Background

John Sundholm is Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Professor in Cinema Studies. He is member of the examination board of the PhD program in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland since 2006, and Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Journal of Aesthetics and Culture (Routledge). He also works as film programmer and organizes Scandinavia's only international experimental film event, AVANT, since 2002. www.avantfilm.se

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Research Interests

Most of the research focus on memory studies and on minor cinemas. The work on memory studies deals with theoretical and methodological issues; cultural trauma and national victimhood, and with questions regarding nationalist historiography. The research on minor cinemas has for the most part been carried out within the scope of three extensive research projects on Swedish cinemas funded by the Swedish Research Council: Swedish Experimental Cinema (2006-08); The Stockholm Film Workshop and the Cultural Politics of Minor Cinemas (2010-12) and The Cultural Practice of Immigrant Filmmaking (2013-2015).

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Ongoing Research

Forthcoming is a book on immigrant minor cinemas in Sweden, co-authored with Lars Gustaf Andersson (Lund University), The Cultural Practice of Immigrant Filmmaking. Minor Immigrant Cinemas in Sweden 1950-1990 (Intellect, 2019). Another co-edited book with Ana Mendes (Lisbon University) on transnational cinemas was published by Routledge in 2018.

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