Ertegun Staff and Scholar Profiles

Junting Huang

MSt Film Aesthetics | 2014 Graduate

In 2013, I received my B.A. degree in English Language and Literature with a focus on literary theory and comparative literature from Tsinghua University in Beijing. As an undergraduate, I spent half a year studying film as an exchange student at the University of Copenhagen.

In 2014, I completed my M.St. degree in film aesthetics at Oxford. I wrote extensively on a variety of topics, including British avant-garde filmmaker B. S. Johnson's "filmed poetry," Gerard Genette's use of cinematic narrative transgression and Ingmar Bergman's theatricality. At Ertegun House, I convened a four part film series devoted to “boundary films” with my fellow Ertegun Scholar Jason Bell and organized a reading group on contemporary China.

I am currently a Ph.D student in comparative literature at Cornell University. My academic interests involve poetry and poetics, contemporary aesthetics, transmediality and intermediality, fiction theory and narrative theory, film-philosophy, contemporary American literature, American pragmatism, and Stanley Cavell. Meanwhile, I am translating Kristin Thompson's "Storytelling in the New Hollywood" from English to Chinese.