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Centre for Film and Screen


Jules O'Dwyer


Jules O’Dwyer is a Wolfson Scholar and PhD candidate who works at the intersection of Film Studies and French. His doctoral project explores cinematic articulations of ‘queer space’, with an emphasis on the work of gay filmmakers Jacques Nolot, Vincent Dieutre and Alain Guiraudie. Jules currently serves as assistant editor at the journal World Picture and he acts as graduate representative for the SCMS scholarly interest group in French and Francophone cinemas. His essays and reviews have featured in journals including Alphaville, Screen, Studies in French Cinema and Film-Philosophy, and he has been awarded undergraduate and postgraduate essay prizes from the Association for Studies in French Cinema. Future publication plans include two books chapters: the first on intermedial approaches to ‘Art autre’ and the second discusses questions of ethics and embodiment in the performance of Isabelle Huppert.



Trinity Hall



Wolfson Scholarship in the Arts and Humanities, 2016-2019

Studies in French Cinema Postgraduate Essay Prize, 2016 

Bateman Scholar, 2016

Newton Trust/Trinity Hall MPhil Studentship, 2015-2016

Studies in French Cinema Undergraduate Essay Prize, 2014



I have previously taught undergraduate modules in Film and French to English translation, as well as organising Trinity Hall’s seminars in critical theory. In 2018, I am supervising CS6 (European Cinema).



‘Histoire(s) de l’art: the queer curation of Vincent Dieutre’, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 16 (Winter 2018) [forthcoming].

‘Review of Lindner, K. ‘Film Bodies: Queer Feminist Encounters with Gender and Sexuality in Cinema’, Film-Philosophy, 22: 3 (October 2018): 510-513.

‘Reframing the spaces of French cinema’ Studies in French Cinema, 18: 4 (September 2018): 1-5.

 ‘Reorienting Objects in Marker and Resnais’s Les Statues meurent aussi’, Screen, 58: 4 (Winter 2017): 497–507.

 ‘Bodies at the Margins: Rethinking Corporeal Cinema in Denis’s Les Salauds’, Film Matters, 6: 2 (Fall 2015): 6-11.


Conference papers (select):

‘Bodies/being/landscape: Alain Guiraudie’s environs’,  Film as Method in the Geo-Humanities, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, October 2018

‘Forms of cinematic cruising in recent French film’, Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. July 2018.

‘Coming and going: Barthes, Nolot and Porn Theatre’, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto, Canada. March 2018.

‘Bricolage aesthetics from Soukaz to Dieutre: Queerness, cinema, art history’, IntermIdia: The Moving Form of Film, University of Reading. November 2017.

Histoire(s) de l’art: Queer curation in the cinema of Vincent Dieutre’, Queer Screens, University of Northumbria. September 2017

‘Ekphrasis and the queer sensibilities of French experimental cinema’, Network for European Cinema Studies, Université Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, France. July 2017

‘Entre la chambre et le monde: Dieutre and Akerman’s apartment thresholds’, World Picture Conference, University of Cambridge, December 2016

‘Michaux, Brakhage and in between’, French Graduate Conference. Emmanuel College, Cambridge, May 2016





Screenings and Events

Linda Ruth Williams, Visiting Professor of Film Studies

15 January 2019

It is with pleasure that we announce that Linda Ruth Williams will be at the Centre for Film and Screen during the Lent term (2019). She is with us thanks to a visiting fellowship at Corpus Christi College. She will be giving a talk in the Film and Screen Studies Research Seminar series on 6 March. Linda Ruth Williams is...