Background and activities
Julia Leyda (MA & PhD, English, University of Washington, 1998) holds a Professorship in Film Studies in the Department of Art and Media Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. Julia is also a senior research fellow in the Graduate School of North American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin and an affiliated researcher in the Critical Petroaesthetics Collaboratory at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. At NTNU, Julia is a founder of the Environmental Humanities Research Group (@EnvHumNTNU) and an affiliated researcher in GenderHub. She sits on the editorial boards of WiN: EAAS Women’s Network Journal, Journal of American Studies, and the Environmental Humanities book series at Metzler Verlag / Palgrave.
Julia is a board member of the NFR's Norwegian Researcher School in Environmental Humanities (NoRS-EH), the NordPlus network Bringing Research in the Green Humanities into Teaching (BRIGHT), and the NFR's Asia-Norway Environmental Storytelling Network (ANEST). She has held funded visiting positions at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (München), the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Potsdam), and the Freie Universität Berlin's Graduate School for North American Studies.
Research Interests in Cinema and Television Studies
- environmental humanities, petrocultures, and Anthropocene screen cultures
- intersectional feminist theory and criticism
- aesthetics and affects of cuteness
- Hollywood cinema and popular culture
- HFO1004 The Human Era? Humanities Perspectives on the Anthropocene (BA)
- FILM1104 Nordic Cinema and Television (BA)
- FM3001 Outreach and Communication (MA)
- EH8000 Topics in Environmental Humanities (PhD)
- Reframing Todd Haynes: Feminism's Indelible Mark (co-editor with Theresa L. Geller, Duke UP, forthcoming 2022)
- The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (co-editor with Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Anthony P. McIntyre, and Diane Negra, Routledge, 2017)
- Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film (co-editor with Shane Denson, REFRAME, 2016) OA
- American Mobilities: Geographies of Class, Race, and Gender in US Culture (Transcript-Columbia UP, 2016) OA
- Extreme Weather and Global Media (co-editor with Diane Negra, Routledge, 2015)
- Interviews: Todd Haynes (editor, UP of Mississippi, 2014)
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2021) Post-Air-Conditioning Futures and the Climate Unconscious. Screen.
- (2021) Contemporary Television in/of the Banal Anthropocene. Screen.
- (2020) Climate Change in Literature, Television and Film from Norway. Ecozona. vol. 11 (2).
- (2020) The Feminist Futures of American Studies: Addressing the Post-Weinstein Media and Cultural Landscape. Journal of the Austrian Association for American Studies (JAAS). vol. 1 (1).
- (2020) Anthropocene slow TV: Temporalities of extinction in Svalbard. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. vol. 10 (3).
- (2020) Querying Karen: The Rise of the Angry White Woman. European Journal of Cultural Studies.
- (2020) Hva er cli-fi? Og hvorfor trenger vi det?. Z filmtidsskrift. vol. 151 (2).
- (2020) Vekk med gravalvoret! Om humor og ironi i cli-fi. Z filmtidsskrift. vol. 151 (2).
- (2020) Film Studies, Feminism, and Film Curating in Germany: An Interview with Heide Schlüpmann and Karola Gramann. NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies (EJMS).
- (2019) Climate Crisis, Financial Crisis: Negative Mobility and Domicide in 21st-Century American Cinema. Literary Geographies. vol. 5 (2).
- (2018) "For Superhero Movies". Montages International.
- (2018) Hook and Eye. Communication, Culture & Critique (CCC). vol. 11.
- (2018) “Petropolitics, Cli-Fi, and Occupied.”. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. vol. 8 (2).
- (2017) “Cli-Fi in American Studies: A Research Bibliography.”. American studies journal. vol. 62.
- (2017) “‘What’s in a Name?’: Cli-Fi and American Studies.”. Amerikastudien.
- (2017) “Financial Times: The Economic and Industrial Temporalities in Arrested Development.”. Television & New Media. vol. 19 (4).
- (2016) Female-Centered Television in an Age of Precarity. Genders. vol. 1 (1).
Part of book/report
- (2017) The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness. The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness.
- (2017) Cute 21st-Century Post-Fembots. The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness.
- (2017) Negative Mobilities. Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.
- (2016) Demon Debt: Paranormal Activity as Recessionary Post-Cinematic Allegory. Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film.
- (2016) The Financialization of Domestic Space in Arrested Development and Breaking Bad. Class Divisions in Serial Television.
- (2016) Perspectives on Post-Cinema: An Introduction. Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film.
- (2016) “The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Cli-Fi: Lessons and Questions from a Joint Workshop of the IASS and the JFKI (FU Berlin),” with Kathleen Loock, Alexander Starre, Thiago Pinto Barbosa, and Manuel Rivera.