19952020

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Personal profile

Biography

Michael Witt is Professor of Cinema and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC).

He is the author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2013), which won the 2014 Limina Award for Best International Film Studies Book. He is also the co-editor of For Ever Godard (Black Dog Publishing, 2004), The French Cinema Book (BFI Publishing, 2004; 2nd edition BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and Jean-Luc Godard: Documents (Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2006). His articles have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.

He has a longstanding interest in curation, and has curated film seasons for institutions such as Tate Modern, the Ciné-Lumière and BFI Southbank.

His most recent publication is 'Unearthing a Forgotten Television Work by Jean-Luc Godard', Senses of Cinema, No.95, July 2020.

Qualifications

BA Hons (University of Bath), PhD (University of Bath)

Research interests

Michael's principal research interests lie in the fields of French cinema, cinema history, avant-garde and experimental cinema, film theory and philosophy, found footage filmmaking, audiovisual history and criticism, documentary, essay films and video essays, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard.

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Research Output

Unearthing a Forgotten Television Work by Jean-Luc Godard

Witt, M., 26 Jul 2020, In : Senses of Cinema. No.95

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Unfinished Business: Godard, Cinema and Theatre in the 1960s

Witt, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Shadow Cinema: The Historical and Production Context of Unmade Films. Eldridge, D., Fenwick, J. & Foster, K. (eds.). New York: Bloomsbury

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introduction

Witt, M. & Temple, M., 26 Jan 2018, The French Cinema Book (2nd edition). 2nd ed. London: Palgrave/BFI Publishing, p. xv-xx 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Technological Innovation from the Mainstream to the Margins

Witt, M., 26 Jan 2018, The French Cinema Book (2nd edition). 2nd ed. London: Palgrave/BFI Publishing, p. 172-179 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Diversity of Film-Making Forms and Practices during the Thirty Glorious Years

Witt, M. & Temple, M., 26 Jan 2018, The French Cinema Book (2nd edition). 2nd ed. London, p. 180-190 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities

  • 3 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 2 Invited talk

‘The Invisible Work: Jean-Luc Godard’s Abandoned and Unrealised Film Projects’

Michael Witt (Speaker)

5 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Introduction of programme of films by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

Michael Witt (Speaker)

9 May 2019

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

‘Godard and May 68'

Michael Witt (Speaker)

5 May 2018

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

On-stage discussion with film historian Bernard Eisenschitz of Nicole Vedrès’s compilation film Paris 1900 (1948)

Michael Witt (Speaker)

22 Mar 2018

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Thesis

Mental Images in Cinema: Flashback, Imagined Voices, Fantasy, Dream, Hallucination and Madness in Film

Author: Luchoomun, L., 26 Jun 2012

Supervisor: Chanan, M. (Supervisor), Witt, M. (Supervisor) & Sutton, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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