Background

Kristoffer Noheden is a researcher in cinema studies at the Department of Media Studies. He holds a PhD in cinema studies from Stockholm University, and an MA in film studies and a BA in cultural studies from the University of Gothenburg. From October 2017 to July 2018 he will be a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Potsdam. Noheden has also worked as a freelance writer, a literary translator, and used to be an editor at Sphinx Press.

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Research Interests

Noheden's research is intermedial and interdisciplinary, and has surrealism as its main focus. His monograph, Surrealism, Cinema, and the Search for a New Myth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), examines post-war surrealist cinema in relation to the movement's change in direction towards the search for a new myth. The book turns to art history, aesthetics, and esotericism studies in its attempts to shed new light on the development of the surrealist film beyond the canonical interwar period. Other recent or forthcoming publications address surrealist exhibitions, surrealism and film theory, and animals and ecology in surrealism.

Noheden's broader research interests include documentary film, experimental ethnography, the history of film theory, the impact of occultism on modernism and media, the surrealist novel, surrealist objects, ecocriticism, and animal studies.

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Ongoing Research

Noheden's current research project is funded with a three-year grant from the Swedish Research Council, and is a historical and theoretical examination of animals and the ecological imagination in surrealist art, film, and writings.

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