About Jono Van Belle
Jono Van Belle is a postdoctoral researcher on the project Digiscreens and Senior Lecturer in the department of Media- and Communication Studies at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. She earned her joint PhD in Communication and Cinema Studies at Ghent University and Stockholm University in 2019.
Jono’s current research is within the field of new cinema history. This field focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of cinema-going rather than films or auteurs. Her research focuses primarily on Ingmar Bergman from an audience perspective. Van Belle is currently working on a series of RJ-financed workshops titled Ingmar Bergman Out of Focus, dealing with the reception of Bergman around the world. The project is a cooperation with María Paz Peirano (Universidad de Chile, Chile) and Fernando Ramos Arenas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien). The results will be published in an edited volume forthcoming in 2024.
Previously, Jono Van Belle has worked on the project Swedish Cinema and Everyday Life: A study of cinema-going in its peak and decline, headed by Åsa Jernudd.
Van Belle is currently working as a postdoc on the project Digiscreens, together with Prof. Dr. Maria Jansson. The project focuses on identity and democracy on digital film- and TV-platforms in Europe. The project investigates distribution, reception, and representation.
Other research interests include: memory studies, audience reception studies, feminism, media policy, and emotions and affect.
Background and Community Outreach/Collaboration
Jono Van Belle has a technical background in film-making. She has worked as a television reporter for the nationally acclaimed television program Man Bijt Hond in Belgium, as an editor for news and sports at the Belgian public broadcaster VRT, and as producer Creative and Design at the transnational corporation Viacom (at MTV). Van Belle still cooperates regularly on short film projects as writer, director, and editor.
Van Belle is also an editorial board member at the academic journal Tijdschrift voor Skandinavistiek.
Articles in journals
- Van Belle, J. , Lietaert, J. & Joye, S. (2023). "I think women can do anything": Postfeminist Sensibilities and the Male Gaze in Charlie's Angels (2019). OBS - Observatorio, 17 (2), 264-280.
- Van Belle, J. & Jernudd, Å. (2023). Remembering television as a new medium: Conceptual boundaries and connections. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 13 (1), 67-81.
- Van Belle, J. (2022). Text/Author/Audience: Audience Reception of Ingmar Bergman and His Films. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 42 (4), 686-706.
- Van Belle, J. (2022). The seventh art? Art cinema and Ingmar Bergman from an audience perspective. Studies in European Cinema, 19 (1), 19-34.
- Van Belle, J. (2019). Re-conceptualizing Ingmar Bergman's status as auteur du cinema. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22 (1), 3-17.
- Van Belle, J. (2018). The everyday life of auteurs du cinema: the reception of Ingmar Bergman and his films. Participations, 15 (2), 135-153.
- Van Belle, J. & Cuelenaere, E. (2017). Changing love in ‘Scener ur ett Äktenskap’ (Ingmar Bergman, 1973). TijdSchrift voor Skandinavistiek, 35 (1), 71-84.
- Van Belle, J. (2015). A cross-cultural approach to Brokeback Mountain. CLCWeb, 17 (2).
Articles, book reviews
- Van Belle, J. (2018). Book review: Screening the Sixties. Hollywood cinema and the politics of memory. Communications: the European Journal of Communication Research, 43 (1), 131-132.
- Van Belle, J. (2018). Book Review: Transnational audiences: media reception on a global scale. Communications: the European Journal of Communication Research, 43 (2), 283-285.
- Van Belle, J. (2017). Book Review: Television and Romance: Studies, Observations and Interpretations. Communications: the European Journal of Communication Research, 42 (2), 274-275.
Chapters in books
- Van Belle, J. (2022). Love: Interpretative Film Strategy. In: Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech; Mateusz Sobiech, Mediatisation of emotional life (pp. 75-90). . Routledge.
- Jernudd, Å. & Van Belle, J. (2022). How are conceptual boundaries of different media crossed and upheld in cinema memories? An analysis of European audiences’ talk about television in the 1950s. In: Book of Abstracts HoMER 2022 Conference. Paper presented at Annual Conference HOMER (History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception), Rome, Italy, July 5-8, 2022. (pp. 48-49).
- Van Belle, J. , Peirano, M. P. & Ramos Arenas, F. (2022). Ingmar Bergman Out Of Focus. In: Book of Abstracts HoMER 2022 Conference. Paper presented at Annual Conference HOMER (History of Moviegoing, Exhibition and Reception), Rome, Italy, July 5-8, 2022. (pp. 29-30).
- Jernudd, Å. & Van Belle, J. (2021). Before and After Television: Comparing Memories of Cinemagoing in a Region of Sweden Where Cinema Flourished. Paper presented at HoMER-networks annual international conference, “Integrating Traditions”, hosted by Maynooth University, Dublin, Ireland (online conference), May 25-28, 2021.
- Van Belle, J. (2021). Films and authorship in memories, a case study of Ingmar Bergman. Paper presented at HoMER-networks annual international conference, “Integrating Traditions”, Maynooth University, Dublin, Ireland (online conference), May 25-28, 2021.
- Van Belle, J. (2017). Film Studies History as Interpretative Strategies in (Historical) Reception Study. Paper presented at XV MAGIS – Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, Italy, March 29 - April 1, 2017.
- Van Belle, J. (2017). Reading the audience: viewer psychologies in film studies and their consequences for reception studies. Paper presented at NECS, Paris, France, June 29 - July 1, 2017.
- Van Belle, J. (2016). The Success of the Auteur: what we can learn from Foucault and Bourdieu about Ingmar Bergman as an auteur du cinema. Paper presented at ECREA, Prague, Czech Republic, November 9-12, 2016.
- Van Belle, J. (2014). Circling the mountain: an investigation into the narrative boundaries of film criticism on Brokeback Mountain. Paper presented at Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschappen, Wageningen, Nederland, February 3-4, 2014.
Doctoral theses, monographs
- Van Belle, J. (2019). Scenes from an Audience: The auteur and the film text in audience experiences: Ingmar Bergman – a case study. (Doctoral dissertation). Ghent and Stockholm: Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University.