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Ph.D. (‘Nouveau Doctorat’), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France (CRAL, Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage);
Supervisor, Louis Marin
M.A., McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Graduate Program in Communications);
Supervisors, Charles Taylor and Irena Bellert
B.A. first class honors, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Department of English Literature, Film and Communications, and Theatre)
Aalborg University (to be awarded April 7th)
Professor of Film Studies, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication,
University of Copenhagen
Professor II, Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Affiliate Professor, Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Affiliate Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
Chair Professor (with substantiation/tenure), Visual Studies, Lingnan University
Associate Vice President (Academic Quality Assurance & Internationalisation), Lingnan University
Founding Co-director, Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University; Director from 2012 onwards
Declined, Chair Professorship, Film Studies, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Full Professor (with substantiation/tenure) and Director, Visual Studies Programme, Lingnan University
Full Professor, Languages and Intercultural Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark
Visiting Research Associate, Kwan Fong Center for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
(Head of Department, 2003—2004)
Senior Lecturer, Languages and Intercultural Studies/School for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research on Interculturalism and Transnationality, Aalborg University, Denmark (Professor, 2004-2006)
Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Associate Professor, granted early tenure, Department of English, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of English, and Director of Film and Communications/Cultural Studies (1992-1994), McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Tenure at McGill University of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) postdoctoral research fellowship
Declined, tenure-track position, Department of Romance Languages, The Johns Hopkins University
Guest Professor, Nordic Media Cultures: Nordic Noir, Public Service Media and Digital Challenges. Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai (in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and the University of Tampere).
Guest Professor, Copenhagen Classroom 2009: Ethnicity, University of Washington, Seattle, Summer Programme at the University of Copenhagen
Guest Professor, Copenhagen Classroom 2008: Sustainable Designs and Artful Traditions, University of Washington, Seattle, Summer Programme at the University of Copenhagen
Guest Professor, Copenhagen Classroom 2007: Danish Innovations: Tracking the Process, University of Washington, Seattle, Summer Programme at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Film Institute
Visting Leverhulme Professor of Film Studies (one term), University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University College London
Guest Professor, Copenhagen Classroom 2006: Danish Innovations -- Less is More, University of Washington, Seattle, Summer Programme at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Film Institute
Declined, Senior Researcher Fellowship, The Danish Institute for Advanced Studies, Copenhagen
Visting Senior Lecturer, Department of Danish Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark
Research Fellow (1 year), Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.
Publications (book length)
Lone Scherfig’s Italian for Beginners. Nordic Film Classics Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, in collaboration with Museum Tusculanum, University of Copenhagen (289 pages).
Stanley Kwan’s Centre-Stage. Hong Kong Film Classics Series. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press (156 pages).
Small Nation, Global Cinema: The New Danish Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, Public Worlds Series (300 pages).
The Strategy of Letters. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press (267 pages).
Co-editor, with Eva Jørholt, African Cinema & Human Rights, to be published in the “Studies in the Cinema of the Black Diaspora” series, edited by Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall.Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press and the Black Film Center/Archive.
Co-editor, with Ursula Lindqvist, A Companion to Nordic Cinema, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
The Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Australia, and Asia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
The Education of the Filmmaker in Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Co-editor, with Meaghan Morris, Creativity and Academic Activism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
Film and Risk. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.
Dekalog 01: The Five Obstructions. London: Wallflower Press.
Co-editor, with Duncan Petrie, The Cinema of Small Nations. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press; Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh Press.
Co-editor, with Scott MacKenzie, Purity and Provocation: Dogma 95. London: The British Film Institute Publications.
Co-editor, with Ulf Hedetoft, The Postnational Self. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Co-editor, with Scott MacKenzie, Cinema and Nation. London: Routledge.
Co-editor, with Sue Laver, Emotion and the Arts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Rules and Conventions: Literature, Philosophy, Social Theory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Interview Books focusing on Practitioner’s Agency
With Ib Bondebjerg and Eva Novrup Redvall, Danish Directors 3: Dialogues on the New Danish Documentary Cinema. Bristol: Intellect Press.
With Eva Jørholt and Eva Novrup Redvall, Danish Directors 2: Dialogues on the New Danish Fiction Cinema. Bristol: Intellect Press.
With Ib Bondebjerg, The Danish Directors: Dialogues on a Contemporary National Cinema. Bristol: Intellect Press, 2001.
