Gemma Edney

Personal details






University of Exeter

PhD Film

Working Title: "Sounding the Silence: Voicing Girlhood in Contemporary French Cinema."


University of Exeter

MA English Literary Studies (Film Studies Pathway)

Dissertation Title: "'Classical Literature with a Contemporary Music Twist': Pop Music and the Teen Adaptation Film, 1995-2001."


University of Exeter

BA English and French

Dissertation title: "From the Outside In: The Post-War Suburban Landscape and Family Identity in Contemporary American Fiction and Film."

Year abroad (2011-12) spent teaching English in a secondary school in Caen, Basse-Normandie.


Professional/research experience

June 8 2015 - June 8 2015:

CĂ©line Sciamma Study Day, Stirling University

"Une Chanson 'Intimiste'? Composing 'Girlhood' in Sciamma's Bande de filles."

May 8 2015:

Beyond Speech: Silence and the Ineffable Across Cultures. Conference, University of Manchester

"Unspoken Emotion: Music, Nostalgia and Subjectivity in Mia Hansen-Løve's Goodbye, First Love and All is Forgiven."

March 30 2015:

Humanities PGR Conference, University of Exeter

"Navigating Generations: Cover Songs, 'Listening Histories,' and Nostalgic Adolescence in Clueless."

February 14 2014:

Symposium, British Library Conference Centre

"'I don't know what kind of girl I am': Soundtrack and the Expression of the Female Voice in Juno."


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies

Postgraduate Member.


Society for French Studies