About

 
Photo by Anne Pöhlmann, 2015

Photo by Anne Pöhlmann, 2015

Timotheus Vermeulen is a scholar and critic. He is associate professor in Media, Culture and Society at the University of Oslo, Norway and Director of the PhD Programme in Media Studies. His research interests include cultural theory, aesthetics, and close textual analysis of film, television and contemporary art. 

Vermeulen is the author of the monograph Scenes from the Suburbs (EUP, 2014) and joint editor with Martin Dines of New Suburban Stories (Bloomsbury, 2013). Together with Alison Gibbons and Robin van den Akker he further edited Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect and Depth after Postmodernism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).  'Notes on Metamodernism', an essay he co-wrote with van den Akker, was translated and published in book form in Germany as Anmerkungen zur Metamoderne (Textem, 2016). 

Vermeulen publishes in academic and popular contexts alike, writing for amongst others The Journal of Aesthetics and CultureScreenMonuThe American Book ReviewE-FluxTexte Zur Kunst, TankMetropolis M, and De Groene Amsterdammer, as well as various reference works, collections and catalogues. From 2009 to 2016 Vermeulen helped maintain the now defunct arts and culture platform Notes on Metamodernism. He is a regular contributor to Frieze.

Vermeulen has served on numerous committees and juries for art prizes, most recently the Nam Jun Paik Award, the Bonner Kunstpreis and Coast Contemporary. He also advises and consults on exhibitions.

He is currently preparing a project on fictional strategies for truth-telling. The working title is: “The Second Society”.

 


 

 
 

Resume

Current position

2017-present
Associate professor in media, culture and society
Department of media and communication, University of Oslo, Norway


Previous employment

2012-2016      
Assistant professor in cultural Studies and theory
Dept. of Cultural and literary studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

2010-2012      
Lecturer in cultural studies and theory
Dept. of Cultural and literary studies, RU Nijmegen, Netherlands

2008-2010     
Sessional lecturer film and TV studies
Dept. of film, theatre and television, University of Reading, UK


Honorary appointments

2016              
Visiting professor in cultural theory
Inst. for Architectural theory, cultural studies and art, Technical University Graz, Graz, Austria

2016
Spring festival visiting fellow
Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands


Education

2007-2012    
PhD in film and television studies
Dept. of Film, theatre, and television, University of Reading, UK
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Bignell and Dr. Simone Knox
Examiners: Prof. Dr. Charlotte Brunsdon and Dr. Tom Brown
AHRC funded

2006-2007   
MA in film with TV studies
Dept. of Film and television, University of Warwick, UK
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stella Bruzzi
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds & VSB fonds funded

2005 -2006   
MA in philosophy
Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Supervisor: Dr. Henk Oosterling

2004-2005   
MA in media and journalism
School of History, culture and communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Trienekens

2003
Erasmus Exchange
University of Essex, UK

2001-2004
BA in cultural history
School of History, culture and communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands