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I write on cinema and I write creatively.

This is my most recent major publication. You can read more about it here.

On this website you can find a full list of my publications with links to journal archives.

The image carousel below shows some of my more recent publications.

I am currently working on two major projects: a co-authored history of the French film musical, and a co-edited collection on musical moments in film, emerging from a conference held in Salzburg in March 2018. In this collection my chapter will explore my conception of the ‘crystal-song’ in recent Hollywood films.


Recent publications

2014
‘Les chansons préexistantes dans le cinéma français’, Paris: Impressions nouvelles, 46-59.
2014
‘Luis Mariano et l’exotisme ordinaire’, Paris: Sorbonne nouvelle, 19-29.
2016
‘The location of the bicultural: the coast in three Maghrebi-French films’, London: Routledge, 75-90
2016
‘La chanson-cristal’, pp.65–84.
2016
2016. L’Une chante, l’autre pas: music, movement and the utopian community’, in Agnès Varda unlimited: image, music, media, edited by Marie-Claire Barnet, Oxford: Legenda, 45–64.
2017
‘Josephine Baker and Pierre Batcheff in La Sirène des tropiques (1927)’, pp.185-197.
2017
Selected essays on French cinema. Beijing: Encyclopedia of China Publishing. [Fourteen previously published articles and book chapters translated into Chinese by Li Lina]
2018
‘« Losing the plot » : le loser français et les masculinités à l’écran’, Limoges: Presses universitaires de Limoges, 31-52.
2018
‘La canción-cristal y la repetición’, Buenos Aires: Libraria, 21-35.
2018
‘La musique classique et le cinéma : Un grand amour de Beethoven (1936) et Louise (1938) d’Abel Gance’, 41-57
2019
‘La chanson-cristal et la répétition’, Bern: Peter Lang, 33-48
2019
‘From heterotopia to metatopia: staging Carmen ’ s death’, 90-106

 

Update

Visiting Professor in Masaryk University, Brno

In the first week of October 2019 I gave six lectures on music and film to 60 undergraduates, Masters students, doctoral students and staff of the Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture in Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. I also participated in a round table with doctoral students and staff focusing on doctoral study …

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School of Literature and Languages, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
p.powrie@surrey.ac.uk