Roland-François Lack is a Senior Lecturer in the French Department at UCL, where he teaches nineteenth-century literature and twentieth-century film. He researches how films film the places he knows, including places he knows only through having seen them on film. His installation on ‘How To Map a Film’, which can be viewed here, was part of the 2010 Cities Methodologies event at UCL. For his website on films and mapping, go to the Cine-Tourist.
City-related publications include:
‘Paris nous appartient: Reading Without a Map’, Rivette issue of the Australian Journal of French Studies 47.2 (May-August 2010)
‘The Sign of the Map: Cartographic Reading in Rohmer’s Le Signe du Lion’, Senses of Cinema 54: http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2010/feature-articles/the-sign-of-the-map-cartographic-reading-and-le-signe-du-lion
‘The Swiss Hotel Film’, in D.B. Clarke, V.C. Pfannhauser and M.A. Doel (eds), Moving Pictures/Stopping Places (Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2009)
‘London Circa Sixty Six: the Map of th Film’ (on Blow Up and the image of London in 1960s’ cinema), in Gail Cunningham and Stephen Barber (eds), London Eyes (New York: Berghahn, 2007)
‘Vivre sa vie: an Introduction and A to Z’, Senses of Cinema 48 (2008) http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/08/48/vivre-sa-vie-a-to-z.html
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