Lucy Mazdon

Primary position:
Head of Department
Other positions:
Head of Research


The University of Southampton
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I studied at the Universities of Birmingham, Grenoble and Warwick, and completed my PhD on Hollywood remakes of French cinema at Southampton in 1996. I was appointed to the post of Senior Research Fellow in the School of Modern Languages in 1996 and along with a number of colleagues set about developing our Film Studies curriculum. I am now a Professor in Film Studies.

I have published widely in the field of film and television. From 2006 to 2010 I led a 4 year AHRC funded project tracing the history of French Cinema in Britain. The results of this research are published in a book co-written with my then Research Assistant Catherine Wheatley, entitled French Cinema and Britain: Sex Art and Cinephilia (Berghahn, 2013). We also co-edited a collection of essays exploring Franco-British Cinematic Relations (Je t'aime, moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations, Berghahn, 2010).

I teach courses on contemporary French cinema, French cinema of the 1930s and cinema and childhood.

The Contemporary Television Series

The Contemporary Television Series

Encore Hollywood

by Lucy Mazdon

Encore Hollywood

Franco-British cinematic relations

Franco-British cinematic relations

France on Film

edited by Lucy Mazdon

France on Film


The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)


Mazdon, Lucy (2010) Vulgar, nasty and French: selling French films to British audiences. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 7, (3), 421-437. (doi:10.3366/jbctv.2010.0105).
Mazdon, Lucy (2009) Masculinity on the road in the films of Cédric Kahn. New Readings, 1, (10), 42-56.
Mazdon, Lucy (2006) The Cannes Film Festival as transnational space. [in special issue: Transnational Cinema edited by Leonard Koos] Post Script, 25, (2), 19-30.
Mazdon, Lucy, Mazdon, Lucy (ed.) (2004) Introduction. (In special issue on film remakes). Journal of Romance Studies, 4, (1), 1-11. (doi:10.3167/147335304782369221).
Mazdon, L.E. (2001) Contemporary French television, the nation and the family: continuity and change. Television and New Media, 2, (4), 335-349.


Mazdon, Lucy and Wheatley, Catherine (2013) French film in Britain: sex, art and cinephilia, Oxford, GB, Berghahn, 238pp.
Mazdon, Lucy and Wheatley, Catherine (eds.) (2010) Je t'aime, moi non plus: Franco-British cinematic relations, Oxford, GB, Berghahn, 320pp.
Hammond, Michael and Mazdon, Lucy (eds.) (2005) The contemporary television series, Edinburgh, UK, Edinburgh University Press, 272pp.
Mazdon, L.E. (ed.) (2001) France on film: reflections on popular French cinema, London, UK, Wallflower Press, 192pp.
Mazdon, Lucy (2000) Encore Hollywood: Remaking French Cinema , London, GB, British Film Institute, 169pp.

Book Section

Mazdon, Lucy (2013) French Television: Negotiating the National Popular. In, Holmes, Diana and Looseley, David (eds.) Culture Populaire: Imagining the Popular in Contemporary French Culture. Manchester, GB, Manchester University Press, 162-193.
Mazdon, Lucy (2013) Festival de Cannes: archive or archivist? In, Marlow-Mann, Alex (ed.) Archival Film Festivals. Saint Andrews, GB, St Andrews Film Studies, 117-128. (Film Festival Yearbook, 5).
Mazdon, Lucy and Poirier, Manuel (2012) Love and belonging in Western. In, Labanyi , Jo, Passerini, Luisa and Diehl, Karen (eds.) Europe and Love in Cinema. Bristol, GB, Intellect, 225-238.
Mazdon, Lucy (2001) Introduction. In, Mazdon, Lucy (ed.) France on Film: Reflections on Popular French Cinema. London, UK, Wallflower Press, 1-10.
Mazdon, Lucy (2001) Space, place and community in chacun cherche son chat. In, Mazdon, Lucy (ed.) France on Film: Reflections on Popular French Cinema. London, UK, Wallflower Press, 95-105.
Mazdon, Lucy (2001) Le talkshow en France: ciel mon mardi et ses spectateurs. In, Gardies, René and Taranger, Marie-Claude (eds.) Télévision: Questions de formes. Paris, France, L’Harmattan, 159-173. (Champs visuels).


Research Interests

My research interests include French and American film; contemporary French and British television; transnational film studies; remakes; film history in a global context and issues of cinematic distribution, exhibition and reception.

I have supervised or co-supervised numerous PhD theses. Topics include British audiences and approaches to European cinema; selling French cinema to British audiences since 2001; British television from 1925 to 1936; the Holocaust on British television the 1950s US filmic adaptations of the novels of Jules Verne.

I would welcome application for PhD supervision in any topic related to my broader research interests.

Research project

French cinema in Britain since 1930


Professor Lucy Mazdon
Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom

Room Number: 65/1067

Telephone: (023) 8059 5435
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