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  • Area of Specialisation
  • Research Activities
  • Teaching & Supervision
  • Biographical Note
  • Film and digital culture / moving image aesthetics in the digital age/ film and new technology

  • Avant Garde, experimental and artists’ films; film, multimedia and video art

  • Contemporary cinema and intermediality

  •  film form, counter-culture and marginality.


Main Research Interests and publications:
  • Film and digital culture / moving image aesthetics in the digital age/ film and new technology

  • Avant Garde, experimental and artists’ films; film, multimedia and video art

  • Contemporary cinema and intermediality

  •  film form, counter-culture and marginality.


Current research:

The history and evolution of the moving image and of the technologies of vision (technological obsolescencesurveillance; technological uncanny; image and screen scale; the evolution of spectatorial regimes and the economy of attention.) More generally : contemporary cinema ; lthe body on screen; phenomenology, synesthesia ; experimental forms in film and vidéo. 


Cinema and Sensation, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007 et 2012.

Proust at the Movies, London: Ashgate, 2005.

Claire Denis, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004 et 2012.

Marginalité, sexualité, contrôle – Questions de représentation dans le cinéma français contemporain, Paris : L’Harmattan, 2000.


Articles and chapters (selection) :

 Guest Editor: Screen, "The Reflexive Turn: mediating and remediating Hollywood", 2017. 

“(S)wipe: phénoménologie d’un geste filmé”, dans Le geste Filmé, sous la direction de Christa Blumlinger et Mathias Lanvin, Labex H2H.

« Parasite Cinema », avec Kriss Ravetto, Image & Narrative, Vol 17, n 5, janvier 2017  

« An aesthetics of exhaustion? Digital found footage and Hollywood»Screen, 2017. 

"The Aesthetics and Politics of Obsolescence: Hand-made Film in the Era of the Digital”, avec Kim Knowles, MIRAJ - Moving Image Review & Art Journal , Volume 2 Issue 1, April 2013, pp. 54-68 

“Miniature Pleasures: On Watching Films on an iPhone”, Cinematicity, eds. Jeffrey Geiger et Karin Littau, Edinburgh: E.U.P, 2014

« Firing at the Clocks: Cinema, Sampling and the Cultural Logic of the Late Capitalist Artwork”, special issue on Christian Marclay, Frameworks 2013


‘The Wounded Screen’, dans New Extreme Cinema, ed. Tania Horeck, EUP, 2011, pp 18-38.


‘Zidane: A Portrait of the Twenty-first Century’, avec Elizabeth Ezra, Screen, 2010, pp. 77-86.


‘La forme et L’informe : de la dissolution du corps à l’écran’ in Images des Corps  / Corps des images au cinéma, ed. Jérôme Game, Paris : ENS Editions, pp. 49-71, 2010


 ‘Traces of the Modern – An Alternative History of the French Cinema’ with Elizabeth Ezra, Studies in French Cinema, 10:1, April 2010, pp. 11-38.


‘EXPORT’s Becomings : Man&Frau&Animal’, in *Export Lexikon*, Chronologie der bewegten Bilder bei Valie Export, ed. Sylvia Szely, 2008, Wien: Sonderzahl Verlag, pp. 276-88.


‘Ruiz on Proust or The Pathology of Vision’ in 'Le Temps retrouvé' Eighty Years After: Critical Essays/ Essais critiques, ed. Adam Watt, Modern French Identities, n°84, 2009, pp. 293-311.


‘Re-enchanting the World’: Claire Denis’ Vendredi Soir and Pascale Ferran’s Lady Chatterley,  Australian Journal of French Studies, pp. 197-212.


‘L’Intrus: Claire Denis and Jean-Luc Nancy’, Film-Philosophy, Volume 12, 2008, http://www.film-philosophy.com/archive/vol12-2008.


‘Blind Spot’ (Dossier on Caché de M. Haneke), Screen 48, issue 2, 2008, pp. 227-231.


‘Cinema and Sensation’, Paragraph, 31:2, July 2008, pp. 173-189.


‘Experimental French Cinema: the Figural and the Formless’, dans:  Avant-garde Cinema, eds. A.Graf & D. Scheuneman, 2007, Amsterdam: Rodopi.


‘Figures of Vampirism: French Cinema in the Era of Global Transylvania’, Modern and Contemporary France, 15, February 2007, pp. 77-88.


‘Les Statues meurent aussi’, CinémAction 122, January 2007, pp. 39-48.


 ‘Die Sinnliche Leinwand: L’Intrus, in ‘Claire Denis’, eds. M.Omasta and I.Reicher, Vienna : FilmmuseumSynemaPublikation, 2006, pp. 65-79.


‘Cinema of Evil: Philippe Grandrieux’ Sombre and La Vie Nouvelle, Studies in French Cinema, 5/3, 2006, pp. 175-184.


‘Close-up Vision: Re-mapping the body in the work of contemporary French filmmakers’. Nottingham French Studies 45/3, ed. Carrie Tarr, 2006, pp. 24-38.


‘Screening the Old. Gender and ageing in Contemporary French Cinema’, Studies in Literary Imagination, 39:2, 2006, pp. 1-21.



Co-editor with Dr Kriss Ravetto (UC Davis) of EUP’s series in Film Studies (Edinburgh University Press), created with John Orr in 2008.

"A series of scholarly research intended to challenge and expand on the various approaches to film studies, bringing together film theory and film aesthetics with the emerging intermedial aspects of the field. The volumes combine critical theoretical interventions with a consideration of specific contexts, aesthetic qualities, and a strong sense of the medium’s ability to appropriate current technological developments in its practice and form as well as in its distribution."

Already published: Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema, (John Orr, 2009); Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts (Steven Jacobs, June 2011).

To be published: Contemporary Film aesthetics: Layered Narration (Ian Garwood, Spring 2013); Remembering Cinema (Catherine Fowler, Winter 2013).









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Martine Beugnet is Professor in Visual Studies. She was appointed at Paris 7 Diderot in September 2012.

She was previously in post at the university of Edinburgh (1999-2012)

She has written articles and essays on a wide range of contemporary cinema topics, and has published four books to-date: Sexualité, marginalité, contrôle: cinéma français contemporain (L'Harmattan, 2000), Claire Denis (M.U.P, 2004 & 2012), Proust at the Movies together with Dr Marion Schmid (Ashgate, 2005), and Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression (E.U.P, 2007 & 2012).

She is also co-editor, with Dr Kriss ravetto (uc Davis) of EUP series in Film Studies