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J. (Julian) Hanich, Prof

Professor of Film Studies


Julian Hanich is the author of three monographs: The Audience Effect: On the Collective Cinema Experience (Edinburgh UP), Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear (Routledge) and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau: City Girl (Edition Text + Kritik). With Daniel Fairfax, he co-edited The Structures of the Film Experience by Jean-Pierre Munier: Historical Assessments and Phenomenological Expansions (Amsterdam UP); and with Christian Ferencz-Flatz he was responsible for an issue of Studia Phaenomenologica on ‘Film and Phenomenology.’ Currently, he is co-editing, with Martin Rossouw, a volume entitled What Film Is Good For: On the Values of Spectatorship (University of California Press, 2023) and, with Michael Wedel, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (Edition Text + Kritik, 2023). His research focuses on film aesthetics, cinematic emotions, film and imagination, film phenomenology, the collective cinema experience, and the beautiful in film.

Other positions

Ancillary work activities: occasional film reviews and essays (e.g., for Filmbulletin)
Last modified:01 March 2024 12.45 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands

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