Florence Martin

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Flo Martin is Dean John Blackford Professor of French and Francophone Studies. She holds a Doctorate from Université de la Sorbonne, Paris III, and has published articles and book chapters internationally on the blues, francophone literature and French and francophone cinema. Her recent work focuses on postcolonial cinema, the cinema of the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) and French and Francophone women’s films. She is an editor for the scholarly journal Studies in French Cinema (UK) and for Proto (a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates in the Middle Atlantic region, US). She regularly offers courses cross-listed with the Arabic and Communications programs.  Flo has designed and taught a variety of courses for the French program at Goucher, including Introduction to French and Francophone Cinema (FR 353), Sub-Saharan Cinema (WL 360); Violence in Francophone African Texts; Writing around Secrets; French and Francophone Women Writers; The Child in Francophone Cinema (Special Topics FR 430 and 451) as well as Maghrebi Cinema (FR 451 cross-listed with COM 307).

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

Article (submitted):

“New Maghrebi Diasporic Film With an Amazigh Twist: Mohamed Amin Benamraoui’s Adios Carmen (2013)”, Mashriq was Mahjar / Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies. (submitted)

Chapter (in progress):

“The Politics of Women’s Musical Documentaries in the Maghreb”, Viola Shafik, ed. Histories of Arab Documentary), Cairo: American University in Cairo Press.

Special issue co-editor with Maria Flood (in progress)

Transnational Crossings: Terrorism on Maghrebi Screens, Studies in French Cinema (to be published in 2018-2019).

Books (in progress)

Co-authored with Prof. Will Higbee, Transnational Moroccan Cinema, under contract with Indiana University Press.

La route de Farida Benlyazid (monograph on Moroccan filmmaker F. Benlyazid)

Publications

Authored books (last 15 years)

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

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

Co-authored with Favre, Isabelle, De la Guyane à la diaspora africaine. Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2002 (201 pp.).         

Co-edited volumes

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

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

Most recent chapters in books

Co-authored with P. Caillé, “Reel Bad Maghrebi Women”, in Nadia Yaqub, Rula Qawas, Elizabeth Bishop eds, Bad Girls in the Arab World. U. of  Texas Press, 2017: 167-184.

Co-authored with Patricia Caillé. “Women Directors in the Maghreb,” in James Neil, ed., Cinema  -- Made in the Middle East & North Africa, LM Publishers, Volendam, Netherlands (forthcoming, 2017).

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

“Cinema and State in Tunisia,” in Josef Gugler, ed. Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence. Austin: U. of Texas press, 2011: 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.

Most recent refereed articles

Cinéma-monde: De-orbiting Maghrebi cinema” Contemporary French Civilization, Vol. 41, No. 3-4, 2016: 461-476.

« Paroles et musiques: les audaces des documentaristes maghrébines », Diogène No. 245.1, 142-154. (May 2015)

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

“The death of the Father in contemporary Tunisian film,” Masculinities in Egypt and the Arab World: Historical, Literary and Social Science Perspectives, a special issue of The Cairo Papers, 33.1, 2014: 89-101.

« Écran pour tous? Personnages gays dans trois films phares tunisiens », Africultures 96: Les Homosexualités en Afrique, Paris: L'Harmattan, 2014: 108-121.

External Awards, Honors, Grants

2015:   International co-investigator on a 3-year AHRC grant from the UK to study Moroccan transnational cinema: http://moroccancinema.exeter.ac.uk/en/

2014:  Nominator for the Cinema Kyoto Prize 2015, Inamori Foundation, Japan.

2010:  Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) grant, co-written with Dr. Patricia Caillé (U of Strasbourg) awarded to fund international academic colloquium “Les films du Maghreb” at the Tunis Film Festival.

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

March 2017: « Cinéma-monde et communauté imaginée: Mimosas (Oliver Laxe, 2016) et Bedwin Hacker (2003) » with Dr. I. Favre. NEMLA, Baltimore, MD.

September 2016: “Off the French grid: Moroccan cinema unplugged”, World Cinema and Television in French conference, U. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

May 2016: « Les tremblements du genre au cinéma maghrébin », CIEF, Dakar, Senegal.

April 2016: “Shoe string or no shoe string? The impact of Arab film festivals on Moroccan film production”, SCMS, Atlanta, GA.

September 2015: “Cinéma-monde: a Maghrebi case study”, Contemporary French Civilization Studies, Baltimore, MD.

April 2015: « Du nouveau dans le genre: le cinéma tunisien post 2011».  New Perspectives in Franco- Maghrebi Cinema Conference, Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD.

February 2015: « Lire et dé-lire à l’aune des études postcoloniales ».  20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies, Baton Rouge, LA.

June 2013: « Du jamais vu: Présence/absence d’archives dans le cinéma francophone contemporain », Colloque Archives et Histoire, U. Tétouan, Morocco.

Academic or Professional Associations

Studies in French Cinema (UK)

Modern Languages Association (US)

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (US)

https://goucher.academia.edu/FlorenceMartin

Other Professional or Scholarly Activity

International Conference co-organizer

December 5-7, 2016: “Moroccan Cinema Uncut: local perspectives, transnational dialogues”, Marrakesh, Morocco. http://moroccancinema.exeter.ac.uk/en/conference/

June 2012:  SFC conference (with Dr. Guy Austin): “Postcolonial Francophone Cinema and ontestation”, King’s College, London, June 14, 2012.

October 2010: « Les Cinémas du Maghreb et leurs publics dans le contexte arabo-africain » (with Patricia Caillé & Kamel Benouanès), JCC colloquium, Tunis, Tunisia.

April 2010: « Maghreb, des réalisatrices et leurs films » (with Patricia Caillé), St Denis, France.

Media Guest and Speaker

January 2015: interviewed by The Jewish Times, Baltimore: http://jewishtimes.com/33319/nous-sommes-charlie/

January 2015:  guest speaker on the Marc Steiner show on Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Spring 2014:   guest speaker on TV broadcast - Jerry Carlson’s Citycinémathèque (CUNY TV)

October 2013:  guest speaker on Marc Steiner show on the Arab world today

April 2011: guest speaker on Marc Steiner show on the Arab Spring

Blog and interviews

2016 --: http://moroccancinema.exeter.ac.uk (under the auspices of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK)