I write on cinema and I write creatively.

This is my most recent major publication. You can read more about it here.

On this website you can find a full list of my publications with links to journal archives.

The image carousel below shows some of my more recent publications.

I am currently working on two major projects: a co-authored history of the French film musical, and a co-edited collection on musical moments in film, emerging from a conference held in Salzburg in March 2018. In this collection my chapter will explore my conception of the ‘crystal-song’ in recent Hollywood films.

Recent publications

‘Les chansons préexistantes dans le cinéma français’, Paris: Impressions nouvelles, 46-59.
‘Luis Mariano et l’exotisme ordinaire’, Paris: Sorbonne nouvelle, 19-29.
‘The location of the bicultural: the coast in three Maghrebi-French films’, London: Routledge, 75-90
‘La chanson-cristal’, pp.65–84.
2016. L’Une chante, l’autre pas: music, movement and the utopian community’, in Agnès Varda unlimited: image, music, media, edited by Marie-Claire Barnet, Oxford: Legenda, 45–64.
‘Josephine Baker and Pierre Batcheff in La Sirène des tropiques (1927)’, pp.185-197.
Selected essays on French cinema. Beijing: Encyclopedia of China Publishing. [Fourteen previously published articles and book chapters translated into Chinese by Li Lina]
‘« Losing the plot » : le loser français et les masculinités à l’écran’, Limoges: Presses universitaires de Limoges, 31-52.
‘La canción-cristal y la repetición’, Buenos Aires: Libraria, 21-35.
‘La musique classique et le cinéma : Un grand amour de Beethoven (1936) et Louise (1938) d’Abel Gance’, 41-57
‘La chanson-cristal et la répétition’, Bern: Peter Lang, 33-48



Doctors in films

On 11 February 2019 I gave a talk on ‘Cinema and the medical profession’ at a conference in the University of Surrey on ‘Using Stories to Improve Health  Care’. The conference was organised jointly between Surrey, Texas Tech University and the University of Bari in Italy. Its aim was to exchange ideas in how to …

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