 2091907125 (Paris: Nathan 1991) 

Pierre Sorlin, European cinemas, European societies, 1939-1990 (London: Routledge, 1991)

Michael Temple & Michael Witt (eds.), The French cinema book ISBN: 1844570126 (pbk.) : £16.99; 1844570118 (cased) : £48.00 (London: BFI, 2004)

Ginette Vincendeau, The companion to French cinema ISBN: 0304341576 (pbk) (London: Cassell/BFI, 1996)

Ginette Vincendeau and Richard Dyer, Popular European cinema ISBN: 0415068037 (pbk); 0415068029; 9781135084967 ebk (London: Routledge, 1992)

Emma Wilson, French cinema since 1950 : personal histories ISBN: 0715628496 (London: Duckworth, 1999)


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Social and cultural contexts

Malcom Cook and Grace Davie (eds.), Modern France : society in transition ISBN: 0415154324 (pbk); 0415154316 (London: Routledge, 1999)

Malcom Cook (ed.), French culture since 1945 ISBN: 0582088062 (Harlow: Longman, 1993)

Jill Forbes and Michael Kelly, French cultural studies : an introduction ISBN: 0198715013; 0198715005 (Oxford: Oxford U. P., 1995)

Jill Forbes and Nick Hewlett, Contemporary France : essays and texts on politics, economics, society ISBN: 0582073766 (pbk) (Harlow: Longman, 1994)

John Gaffney and Diana Holmes, Stardom in postwar France ISBN: 1845450205 (hbk.) : £36.50 (New York: Berghahn, 2007)

Alex Hughes and Keith Reader (eds.), Encyclopedia of contemporary French culture ISBN: 0415131863 (alk. paper) (London: Routledge,1998)

Michael Kelly (ed.), French culture and society : the essentials (London: Arnold; and Oxford: O.U.P. 2001)

William Kidd and Siân Reynolds, Contemporary French cultural studies ISBN: 0340740507 (pbk.) : £14.99 (London: Arnold, 2000)

Sheila Perry (ed.), Aspects of contemporary France ISBN: 0415131804 (pbk); 0415131790; 0415131804 (London: Routledge, 1997).

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1950s/60s: the social context

Claire Duchen, Women's rights and women's lives in France, 1944-1968 ISBN: 0415009340 (pbk); 0415009332 (hbk) (London: Routledge, 1994)

Gilbert Guilleminault (ed.), Le roman vrai de la IIIe et de la IVe République : 1870-1958 ISBN: 2221067134; 2221067142 (v. 2) (Paris: Robert Laffont, 1991), pp. 1080-1112.

Diana Holmes, ‘Angry Young Women: Sex and Conflict in Bestselling First Novels of the 1950s’, in Renate Gunther and Jan Windebank (eds.), Violence & conflict in modern French culture ISBN: 1850755124 (Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1995), pp.199-214.

Rick Jobs, Riding the new wave : youth and the rejuvenation of France after the Second World War (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2007)

Claire Laubier, The condition of women in France : a documentary anthology ISBN: 0415030919 (London: Routledge, 1990)

Rebecca Pulju, Women and mass consumer society in postwar France ISBN: 9781107001350 (hbk.) : £45.00; 1107001358 (hbk.) : £45.00 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)

Kristin Ross, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (Cambridge, Mass. & London: MIT Press, 1995).


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Specific films, directors, stars

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François Truffaut: Les Mistons and Jules et Jim

Don Allen, François Truffaut (New York: Viking Press, 1974)

Don Allen, Finally Truffaut ISBN: 0436011808 (New York: Secker & Warburg, 1985)

Antoine de Baecque et Arnaud Guigue (eds.), Le dictionnaire Truffaut ISBN: 2846751455 (Paris: Editions de la Martinière, 2004)

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, ‘Fascination, Friendship and the « Eternal Feminine », or the Discursive Production of (Cinematic) Desire’, The French Review. ISSN: 0016-111X, 66:6, (May 1993), pp. 941-46.

