Research Area: A Visual / Virtual Battlefield?
Supervisor: Prof Francois-Andre Penz
Janina is a PhD candidate in Architecture funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She recently held a British Research Council Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC in 2015-2016 and has been awarded a Camargo Foundation Fellowship for 2017. Janina is also an independent documentary filmmaker and works on news and documentary programmes as a producer for ZDF German television in London. She has previously acquired varied work experiences in the media ranging from reviewing film scripts in the ARTE feature films office and creating stop motion animation films to assisting directors on soap opera, music and comedy television sets for Bavaria Film, RTL and Sat1. Janina holds a B.A. in Film, Radio and Television Studies with First Class Honours from Canterbury Christ Church University and an M.Phil. in Screen Media and Cultures with Distinction from the University of Cambridge.
Janina’s current research focuses on military simulations and cultural representations of urban spaces and marginal population groups.
'Margins versus Centre: Cinematic Tensions and Conflict between the Suburbs and Paris', in D. Forrest, G. Harper and J. Rayner (Eds.), Filmurbia: Cinema and the Suburbs (London: Palgrave-Macmillan), forthcoming 2016
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
'Blocking Space: Metaphorical spatial constraints in the cinematography and mise-en-scène of Cock Fight', Short Film Studies, Volume 6 Number 2, pp. 163-166, forthcoming 2016
'Doppelganger Town: Artificial Urban Conflict Zones for Military Training', Scroope: The Cambridge Architecture Journal, Volume 25, forthcoming 2016
'Creating War: The Hybridization of Cinema, Media and Video Game Technologies in Military Training', Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 03/2016
‘Exploring Urban Malaise in Los Angeles through the Lens of Film Noir’, 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture, ATINER, Athens, Greece, 07/2015
‘The Menace II the Boyz is the Hood: Ghettocentric Films and West Coast Gangsta Rap as Sites of Spatial Resistance in Los Angeles’, CINECRI'15: International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference, DAKAM, Istanbul, Turkey, 06/2015
‘Spaces of Exclusion: The Expressive Cinematic Space of Pasolini’s Rome in Accattone and Mamma Roma’, INTER[SECTIONS] Conference on Architecture, City and Cinema, University of Porto, FAUP, Porto, Portugal, 09/2013