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PhD Students

Centre for Film and Screen


Jules O'Dwyer


Jules O’Dwyer is a Wolfson Scholar and doctoral candidate working across French and Film Studies. His project explores cinematic articulations of ‘queer space’ by drawing queer theory and film-philosophy into dialogue with a number of works by French and Francophone artists. He is also an assistant editor at World Picture journal. Future publications include an article on queer approaches to art history in the cinema of Vincent Dieutre and two book chapters: on questions of embodiment in star studies, and intermedial approaches to Art autre, respectively. 


Wolfson Scholarship in the Arts and Humanities, 2016-2019

Studies in French Cinema Postgraduate Essay Prize, 2016 

Bateman Scholar, 2016

Newton Trust/Trinity Hall Studentship, 2015-2016

Studies in French Cinema Undergraduate Essay Prize, 2014



In the academic year 2017-18, I am supervising for CS6 (European Cinema) and running Trinity Hall’s critical theory seminars.


Conference papers:

‘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’ Conference, University of Northumbria. September 2017. 

‘Ekphrasis and the queer sensibilities of French experimental cinema’, NECS Conference, Université Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle. July 2017. 

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

‘The Cinematic Rorschach: Michaux, Brakhage and in between’, French Graduate Conference on ‘Stains’ at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, May 2016.



‘Reorienting objects in Alain Resnais and Chris Marker's Les Statues meurent aussi’, Screen, 58: (4), Oxford University Press.

'Bodies at the Margins: Rethinking Corporeal Cinema in Claire Denis’s Les Salauds', Film Matters, 6: (2), Bristol: Intellect.