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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

 

Professor Emma Wilson

Position(s): 
Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts
Department/Section: 
French
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
(+44) (0)1223 338065
Location: 

Corpus Christi College 
Trumpington Street 
CAMBRIDGE
CB2 1RH

About: 

Emma Wilson has research interests in questions of affect, memory, the senses, love and desire. She has written on children and cinema in her 2003 volume Cinema's Missing Children and in a series of essays on representations of children in the work of women filmmakers. She has written on uses of cinema in contexts of intimate and historical responses to loss and pain, in her most recent monograph Love, Mortality and the Moving Image, in her studies of directors Alain Resnais and Atom Egoyan, and in ongoing work on Marguerite Duras. She is currently working on a new book The Reclining Nude about contemporary women filmmakers and photographers working in Paris, including Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat and Nan Goldin. She is also planning a short volume on the films of Céline Sciamma.