About

Dr Gemma King is an academic specialising in contemporary French cinema, museum and cultural studies. She joined the Australian National University as Lecturer in French in 2016, after receiving her PhD by cotutelle from the University of Melbourne and l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle- Paris 3 in 2015. Her book Decentring France: Multilingualism and Power in Contemporary French Cinema was published with Manchester University Press in 2017 and explores the rise of multilingualism in contemporary French film, teasing out the links between language, identity, violence, and social power. Gemma is Convenor of the ANU French Research Cluster, on the Advisory Board of the Australian Journal of French Studies and was elected 2017 Postgraduate Officer of the Australian Society for French Studies. She taught across French and Francophone, English and Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne, Paris 3 and the Université Paris-Est Créteil before joining the ANU. Her work has been published in Contemporary French Civilization, the Australian Journal of French StudiesFrancosphèresLinguistica Antverpiensia, French Cultural Studies and numerous edited volumes, and she is founder of Les Musées de Paris, a blog which explores the lesser-known museums of Paris. She is currently working on the book Jacques Audiard, a volume in Manchester UP’s French Film Directors series.

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