DR Andrew McGregor

DR Andrew McGregor


  • Contemporary France
  • European Cinema
  • French Cinema and French film criticism
  • French relations with the English-speaking world
  • French-Australian cultural relations
  • National Identity



  • Dr Andrew McGregor has been a member of the teaching staff in the French Program at The University of Melbourne since 1998. He completed his PhD in French Studies at Melbourne in 2002. He holds a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, and received a personal accreditation from the President of the Cannes International Film Festival. Andrew is the founding co-editor of the Film Cultures series for Peter Lang Publishing, Switzerland. He is the author of Film Criticism as Cultural Fantasy: The Perpetual French Discovery of Australian Cinema (Peter Lang, 2010). The book has been reviewed in French Studies and Film Studies journals internationally, with the prestigious US journal Film Quarterly describing it as a pioneering work. He lectures and publishes on French, European and World cinema, and particularly on the representation and interpretation of cultural identities in film.   


Member of

  • Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia. Member 2019 -
  • Association française des enseignants et chercheurs en cinéma et audiovisuel. Member 2018 -
  • American Comparative Literature Association. Member 2017 -
  • Film in Language Teaching Association. Member 2017 -
  • Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Member 2017 -
  • Society for French Studies (UK). Member 2017 -
  • British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies. Member 2016 -
  • Council for European Studies. Member 2015 -
  • American Association of Teachers of French. Member 2014 -
  • Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations. Member 2014 -
  • Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities. Member 2013 -
  • Modern Language Association (USA). Member 2003 -
  • Australian Film Institute. Member 2001 -
  • Australian Society for French Studies. Member 1999 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • DEA (MA), Universite Pantheon Sorbonne (Paris I) 1999
  • BA(Hons), Monash University 1995



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I would be happy to discuss with potential postgraduate students the possibility of supervising their work in any area of French and European Cinema Studies, ranging from film policy and production, through textual analysis and theory, to reception and criticism, with a particular interest in representations and interpretations of cultural identities in film.