Anne Gillain, François Truffaut : le secret perdu ISBN: 2218037718 (Paris: Hatier, 1991) 

Anne Gillain, Le cinéma selon François Truffaut ISBN: 2082114066 (Paris: Flammarion, 1988)

Diana Holmes and Robert Ingram, François Truffaut ISBN: 0719045541 (pbk.) : £9.99; 0719045533 (Manchester: Manchester U.P., 1997)

Diana Holmes, ‘Entertainment, but where’s the Ideology?’, in 100 years of European cinema : entertainment or ideology? ISBN: 0719058724, ed. Diana Holmes and Alison Smith (Manchester: Manchester U.P., 2000)

Diana Holmes, ‘Sex, Gender and Auteurism: The French New Wave and Hollywood’, in Paul Cooke (ed.), World cinema's 'dialogues' with Hollywood ISBN: 1403998957 (hbk.) : £50.00; 9781403998958 (hbk.) : £50.00 (Basingstoke; Palgrave, 2007), pp.154-171.

Owen Heathcote, ‘Women Mediating Violence in Balzac’s Les Maranas and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim’, French studies. ISSN: 0016-1128; 1468-2931, LVI, 3 (July 2002), pp.329-344.

Annette Insdorf, François Truffaut (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1994)

Carole Le Berre, François Truffaut ISBN: 2866421469 (Paris: Editions de l’etoile/Cahiers du cinéma, 1993)

David Nicholls, François Truffaut ISBN: 0713466944 (London: Batsford, 1993)

Geneviève Sellier, La nouvelle vague : un cinéma au masculin singulier ISBN: 227106354X (pbk.) (Paris: CNRS, 2005)

Robert Stam, François Truffaut and Friends: Modernism, Sexuality and Film Adaptation (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006)

See La Femme d'à côté : François Truffaut. L’Avant-Scène du Cinéma, vol. 389, 1990 for scenario + reviews.

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Roger Vadim: Et Dieu créa la femme

Brigitte Bardot, Initiales B.B. : mémoires ISBN: 2246526019 (Paris: Grasset, 1996)

Simone de Beauvoir, Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita syndrome (New York: Arno Press & the New York Times, 1959/1972)

Philippe Bernert, ‘Et Dieu créa Bardot’, in G.Guilleminault (ed.), Le roman vrai de la IIIe et de la IVe République : 1870-1958, pp.1080-1112 (Paris: Robert Laffont, 1991)

Diana Holmes, ‘”A Girl of Today”: Brigitte Bardot’, in John Gaffney and Diana Holmes (eds.), Stardom in postwar France ISBN: 1845450205 (hbk.) : £36.50 (New York: Berghahn, pp. 40-66.)

Sarah Leahy, ‘Bardot and Dance: Representing the Real’, French cultural studies. ISSN: 0957-1558, 13/1:37 (February 2002), pp. 49-64.

Sarah Leahy, ‘The Matter of Myth: Brigitte Bardot, Stardom and Sex', Studies in French cinema. ISSN: 1471-5880, 3:2 (2003), pp. 71-81.

Ginette Vincendeau, ‘The Old and the New: Brigitte Bardot and 1950s France’, Paragraph : the journal of the Modern Critical Theory Group. ISSN: 0264-8334; 1750-0176, 15:1 (March 1992), pp. 73-96.

Ginette Vincendeau, ‘Brigitte Bardot’, in John Hill and Pamela C. Gibson, World cinema : critical approaches ISBN: 0198742827 (pbk) (Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2000), pp. 112-116.

Ginette Vincendeau, Brigitte Bardot ISBN: 9781844574926 (pbk.) : £12.99 (Basinsgtoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

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Agnès Varda: Cléo de 5 à 7

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, To desire differently : feminism and the French cinema ISBN: 0231104979 (acid-free paper) (New York: Columbia U.P., 1990)

Kelley Conway, ‘”A New Wave of Spectators”: Contemporary Responses to Cleo from 5 to 7', Film quarterly. ISSN: 0015-1386, 61:1 (Fall 2007), pp. 38-47.

