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Dr. J.M. (Josette) Wolthuis

Faculty of Humanities
Departement Mediastudies

Visiting address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 9
  • Room number: 1.14
Postal address
  • Postbus 94550
    1090 GN Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am a Lecturer in Television & Cross-media Culture in the Media Studies department of the University of Amsterdam. I received my PhD in Film & Television Studies from the University of Warwick in 2020. I also hold a BA in Cultural Studies and MA in Art & Visual Culture (Dutch cum laude) from Radboud University Nijmegen. My research interests include costume and fashion on television, gender representation and various (other) matters of media style and aesthetics, as well as animation studies. Before starting at the University of Amsterdam, I taught a range of courses in film, television and media studies at the University of Groningen, University of Warwick, Coventry University and London Film School.

  • Teaching
    • Media Aesthetics (BA)
    • Media Research (BA)
    • Current Themes in Media Studies (BA)
    • Doing Media Studies 2 (BA)
    • Television Analysis (BA)
    • Cross-media Aesthetics and Storytelling (MA)
    • Supervising theses in the Television and Cross-Media MA
  • Selected publications

    Recent work includes:

    • Short entries: ‘Locaties en kostumering in Nederlandse politieseries’ (‘Locations and costuming in Dutch police series’) and ‘Peyton Place en de Nederlandse dramaproductie’ (‘Peyton Place and the Dutch drama production’) in: De televisie: Een cultuurgeschiedenis (The television: A cultural history), editor: Huub Wijfjes (Boom, 2021).
    • 'New Uniforms! Costume and the 1950s/60s in Call the Midwife', in: Moments in Television: Substance/Style, edited by Sarah Cardwell, Jonathan Bignell and Lucy Fife Donaldson (University of Manchester Press, forthcoming 2022).
    • 'Simplicity/Complexity in the Costuming of Killing Eve', in: Moments in Television: Simplicity/Complexity, edited by Sarah Cardwell, Jonathan Bignell and Lucy Fife Donaldson (University of Manchester Press, forthcoming 2022).
    • 'A Blue Rose Case: David Lynch's Lady Blue Shanghai for Dior', in: Kosmorama #274 (kosmorama.org, 2019).
    • 'EUPOP 2016: On the Policing and Performance of Identity', in: Film, Fashion & Consumption, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016).
    • Academic blog publications:
      - 'Burning the Dress: The Ambivalence of Outlander's Period Costumes', CST online, https://cstonline.net/burning-the-dress-the-ambivalence-of-outlanders-period-costumes-by-josette-wolthuis/
      - 'The Bitter Seriality of Don Hertzfeldt's It's Such A Beautiful Day', Animation Studies 2.0, https://blog.animationstudies.org/?p=2148 
  • Ancillary activities
    No ancillary activities