Florence Martin

Professor of French and Francophone Literature and Film

Julia Rogers 260


Doctorat Ès-lettres, Université de Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Cinema and Literature of Postcolonial France, the Maghreb, West Africa, the French Antilles, Guiana.

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Co-edited volumes:

French and Francophone Cinema and Contestation, a special issue of Studies in French Cinema, co-edited with Dr. Guy Austin. Vol 13. No 3: November 2013 (92 pp).

Les Cinémas du Maghreb. Co-edited with Drs. Kamel Benouanès & Patricia Caillé. Paris: Africultures: 2012 (344 pp.).

Authored books:

Veils and Screens: Maghrebi Women's Cinema. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011 (271 pp.)

A vous de voir! An introduction to French and francophone cinema, co-authored with Maryse Fauvel and Stéphanie Martin. Paris: Casteilla, November 2010 (160 pp.).

De la Guyane à la diaspora africaine, co-authored with Favre, Isabelle . Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2002 (201 pp).
Bessie Smith, Paris: Limon, 1994; Marseille: Parenthèses, 1996 (288 pp).

      (Prix Charles Delauney de l'Académie du Jazz, 1994)

Refereed Articles

"Farida Benlyazid and Juanita Narboni: Two Women from Tangier", Black Camera, 6.1 2014: 124-138.

"Écran pour tous? Personnages gays dans trois films phares tunisiens," in Africultures : Les Homosexualités en Afrique, Paris: L'Harmattan, 2014: 108-121. 

‘Les ‘Cinémas du Maghreb’: de la construction plurielle d’un label regional”, co-authored with Dr. Patricia Caillé. Akfar/Ideas No. 29, “Le Réveil Arabe” special issue, Spain, March 2011: 87-90.

Essays in Books

"Trouble Everyday: The Neo-Colonialists Bite Back", in Marjorie Vecchio, ed. The Films of Claire Denis; Intimacy on the Border. London: I.B. Tauris Press, 2014: 125-132.

Co-authored with Patricia Caillé: "Introduction: Cinémas du Maghreb," Les Cinémas du Maghreb et leurs publics : 10-19.

"Satin Rouge aux États-Unis: discours et réception critique" Ibid.: 44-55.

Cinema and State in Tunisia," in Josef Gugler, ed. Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010: 271-283.

"The Wiles of Maghrebi Women's Cinema," in Flavia Laviosa, ed. Visions of Struggle in Women's Filmmaking in the Mediterranean.New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010: 23-41.

Recent Projects

Recently Taught Course Sample

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Associate Editor for Studies in French Cinema Journal, UK

Editor for Proto; An Undergraduate Humanities Journal, Baltimore.


Africultures.com review for Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema

Amazon.com Book listing and reviews for Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema

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