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Centre for Cinema Studies -
Visiting Scholars

 

Information for Future Visiting Scholars:

The Centre for Cinema Studies welcomes visiting scholars 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 Academic Administrator of the Department of Theatre and Film Ian Patton at: ernest.mathijs@ubc.ca and ian.patton@ubc.ca.

 

Current Visiting Scholars:

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Joyleen Christensen

(Lecturer in Film and Literature, University of Newcastle, Australia; Visiting Scholar July-December 2015) researches popular culture, in particular, celebrity and fan cultures in film, television, and music. During her stay with the Centre, she researched the reception of Asian popular culture across national borders – specifically, the diasporic fandom of Hong Kong film and recording star, Andy Lau, in North America. She is currently working on a book about Lau that examines the production and consumption of contemporary Asian celebrity against significant social and historical movements in regional and transnational cultural relations over the last thirty years.

 

Past Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Davinia Thornley (Senior Lecturer, University of Otago; Visiting Scholar August to October 2013) researched the intersection of film festival attendance and indigenous activism through case studies of New Zealand, Canadian and American indigenous film festivals.

Catherine Grif (PhD Candidate, Swinburne University, Melbourne; Visiting Scholar September 2013-February 2014), explored how creators of screen fiction engage with their audience, based on case studies of high profile Australian producers and Canadian digital media creators.

Robyn Citizen (PhD Candidate Cinema Studies, New York University, Sessional Lecturer UBC; Visiting Scholar January 2011-April 2014) examined the functions of blackness in the reflexive construction of Japanese identities in Japanese cinema.

Miguel Olid (independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, Seville, Spain; Visiting Scholar June 2013) researched Spanish/Canadian co-productions, and the distribution of Spanish cinema abroad during his stay at the Centre.

Alexander Pavlov (Associate Professor of Philosophy, National Research University, Moscow, Russia; Visiting Scholar July-August 2012) cult cinema's transnationalism during his stay at the Centre.

Jenna Ng (Research Lecturer Film and Interactive Media, York University, UK; Visiting Scholar February 2012) examined the function of machinima, films shown in virtual worlds, or media suspended in between game, image, avatar and our selves, during her stay at the Centre.

Rebecca Coyle (Associate Professor Screen Studies, Southern Cross University, Australia; Visiting Scholar July-November 2011) was researching the on-screen presence of Bowen Island, and the soundscapes of Baz Luhrmann and The Jetsons during her stay at the Centre.

Addendum: The Centre was saddened to receive news of Rebecca's death in November 2012. A memorial scholarship was installed in her name, at Southern Cross University: scu.edu.au

María del Mar Grandío (Lecturer, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain; Visiting Scholar May-June 2011) studied new ways of television fiction production on online platforms in Canada during her stay at the Centre.

Philip Drake (Reader in Film, Media and Culture Middlesex University, United Kingdom; Visiting Scholar August-September 2009) researched the reception and political economy of Hollywood's operations in Canada during his stay at the Centre.

Steffen Hantke (Associate Professor of English at Sogang University in South Korea; Visiting Scholar January-May 2009) researched representations of the Cold War during his stay at the Centre.

Angela Piccini (Reader in the Department of Drama, Theatre, Film and Television, Bristol University; Visiting Scholar January-September 2009; and January-December 2013 studied representations of archaeological heritage in factual screen media contextualized by the 2010 Olympic Games.

Tomáš Pospíšil (Associate Professor in English and American Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; Visiting Scholar June-August 2007, and August 2010).

Murray Pomerance (Professor in Sociology, Ryerson University, Toronto; Visiting Scholar March 2007 and March 2011) conducted research on cinematic representations of early applications of electricity wile visiting the Centre.

Jamie Sexton (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Northumbria University; Visiting Scholar March 2007) executed preparatory research on world cult cinema while staying the Centre.

 

Visiting Scholars

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Dr. Joyleen Christensen (Lecturer in Film and Literature, University of Newcastle, Australia; Visiting Scholar July-December 2015) researches popular culture, in particular, celebrity and fan cultures in film, television, and music.

 

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Dr. Davinia Thornley (University of Otago) researched the intersection of film festival attendance and indigenous activism through case studies of New Zealand, Canadian and American indigenous film festivals.

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Catherine Griff (Swinburne University) explores how creators of screen fiction engage with their audiences, including case studies of high profile Australian producers and interviews with Canadian digital media creators.

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Robyn Citizen's research examines the functions of blackness in the reflexive construction of Japanese identities in Japanese cinema.

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Miguel Olid researched Spanish/Canadian co-productions, and the distribution of Spanish cinema abroad during his stay at the Centre.

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Alexander Pavlov researched cult cinema's transnationalism during his stay at the Centre.

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Jenna Ng examined the function of machinima, films shown in virtual worlds, or media suspended in between game, image, avatar and our selves, during her stay at the Centre.

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Rebecca Coyle was researching the on-screen presence of Bowen Island, and the soundscapes of Baz Luhrmann and The Jetsons during her stay at the Centre.

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María del Mar Grandío studied new ways of television fiction production on online platforms in Canada during her stay at the Centre.

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Philip Drake researched the reception and political economy of Hollywood's operations in Canada during his stay at the Centre.

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Steffen Hantke researched representations of the Cold War during his stay at the Centre.

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Angela Piccini studied representations of archaeological heritage in factual screen media contextualized by the 2010 Olympic Games.

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Tomáš Pospíšil Visiting Scholar June-August 2007, and August 2010.

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Murray Pomerance conducted research on cinematic representations of early applications of electricity while visiting the Centre.

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Jamie Sexton executed preparatory research on world cult cinema while staying the Centre.

 


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