Assistant Professor in French Film, University of Warwick

My primary research is in contemporary film and media, with an emphasis on popular modes. In addition to book chapter and journal articles, I have recently written a book on the phenomenal contemporary proliferation of the French romantic comedy (see below). Prior to that, I co-edited a collection entitled The Europeanness of European Cinema: Identity, Meaning, Globalization, examining the status of European cinema today, published in January 2015.

My current research tracks two interrelated axes: the transnational circulation and shaping of French identity through the nation's audiovisual exports and the significance of women's contribution to mainstream genre film and television production, principally in France and Hollywood.

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Mary Harrod’s From France With Love: Gender and Identity in French Romantic Comedy was published by I. B. Tauris on May 30th (further details in link below).

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    Assistant Professor in French Film, University of Warwick