Guy Nicholas Austin

Position: Professor of French Studies, Director of the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media
Institution: Newcastle University (UK)
Geographical areas: North Africa, Western Europe

Research areas: Algerian cinema and national identity, modern French cinema, trauma, conflict, depression in cinema

Relevant Publications

• Austin, Guy, ‘Contemporary French Horror Cinema: From Absence to Embodied Presence’, in A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema, ed. by Alistair Fox, Michel Marie, Raphaelle Moine and Hilary Radner (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2015), pp.275 – 288.


• – ‘Mohamed Chouikh: from anti-colonial commemoration to a cinema of contestation’, in Ten Arab Filmmakers, ed. by Josef Gugler (Bloomington, IA: Indiana University Press, 2013), pp.166-187.


• – Algerian National Cinema (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012).


• – ‘Biological Dystopias: The Body in Contemporary French Horror Cinema’, L’Esprit Createur, 52(2) (2012), 99-113.


• – ‘Spaces of the Dispossessed in Algerian Cinema’, Modern & Contemporary France, 19(2) (2011), 195-208.


• – ‘Against amnesia: representations of memory in Algerian cinema’, Journal of African Cinemas, 2(1) (2010), 27-35.


• – ‘Seeing and listening from the site of trauma: The Algerian War in Contemporary French Cinema’, in New Spaces for French and Francophone Cinema ed. by James Austin (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009), pp.115-125.


• – Contemporary French Cinema (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008).


• – ‘Drawing trauma: visual testimony in Caché and J’ai 8 ans’, Screen, 48(4) (2007), 529-536.


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