Head of French Studies
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I completed my PhD in 1930s French Cinema at the University of Bristol. I am particularly interested in French 'Poetic Realist' cinema, the films of Marcel Carné and Julien Duvivier, set design and film decor, film adaptation, French horror films, and the audience reception of French films.
I am held the position of Head of French Studies since January 2016. I have been the Associate Dean of Student Experience for the Faculty of Arts since January 2012.
I am the current French Film editor for the Year's Work in Modern Language Studies.
I have been awarded three 'teaching excellence' prizes: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2008), a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council: 'For using language immersion, along with joie de vivre, to motivate students and inspire engagement in French grammar, literature and culture' (2010), and the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011).
In 2009, I was part of a team awarded a $219,000 grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) entitled "A collaborative multi-faceted approach to address the gaps between student expectation and experience at university" and in 2014, I was part of a team awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) to explore the experiences of first-in-family students at the University of Adelaide.
Date Position Institution name 2016 Head of French Studies University of Adelaide 2012 Director, Student Experience, Faculty of Arts University of Adelaide 2006 Associate Professor of French Studies University of Adelaide
Language Competency French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Bristol United Kingdom PhD — University of Oxford United Kingdom BA / MA
Date Title Institution name Country — Graduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Adelaide —
Year Citation 2018 McCann, B. (2018). L' Auberge Espagnole European Youth on Film. Oxford; United Kingdom: Routledge. 2017 McCann, B. (2017). Julien Duvivier. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.
2015 Edwards, N. J., McCann, B., & Poiana, P. (Eds.) (2015). Framing French Culture. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
2014 McCann, B. (2014). Le Jour Se Lève: French film guide. United Kingdom: IB Tauris. 2013 McCann, B. (2013). Ripping open the set : French film design, 1930-1939. Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing. 2011 McCann, B., & Sorfa, D. (Eds.) (2011). The Cinema of Michael Haneke: Europe Utopia. United States: Columbia University Press. — King, S. (n.d.). The Experience of Being First in Family at University Pioneers in Higher Education. Springer Nature.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2014 Brinkworth, R., McCann, B., King, S., Burke da Silva, K., Luzeckyj, A., Scutter, S., . . . McCann, J. (2014). Student and staff expectations and experiences: Office for Learning and Teaching Final Report. OLT web site: OLT.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Exploring Artistic Responses to Far-right Populism in Contemporary France Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Miss Lauren Madeleine Twine
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Western China on Screen: Cinema and Urban Exploration as Thirdspace Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hongyan Zou 2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Les Instants De Recueillement Et De Souvenir: La Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale Et Le Cinema Francais De 1995 A Nos Jours Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lisa Harper Campbell 2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor L'EXCLUSION DES FEMMES DE LA VIE POLITIQUE : LA REPRESENTATION DES FEMMES POLITIQUES EN TANT QUE CANDIDATES A LA MAGISTRATURE SUPREME DANS LA CINQUIEME REPUBLIQUE. The Exclusion of Women from the World of Politics: The Representation of Female Politicians Running for the Highest Office in the Fifth French Republic. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert John Armstrong 2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Cinematic Charisma as a political gateway in South India: The case of Tamil Nadu Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dhamu Pongiyannan 2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor La Politique de la Diversité: la Nomination aux Postes de Gouvernement des Personnes de Couleur Sous la Présidence de Jacques Chirac et de Nicolas Sarkozy Master of Arts Master Full Time Mr Robert John Armstrong 2008 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Histoire(s) of Art and the Commodity: Love, Death, and the Search for Community in William Gaddis and Jean-Luc Godard Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Damien Marwood
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