On 8-9 April I participated in an international conference on the ‘postnational popular’ at the Fondation Querini Stampalia in Venice as part of an AHRC-funded network led by Mary Harrod (Warwick). I gave a paper on the French TV series Spiral: ‘Spirals within spirals: musical interventions in Engrenages’.
In November 2021 I organised the twentieth anniversary conference of French Screen Studies (formerly Studies in French Cinema) with Film Studies colleagues in the university of Lyon 2. I gave the opening introduction and later a paper on ageing stars in contemporary French cinema.
I then went to Paris to give the keynote paper for a conference on French operetta films.