Michael Gott

Michael R Gott

Associate Professor of French and Director of Programming at the Center for Film and Media Studies

Old Chemistry Building

709B

A&S Romance & Arabic Languages & Literat - 0377

Professional Summary

My research and teaching interests include contemporary French and Francophone cultures, cinema, bande dessinée and literature, Belgian cinema, transnational European cinemas, diaspora and migration, mobility studies, and the impact of Europeanization on national and cultural identities. I teach graduate seminars on travel and identity in cinema and comic books and 20th/21st century French literature and undergraduate courses on French and Francophone road movies, French culture, representations of business, work and the economy in French cinema, and European Studies. I also studied Czech language, literature and cinema. I am an affiliate faculty member in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the director of programming for UC's new Center for Film & Media Studies.

Education

PhD, University of Texas, Austin 2011 (French)

MA, University of California, Los Angeles 2006 (French and Francophone Studies)

BA, Ohio State University 2002 (International Studies and French)

Research Support

Grant: #URC Faculty Award 2014-2015 Investigators:Gott, Michael 01-23-2014 -01-22-2015 UC's University Research Council URC Faculty Award 2014-2015 Role:PI $8,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Gott, Michael (2015. )After the Wall: Touring the European Border Space in post-1989 French-language Cinema .Transnational Cinemas, ,6 (2 ),1-21

Gott, Michael and Thibaut Schilt (2015. )Crossing Borders and Queering Identities in French-language European Road Cinema .Studies in European Cinema (Special Issue), ,8000 words

Gott, Michael (third author with Guy-Lucien S. Whembolua and Donaldson F. Conserve) (2014. ) “Racial Profiling: The Afro-French Experience," (5,000 words) .Black Diaspora Review, ,4 (2 ),

Gott, Michael (2013. )Traveling Beyond the National: Mobile Citizenship, Flexible Identities, and Layered Republicanism in the French Return Road Movie .Contemporary French Civilization, ,38 (1 ),73-95

Gott, Michael (2013. )Cowboys, Icebergs and "Outlaws": The Paradoxes and Possibilities of Crossing Borders in the Francophone Belgian Road Movie .Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies, ,3 (2 ),

Gott, Michael (2013. )‘Bouger pour voir les immeubles’: Jeunesse dorée (2001), L’année suivante (2006) and the Creative Mobility of Women’s Banlieue Cinema .Modern and Contemporary France, ,21 (3 ),

Gott, Michael (2013. )Reframing European Diasporas in Contemporary France: ‘2nd Generation’ Subjectivity and the Road ‘Home’ in Portugal (2011) and La Commedia des ratés (2011) .European Comic Art, ,6 (2 ),

Gott, Michael (2012. )Borderless possibilities, hesitant voyagers: Mapping identity in three post-1989 Czech road movies .Studies in Eastern European Cinema, ,3 (1 ),7-22

Other Publications

Gott, Michael (2014. )“Dany Boon: the ‘planet’s best-known chti’?” (Encyclopedia entry, 800 words) .French Cinema in Close-up, Ed. Michael Abecassis, , Phaeton

Published Books

Gott, Michael (2016. )French-language Road Cinema: Borders, Diasporas, Migration and ‘New Europe’ .Edinburgh University Press (Author)

(ed.) Gott, Michael and Herzog, Todd (2014. )East, West and Centre: Re-framing post-1989 European Cinema .Edinburgh ,Edinburgh University Press (Co-Editor)

(ed.) Gott, Michael and Schilt, Thibaut (2013. )Open Roads and Closed Borders: The Contemporary French-language Road Movie .Bristol, Chicago ,Intellect / U. of Chicago Press (Co-Editor)

(ed.) Gott, Michael and Thibaut Schilt (2018. )Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French .Edinburgh University Press (Co-Editor)

Book Chapter

Gott, Michael (2015 )“The Slow Road to Europe: the Politics and Aesthetics of Stalled Mobility in Hermakono and Morgen” (5000 words) Slow Cinema (Traditions in World Cinema) .(pp. 299-311).Edinburgh,Edinburgh University Press(Author)

Gott, Michael and Herzog, Todd (2014 )Introduction: ‘Mapping post-1989 European Cinema’ East, West and Centre: Re-framing post-1989 European Cinema. (pp. 1-19)).Edinburgh University Press(Co-Author)

Gott, Michael (2013 )Under Eastern Eyes: Displacement, Placelessness and the Exilic Optic in Emmanuel Finkiel's Nulle Part Terre Promise Open Roads, Closed Borders: The Contemporary French-language Road Movie .(pp. 137-154)).Bristol, Chicago,Intellect Books / University of Chicago Press(Author)

Gott, Michael (2013 )West/East Crossings: Positive Travel in post-1989 French-language Cinema European Cinema After the Wall: Screening East-West Mobility .Lanham, Md,Scarecrow Press(Author)

