Annie Fee

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Academic interests

Annie Fee is part of the Media Aesthetics research group at the University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication. During her four-year postdoctoral research fellowship she will explore the historical emergence of photogénie as a film-theoretic discourse in 1920s France. The project aims to reconstruct the complex set of circumstances out of which photogénie emerged and came to serve as a key tool in the conceptual apparatus of cinephilia.

Annie Fee is currently a guest researcher in the Department of Communication at the University of Copenhagen.


Before joining IMK in August 2017, Annie Fee was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at University College London. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media from the University of Washington (2015). She also gained an MA in Cinema History from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2012), an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Geneva (2008) and a BA in French Studies from the University of London, Institute in Paris (2006). She was a Research Fellow at La Cinémathèque française in 2011-2012. 

Courses Taught

Before arriving at IMK, Fee taught BA and MA courses in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies and in the Department of French Studies at the University of Washington. During her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCL she taught BA and MA courses in Film History and in Cinephilia Studies in the History Department and in the Film Studies Programme.

Courses taught at IMK:

  • Audiovisual Aesthetics (MEVIT1110)
  • Film History (MEVIT2532)
  • Framing the Environment in Media and Communication Studies (MEVIT2615)


  • Faculty of the Humanities travel grant awarded for research stay at the Section of Film studies and creative media industries, University of Copenhagen (2022)
  • Det norske universitetssenter i Paris (DNUP) Research Stipend (2018)
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Urban Research Award in Innovation and Leadership (2016)
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017)
  • The Screen Annette Kuhn Essay Award - Highly Commended (2015)
  • Dean's Graduate Medal in the Humanities, University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences (2015)
  • Simpson Center Digital Humanities Commons Dissertation Fellowship (2014)
  • Oxford Bibliographies Graduate Student Award (2014)
  • Chester A. Fritz Fellowship (2014)
  • Entente Cordiale Scholarship (2011-2012)
  • Cinémathèque Française Annual Research Fellowship (2011-2012)



Tags: Film history, silent film, feminist film history, media aesthetics, visual culture, film theory, French film, American film history, cinephilia, affect theory, fandom


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  • Fee, Annie (2019). Film-tiåret 2010–2019. [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Fee, Annie (2017). “Aller au cinéma à Paris pendant les années 1920: Une approche spatiale de l’histoire des salles de cinema”.
  • Fee, Annie (2017). “Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema”. Early Popular Visual Culture. ISSN 1746-0654. 15(1), p. 101–104. doi: 10.1080/17460654.2016.1270459.
  • Fee, Annie (2016). “Activism and Admiration: Mapping Working-Class Cinema Culture in 1920s Paris”.
  • Fee, Annie (2016). “Une approche cartographique à l’histoire des cinémas parisiens”.
  • Fee, Annie (2016). “Give Me Shelter: Cinemas and Working-Class Life in Inter-war Paris”.
  • Fee, Annie (2016). “The Local Cinema as Place Publique: The Working Class of Parisian Inter-war Cinemas”.
  • Fee, Annie (2016). “Une approche spatiale pour l’histoire du cinéma à Paris”.

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Published Aug. 3, 2017 1:32 PM - Last modified July 22, 2022 8:19 PM

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