Inspired by his experience living in Tours, La Réunion, and Québec, Andrew Jones enjoys introducing students to a wide variety of French-speaking regions and cultures. His interdisciplinary teaching and research bridge twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophone Studies, Film Studies, Philosophy, and History. Specializing in the cinemas and literatures of postwar France, Francophone Africa, and Francophone Eastern Europe, he has a particular interest in representations of trauma. His current research project explores the notion of testimony through the lens of cinematic storytelling in the wake of extreme human catastrophes including the Holocaust, Colonialism, and the Gulag.
20th and 21st century French and Francophone Studies
Francophone Eastern Europe
“Screening the Unwitnessed: An Analysis of the Close-Up in La noire de….” French Forum, vol. 45, no. 3, 2020, pp. 327-347.
“Art and Logic: Godard’s Alphaville as Philosophy.” Studies in French Cinema, vol. 17, no. 2, 2017, pp. 165-181.