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Professor Rosanna Maule, PhD

Professor (Film Studies), Cinema


Professor Rosanna Maule, PhD
Office: S-FB 337  
Faubourg Building,
1250 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4615
Availability: Office Hours


Rosanna Maule is Professor of Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal. She joined Concordia University in 2000. She holds a PhD (2000) in Communications with concentration in Film Studies from the University of Iowa, USA.

She is the author of Sustainable Resilience in Women's Film and Video OrganizationsA Counter-Lineage in Moving Image History (Routledge, 2023); Digital Platforms and Feminist Film Discourse: Women's Cinema 2.0 (Palgrave, 2016); Beyond Auteurism: New Directions in Authorial Film Practices in France, Italy, and Spain since the 1980s. (Bristol: Intellect Books, 2008) and the main editor of In the Dark Room: Marguerite Duras and Cinema (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009). She is developing a new research project on women's film festivals as global circuits of feminist collaboration and activism
She has published several articles in film journals and book chapters and has edited special issues of film journals in her areas of expertise. With Guylaine Dionne, she co-directed a feature-length documentary film about the role of women filmmakers in narrative films, completed in 2018. The film had its world première at the Seoul's Women's Film Festival and has been screened at the Cinemathèque québécoise in July and August 2018.
In September/October 2022, she co-organized  the conference PPP/RRR (Pier Paolo Pasolini/Riprese Reprises Retakes); In September 2016, she directed the international film conference Women, Film Culture, and Globalization at Concordia University.
She is a collaborator of TECHNE, an international research team which investigates the technical history of cinema in the digital age. She recently joined editorial board of the international film journal Mimesis and of
the Quaderni del CSCI. 


PhD (University of Iowa)

Research interests

Film history and historiography, with an emphasis on Western European cinemas, early cinema, contemporary film theory, including feminist theory and criticism, issues in authorial film practices, theories of national cinemas,  postmodernism, women's cinema and new media, cinephilia, women and film culture .
At Concordia University Maule teaches courses and seminars based on her areas of expertise.
Additionally, she regularly teaches workshops at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television EICTV (San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba) and doctoral seminars at Roma 3 University, two institutions with which she has helped establish academic links.

Author of Beyond Auteurism (2008)
Author of In the Dark Room: Marguerite Duras and Cinéma (2009)
Author of Digital Platforms and Feminist Film Discourse (2016)
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