Student profile

Lola Remy

Lola Remy is a PhD candidate in Film and Moving Image Studies in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Montreal. She received her MA in History of Arts from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her dissertation investigates and contextualizes the formation of a post-war universalist discourse as expressed in experimental film practices of assemblage. She offers a decolonizing perspective on the appropriation of Indigenous artefacts and imagery, at the core of this discourse. Her work has been published in NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies. She is a member of the Global Emergent Media Lab at Concordia University. She was the co-editor in chief of Synoptique, A Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies from 2018-2020.

recognition2
  • February 2020 Rockefeller Archive Center Research Stipend. Awarded for archival research at the Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow
  • April 2019 Marret Asset Management Scholarship, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
  • April 2019 Graduate Student Mobility Award. Awarded for archival research at the Getty Research Institute Archives, Los Angeles
  • April 2019 Concordia University Stand-Out Graduate Research Award. Awarded for the peer-reviewed article “Making the Map Speak: Indigenous Animated Cartographies as Contrapuntal Spatial Representations.”

Supervisor:  Dr. Catherine Russell

Thesis Title:  The 'Universal Language of Images': Interdisciplinary Assemblages in Post-War Experimental Cinema

Research Interests:

  • experimental cinema
  • postcolonial theory
  • film and ethnographic archives
  • indigenous films and media
  • cultural history

Teaching/TAships:

  • Winter 2021 Teaching Assistant - "Topics in Indpendent Cinema: Film Curation and Knowledge Production" Instructor: Ilona Jurkonyte  
  • Fall 2020 Co-instructor - "Cinema and the Body"
  • Winter 2020 Guest Lecturer - “Fourth Cinema”, in “History of Film Since 1959” Instructor: Prof. Joshua Neves
  • Winter 2020 Teaching Assistant - “History of Film Since 1959” Instructor: Prof. Joshua Neves
  • Fall 2019 Instructor - “Methods in Film Studies”
  • Fall 2018 Teaching Assistant - “Methods in Film Studies” Instructor: Dr. Weixian Pan
  • Winter 2018 Teaching Assistant - “Non-Fiction Film since 1956” Instructor: Prof. Luca Caminati
  • Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant - “Methods in Film Studies” Instructor: Dr. Rachel Webb Jekanoswski.
  • Winter 2017 Teaching Assistant - “Introduction to Film Studies” Instructor: Dr. Donato Totaro.
  • Fall 2016 Teaching Assistant - “History of Film to 1959” Instructor: Dr. David Douglas.

Selected Publications:

2019

“The Labour of Media (Studies): Activism, Education, and Industry.” Special issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies 8.2. Edited with the medialabour collective (Fall 2019)

“‘Yours in Sisterhood’: Rethinking the Feminist Archive at the 2018 Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal.” Festival review. Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies 8.1 (Winter 2019)

2018

“Making the Map Speak: Indigenous Animated Cartographies as Contrapuntal Spatial Representations.” In “Mapping,” special issue, NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies (Autumn 2018)

2017

“When Curating Meets Film Theory: Philippe-Alain Michaud’s Sur le film.” Book Review. Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies5.2 (Winter 2017)

Email: lola.remy@concordia.ca

Website: https://concordia.academia.edu/LolaRemy

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