Jill Forbes, ‘Gender and Space in Cléo de 5 à 7’, Studies in French cinema. ISSN: 1471-5880, 2:2, 2002.

Jim Morrissey, ‘Paris and Voyages of Self-discovery in Cléo de 5 7 and Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain’, Studies in French cinema. ISSN: 1471-5880, 8:2 (June 2008), pp. 99-110.

Valerie Orpen, Cléo de 5 à 7 (Agnès Varda, 1961) ISBN: 9781845113698; 1845113691 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2007)

Phil Powrie, ‘Heterotopic Spaces and Nomadic Gazes in Varda: From Cléo de 5 à 7 to Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse’, L'esprit créateur. ISSN: 0014-0767, 5:1 (Spring 2011), pp. 68-82.

Alison Smith, Agnès Varda ISBN: 0719050618 (pbk); 071905060X (Manchester: Manchester U. P., 1998)

Steven Ungar, Cléo de 5 à 7 ISBN: 9781844571765 (pbk.) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

On other Varda films

Susan Hayward, ‘Beyond the Gaze and into femme-film écriture: Agnès Varda’s Sans toit ni loi 1985)’, in Hayward & Vincendeau, French Film: Texts and Contexts (London: Routledge, 1990/2000)

Barbara Quart, ‘Agnès Varda: A Conversation’, Film quarterly. ISSN: 0015-1386, vol.XL, no.2 (Winter 1986-7), pp.6-10.

Florianne Wild, 'Ecriture and Cinematic Practice in Agnès Varda's Sans toit ni loi', L'esprit créateur. ISSN: 0014-0767, 30:2 (Summer 1990), pp. 92-104.

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Claire Denis: Chocolat

Martine Beugnet, Claire Denis ISBN: 0719064813 (pbk.) : £11.99; 0719064805 (Manchester: Manchester U. P., 2004)

Mia Carter, ‘Acknowledged Absences: Claire Denis’s Cinema of Longing’, Studies in European cinema. ISSN: 1741-1548, 3:1 (2006), pp. 67-81.

Ruth Cruickshank, ‘Colonial, Postcolonial and Global Economies: Questions of Consumption in Claire Denis's Chocolat ‘, Studies in European cinema. ISSN: 1741-1548, 3:1 (2006), pp. 55-66.

Stuart Hall, ‘European Cinema on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’, in Duncan Petrie (ed.), Screening Europe : image and identity in contemporary European cinema (London: BFI pubishing, 1992), pp. 45-53.

Susan Hayward, ‘Claire Denis’ Films and the Post-Colonial Body – with special reference to Beau Travail’, Studies in French cinema. ISSN: 1471-5880, 1:3 (2001), pp. 159-165.

Susan Hayward, ‘Reading Masculinities in Claire Denis’s Chocolat (1988)', in Christopher E. Gittings (ed.), Imperialism and gender : constructions of masculinity ISBN: 1871049334 (pbk : pbk); No price (New Lambton: Dangaroo Press, 1996)

Judith Mayne, Claire Denis ISBN: 0252072383 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0252029917 (alk. paper) (Contemporary Film Directors) (Champaign: Univ. of Illinois Press, 2005)

Janice Morgan,The Spatial Politics of Racial and Cultural Identity in Claire Denis’ Chocolat’, Quarterly review of film and video. ISSN: 1050-9208; 1543-5326, 20:2, pp. 145-153.

Hilary Neroni, ‘Lost in Fields of Interracial Desire. Claire Denis’ Chocolat [1988]’, Kinoeye - New Perspectives on European Film, 3:7 (2006) - Available online:

Céline Philibert, 'From Betrayal to Inclusion: The Work of the White Woman's Gaze in Claire Denis's Chocolat', in Samina Najmi and Rajini Srikanth (eds.), White women in racialized spaces : imaginative transformation and ethical action in literature ISBN: 0791454789 (pbk : alk. paper); 0791454770 (hbk : alk. paper) (Albany: SUNY Press, 2002), pp. 207-226.

