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Geoff Brown (French)

Sonic Moves: how music opens out issues of relationality in the cinema of Claire Denis

My interest is in how the cinema of Claire Denis addresses questions bearing on individual and community by means of an approach which puts into practice ideas of art as a questioning and destabilizing force. Thinkers like Nancy, Agamben and Rancière highlight the value of recognizing difference without enforcing its assimilation, and my aim is to engage with how that is achieved in the work of Claire Denis especially through the use of music in ways which disturb conventional theories of film music and in the process challenges set ideas of societal relationships.

Supervisor: Dr Andrew Asibong