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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

Peggy Ahwesh: Filmmaker in Residence

5 May 2021

Peggy Ahwesh Filmmaker in Residence Easter Term 2021 To register please sign up via the relevant google form (there is a separate form for each event as shown below). Confirmation and zoom sign-in information will be sent to registered participants at the start of the week of 17 May. Any queries may be directed to...