Background and activities

Professor of film studies.

Research interests are terrorism and the media, popular cinema, ethics, eco-criticism, intermediality and adaptation. Gjelsvik is currently project leader (PI) for the NRC project  "Face of Terror: Understanding Terrorism from the Perspective of Critical Media Aesthetic".

Her latest books are Cinema Between Media (Edinburgh University Press 2018), together with Jørgen Bruhn and Hva er film (Universtetsforlaget, 2013). 

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 on film criticism Eyes of Darkness: Film Criticism, Analysis and Judgements (Mørkets Øyne. Filmkritikk, analyse og vurdering, Universitetsforlaget, 2002).

She has edited several anthologies, among these are Women of Ice and Fire. Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagments, Bloomsbury 2016. 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 Journal of Scandinavian CinemaJournal of Aesthetics and CultureWord & 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).

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. 


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