After graduating with a BA in French from the University of Birmingham (UK), Robert Ingram took a research degree at St Peter’s College, Oxford. After teaching French language and literature as a college lecturer based at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, he moved to the University of Wolverhampton where he taught for 25 years. In his early years at Wolverhampton, he studied for a Master’s degree in French cinema at the University of Aston.
While initially he taught mainly 19th century French literature, after his masters degree at Aston he turned to French cinema and this subsequently led to the publication of Francois Truffaut (1998, Manchester University Press, with co-author Dr. Diana Holmes) and Francois Truffaut (2003, Taschen). With Dr. Holmes, he also co-edits the French Film Directors Series for Manchester University Press.
Since retiring in 2003 and coming to Canada, he has occupied his time by serving as a program consultant for Vancouver International Film Festival and working as a juror for the annual B.C. Leo Awards.
- A Taste of French Cinema (55+) SCFC919
- A Taste of Truffaut (55+) PLUS130
- British Social Realism: Films by Terence Davies, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach (55+) PLUS282
- Classics of French Cinema (55+) PLUS196