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Musical MC²
The Hollywood film Musical in its Mediatic and Cultural Context

Mythologies du film musical
eds Marguerite Chabrol & Laurent Guido

Critical edition in French of Jane Feuer "The Self-Reflective Musical and the Myth of Entertainment", translated by Franck Le Gac. Presses du réel, 2016.

Le film musical : une fantasmagorie aux accents folk
Laurent Guido

Réflexivité et mythologie du divertissement dans la comédie musicale
Jane Feuer

Au prisme de Broadway : une réflexivité ironique ?
Marguerite Chabrol


Closing Conference

December 7-9, 2017

Coordination: Marguerite Chabrol & Pierre-Olivier Toulza

This conference aims at assessing the work undertaken during the three years of the MC² program. We will put emphasis on the presentation of the digital tool that was developed by MC², focusing on the conception and the possible uses of the database on the Hollywood film musical.

Workshop Digital Humanities

27-29 June 2017

Coordination : Gaétan Darquié

Workshop for the research team focused on the use of our database

Seminar : The film musical and its spectacular models: Between "retro" and avant-garde

Some Thursdays at 5pm


Coordination : Marguerite Chabrol & Pierre-Olivier Toulza

This seminar will consider the film musical as a potential source of tension and negociation between retro and avant-garde spectacular forms, models and traditions. Film musicals inherited this artistic and cultural opposition from their Broadway sources, but re-inscribed it in the history of film technologies.

Workshop #4

Decembre 1-3 2016

Coordination : Marguerite Chabrol & Aurélie Ledoux

The adaptation of Broadway shows had technical, as well as ideological implications, since classical Hollywood films were censored according to the studios’ Production Code.

Workshop #3

June 9-11, 2016

Coordination : Marguerite Chabrol & Caroline Renouard

Many thanks to Anne Crémieux, Claire Demoulin, Jean-Baptiste Hennion, Aurélie Ledoux, Delphine Rives and Pierre-Olivier Toulza  for their assistance in planning this event.


Workshop #2

December 3-5 2015

Coordination : Pierre-Olivier Toulza and Gaspard Delon

This second international workshop will question what the genre expects from its stars – song and dance skills.  It will focus on an analysis of these stars’ artistic performances and career paths, linked to the exchanges between industries and media on the one hand, and the promotion and reception of films on the other.

Un projet Labex Arts-H2H