Emma Wilson

Position: Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts
Institution: University of Cambridge
Geographical areas: Transnational, Western Europe

Research areas: Contemporary cinema and the visual arts; gender


Professor Emma Wilson is one of the Childhood and Nation in World Cinema Network Partners. Currently Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts at the University of Cambridge, she is a scholar of film and the visual arts, French visual culture and international cinema.

Relevant Publications

2003. Cinema’s Missing Children. London: Wallflower. (x + 181pp.)

2005. “Children, emotion and viewing in contemporary European film”, Screen, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Autumn), (pp. 329-340).

2006. “Women filming children”, Nottingham French Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Autumn), (pp. 105-118).

2007. “Miniature lives, intrusion and innocence: Women filming children (2)”, French Cultural Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2 (June 2007), (pp. 169-183).

2012. “Beauvoir’s Children: Girlhood in Innocence”, in Jean-Pierre Boulé and Ursula Tidd (eds), Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema. New York and London: Berghahn Books (pp. 17-31)

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