photographGuy Austin: Inaugural Lecture

Framing, tracking, cutting: the Other in French and Algerian cinema

Location: Research Beehive, 2.21
Time/Date: 19th April 2012, 16:00 - 17:00

Now online on youtube.com/NewcastleSML: the full lecture.
This paper explored the framing of social and post-colonial others in recent French and Algerian films, noting the techniques of framing, tracking and cutting as key means by which social distinctions are made visible and spatial in cinema. Films addressed included 'Of Gods and Men' (Xavier Beauvois, 2010), 'Code Unknown' (Michael Haneke, 2000) and 'Rome rather than you' (Tariq Teguia, 2006). Reference was also made to the theories of Pierre Bourdieu, Edward Said and Ranjana Khanna.   This is the Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Guy Austin, Chair of French Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Director of the new Centre in Film and Digital Media.

Published: 16th April 2012