Maud Eurydice Ceuterick
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Maud Ceuterick is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow in Digital Culture (2018-2020). Her research deals with the relations between gender, space and power on screen. Her project 'Affirmative Post-Cinema: Narrative and Aesthetic Responses to Gender and Power' deals with the narrative and aesthetic mechanisms of digital media, in particular of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), as well as locative narratives and social media.
Her PhD in film and media studies (University of Otago, New Zealand, 2016) considered filmic aesthetics and women's occupation of space in contemporary cinema. She has published on the road movie genre, masculinity and domesticity in transnational cinema, women and everyday spaces on screen, and space tourism in film, among other topics. Her monograph Affirmative Aesthetics and Wilful Women: Gender, Space and Mobility in Contemporary Cinema will soon be published by Palgrave Macmillan (2020).
- 2016. Porous rural spaces in Possum. Short Film Studies. 53-56.
- 2014. ‘Review essay of Welcome, Le Havre and Un cuento chino: Visceral cosmopolitanism and the domestic sphere’. Transnational cinemas. 78-85.
- 2016. Guest Editors' Introduction: Geocorpographies of Commemoration, Repression and Resistance. Somatechnics. 1-8.
- 2015. ‘Review: Neil Archer’s The French road movie: Space, mobility, identity (2012) and Michael Gott and Thibaut Schist’s Open road, closed borders: The contemporary French-language road movie (2013)’. Film-Philosophy. 86-90.
- 2011. Siete meses de desgobierno en Bélgica. Diagonal Periódico. 7.
- 2019. Space Tourism in Contemporary Cinema and Video Games. 23 pages.
2018-2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Individual Fellowships Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017): "AFFIRMATIVE: Affirmative Post-Cinema: Narrative and Aesthetic Responses to Gender and Power"
The goal of AFFIRMATIVE is to determine how post-cinematic arts counteract and aim to change current gender norms through affirmative narratives and aesthetics. By analysing post-cinematic critical engagements with issues of gender and power, I will examine how post-cinema reframes gender norms in an affirmative manner. Rather than being 'natural' or neutral, gender is a social construct inflected with layers of meaning, affect and power. Gender manifests as norms that are 'performed' and reiterated (mostly unconsciously and on a daily basis) through the ways we dress, interact and behave in different spaces and social environments. As attempts to shift the power imbalance between genders, feminist films, television series and social campaigns have often opposed the binary associations between gender and space (men/women, public/domestic). While feminist narratives are often created through negation and opposition, this project takes affirmative narratives and aesthetics as starting point.