Alice Guilluy

Alice Guilluy

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Research interests

  • Popular cinema
  • The romantic comedy and ‘chick flick’ genre
  • Transnational cinema
  • Reception and audiences studies
  • Feminist film theory

Thesis title: Translating Femininity? The Reception of the Contemporary Hollywood Romantic Comedy in Britain, France and Germany. 

Thesis summary: My research focuses on transnational popular cinema and its limitations, and my thesis investigates specifically the reception of Hollywood cinema in Europe, focusing on Germany, France and Britain. My particular interest is in how the romantic comedy genre, which targets female audiences throughout the world on the premise that they form a homogeneous spectator category, is received in different European countries. Through an examination of critical and audience reception of romantic-comedy films, I seek to investigate how and to what extent discrepancies in reception can be explained by national differences, including socio-historical differences, cultural habits and tastes, relationship to the nation, differences in cinematic traditions and very importantly varying national views on femininity and women’s place in society. Central to this project is therefore the investigation of how the notion of femininity enshrined in globally distributed American romantic comedies ‘translates’ to other national audiences. This research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

 

Email: alice.guilluy@kcl.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, 'Gurinder Chadha: Auteur or Entertainer' - Supervised by Pr. Laura Mulvey, Birkbeck, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Bachelor of Arts, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

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