Powrie, Phil(ip Peter) 1951-
POWRIE, Phil(ip Peter) 1951-
PERSONAL: Born November 21, 1951, in Southall, Middlesex, England; son of Peter and Colette (Grangier) Powrie; married Juliet Horsley, 1990 (marriage ended, 1997); married Nadine Le Maitre; children: Nicholas, Josephine, Manon. Ethnicity: "White Caucasian." Education: St. Peter's College, Oxford, B.A. (with first class honors), 1974, M.A., 1977, D.Phil., 1984; Sorbonne, University of Paris, Certificat Pratique de Langue Français, 1975. Hobbies and other interests: Yoga tai chi, fell walking.
CAREER: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, lecturer, 1978-91, senior lecturer, 1991-95, professor of French cultural studies, 1995—, director of Centre for Research into Film, 1996—, head of School of Modern Languages, 1997-2000.
AWARDS, HONORS: Chevalier des Palmes Academiques, French government, 1999.
Rene Daumal and Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Grant & Cutler (London, England), 1988.
Rene Daumal: Etude d'une obsession, Droz (Geneva, Switzerland), 1990.
(Translator) Rene Daumal, The Lie of the Truth and Other Parables from the Way of Liberation, Hanuman Books (New York, NY), 1990.
(Editor with Margaret Atack) Contemporary French Fiction by Women: Feminist Perspectives, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1990.
(Editor and author of introduction and notes) Marie Cardinal: Les mots pour le dire, Bristol Classical Press, 1993.
(Translator and author of introduction) René Daumal, Mugle; and, The Silk, Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 1997.
French Cinema in the 1980s: Nostalgia and the Crisis of Masculinity, Clarendon Press (Oxford, England), 1997.
(Editor) Contemporary French Cinema in the 1990s: Continuity and Difference, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1999.
Jean-Jacques Beineix (part of "French Director" series), Palgrave (New York, NY), 2001.
(With Keith Reader) French Cinema: A Student's Guide, Arnold (London, England), 2002.
(Editor with Ann Davies and Bruce Babington) The Trouble with Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema, Wallflower Press (London, England), 2004.
(Editor) Twenty-four Frames: French Cinema, Wall-flower Press (London, England), 2005.
(Editor with Robynn Stilwell) Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film, Ashgate (Aldershot, Surrey, England), 2005.
(Editor with Susan Hayward) The Films of Luc Besson, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 2005.
Contributor to books, including Surrealism: Surrealist Visuality, Keele University Press, 1996. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals, including French Studies, Screen, Modern and Contemporary France, Modern Language Studies, Women's Studies, and Word and Image.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Pierre Batcheff: Stardom in 1920s French Cinema, for University of Edinburgh Press; Carmen on Screen: A Filmography and Bibliography, with Ann Davies, for Boydell and Brewere; co-editing Composing for the Screen in the USSR and Germany, for Indiana University Press.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Modern Language Review, April, 1999, Susan Hayward, review of French Cinema in the 1980s:Nostalgia and the Crisis of Masculinity, p. 554; January, 2003, Guy Austin, review of Jean-Jacques Beineix, pp. 213-214.