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Dr Albertine Fox

Dr Albertine Fox

Dr Albertine Fox
Phd (Lond.), MA (Lond.), BA (Lond.)

Lecturer in French Film

Office 2.63, 19 Woodland Road
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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+44 (0) 117 928 7760


I am currently working on a book project that explores 'listening spaces' in contemporary French and Francophone documentaries, with a focus on the documentary convention of the filmed interview. Part of this project is particularly concerned with works by the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. Other research interests that dovetail with this project include queer theory, feminist theory, installation art, and studies of sound, voice, and relationality. My first monograph Godard and Sound: Acoustic Innovation in the Late Films of Jean-Luc Godard was published by I.B.Tauris in 2017 and explores the relationship of sound to vision in cinema and in turn our relationship as spectators with the audiovisual in a selection of post-1979 films by Jean-Luc Godard.

In 2014 I was awarded the Susan Hayward Prize by the Association for Studies in French Cinema, and in 2012 I was awarded the R.H. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize by the Society for French Studies.

Supervisory interests: I am interested in supervising PhD candidates on a range of topics in the broad areas of French and Francophone cinema and documentary film studies, encompassing any of the areas outlined above.   



Albertine joined the Department of French at Bristol in 2017. Before this, she completed a BA in French with Music, an MA by Research on the films of Marguerite Duras, and a PhD in French at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her PhD thesis was entitled 'Acoustic Spectatorship: the 1980s film and video work of Jean-Luc Godard'. Following her doctoral studies, she was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship in Modern & Medieval Languages at Churchill College, Cambridge where she began her latest book project on listening and documentary film.  


Undergraduate teaching

I participate in the teaching of the following Year 1 units in French: 'Shaping France' and 'Representing Francophone Cultures'. I also convene and teach the following French undergraduate units:

  • Francophone Women Directors: Documentary Filmmaking (Year 4)
  • Seeing, Hearing and Thinking the Cinema of Jean-Luc Godard (Year 4)
  • Introduction to French Cinema (Year 2)

 I co-teach the following School-wide Modern Languages units:

  • Gender, Sexuality and Cinema (Year 4): the sessions I teach focus on queer identities.

 Postgraduate teaching

I teach and supervise students taking the following units for the MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures:

  • Theories of Visual Culture
  • Cultural Encounters

I co-supervise PhD candidates and have acted as co-supervisor for the MPhil research programme in French. 

Teaching qualifications/training 

  • CPD accredited Disability Equality Training (WECIL: supporting independent living)
  • CPD certified NAS Autism Training: 'Understanding and supporting autistic people in Higher Ed.', 'Understanding autism', 'Autism and communication', 'Autism and sensory experience', 'Autism, stress & anxiety', 'Autism: supporting families'. 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • Qualified TESOL teacher (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). 

Teaching awards

 Bristol University teaching awards 2017-18: nomination for outstanding teaching






Department of French

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