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Background

Jonathan Rozenkrantz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Studies. His ongoing research concerns the images and imaginaries of analog video in film and media culture.

He holds a BA and an MA in Cinema Studies (Stockholm University), and his previous projects have concerned the Italian giallo, and animated documentaries.

He has been a freelance writer for more than a decade, publishing extensively on film, visual arts, and media culture. His interest in (film) pedagogy has engendered collaborations with Södertörn University (Aesthetic Learning Processes) and the Swedish Film Institute (Film in Schools), resulting in the publication of an anthology chapter and several teacher's guides.

He leads recurrent seminars in film theory at the Department of Media Studies.

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Research Interests

Jonathan's research interests revolve around the relation between aesthetics, media technologies, and the theoretical discourses that emerge at their intersection.

His dissertation focuses specifically on analog video, and engages with postmodern philosophy, media archaeology, and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze (and Félix Guattari).

He is also interested in the ontological and epistemological questions raised by animated documentaries - the topic of his MA thesis and subsequent articles "Colourful Claims: towards a theory of animated documentary" (Film International, 2011), and the forthcoming "Expanded epistemologies: animation meets live action in contemporary Swedish documentary" (Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 2016).

In addition, he is interested in the relation between aesthetics and learning, and has co-authored the anthology chapter "Alltid redan en aktivitet: åskådarskap och estetiska lärprocesser" for the anthology Konst och lärande: essäer om estetiska lärprocesser (Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2014).

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