Guest lecturing a masterclass in Narrative Writing (Contemporary Narrative Forms and Narrative Structures) to Master students of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Film, Animation and the creative arts (since 2021)
Lecturing in Screenwriting to Master students and in Film Analysis to Bachelor students of film school LUCA School of Arts, and coaching them in writing the screenplays of their Master’s final project (since 2020)
Lecturing in literary research labs (Writing on and with the body, Social criticism, Real or made up: balancing between reality en fiction), and coach classes in screenwriting and creative writing at Wisper (since 2015). Read teacher interviews here and here.
February / Five hours’ lecture Sofia Coppola: representation behind and in front of the camera (as part of a longer lecture series on the female gaze in cinema) for Amarant
January / Radio film talk about The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021), Licorice Pizza (2021), The Power of the Dog (2021), and Memoria (2021) for Urgent FM’s film program Kuleshov. Listen here (Dutch): https://www.mixcloud.com/kuleshov/
October / Lecture on the real presence of the filmmaker in Grey Gardens (film, 1975) at Ciné Mangiare for the FilmAtelier program
September / Lecture “What’s in a name: queerness en non-binariteit, vanuit Seminarie XX: Encore” at Intercarteldag Gezelschap voor Psychoanalyse en Psychotherapie
September / Introduction to Cicada (film, 2020) and Eden (film, 2020), programmed at PinX film festival in Sphinx Cinema
August / Introduction to The World To Come (film, 2020) and Dustin (film, 2020), programmed at PinX film festival in Sphinx Cinema
July / Video interview introduction to Loving Vincent (film, 2017), Little Joe (film, 2019), The Favourite (film, 2018), and Night At The Museum (2006), programmed at the In/Out of the picture Mind The Artist Take-Over of MOOOV and Musea Brugge
July / Lecture “A story like a house” on structuring in prose writing for Wisper Leuven
June / Lecture on femininity in The Virgin Suicides (film, 1999) for the Women in Psychoanalysis and Culture: Desire, Fantasy, and Textuality series at Stillpoint Spaces London
December / Paper presentation “Another Kind of (Social) Distancing: The Life Writing Process and Literary Procedures as Distancing Technique and its Therapeutic Value” at the academic conference Teaching Life Writing: a conference on nonfiction and pedagogy at University of Alberta, Canada
September / Lecture “On presences: ghosts and loss in film” at Intercarteldag Gezelschap voor Psychoanalyse en Psychotherapie
July / Lecture “A story like a house” on structuring in prose writing for Wisper Gent
February / Workshop in filmmaking and coaching Belgian-Moroccan teenagers in writing and filming their own short film. Participatory film project by BAZZZ Antwerp.
December / Guest lecture in storytelling and writing non-fiction to bachelor students Graphic Design of LUCA School of Arts
November / Lecture on female identification and mirrors in Agnès Varda’s Cléo de 5 à 7 (film, 1962) for the FilmAtelier program
November / Introduction Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (film, 1975) as part of the Ciné RIO+Croxapox collaboration ‘The Third Landscape’ at De Koer Ghent. I talked about the theme of subversion.
November / Introduction A Ghost Story (film, 2017) as part of the Ciné RIO Afterlife film series at De Koer Ghent. I talked about the themes of time and mourning.
October / Introduction Blind Vaysha (film, 2016) and Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari (film, 1920) as part of RITCS Cinema’s Classics series and Kortfilm.be’s series on classics+shorts. I talked about the influence of German expressionism on indie animation films.
October / Lecture on sex and cinema after which the audience watched the screening of a selection of five short films that illustrated my talk. This was part of a philosophical festival on sexual freedom, called Antagonistisch Festival, organised by the philosophical organisation, ‘t Zal Wel Gaan at KASK Ghent.
October / Lecture series on storytelling in the new medium of fictional podcasts compared to classical storytelling for Wisper.
June / Lecture “Photography & psychoanalysis” at Intercarteldag Gezelschap voor Psychoanalyse en Psychotherapie
January / Coaching youngsters with a complex socio-economic background in writing and filming for short films. Resulting work has been shown at local filmfestivals, such as Ciné Privé. Participatory film project by Masala vzw Ghent.
December / Introduction Strangers on a Train (film, 1951) for Kinoautomat at KASK Cinema. I talked about the adaptation strategies used from Patricia Highsmith’s novel to the film.
November / Coaching tweens with immigration roots in writing and filming for their own documentaries. Participatory film project by Masala vzw Ghent
October / Key note speech on digital storytelling during OJOO’s Mobile Storytelling Day 2016