Texas Tech University

“Swing and Big Bands in the Cinema of the 40s and 50s”

A talk by Dr. Phil Powrie, Professor of Cinema Studies, University of Surrey

October 20, 2016, 5:30-6:30 pm, reception to follow - Conference Room 105 A

Professor Phil Powrie is the son of a French mother and an English father and he is a bilingual speaker of English and French. He earned his DPhil from the University of Oxford in French and subsequently he was appointed at the University of Newcastle. He was promoted to Chair, became Head of School of Modern Languages and Dean of Research in the Humanities. He then served as Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the University of Sheffield, prior to taking up the post of Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences at the University of Surrey in 2010. He is Chair of the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies and Chief General Editor of Studies in French Cinema. He has been made Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Government for his research. He is one of the world's leading experts in cinema studies, specializing in French film. He has authored and co-authored 11 single and co-authored books, 11 edited or co-edited collections, and well over a hundred journal articles and book chapters. Recent publications include Bicultural Literature and Film in French and English (co-edited with Peter I. Barta, 2016) and the four-volume edited collection French Cinema, both with Routledge. His forthcoming monograph Music in Contemporary French Cinema: The Crystal Song will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

Sponsors: Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Office of International Affairs, Department of Journalism & Electronic Media, Department of English, The CH Foundation.

Professor Phil Powrie

Professor Phil Powrie