Katie Pleming

Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow

  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 2.40
50 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9LH

Availability

  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am-11am and Thursdays 11am-12pm. Please get in touch via email to make an appointment.

Background

Dr Katie Pleming completed her PhD in French at the University of Cambridge before joining the University of Edinburgh as Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in 2021. Her research examines connections between contemporary French and Francophone cinema and philosophy. Her PhD thesis explored questions of politics and ethics in the cinema of Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis. Her current research focuses on film sound, 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

Undergraduate teaching

French 2: Literature and Culture 

French 2: Language (Translation and Précis) 

French 4: Picturing the Self: Contemporary French and Francophone Life Writing

Cultural Responses to War

French-English Translation for Francophone Students 

 

Postgraduate teaching

MSc Intermediality: Film and the Other Arts

MSc Intermediality: Film, Literature, and Race: Postcolonialism, Decoloniality, and Critical Race Theory

MSc Translation Studies: Portfolio of Written Translation in French

Research summary

Dr Pleming's research reflects on connections between cinematic representation, ethics, and politics. Her current research focuses on film sound, drawing on recent scholarship at the intersections of 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 for minority subjects.

She is Co-Principal Investigator on The Digital Public Space Research Network (Una Europa): https://www.ucm.es/digitalpublicspace

 

 

'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