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PhD Students

Centre for Film and Screen


Jules O'Dwyer


Jules O’Dwyer is a Wolfson Scholar researching at the intersection of Film Studies and French at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. His essays and reviews have appeared — or are forthcoming — in journals including Screen, Discourse, Studies in French Cinema,  Alphaville, Film-Philosophy and French Studies, as well as two edited volumes.  Jules is assistant editor of the journal World Picture, and holds a position as Part IA Director of Studies and Preceptor in French at Corpus Christi College. He is planning a future project on cinema and/as curatorial method.



  • ‘Coming and going: Nolot, Barthes and the movie theater’, Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, 41:2 (forthcoming, Winter 2019).
  • ‘Enduring extremity: on Isabelle Huppert’s intertextual body’ in Isabelle Huppert: Stardom, Performance, Authorship. eds. Nick Rees-Roberts and Darren Waldron (New York: Bloomsbury, forthcoming).
  • Review of Durante, E. and A. Dehoux. ‘Le Double: Littérature, Arts, Cinéma, Nouvelles approches’, French Studies, 73:4 (October 2019): 663.
  • ‘Reframing the spaces of French cinema’, Studies in French Cinema, 19:2 (2019): 165-169.
  • ‘The cinematic Rorschach: on signs and stains in Michaux and Brakhage’ in Stains | Les Taches: Communication and Contamination in French Culture eds. Zoe Angelis and Blake Gutt (Bern: Peter Lang, 2019): 69-84.
  • Histoire(s) de l’art: the queer curation of Vincent Dieutre’, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 16 (Winter 2018): 53-66.
  • Review of Lindner, K. ‘Film Bodies: Queer Feminist Encounters with Gender and Sexuality in Cinema’,  Film-Philosophy, 22:3 (October 2018): 510-513.
  • ‘Reorienting objects in Marker and Resnais’s Les Statues meurent aussi’, Screen, 58:4 (Winter 2017): 497-507.
  • ‘Bodies at the margins: Rethinking corporeal cinema in Les Salauds’, Film Matters, 6:2 (Fall 2015): 6-11.



I have supervised on the following papers in the MML tripos:

FR1: Introduction to French literature, linguistics, film and thought (1200 - 1962)

FRB2: Translation from French

FR12: Ethics and experience: literature, thought, and visual culture in France 

CS5: The Body

CS6: European Cinema 

Year Abroad Project

I have seen a number of optional dissertations through to completion and act as convenor for a Critical Theory course for Part IA, IB and II students at Corpus Christi, Jesus, and Trinity Hall colleges.



  • Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities, 2016-2019
  • AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership award (awarded, declined)
  • Studies in French Cinema Postgraduate Essay Prize, 2016
  • Trinity Hall Bateman Scholarship, 2016
  • Newton College Postgraduate Studentship, 2015-2016
  • ASFC Undergraduate Dissertation Prize, 2014
  • Head of School Prize for Modern Languages




Screenings and Events

The Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film 2020

11 November 2020

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Institute London invite you to escape the woes of the second lockdown and immerse yourself in experiences beyond your borders - from a mystical thriller about life in the Chornobyl Zone, to a powerful documentary that follows a young footballer who fights for her dreams against...