Emeritus Professor in Cinema Studies, Stockholm University
I am emeritus professor in Cinema Studies, and was the first scholar given access to Swedish writer and film/theatre director Ingmar Bergman’s private papers during the last years of his life, which subsequently lead to the formation of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. My research interests include authorship, intermediality, and production studies. My most recent book is Ingmar Bergman at the Crossroads. Between Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury Academic), co-edited with professor Louise Wallenberg, which brings international scholars from different disciplines within the Humanities together with practitioners in film, theatre and television production, all in order to explore what theory and practice can ‘do’ for each other. In bridging boundaries between theory and practice, this project also engages in certain issues concerning intermediality while intersecting with the field of production studies. Aside from research, I have served in a number of public positions. For three decades (1981-2011) I was film critic in Sweden’s largest national daily Dagens Nyheter, and in the capacity of critic I have also served as Chair of the Swedish Association of Film Critics as well as member on number of film juries, among them 'Guldbaggen', the Swedish counterpart to the Oscars. In addition, I was Board Member of the Broadcasting Commission 2003-2006, as well as Board Member of the Film Institute 2011-2016, and Chair of the Film Academy 2016-2018.
Jun 21, 2023 07:17 am UTC| Entertainment
While writing our book, Ingmar Bergman at the Crossroads: Between Theory and Practice, several filmmakers shared stories with us of the impact the legendary Swedish director had on their own work. One was the...