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Professor Annette Kuhn FBA

Film history, cultural memory, object-relations psychoanalysis and film theory
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About this Fellow

Annette Kuhn is Emeritus Professor in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Member of the European Academy. Her previous academic posts were at the Institute for Cultural Research at Lancaster University and in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. She holds degrees in Sociology at the Universities of Sheffield and London and has held Fellowships and Visiting Professorships at the Australian National University's Humanities Research Centre, at Mount Holyoke College (as Fulbright Senior Research Scholar), and at Stockholm University. She was an editor of the journal Screen, directed the ESRC-funded project ‘Cinema Culture in 1930s Britain’, and convened the Transitional Phenomena and Cultural Experience study group. She writes on film history, and on cultural memory in relation to photography and cinema. Publications on cultural memory include An Everyday Magic: Cinema and Cultural Memory (2002); Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination (2002); Locating Memory: Photographic Acts (2006, co-edited with Kirsten Emiko McAllister); and a special issue of Memory Studies on cinemagoing experience and memory (2017, co-edited with Daniel Biltereyst and Philippe Meers). She is co-author with Guy Westwell of the Oxford Dictionary of Film Studies (2012) and is currently working on a second edition. She is on Twitter at @AnnetteKuhn7

Website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf/film-studies/people/academic/profiles/kuhn.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor in Film Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 2014 -

Past Appointments

  • Senior Professorial Fellow, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary, University of London, 2006 - 2013
  • Professor of Film Studies, Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University, 2000 - 2006
  • Reader in Cultural Research , Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University , 1998 - 2000
  • Reader in Film and Television Studies, Dept of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow , 1991 - 1998
  • Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, Dept of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow , 1989 - 1991

British Academy Appointments

  • Art Committee, 2015 -
  • Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Standing Committee Member, 2006 - 2009
  • Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 International Fellowships Officer , 2011 - 2015

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