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Mette Hjort is the chair professor and head of visual studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, an affiliate professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington-Seattle, and an honorary professor at CEMES, University of Copenhagen. She is the author, editor, and translator of numerous books, including Lone Scherfig's "Italian for Beginners" and Small Nation, Global Cinema. She edits the Nordic Film Classics Series for the University of Washington Press.
Film and Risk makes an original and invigorating contribution to
film studies, illuminating areas of philosophical, sociopolitical,
and aesthetic interest that should compel the attention of
thoughtful readers across the entire spectrum of the
humanities."--David Sterritt "professor of film studies at Columbia
University and author of The Honeymooners (Wayne State University
Press, 2009) "
This is a daring, important, inventive book, which takes significant 'risks' itself, which result in a dazzling payoff."--Wheeler Winston Dixon "professor of film studies and English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln "