Florian GRANDENA

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Florian GRANDENA
Associate Professor, Department of Communication

1989 – Licence langues étrangères appliquées (italien – anglais). Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne (France).
1992 – Maîtrise langues étrangères appliquées (italien – anglais). Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne (France).
1998 – MA, Television and Films Studies. University of Westminster, London ( UK).
2005 – PhD, Film Studies. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham ( UK).

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Work E-mail: florian.grandena@uOttawa.ca

Florian Grandena

Biography

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Director of the research group ÆPI (Æsthetics and Politics of the Image).

2014 Chair on Arts and Human Mediations, Laboratoire d'Excellence des Arts et Médiations Humaines, University Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint Denis.

Ongoing research

My research lies at the intersection of films studies, media studies and gender/queer studies. More precisely, I am interested in French LGBT-themed cinema, more precisely the films of Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau on which I am currently writing a book. Other research interests include the meanings and the expressions of various forms of otherness such as the vampire figure and the elderly as well as the representations of the business world in contemporary French cinema.

Selected publications

Books

GRANDENA F. and Cristina Johnston (eds) (2011). Cinematic Queerness: Gay and Lesbian Hypervisibility in Contemporary Francophone Feature Films. Peter Lang. 330pp.

GRANDENA F. and Cristina Johnston (eds) (2011). New Queer Images: Representations of Homosexualities in Contemporary Francophone Visual Cultures. Peter Lang. 220pp.

GRANDENA F. (2008). Showing the World to the World: Political Fictions in French Cinema of the 1990s and early 2000s. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book chapters

GRANDENA, F. ‘An Intersectional Discussion of Work and Homosexuality in French Gay Cinema', Re-thinking ‘Identities’: Western Cultural Articulations of Alterity and Resistance in the New Millennium, Lucille Cairns et Santiago Fouz-Hernandez, Peter Lang Publishing, 2014, 89-111.

GRANDENA, F. ‘Heading Towards the Past: The Twilight Vampire Figure as Surveillance Metaphor’, Monstrous Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader, Marina Levina et Diem-My Bui, London, New Delhi, New York and Sydney, Continuum Press, 2013, pp. 35-51.

GRANDENA, F. ‘The Constant Tourist : Passing Intimacy and Touristic Nomadism’ in Drôle de Félix’ in Transnationalism, Mobility and New Migrations in the Contemporary French-Language Road Movie. Michael Gott and Thibaut Shilt, Bristol, UK and Chicago, USA, Intellect Press, 2013, pp. 41-54.

GRANDENA, F. and Cristina Johnston ‘Introduction’ (2011) in Cinematic Queerness: Gay and Lesbian Hypervisibility in Contemporary Francophone Feature Films. Florian Grandena and Cristina Johnston (eds.). Peter Lang. pp. 1-6.

GRANDENA F. and Cristina Johnston ‘Introduction’ (2011) in New Queer Images: Representations of Homosexualities in Contemporary Francophone Visual Cultures. Florian Grandena and Cristina Johnston (eds.). Peter Lang. pp. 1-7.

GRANDENA, F. ‘Things Unsaid and Stolen Images of Desire: Languages in Ma vraie vie à Rouen’ (2011) in Cinematic Queerness: Gay and Lesbian Hypervisibility in Contemporary Francophone Feature Films. Florian Grandena and Cristina Johnston (eds.). Peter Lang. pp.151-69.

GRANDENA, F. ‘De l’âge et du désir : une remise en question de l’asexualisation des aînés dans le cinéma français’ (2010) dans Âgisme : comprendre et changer le regard social sur le vieillissement. Martine Lagacé (ed.). Presses de l’Université Laval. pp.77-92. 

GRANDENA, F. ‘Léa Pool: the Art of Elusiveness’ (2010) dans The Gendered Screen: Canadian Women Filmmakers. Brenda Austin-Smith and George Melnyk (eds). Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. 241-261.

GRANDENA, F. ‘Le Retour du politique et les critiques’ (2005) dans Cinéma et engagement, Graeme Hayes et Martin O’Shaughnessy (eds), L’Harmattan (France), pp.305-316.

GRANDENA, F. ‘To Belong or Not to Belong: Representation of the Banlieue in Clubbed to Death, État des Lieux and La Haine’ (2003) dans Tous Azimuts III, Peter V. Davies (ed.). University of Glasgow (GB), French and German publications, pp. 75-89.

Articles

GRANDENA, F., «L’art du faible : de l’utilisation des lieux frontières polémologiques  dans le cinéma gay français», @nalyses, 10(2), 150-173., avril 2015. 

GRANDENA. F et Sribnai J., ‘Du désir mimétique au désir contestataire : la représentation du monde du travail dans le cinéma français des années 1990 et 2000’, Contemporary French Civilization, 39(2), 223-242., Summer 2014.

GRANDENA, F. et Batson C., ‘Introduction: "viens"’, Contemporary French Civilization, Special double issue 37(2-3), pp. 139-150., 2012.

GRANDENA. F. ‘Zooming In, Coming Out: Languages in Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s Ma vraie vie à Rouen / My True Life in Rouen (2003)’ (2009). Studies in French Cinema (GB), 9: 1, pp. 75-86.

GRANDENA, F. ‘Du glissement de l’homosexualité’. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (USA. 2008). 30: 2. pp. 99-106.

GRANDENA, F. ‘L’Homosexuel en dehors de l’homosexualité : expressions de l’identité gay dans les films d’Olivier Ducastel et Jacques Martineau’ (2006), Contemporary French Civilization (USA). 30: 2, pp. 63-86.

GRANDENA, F. ‘The Provinces in Contemporary French Cinema: the Case of Y aura-t-il de la neige à Noël ?’, (2004), Studies in French Cinema (GB), 4: 2, pp. 113-120.

Conference presentations

Organiser of Hypervisibility IV : Beyond the Closet, University of Ottawa, 7-8 December 2013.

Co-organiser of Étendre l’expertise ?/Extending Expertise? (main organiser: Prof. Philippe Ross). University of Ottawa, 30 April – 1 May 2011.

Co-organiser of Communication et gestion des connaissances dans un contexte de mouvance au travail : évaluer le rôle des identités générationnelles (main organiser: Prof. Martine Lagacé). University of Ottawa, 11 May 2009.

Organiser of Hypervisibility I : Homosexualities in Contemporary French-speaking Film and TV Productions. Montréal, 8-9 June 2006.

Co-organiser of Hypervisibility II : Homosexualities in Contemporary Francophone Visual Cultures (with Christina Johnston, University of Stirling, UK). 25-27 June 2008.

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