Meet the team

Kate Ince

Kate Ince is Reader in French Film and Gender Studies at the University of Birmingham. She has published widely on French cinema and on authorship in cinema, including the books Georges Franju (MUP 2005, also published in French by L’Harmattan/Presses Universitaires de Laval in 2008), and the edited volume Five Directors: Auteurism from Assayas to Ozon (MUP 2008). Following in-depth research into feminist and film phenomenologies, her study of female subjectivities in contemporary women’s cinema The Body and the Screen appeared with Bloomsbury early in 2017, and won the BAFTSS association’s prize for the best monograph of that year in April 2018. She has also edited special issues of New Cinemas (2008) and Studies in European Cinema (2013) entitled ‘Disunited Nations’ and ‘Women’s cinema in France in the 2000s’ respectively, and is now working on a study of the French director Mia Hansen-Løve for Edinburgh University Press’s ‘Visionaries’ series on women filmmakers. The collaboration with Marc Siegel on ‘Serge Daney and queer cinephilia’ initially arose out of a workshop she organized in June 2016 that was funded by the  strategic partnership between the University of Birmingham and the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt.

Marc Siegel

Marc Siegel is currently Professor of Media Studies at the University of Hildesheim. As of October 1, 2018 he will be a Professor of Film Studies at the Johannes Gutenburg University in Mainz. His research and publications focus on issues in queer studies and experimental film. His book A Gossip of Images is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He is co-editor of Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin (2018) and a 2014 special issue of journal Criticism dedicated to the American underground artist Jack Smith. He has also co-edited two German-language anthologies Synchronisierung der Künste/Synchronizing the Arts (2013) and Outside. Die Politik queerer Räume/The Politics of Queer Spaces (2005). Siegel has also been active as a freelance curator. He curated numerous film series and programs for film and performance festivals, as well as museums und galleries, including the Berlinale; Tate Modern (London); CCCB (Barcelona), Bunkier Sztuki (Cracow) and the Goethe Institute (Kolkata). He also co-curated the festivals  "EDIT FILM CULTURE !" (2018); "Camp/Anti-Camp: A Queer Guide to Everyday Life" (2012); and "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World " (2009). He is on the advisory board of the Forum Expanded section of the Berlinale and one of the co-founders of the Berlin-based artists' collective CHEAP.

Pierre Eugène

Pierre Eugène works in Film Studies at the Université of Paris-Nanterre (Nanterre, France). His research focuses mainly on the French critic and theoretician Serge Daney (to whom he dedicated his PhD thesis : « Serge Daney : écrits critique 1962-1982. Exercice de relecture », defended in 2017) and on some other French critics and directors who gravitated towards the Cahiers du cinéma (André Bazin, Jean-Claude Biette, Luc Moullet, Louis Skorecki). Where Daney is concerned, he convenes the website (in construction) http://www.daney.net, and is currently working on the French edition of the complete writings of André Bazin, under the direction of Hervé Joubert-Laurencin (ed. Macula, publication in November 2018). He has also published articles in reviews (Artpress, Trafic) and book chapters about classical Hollywood and modern European cinema (Marguerite Duras, Georges Cukor, Jean-Luc Godard, Nanni Moretti, Jacques Tourneur). He is currently preparing a study of the movie Femmes femmes (Paul Vecchiali, 1974) that will be published in 2019, another study about Serge Daney, and is directing with Hervé Joubert-Laurencin and Philippe Fauvel an edited collection about Jean-Claude Biette : Jean-Claude Biette, appunti e contrappunti (De l’Incidence éditeur, Grenoble) that will be published in October 2018.