Subject: The spectator and the consumptions of documentary cinema

Philippe Meers is full professor in film and media studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is deputy director of the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi), chair of the Center for Mexican Studies and chair of the Antwerp Doctoral School. He is a member of the editorial board of peer reviewed journals Participations (UK); Media and Communication; Global Media Journal Mexico (Mexico/US) and Revista de Santiago (Cuba).

Meers has published widely on historical and contemporary film culture and audiences in international journals e. g. ScreenMedia, Culture & SocietyThe Journal of Popular Film and TelevisionCommunications, Participations, Contemporary South Asia, Critical Studies in Media Communication. With Richard Maltby and Daniel Biltereyst, he edited Explorations in New Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011); Audiences, Cinema and Modernity (Routledge, 2012) and The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History (2019). With Annette Kuhn and Daniel Biltereyst, he co-edited a special issue of Memory Studies (2017) on cinema-going, which was nominated for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTTS) best edited collection award 2018.

He was founding chair of the Film Studies section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), founding member of the European Network on Cinema and Media Studies NECS and founding board member of the History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception Network HoMER.

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