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Lennart Soberon

Post Doctoral Researcher, Post-doctoral scientists


Lennart Soberon is a post-doctoral researcher working on the ERC-funded project Reel Borders. He obtained his PhD in 2020 from Ghent University with a study on enemy image construction in the American action film. In this research he combined a longitudinal study of Hollywood screen villains since the 1980s with close readings into the cinematic practices of enemy making. Apart from working on themes of antagonism and bordering, he is interested in matters of genre, emotion, trauma, and spectacle. Complementary to his work as a post-doctoral researcher, Lennart is the artistic coordinator of the non-profit arthouse movie theatre KASKcinema and co-founder of Kinoautomat: a cinephile cultural initiative and Dutch-language film studies journal for students.