Approaching Race and Ethnicity in Nordic Film Culture, The Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 12.1

Co-edited with Dr Kate Moffat, this Special Issue considers representational politics in Scandinavian film and television, alongside interrelated concerns regarding practitioner agency and production contexts. The depth and historical range of the collection speaks to the need for an ongoing, critically reflective dialogue on issues of race and ethnicity, hitherto significantly underrepresented in the field of Nordic media studies:

Read the editorial here:

Mixed-Race Cinemas: Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Engaging with early, classic and contemporary cinema, Zélie’s second book charts and critiques racialised visual culture, using cinematic representations to illustrate changing definitions of mixed identities across different historical and geographical contexts:

The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities in Irish Film and Television

Through an analysis of racial representations in film and television from the 1990s on, Zélie’s monograph uncovers forgotten histories challenging the perceived homogeneity of the nation, and considers the potentialities of inclusive representational strategies:

Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing and Culture

Zélie’s chapter examines race, austerity and intersectionality in Normal People (2020) and Kissing Candice (2018):

World Cinema Directory: Africa

Check out Zélie’s pieces on Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here (2009), Sous la clarté de la lune (2004), Selbe et tant d’autres (1983), Sisters-in-Law (2005) and L’Afrance (2001):

Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic

Zélie’s chapter ‘“You’re Nothing to Me but Another… [White] Vampire”’ examines representations of black vampires in the Blade trilogy and 2002’s Queen of the Damned:

France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative

Zélie’s chapter explores neo-colonialism, cultural bilingualism and transnational families in Apolline Traoré’s Sous la clarté de la lune (Burkina Faso, 2004):

Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales

Zélie’s chapter ‘Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: Trafficked and the Multicultural Irish Thriller’ looks at three films from 2009: Trafficked (Capital Letters), Ondine, and Savage:

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies

Co-authored with Professor Diane Negra, ‘Race and Cinema’ provides a comprehensive summary of key issues in this area from an international perspective:

Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts

Zélie’s chapter looks at 2005’s Isolation and Boy Eats Girl, two horror films led by mixed-race Irish female protagonists:

World Cinema Directory: France

See Zélie’s pieces on Zou Zou (1934), Princesse Tam Tam (1935), Métisse (1993), Fierrot le pou (1990), Les Trois frères (1995), Drôle de Félix (2000), Chouchou (2003) and Pour la nuit (2005):

Contemporary Irish Cinema: New Perspectives on a National Cinema

Zélie’s chapter ‘The Nephew (1998) and The Front Line (2006): Black and Mixed Masculinities in Irish Cinema’ looks at how filmmakers navigate gendered racial constructs to produce intercultural narratives:

Irish Films, Global Cinema: Studies in Irish Film 4

Zélie’s chapter ‘Mixed-Race Issues in the American and French Melodrama’ explores identity, agency and belonging through a comparative analysis of the Imitation of Life films (1934/1959) and Métisse (1993):

Wide Screen Journal

Drôle de Félix (1999): A Search for Cultural Identity on the Road’:

‘Multiculturalism and Morphing in I’m Not There (2007)’:

AEDI: Spanish Journal of Irish Studies

‘Myth and Murder in The Daisy Chain (2009):

‘Entering the Dark Place: Visions of Irish Horror in Seer (2008)’

Other Work in Publishing:

Zélie worked as a Database Editor for Irish Film and TV Research Online (2006):

She has also worked as a peer reviewer for Sociological Forum, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, The Journal of Scandinavian Cinema and Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

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