Screen and Cultural Studies
Yilin (River) Jiang is a Ph.D. candidate whose doctoral research explores the global auteur cinema from the 1960s to 1990s. Her broader research interests include creative practice theory, moving image art and film philosophy. River also works as a film panelist at the Melbourne International Film Festival since 2018.
CREATIVE PRACTICES FOR PERSONAL EXPRESSION: GLOBAL AUTEUR FILMMAKING 1960-1990
The research project aims to examine the ability of auteur filmmakers to express their personal themes and artistic visions through collaborative film practices during the period from the 1960s to 1990s. The thesis will re-examine the theorization of auteur and reinterpret la politique des auteurs by conducting archival research on the following five case studies, Jean Luc Godard's Le Mépris (1963), Francis Coppola's The Conversation (1974), Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975), Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalghia (1983) and Wong Kar Wai's Chungking Express (1994).