Lecturer in: 2018
Steven Jacobs is an art historian specialized in the interactions between film and the visual arts. His other research interests focus on the visualizations of architecture, cities, and landscapes in film and photography. He has published widely in edited volumes, exhibition catalogues, and journals such as Art Journal, Early Visual Popular Culture, History of Photography, The Journal of Architecture, Millennium Film Journal, October, and De Witte Raaf.
He is also the author or co-author of The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock (2007), Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts (2011), The Dark Galleries: A Museum Guide to Painted Pictures in Film Noir (2013), and Screening Statues: Cinema and Sculpture (2017). In addition, he has curated several art exhibitions and film programs (for the Pordenone Silent Film Festival among others). For Cinematek Brussels, he edited the DVD box Art & Cinema: The Belgian Art Documentary.
In collaboration with Anthony Kinik and Eva Hielscher, he currently works on an edited volume on 1920s and 1930s city symphonies for Routledge New York and, with Birgit Cleppe and Dimitrios Latsis, on an edited volume on mid-twentieth-century art documentaries for I.B. Tauris. He teaches history of modern art at Ghent University and film history at the University of Antwerp.