Karine Chevalier

Karine Chevalier is Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone studies/ and Film at Roehampton since 2007. She is as well a filmmaker. Her main research interests lie in the field of French Cinema, Visual Arts and Aesthetics, Francophone Postcolonial Studies as well as Filmmaking. She has published two monographs on memory from both imaginative and cultural perspectives (La Mémoire et l'Absent. Nabile Farès et Juan Rulfo de la Trace au Palimpseste. Paris : L'Harmattan, 2008; La Mémoire et le Présent. Daniel Maximin et Salman Rushdie du Masque au Chaos. Paris : L'Harmattan, 2010) as well as numerous articles about French and Francophone literature (Assia Djebar, Abdelkebir Khatibi) and cinema (Bertrand Bonello, Celine Sciamma, Chantal Akerman, Jean Gremillon, Georges Franju,Tony Gatliff). The main focus of her multidisciplinary research is about the use and representation of masks. She is currently working on a monograph about what cinema can reveal about masks and masks reveal about French cinema. Other interests include the Arts, Intermediality, Broken Faces, representation of Violence, Youth in cinema, cinema and literature in Corsica.

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