Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow
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Dr Katie Pleming is an Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently preparing her first monograph, Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis: Cinema at the Edge of the Political (in preparation for Legenda) developed from her PhD thesis (University of Cambridge, 2021). She has published articles and chapters on Alice Diop and Marguerite Duras; on Claire Denis, incest and politics; on Duras and the postcolonial; and on Duras and Deleuze. She is co-editor of the volume Rage: Affect and Resistance in Post-1968 French and Francophone Culture and Thought (forthcoming, Peter Lang).
Her new project explores the connections between sound, ethics and politics in work by contemporary French and francophone female filmmakers (including Mati Diop, Alice Diop, Mariama Sylla Faye and Safi Faye), drawing on recent scholarship at the intersections of postcolonial and critical race theory, film studies, and sound theory.
Responsibilities & affiliations
Co-Principal Investigator, The Digital Public Space Research Network (Una Europa): https://www.ucm.es/digitalpublicspace
Intimacy, Power, Identity: The Films of Claire Denis
Cultural Responses to War
French 2: Literature and Culture
French 2: Language
Picturing the Self: Contemporary French and Francophone Life Writing
French-English Translation for Francophone Students
MSc Intermediality: Film, Literature, and Race: Postcolonialism, Decoloniality, and Critical Race Theory
MSc Translation Studies: Portfolio of Written Translation in French
Dr Pleming's research reflects on connections between cinematic representation, ethics, and politics. Her current research focuses on film sound in work by contemporary French and francophone female filmmakers drawing on recent scholarship at the intersections of postcolonial and critical race theory, film studies and sound theory. The project explores the ways in which film sound is used to represent intimate individual experience, to trace histories and diasporic connections, and to conceptualise forms of agency, resistance, and community.
She is Co-Principal Investigator on The Digital Public Space Research Network (Una Europa): https://www.ucm.es/digitalpublicspace
‘L’amour se dit dans un regard’? Immigration, visibility and representation in Marguerite Duras’s Les Mains négatives and Alice Diop’s Nous, Modern & Contemporary France (2023) DOI: 10.1080/09639489.2023.2251410
Cinema at the Edge of the Political: The Films of Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis (monograph in preparation, Legenda).
'Incest, affect and ambiguous politics in two films by Claire Denis', Screen, Volume 63, Issue 3, Autumn 2022, Pages 309–326, https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjac025
‘India Song’s politics of sound’, French Screen Studies, Vol. 21, No. 1 (2021), pp. 60–80
‘Desire, Temporality, “Liquid Perception”: Deleuze and the Films of Marguerite Duras’ in Aberrant Nuptials: Deleuze and Artistic Research, Leuven University Press, 2019, pp. 429–436