Building upon ongoing research taken up at MUN, it is important to mention project "Lucien Wahl, or the future of film criticism in France". In a time where cinema is going through evolution at all fronts like production, broadcasting and reception, people are redefining it's purpose. Reviewing its past offers fresh perspectives on the problems that make up its current difficulties and how film responds to them. The project "Lucien Wahl, or the future of film criticism in France," established by an SSHRC IDG, explores how discourse, in especially the growth of film criticism, contributed to the acceptance of cinema as a valid art form. This research will assess the scope of Wahl's work between 1926 and 1934 in two separate French magazines (a cinema magazine, ‘Cinémagazine’, and a daily journal, ‘L’Information’) by concentrating on his textual output as a prominent critic of the interwar era.
More information about this project can be found here.
Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures˙(French, German, Russian, Spanish)
St. John's, NL