Mixed-Race Cinemas: Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Engaging with both classic and contemporary cinema, this book contextualizes and critiques raced and ‘post-race’ visual culture, using cinematic representations to illustrate changing definitions of mixed identities across different historical and geographical contexts. Read more here:

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

Through an analysis of screen visualizations of the black Irish, from the 1990s on, this book uncovers forgotten histories, challenges the perceived homogeneity of the nation, evaluates integration, and considers the future of the new Ireland.

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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

‘“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 (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 these films 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 an Assistant 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, and Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

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