Background and activities

Professor of film studies.

Professor II Department for Culture and Literature, The Artic University of Norway.

Research interests are popular cinema, film violence, ethics and adaptation.

Gjelsvik has written extensively in Norwegian, her most central works being her book on film and violence, Bad and Beautiful (Vondt og vakkert, Vold i audiovisuelle medier, Høyskoleforlaget, 2007), and that on film criticism, Eyes of Darkness: Film Criticism, Analysis and Judgements (Mørkets Øyne. Filmkritikk, analyse og vurdering, Universitetsforlaget, 2002).

Her latest publications are Hva er film (Universtetsforlaget, 2013) Women of Ice and Fire. Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagments, forthcoming on Bloomsbury 2016. 

She has edited several anthologies, among these are Adaptations Studies. New Challenges. New Directions (Bloomsbury, 2013)  (together with Jørgen Bruhn and Eirik Frisvold Hanssen) and and Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima (together with Rikke Schubart).

She has also written articles for Word & image, Kultur og Klasse, Norsk Medietidsskrift, and contributed to international anthologies, such as The Epic film in World Culture (ed Robert Burgoyne, Routledge 2010), and War Isn't Hell, It's Entertainment: Essays on Visual Media and the Representation of Conflict (ed Rikke Schubart, MacFarland 2009).

Gjelsvik is member of the board at Faculty of Humanities and the board of NorSIS (Nordic Society for Intermedial Studies)

Anne Gjelsvik was chief editor of the Norwegian media journal Norsk Medietidsskrift from 2002 until 2006 and chair of the board of the Norwegian Association for Media Researchers.

She has taught courses for teachers and journalists and is often interviewed by Norwegian newspapers, radio, and television on diverse topics related to American cinema. In 2007 she was awarded The Norwegian Association for Media Researchers’ Award for Communication.


Postal address

Department of Art and Media Studies Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway