Professor Annette Kuhn FBA

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

Elected 2004

UK Fellow
2004
Media, performance and communications

Annette Kuhn is Professor and Research Fellow 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, the second edition of which was published in 2020; and currently Co-Investigator of the AHRC project 'Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive'. She is on Twitter at @AnnetteKuhn7

Current post

Professor and Research Fellow in Film Studies, Queen Mary, University of London

Past appointments

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary, University of London Senior Professorial Fellow

Jan 2006 - Jan 2013

Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University Professor of Film Studies

Jan 2000 - Jan 2006

Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University Reader in Cultural Research

Jun 1998 - Jan 2000

Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow Reader in Film and Television Studies

Jan 1991 - Jan 1998

Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

Jan 1989 - Jan 1991

British Academy appointments

Culture, Media and Performance Standing Committee

Oct 2019 -

Art Committee

Oct 2014 - Mar 2020

Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 International Committee

Jan 2011 - Dec 2015

Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Section Standing Committee

Jan 2006 - Dec 2009

Top picks

Annette Kuhn interviewed by Catherine Grant

Video

From the The Society for Cinema and Media Studies' 'Fieldnotes' series.

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