Gott, Michael and Schilt, Thibaut. (2013 )Introduction: Open Roads and Closed Borders Open Roads, Closed Borders: the Contemporary French-Language Road Movie .(pp. 3-17)).Bristol, Chicago,Intellect Books / University of Chicago Press(Co-Author)

Gott, Michael and Van Heuckelom, Kris (2017 )Bumps on the ‘Road to Europe’: Remaking the Road Movie and Re-Mapping the Nation in post-2004 Central Europe Global Road Movies .Intellect Books(Co-Author)

Gott, Michael (2018 )‘Lost at Sea or Charting a New Course? Mapping the Murky Contours of Cinéma-monde in Floating Francophone Films’ Cinéma-monde .Edinburgh University Press(Author)

Gott, Michael and Schilt, Thibaut. (2018 )'Introduction: The Kaleidoscope of Cinéma-monde' Cinéma-monde .(Co-Author)

Additional Publications

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Gott, Michael (11-10-2015. )“The End of the Road?: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Migrant Road Cinema” .University of Leuven, Belgium. . Level:International

Gott, Michael (03-30-2015. )“Small Nation, Big Markets: The Mobility of French-language cinema from Belgium" .University of Rhode Island,, Level:National

Gott, Michael (05-24-2013. )"Traveling Beyond the National: Mobility and Citizenship in French-language 'Return' Films" .U. of Central Lancashire, Film and Media Research Group, Preston, UK. Level:International

Colloquium

Gott, Michael(04-03-2016).“Crossing 2.0: Cinéma-monde and France’s Flexible, Contested Borders,” . Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, , Atlanta, GA.. Other Institution. Level:International

Gott, Michael(11-13-2015).“The Watery Boundaries of Europe: Intercultural Contacts and Policing Frontiers in ‘Floating’ Francophone Films,” . European Communications Research and Education Association Film Section Conference on “European Cinemas, Intercultural Meetings,” , Copenhagen, Denmark. Other Institution. Level:International

Gott, Michael(09-03-2015).“Lost at Sea or Charting a New Course? Mapping the Contours of ‘Cinéma-monde’ in Floating Francophone Films,” . 40 Years of Contemporary French Civilization. , Baltimore, MD. Other Institution. Level:International

Michael Gott(04-10-2015).“The End of the Road: Dark Routes and Urban Passageways in Recent French-language Cinema . Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures,

Michael Gott(09-20-2014).“Crisis of/in contemporary transnational French cinema: New representations of Place, Work, Struggle and Identity in Ma part du gateau (2011) and Les Neiges du Kilamandjaro(2011),” . International conference 2014: Crisis in Film and Visual Media, University of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Michael Gott(07-04-2014).Travelling beyond the frame: cinematic speed and perception in French-language comics . The Mobile Spectator: Viewing on the Move, University of Nottingham, UK. Conference. Level:International

Michael Gott(06-28-2014).Traversing Space and (Re)Mapping Identities in French-language Travel Films . Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow. Conference. Level:International

Michael Gott(11-01-2013).Reframing Self and Citizenship on the Road in Lionel Baier’s Comme des voleurs (à l’Est) .Foreign Language Film Conference VI: "Travel" Lousiana State University. Conference. Level:National

Michael Gott(03-28-2013).Est/Ouest: (Re)Tracing “Origins” and Identities in the European Francophone Road Movie .20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA. Conference. Level:International

Michael Gott(11-03-2012).Mapping the Road ‘Home’ in Cyril Pedrosa’s Graphic Novel Portugal (2011) . International French-Language Comics Conference, Miami University (Ohio) . Conference. Level:International

Michael Gott(03-29-2012).Displacement, Placelessness and the Exilic Optic in Emmanuel Finkiel’s Nulle part terre promise (Nowhere Promised Land, 2008) .20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies Conference, Long Beach, CA. Conference. Level:International

Michael Gott(04-11-2011).“Burning and looting?" French hip-hop and non-violent diasporic identity construction .International Society of African Philosophy and Studies Conference, Columbus, OH.

Symposium

Lucian Georgescu and Michael Gott (02-21-2013. )New Directions in Eastern European Road Movies .University of Cincinnati. UC. Level:University

Event Organized

Roundtable: "From World Literature to Cinema Without Borders: A Discussion on National Boundaries"

Roundtable: "From World Literature to Cinema Without Borders: A Discussion on National Boundaries" Workshop 03-27-2014 Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures Level:International

Keywords

French, Film studies, road movies, comics, reviews, ratings, rate, professor, cinema, Czech

Courses Taught

Level:Undergraduate

Level:Undergraduate

Level:Undergraduate

Level:Undergraduate

Level:Graduate