Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA. His books are Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema (2011), Irreversible (2015) and, as co-editor, Directory of World Cinema: France (2013). His current research project, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is Cinema Marianne: A New History of Women and Marginality in the French Film Ecosystem. His latest essay on Agnès Varda, ‘Beside Du côté de la côte (1958): Agnès Varda’s Early Applied Cinephilia,’ appeared in Short Film Studies in 2022.


Palmer’s analysis of Varda’s entropic, applied cinephilia broadens our grasp of her overlooked formative years in post-war France.


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