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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

mediated landscapes; sustainable filmmaking; self-representation; European cinemas; essay films; non-fiction films; found footage and archives; practice-based research;


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Muriel was educated in France and has been teaching in UK Universities for over a decade. She teaches courses about film and screen cultures focusing notably on independent, alternative and experimental practices.

She also encourages and supervises students in their individual and creative practice, using all type of formats, including audio-visual essays, music videos, video installations, and the innovative re-use of archival material.

An active researcher, she has published books on self-portrait in the moving-image, notably on early video works, and articles on the creative use of found footage and self-reflexive films.

Muriel organises film-related events, with her first experience being for the Cannes Film Festival, where she supervised the promotion and distribution of short works by emerging filmmakers.

Since then, Muriel has collaborated with LUX in London and Light Cone in Paris to curate programmes, and co-organised study days and screenings in 8mm and 16mm for Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.

More recently, Muriel organised UK premiere screenings of the work of Jacques Perconte and his Digital Landscapes.

Education/Academic qualification

Film and Media Studies, PhD, L'autoportrait cinématographique [The Filmic Self-Portrait], Ecole des Hautes Etudes and Sciences Sociales (Paris, France)

Award Date: 10 Feb 2004

Media and Communication, MA, JLG-JLG and the self-portrait in cinema’, University of Bordeaux

Award Date: 10 Sept 1997

Film and Media Studies, BA (Hons), University of Bordeaux

Award Date: 30 Jun 1995

History of Arts, BA (Hons), Université de Bordeaux

Award Date: 30 Jun 1995