Centre for Cinema Studies - Visiting Researchers
Current Visiting Researchers:
Alexander Pavlov, PhD is associate professor in the Department of practical philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. His research interest is film studies and the philosophy on cinema. He writes a book on formation and evolution of video culture in late Soviet and post-Soviet Russia and reception of Western films by the audience that time. In 2011 there was published Russian translation of Slavoj Zizek’s The art of ridiculous sublime. On David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” edited by him and with his introduction.
Jenna Ng holds a PhD in Film Studies from University College London (UCL) and is currently a Newton Trust/Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, where she is writing up a book project on presence and embodiment in digital media. She is currently editing a collection of essays on machinima, titled Understanding Machinima: essays on filmmaking in virtual worlds (Continuum Press, 2012).
Robyn Citizen is a PhD Candidate in the Cinema Studies program at New York University. Her dissertation research examines the functions of blackness in the reflexive construction of Japanese identities in Japanese cinema. She has guest lectured on the history of horror cinema and the zombie genre cycle and presented her work on Japanese and Korean cinema at conferences in New York. Other research interests include transnationalism in cinema and cross-cultural film analysis.
Past Visiting Researchers:
Rebecca Coyle is Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia. Her research focuses on Australian cultural productions and critical analysis. She has published on various aspects of radio production, holographic art, sound art, country music and documentary film. In the last decade, her publications have coalesced around screen music and sound, and she led a team of researchers on a four-year ARC Discovery Project ‘Music production and technology in Australian Film’ from 2007 to 2010. Her most recent research focuses on regional and rural creative industries. As part of that effort she is investigating the presence of Bowen Island on screen, while also studying early Australian cinema composers, and the soundscapes of horror, musical and science-fiction film (including Baz Luhrmann and The Jetsons).
Philip Drake, lecturer in the Department of Film, Media and Journalism of the University of Stirling, visited the Centre for Cinema Studies in August and September 2009 in order to prepare research into the global flow of creative labour as part of the Hollywood Industry. This research is aimed to lead to projects in collaboration with the Centre for Cinema Studies, investigating Hollywood North.
Wolfgang Fuhrman (University of Kassel, September-October 2007): an investigation of recent and contemporary German cinema and its place in the world.
María del Mar Grandío is studying the production of TV fiction in Canada, specially, the new ways of production in the new online platforms.
Professor Steffen Hantke is researching representations of the Cold War, January-May 2009.
Murray Pomerance (Ryerson University, January 2007): research on cinematic representations of early applications of electricity
Tomáš Pospíšil is Associate Professor in the Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno. He teaches American literature, American and Canadian film and American cultural studies.
Jamie Sexton (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, March 2007): preparatory research on world cult cinema.
Information for Future Visiting Researchers:
The Centre for Cinema Studies welcomes visiting researchers preparing or executing scholarly projects. We provide a wide range of opportunities for self-conducted and collaborative research in a vibrant and supportive environment. To ensure the Centre can host your research stay effectively, please write to us before applying formally.
For more information on logistical matters (visa, housing, permissions, eligibility, ...) please contact the Centre's director Ernest Mathijs and the business administrator of the Department of Theatre and Film Gerald Vanderwoude at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com