Dr Albertine Fox

Phd (Lond.), MA (Lond.), BA (Lond.)

    • BS8 1TE

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    Albertine Fox is Senior Lecturer in French Film. At undergraduate level she convenes modules on French and francophone cinema, from the silent period to the present, the cinema of Chantal Akerman, women documentary filmmakers, and she co-teaches a module on gender, sexuality and cinema.

    Albertine's main areas of research are: French and francophone cinema, women's filmmaking, documentary and experimental film, spectatorship and the listener, sound-image relationships, film theory and feminism, queer theory, gender and sexuality. 

    She is currently developing a book project on listening spaces and the face-to-face encounter in documentaries from the Francophone world. Albertine has recently published two related projects: a special conversation with the documentary filmmaker, Katy Léna Ndiaye, accompanied by the essay 'Collaborative Listening, Collaborative Pedagogy' in Screen Worlds: Decolonising Film and Screen Studies, and an interview and collaboration with the Lebanese filmmaker Corine Shawi in Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.

    Since 2018, Albertine has published three peer-reviewed articles in MIRAJ, French Screen Studies, and Paragraph on works by the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, encompassing installation art (Maniac Shadows), short film (Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher), documentary (Sud), and her musical collaboration with her former partner, the cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton. Albertine has also published a book chapter on Akerman’s documentary De l’autre côté, shot on the US-Mexico border, in Chantal Akerman: Afterlives (Legenda, 2019, co-edited by Marion Schmid and Emma Wilson).

    Albertine's first monograph, Godard and Sound: Acoustic Innovation in the Late Films of Jean-Luc Godard (Bloomsbury, 2017/2020), re-evaluates the multimedia work of the Swiss-French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard from an auditory perspective, expanding current typologies of film sound and prompting new debates about the relationship between sound, the moving image, and the film spectator.

    In 2014, Albertine was awarded the Susan Hayward Prize by the Association for Studies in French Cinema, and in 2012 she was awarded the R.H. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize by the Society for French Studies. 

    Structured keywords and research groupings

    • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

    Keywords

    • Francophone cultures
    • cinema
    • sound art
    • listening
    • documentary
    • feminism
    • LGBTQ+
    • film history
    • gender and sexualities
    • installation art
    • queer studies
    • voice