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Casper Tybjerg

Casper Tybjerg

Associate Professor

I am a film historian and particularly concerned with silent cinema and the films of Carl Theodor Dreyer. I have helped restore Dreyer’s films Once Upon a Time and Love One Another. I have recorded audio commentaries for DVD editions of La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, Michael, and Day of Wrath as well as for Benjamin Christensen's Häxan and Victor Sjöström's The Phantom Carriage. I am the review editior of Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, an international scholarly journal, chairman of the Danish Film Institute’s Museum Advisory Board, and a former member of the board of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image.

I contributed to Sight and Sound's 2012 Greatest Films poll. Se my vote here.

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Primary fields of research

Carl Th. Dreyer, film history, film ecdotics

Current research

  • The rhetoric of film historiography
  • Film preservation in a digital age
  • Ghosts in film – from a cognitive and historical perspective
  • Historical films and cultural memory
  • Dreyer’s Passion de Jeanne d’Arc
  • The National Film in Scandinavia in the 1920s

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Pissing into the Well: Dreyer, Film Propaganda, and Cognitive Theory

    Tybjerg, C. 31 May 2013 In : Kosmorama. 249

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Distinguished Compositions: The Use of Paintings as Visual Models in Danish Silent Films

    Tybjerg, C. 2012 In : Engeki Eizo. 2010, 1, p. 85-98 14 p.

    Publication: ResearchConference article

  3. Published

    Forms of the Intangible: Carl Th. Dreyer and the Concept of 'Transcendental Style'

    Tybjerg, C. 2008 In : Northern Lights. 6, 1, p. 59-73 15 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Waking Life: Dreyer's Vampyr

    Tybjerg, C. 2008 In : Sight and Sound. 18, 9, p. 33-36 4 p.

    Publication: ResearchJournal article

  5. Published

    Carl Th. Dreyers filmkunst og Hammershøis eksempel

    Tybjerg, C. 2006 Hammershøi - Dreyer: Billedmagi. København: Ordrupgaard, p. 27-42 16 p.

    Publication: CommunicationBook chapter

  6. Published


    Tybjerg, C. 2005 The Routledge Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. London: Routledge, p. 172-176 5 p.

    Publication: ResearchEncyclopedia chapter

  7. Published

    The Makers of Movies: Authors, Subjects, Personalities, Agents?

    Tybjerg, C. 2005 Visual Authorship: Creativity and Intentionality in Media. København: Museum Tusculanum, p. 37-65 29 p.

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

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