Having studied at the Free University of Berlin, the University of Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle and the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Anne Dymek received her PhD in Film Studies from the University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I in 2013. The greater part of her work so far has centered on the problem of perception in cinema, from a philosophical-semiotic perspective grounded in the pragmatist tradition inaugurated by C. S. Peirce. Her doctoral thesis examined cinematic images as “diagrams of perception”. Anne has acquired teaching experience in several institutions as e.g. the University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I, the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg.
At Harvard, Anne’s research will investigate the relation of the phenomenology of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Hyper Reality and Artificial Intelligence to theories of narratology and storytelling. In what way will these new forms of reality fundamentally alter how we articulate and understand stories and meaning?
Anne is the author of Cinéma et Sémiotique : Deleuze en Question (2015). She is also Editor of the Book Series Signes d’Art at the French publishing house Cécile Defaut.