Hjort, Mette

 

Hjort, Mette

樂美德

Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Visual Studies at Lingnan University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Modern European Studies at the University of Copenhagen. At Lingnan she serves as Associate Vice President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation) and Director of the Centre for Cinema Studies. Mette holds degrees from McGill University in Canada (BA Hons. English; MA Communications) and from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (PhD/nouveau doctorat, Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage). Mette’s research has focused on the cinema of small nations, with an emphasis on practitioner’s agency, creativity under constraint, artistic projects as complements to cultural policy, gift culture, and alternatives to zero-sum reasoning. She has published four monographs, including The Strategy of Letters (Harvard University Press) and Small Nation, Global Cinema (University of Minnesota Press). Her edited books include, most recently, Creativity and Academic Activism (with Meaghan Morris; Duke University Press & Hong Kong University Press) and The Education of the Filmmaker in Europe, Asia, and Australia and The Education of the Filmmaker in Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas (Palgrave Macmillan). Her current research is funded by the RGC and focuses on the implications of practice-based film education for filmmakers’ values and social aspirations. In this connection she has assisted with training programs at Gaston Kaboré’s alternative film school, Imagine, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.