Catherine Portuges, ‘Le Colonial féminin. Women Directors Interrogate French Cinema’, in Dina Scherzer (ed.), Cinema, colonialism, postcolonialism : perspectives from the French and francophone world ISBN: 0292777035 (pbk. : alk. paper ; cloth : alk. paper); 0292777027 (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1996), pp. 80-102.

Levilson Reis,An ‘other’ Scene, an ‘other’ Point of View: France's Colonial Family Romance, Protée's Postcolonial Fantasies and Claire Denis' ‘screen’ memories’, Studies in European cinema. ISSN: 1741-1548, 10:2-3, pp. 119-131.

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Balasko: Gazon maudit

Lucille Cairns, ‘Gazon maudit: French national and Sexual Identities’, French cultural studies. ISSN: 0957-1558, 9:2/26 (June 1998).

Susan Hayward, ‘”Hardly grazing”, Josiane Balasko’s Gazon maudit (1995): The mise-en texts and mise-en-scène of Sexuality/ies’, in O. Heathcote, A. Hughes & J.S. Williams (eds.), Gay signatures : gay and lesbian theory, fiction and film in France, 1945-1995 (Paris: Berg, 1998).

Kate Ince, ‘Queering the Family? Fantasy and the Performance of Sexuality and Gay Relations in French Cinema 1995-2000’, Studies in French cinema. ISSN: 1471-5880, 2:2 (2002), pp. 90-97.

Cristina Johnson, ‘Representations of Homosexuality in 1990s Mainstream French Cinema’, Studies in French cinema. ISSN: 1471-5880, 2:1 (2002), pp. 23-31.

Brigitte Rollet, ‘Unruly Woman? Josiane Balasko, French Comedy, and Gazon maudit’, in Phil Powrie (ed.), French cinema in the 1990s : continuity and difference ISBN: 0198159579 (pbk.) : £14.99; 0198159587 (Oxford: Oxford U.P. 1999)

Brigitte Rollet, ‘Transgressive Masquerades at the fin-de-siècle? Gazon maudit and Pédale douce’, in Kay Chadwick and Timothy Unwin (eds.), New perspectives on the fin-de-siècle in nineteenth- and twentieth-century France ISBN: 0773477861 (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 2000)

Darren Waldron, ‘Fluidity of Gender and Sexuality in Gazon maudit’, in Lucy Mazdon (ed.), France on film : reflections on popular French cinema ISBN: 1903364086 (pbk.) : £13.00; 1903364116 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001)

Emma Wilson, French cinema since 1950 : personal histories ISBN: 0715628496 (London: Duckworth, 1999)

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Céline Sciamma: Tomboy

Robbie Duschinsky, ‘Schizoid Femininities and Interstitial Spaces: Childhood and Gender in Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy and P.J. Hogan’s Peter Pan’, Diogenes. ISSN: 0392-1921; 1467-7695, September 27, 2016.

Franck Garbarz, 'Entretien avec Céline Sciamma: Radiographier l'étrangeté des corps', Positif. ISSN: 0048-4911, 644 (10/01/2014), p. 25.

Keeley Saunders, ‘Gender-defined Spaces, Places and Tropes: Contemporary Transgender Representation in Tomboy and Romeos’, Journal of European popular culture. ISSN: 2040-6134; 2040-6142, 5:2 (October 2014), pp. 181-93.

Darren Waldron, ‘Embodying Gender Nonconformity in ‘Girls’: Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy’, L'esprit créateur. ISSN: 0014-0767, 53:1 (Spring 2013), pp. 60-73.

The Tomboy controversy:

Dossier sur le film (à l’usage des élèves de CM1/2 - 10-11 ans):

Clarisse Fabre (Le Monde, 23.12.2013): Le film « Tomboy » relance le débat sur la question du genre’:

Observatoire de la théorie du genre: ‘Tomboy: la théorie du genre fait son cinéma à l’école’:

Franck Garbarz: (10/01/2014). "Entretien avec Céline Sciamma: Radiographier l'étrangeté des corps". Positif. ISSN: 0048-4911, 644, p. 25 (on-line via library)

This list was last updated on 16/08/2017