With Ib Bondebjerg, Instruktørens blik -- en interviewbog om dansk film. Copenhagen: Rosinante, 2000.
Translator of Louis Marin’s Détruire la peinture. Paris: Galilée, 1977. Translated as To Destroy Painting. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
Translator of Louis Marin's La parole mangée. Paris: Méridiens Klincksieck, 1986. Translated as Food for Thought. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Outreach / community engagement
Produced report, with Khulood Badawi, on chldren & youth initiatives in Palestine (West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza). Report commissioned by FilmLab:Palestine, the Danish Film Institute, the Danish House in Ramallah, and International Media Support. Report presented to stakeholders during Days of Cinema in October 2017 and to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Ministry of Culture in Ramallah.
With Rod Stoneman (Huston School of Film and Digital Media, Galway, Ireland) and Gaston Kaboré (founder of the alternative film school IMAGINE, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), production of student newsreels, FESPACO, Burkina Faso.
FESPACO Newsreel 1 (2013)
FESPACO Newsreel 2 (2013)
FESPACO Newsreel 3 (2013)
FESPACO Newsreel 1 (2011)
FESPACO Newsreel 2 (2011)
FESPACO Newsreel 3 (2011)
Grants and awards
2013-2015 GRF (Hong Kong Research Grants Council competitive grants). ‘Practice-oriented Film Education and Its Institutions: Values, Methods, Transferable Models.’ (RGC Ref No.340612)
2012-2013 Teaching Development Grant. ‘Independent Chinese Cinema: A Pedagogical Resource.’ (TG11A9)
2011-2012 Direct Grant. ‘Contemporary Documentary Filmmaking in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the PRC: Understanding Practitioner’s Agency.’ PI, Hjort. Co-Is: Cheung Tit Leung, Ma Ran, Hu Liu Bin. (DA11B1)
2010 Scan-Design Foundation, Seattle. Grant in support of Nordic Film Classics Series
2010 Danish Film Institute. Grant in support of Danish Directors 3
2010 Teaching Development Grant. ‘Film and Education: Documentary Film.’ (TG10B1)
2010 Teaching Development Grant. ‘Key Issues in Contemporary Documentary Filmmaking: Practitioners’ Perspectives’ (TG10B2)
2010 Teaching Development Grant. ‘Developing a Virtual World Teaching Resource.’ Hjort, Mette, Co-supervisor (with Dr. David M. Kennedy and Ms. Christine Shirley; Principal Project Supervisor, Brant Knutzen)
2010 Direct Grant, with Meaghan Morris. ‘Instituting Cultural Studies’ (DA10A2)
2008-2010 Direct Grant. ‘Art and Risk’ (DA08A7)
2009 Danish Film Institute. Grant in support of Danish Directors 2
2007-2009 CERG (Hong Kong Research Grants Council competitive grant). ‘The Cinema of Lone Scherfig’
2007 Leverhulme Trust. Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of St Andrews. ‘Transnational Cinema’
2006-2007 Direct Grant, with Meaghan Morris. ‘University Culture: Markets, Globalization, Norms’ (DA06A7)
2006-2007 Direct Grant. ‘Small Nations, Film Culture, and Transnationalism’
2002-2004 Research Initiation Grant. University of Hong Kong
2001-2002 Declined, Danish Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. ‘Small National Cinemas’
1995-1998 SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada competitive grant). ‘Cinema and the Politics of Recognition’
1995-1998 SSHRC. Release Time Stipend
1991-94 FCAR (Fonds de recherche du Québec competitive grant). ‘Cinema and the Politics of Recognition’
1991-94 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, General Research Grant
1989-91 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Postdoctoral Research Grant
1985-86 McGill Alma Mater Fellowship
1984-85 McGill Alma Mater Fellowship
1983 McGill University Scholar
1983 Dora Forsyth Prize in English
1983-84 Max Bell Open Fellowship
1982 McGill Faculty Scholar
1982 James McGill Award
1982-83 Dow-Hickson Scholarship
1981 McGill Faculty Scholar
1981 James McGill Award
Service to the profession
Co-editor, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Intellect Press
Series Editor, with Andrew Higson, Ib Bondebjerg and Caroline Pauwels, Palgrave European Film and Media Studies series
Nordic Film Classics Series
Founding Series Editor, with Peter Schepelern. 15 books envisaged in the first phase, focusing on Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic and Norwegian film classics. University of Washington Press and Museum Tusculanum Press (at the University of Copenhagen).
