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Dr Alexander Corcos

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Email: A dot Corcos dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Humanities Building
University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary French thought, philosophy, art, politics and cinema.


'Mouvement/Occupation/Debout: The Situationist International and their legacy of protest', in The Anti-Police of Mai '68 Fifty Years On, a special issue of Modern & Contemporary France, forthcoming in May 2018.

Upcoming Conference Papers

I am giving papers at the following conferences in 2018:

Révoltes et Révolutions, Lafayette, Louisianna, 23-24 March.

May '68 in Reviews, University of Birmingham, 23 April.

The Society for French Studies Annual Conference, 2-4 July.

Conference Papers

'Communication contenant sa propre critique: The Situationists contra Jean-Luc Godard.' Film-Philosophy, Lancaster, July 2017.

Entreprise de terrorisme cinématographique: Violence and Détournement in Guy Debord’s Film.’ Film-Philosophy, Edinburgh, July 2016.

Ne Travaillez Jamais: The Refusal of Work according to Maurizio Lazzarato and the Situationist International.’ Work Stories: Documenting, Narrating and Representing the French Workplace, Institute for Modern Languages Research, London, April 2016.

Psychogéographie, dérive, urbanisme unitaire: The Early Situationists.’ Space and Place’, Warwick School of Modern Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick, February 2013.

‘Resistance to Narrativity in Francois Ozon’s Sitcom.’ Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community Postgraduate Conference, Birkbeck College, University of London, May 2012.


BA First Class Honours, PhD (Warwick), MA (Birkbeck, London)

Office hours

Wednesday 11.00-13.00

By appointment (via email)


Undergraduate modules

LN101 Languages and Cultures Beyond Boundaries

FR121 The Story of Modern France

FR201 Modern French Language II

FR307 The New Wave in French Cinema

FR332 Politics and Violence in Modern France

FR341 Stars and Stardom in French Cinema

FR344 French Cinema