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Professor William Higbee



with Bahmad J, Martin F, Transnational Moroccan Cinema, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Post-Beur Cinema: Maghrebi-French and North African Emigré Filmmaking in France since 2000, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2013.

De-westernizing national cinema: re-imagined communities in the films of Férid Boughedir, London / New York, Routledge, 2012.

with Ba SMB, De-Westernizing Film Studies, Routledge, 2012.

with Ba SMB, De-Westernizing Film Studies, Routledge, 2012.

with Leahy S, Studies in French Cinema: UK Perspectives 1985-2010, Intellect, 2010.

Mathieu Kassovitz., Manchester University Press, 2006.


Class Struggle and Religious difference in the workplace: Representing Islam in Dernier maquis (Ameur-Zaimeche, 2009), Working USA, vol. 16, no. 4, 2014, 525-536

Hope and Indignation in Fortress Europe: Immigration and Neoliberal Globalization in Contemporary French Cinema, SubStance, vol. 43, no. 1, 2014, 26-43

Le Cinéma maghrébin vu de l'autre côté de la Méditerranée: cinéma national/transnational/diasporique, Africultures, 2012

Introduction: Re-presenting diasporas in cinema and new (digital) media, Journal of Media Practice, vol. 11, no. 1, Intellect, 2010, 2-11

Concepts of trasnational cinema: towards a critical transnationalism in film studies, Transnational Cinemas, vol. 1, no. 1, Intellect, 2010, 7-21

Displaced audio: exploring screen sound in Maghrebi-French filmmaking, Studies in French Cinema, vol. 9, no. 3, Intellect, 2009, 225-241

Re-presenting the urban periphery: Maghrebi-French Filmmaking and the banlieue film, Cineaste (US), no. November 2007, 2007, 8-13

Beyond the (trans)national: towards a cinema of transvergence, Studies in French Cinema, vol. 7, no. 2, 2007, 79-91

Locating the Postcolonial in Transnational Cinema: The Place of Algerian Émigré Directors in Contemporary French Film, Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 15, no. 1, 2007, 51-64

The return of the political, or designer visions of exclusion? The case for Mathieu Kassovitz's 'fracture sociale' trilogy, Studies in French Cinema, vol. 5, no. 2, 2005, 123-135

Elle est où, ta place? The Social-Realist Melodramas of Laurent Cantet: Ressources humaines (2000) and Emploi du temps (2001)., French Cultural Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, 2004, 235-250

Screening the 'other' Paris: cinematic representations of the disadvantaged urban periphery in La Haine and Ma 6-T va crack-er., Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 9, no. 2, 2001, 197-208


'Beyond ethnicity' or a return to type?: Bande de filles /Girlhood (Sciamma, 2014) and the politics of blackness in contemporary French cinema, in Reeck L, Kleppinger K (eds) Post-migration and Postcoloniality in Contemporary French Culture, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018

Cinéma-monde and the transnational, in Gott M, Schilt T (eds) Cinéma-monde: decentred perspectives on global filmmaking in French, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018, 341-356

The Representation of Ethnic Minorities in French Cinema since 1980, in Witt M, Temple M (eds) The French Cinema Book, London: BFI/Macmillan, 2017, 304-312

Interstitial cityspace and the immigrant experience in contemporary French cinema, in Andersson J, Webb L (eds) Global Cinematic Cities New Landscapes of Film and Media, New York: Columbia/Wallflower, 2016

Counter-Heritage, Middlebrow and the Fiction Patrimoniale: Reframing 'middleness' in the contemporary French historical film, in Faulkner S (eds) Middlebrow Cinema, London: Routledge, 2016, 139-155

Tenja (Legzouli, 2004)': Displacing the Accent and the Myth of Return in Francophone Diasporic Cinema, in Powrie P, Barta P (eds) Bicultural Literature and Film in French and English, London / New York: Routledge, 2015, 91-104

Merzak Allouache: (Self-)Censorship, Social Critique, and the Limits of Political Engagement in Contemporary Algerian Cinema (Algeria), in Gugler J (eds) Ten Arab Filmmakers: political dissent and social critique, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2015, 188-213

Diasporic and Postcolonial Cinema in France from the 1990s to the present, in Fox A, Radner H, Marie M, Moine R (eds) A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2015, 136-161

Of spaces and difference in La Graine et le mulet (Kechiche, 2007): a response to Carrie Tarr, in Higbee WE, Leahy S (eds) Studies in French Cinema: UK Persepctives 1985-2010, Bristol: Intellect, 2010, 215-230

with Leahy S, Introduction, in Studies in French Cinema: UK Perspectives 1985-2010, Bristol: Intellect, 2010, 13-24

Ungrounding the narrative of nation: a review of 'Deleuze, cinema and national identity: narrative time in national contexts', in Philosophy F (eds) , , 2009