Background

Jono Van Belle is a PhD candidate at IMS at Stockholm University, Sweden, in cooperation with CIMS at Ghent University, Belgium. Her project aims to trace constructions of love in the films of Ingmar Bergman, and, more importantly, their corresponding experiences by the audience. Starting from a Grounded Theory methodology, in-depth interviews will expose the importance of certain films over others in terms of love. Contexts of viewing and the perception of Ingmar Bergman himself is indispensable herein. On a more abstract level this study aims to investigate which mediated definitions of love the audience has. Prior to her PhD studies, Jono Van Belle worked at various audiovisual companies, such as Woestijnvis and VRT (both in Belgium) and MTV Stockholm (Sweden) as reporter, editor and creative producer respectively.

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