For introduction to series, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk7SGfrIHGA
Member, Advisory Board, Palgrave Communications
Member, Advisory Board, “Remapping World Cinema: Regional Tensions and Global Transformations”
Member, Advisory Board, “Environmental Management of the Media Industries” (Stirling University)
Member, Advisory Board, Palgrave European Film and Media Studies, (book series)
Member, Advisory Board, Cinema & Cie
Member, Advisory Board, Frames Cinema Journal
Member, Editorial Board, Visual Methodologies
Member, Advisory Board, Short Film Studies
Member, Advisory Board, Transnational Cinemas
Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
Member, Advisory Board, ‘A Transnational History of Finnish Cinema’
Member, Advisory Board, Alphaville: Online Graduate Journal of Film and Media Studies
Member, Editorial Board, Cultural Histories of Cinema, British Film Institute
Member, Advisory Board, Encounters: An International Journal for the Study of Culture and Society
Member, Executive Committee for the Hong Kong Film Classics Series, Hong Kong University Press
Corresponding editor, Northern Lights, Intellect Press
Member, Advisory Board, pov
Founding Member, Editorial Committee, AE: The Canadian Journal of Aesthetics
Member, Editorial Committee, Fontanus
Member of the Editorial Committee, Lekton
Member, Editorial Committee, Ratio: Institute for the Humanities (University of Michigan)
Member, Advisory Committee, Kultur og Klasse
Member, Editorial Committee, Horizons philosophiques
‘The Education of the Filmmaker: Views from Around the World.’ Lingnan University (May) (http://www.ln.edu.hk/ccs/conferences/index.php)
With Rafael De Clercq. ‘What Environment Do We Want? Environmental Aesthetics and Its Implications.’ Lingnan University (November) (http://www.ln.edu.hk/visual/conference/index.php)
With Rod Stoneman and Gaston Kaboré. ‘Film Training and Education in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.’ Imagine Institute, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (March).
With Ulf Hedetoft. ‘Reimagining Belonging: Self and Community in an Era of Nationalism and Postnationality.’ Aalborg University (May).
Administration and Service
PhD Coordinator, Film and Media Studies
Hong Kong – Government and Tertiary Sector
Member, University Grants Committee (appointed by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive)
Member, Steering Committee on Competitive Research Funding for the Self-financing Degree Sector (under Research Grants Committee)
Member, General Affairs and Management Sub-Committee (GAMSC), UGC
Member, Research Group (RG), UGC
Founding Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities
Member, Executive, Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities (2012-2013, Treasurer, 2015-2016, Vice President, 2014-)
Member, panel, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)
Member, assessment panel, Creative Arts and Culture, proposed new programme, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Assessor, various capacities: HKIED; School of Creative Media, City University
Hong Kong - Lingnan University
Associate Vice President and Member of the Senior Management Team (Academic Quality Assurance & Internationalisation)
Founding Head of Department, Visual Studies
Founding Director, Visual Studies Programme
Founding Director, Artist in Residence Programme
Founding Director, Centre for Cinema Studies
Hong Kong - University of Hong Kong
Head of Department, Comparative Literature
Director, Film and Communications/Cultural Studies
Director, Teaching Assistants
Nis Grøn (funded by UGC’s competitive Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme) (area: small national cinemas – Mongolia, Bhutan, Myanmar) (Lingnan University)
Cheung Tit Leung (area: Asian film festivals) (Lingnan University)
Carol Archer (area: philosophical aesthetics and collaborative artmaking) (Hong Kong University)
Sue Laver (area: T. S. Eliot; Dean’s List) (McGill University)
Marcel DeCoste (area: literary theory; Dean’s List) (McGill University)
Scott MacKenzie (Quebecois cinema; Dean’s List) (McGill University)
Samson Wong (area: art and well-being) (Lingnan University)
Henri Tung (area: philosophy of architecture and the built environment) (Lingnan University)
Mentor for Visiting Postgraduate Students (at Lingnan University)
Louisa Mitchell, Leeds University
Jason Lau, New School for Social Research
Anton Willemann, University of Southern Denmark
Eva Novrup Redvall, University of Copenhagen
Niels Bjoern, University of Copenhagen