CIMS member Jono Van Belle successfully defended PhD


On July 4th, 2019, Jono Van Belle successfully defended her PhD dissertation, titled ‘Scenes from an Audience: the auteur and the film text in audience experiences, Ingmar Bergman – a case study’, supervised by Prof. Dr. Stijn Joye (CIMS, Ghent University) and Prof. Dr. Maaret Koskinen (IMS, Stockholm University). The central claim of the dissertation is that the radical move away from film texts and authors has obscured their relevance in audience experiences within the new cinema history studies strand. Using the case of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, this dissertation first aims to re-integrate the text and auteur into historical reception studies. Second, making use of audience interviews, the aim is to re-write Bergman's canonical position through these audience accounts.

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