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Dr. Jenson Joseph

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Name
Dr. Jenson Joseph
Status
Gastwissenschaftler

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Jenson Joseph is Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Department of Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region, Humboldt University, Berlin (Nov. 2020-April 2022). He did his PhD from Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad, India, in 2013, and was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India (2016-2017). His PhD thesis, titled "Industry, Aesthetics, Spectatorial Subjectivities: A Study on Malayalam Cinema of the 1950s", analyzes the film business in the region of Kerala, India, between the late 1940s and the early-1960s, primarily focusing on the aesthetic of social realism and its dissents. He has taught courses in History of Media, Cinema Studies, Media Research Methodology and Media Laws and Ethics at various media schools in India. His current projects look at the changes in media cultures in India, post-1990s, beginning with the arrival of private satellite television and leading to today's reign of informatic media forms. His project at the Department of Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region, Humboldt University, will analyze the contemporary new wave Malayalam cinema as an entry point into understanding the changing notions of subjectivity, agency and desire in popular imagination in the region of Kerala, using mediation as the central theme of enquiry. His research interests are history of media, theories of the subject and desire, cinema studies and theories of contemporary media transformations.

 


 

Current Research Project
His current projects look at the changes in media cultures in India, post-1990s, beginning with the arrival of private satellite television and leading to today's reign of informatic media forms. His project at the Department of Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region, Humboldt University, will analyze the contemporary new wave Malayalam cinema as an entry point into understanding the changing notions of subjectivity, agency and desire in popular imagination in the region of Kerala, using mediation as the central theme of enquiry. 

 



Research Interests
history of media, theories of the subject and desire, cinema studies and theories of contemporary media transformations

 



Academic Degrees
PhD from Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad, India, 2013

Industry, Aesthetics, Spectatorial Subjectivities: A Study on Malayalam Cinema of the 1950s