This group has research strengths across art history, visual culture and film.
In art history, Professor James Kearns ran the AHRC grant Painting for the Salon? The French State, Artists and Academy, 1830-1852, which included the exhibition 'Painting for the Salon' (September-October 2013) at the University of Exeter.
In Visual Culture, Professor David Jones leads the INTERREG-IV-funded project 1914FACES2014. Externally-funded projects in film include Professor Sally Faulkner's AHRC Fellowship A New History of Spanish Cinema: Middlebrow Films and Mainstream Audiences and Dr Danielle Hipkins's AHRC Research Leave 'Behind Closed Shutters: Unlocking Gender through the Figure of the Prostitute in Post-war Italian Cinema (1942-1965)'.
Professor Faulkner now leads the collaborative project Middlebrow Cinema and has won the Philip Leverhulme Prize 2013 for Modern Languages and Literature to further her work on Hispanic film cultures (for more information, please see the University news article), while Dr Hipkins collaborates on the AHRC grant In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, Genre and National Identity.
Dr Will Higbee leads the collaboration of the University of Exeter and the London Film School for the and doctoral study in film.
|Staff members||Research Area|
|Professor Sally Faulkner||Spanish-language cinema including peninsular and Mexican film ; Spanish TV; literary adaptations in cinema and TV; film under the Franco dictatorship; middlebrow email@example.com|
|Dr William Higbee||Representations of Marginality and Ethnicity in French cinema since 1980||W.E.Higbee@exeter.ac.uk|
|Dr Danielle Hipkins||(Post)Feminism and Italian film||D.E.Hipkins@exeter.ac.uk|
|Professor David Houston Jones||The visual legacy of conflict, trauma and testimony in French culture. Visual archives and installation art.||D.H.Jones@exeter.ac.uk|
|Professor Fabrizio Nevola||Public space, urban identity and the representation and perception of community groups within cities in Early Modern Italy. The street as social space across history||F.Nevola@exeter.ac.uk|
|Dr Melissa Percival||Art, literature and the history of ideas of the French eighteenth century.||M.H.Percival@exeter.ac.uk|
|Dr Maria Thomas||Anticlerical violence and iconoclasm in 1930s Spain||M.A.Thomas@exeter.ac.uk|
|Dr Yue Zhuang||The philosophy of Chinese landscapes and European interaction with Chinese landscapes||Y.Zhuang@exeter.ac.uk|
Listed below are the projects associated with the Linguistics research group that secured external funding. For information on other projects, please see individual staff pages or the research pages for each individual language.
|Current projects||Staff member|
|1914FACES2014||Professor David Houston Jones; Professor Bernard Devauchelle|
|Investigating Italian cinema audiences of the 1940s and 1950s||Professor Danielle Hipkins|
|Recent projects||Staff member|
|Samuel Beckett and Testimony||Professor David Houston Jones|
|Painting for the Salon? The French State, Artists and Academy, 1830–1852||Professor James Kearns|
|Aspects of Memorialisation in Historical Exhibitions about the National Socialist Era||Dr Chloe Paver|
|Exhibiting East Germany in the West||Dr Chloe Paver|
|A New History of Spanish Cinema: Middlebrow Film and Mainstream Audiences||Professor Sally Faulkner|
|Middlebrow Cinema||Professor Sally Faulkner|
|Behind Closed Shutters: Unlocking Gender through the Figure of the Prostitute in Post-war Italian Cinema||Professor Danielle Hipkins|
Staff in visual culture have impacted on education. Professor Susan Hayward has written a leading study guide to Film Studies (Cinema Studies), used widely across secondary school and HE sectors, and now in its third edition.
Dr William Higbee and Dr Fiona Handyside have given classes at Devon schools on the subject of French cinema. Professor Sally Faulkner participated in a school study day on Spanish film at the British Film Institute (BFI), and gave the 2011 Annual Pérez Galdós lecture on the subject of Galdós and Spanish cinema (available to listen to and download from the Middlebrow Cinema project pages).
Dr Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles's recent government-funded work on feminism and female authorship in Spain has led to a collaboration with the highly influential project Women under Suspicion (Mujeres bajo sospecha), an interdisciplinary project that has brought together experts in gender studies and Spanish history. Capdevila-Argüelles’s work on Campo Alange, Elena Fortún and Marisa Roësset in the context of her Autoras inciertas and Artistas y precursoras has consolidated Exeter's involvement in this project, led by sociologist Professor Raquel Osborne (UNED), whose outputs include documentaries, exhibitions and books.
Under the aegis of the 1914FACES2014 project on the legacy of the facially injured soldiers of WWI, Professor David Houston Jones is working with partners in the cultural sector, in particular RAMM, and with schools in the region. Work with schools complements that undertaken by colleagues as part of the WWI in the classroom project.
|Student name||Supervisors||Thesis topic|
|Zoe Adams||David Jones and Richard Mansell||English language translations of French Holocaust testimonies and literature|
|Sevastiana Anagnostopoulou||William Higbee and Song Lim||Going West: Inter-European immigration in 'Western' European film|
|Giulia Baso||Danielle Hipkins||An investigation of the interrelationships of films by Egoyan and Antonioni with relation to contemporary proliferation of technologies of vision|
|Jake Bevan||William Higbee and Song Lim||Post-colonialism in contemporary South Korean cinema|
|Deena Bowman-Jamieson||William Higbee||The politics and style of the political thriller during the First Cold War, 1945-1962|
|Marjorie Gehrhardt||Ulrike Zitzlsperger and David Jones||The destiny of World War One facially disfigured soldiers during the inter-war period with special focus on France, Germany and Great Britain|
|Pierre-Alain Giraud||William Higbee and Harriet Cox||The work of Darius Khondji: cinematographic authorship in contemporary cinema.|
|Tamsin Graves||William Higbee and Fiona Handyside||Screening the gypsy: marginal identities and outsiders in the films of Tony Gatlif|
|Michaela Morning||William Higbee and Fiona Handyside||Exploration of the notions of surrealism in Czech cinema|
|Ben Sherriff||William Higbee and Song Lim||Digital fluidity – PhD by practice|
|Jamie Steele||William Higbee and Fiona Handyside||Francophone Belgian cinema|
|Mohammad Taleifard||William Higbee and Les Blair||Is it possible to be in internal exile and yet be at home?|