Student profile

Victoria Berndt

Victoria graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double honours degree in English and Film Studies, and is in her first year MA at Concordia. Her research will focus on anime and its increasingly blurred line between creator and fan, and how this impacts interactions and productions surrounding anime in a Western context.

In her undergrad, Victoria had the opportunity to collaborate on an article discussing Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows(1955) for a 2015 issue of Film Matters, an undergraduate journal. In 2018, she had the opportunity to present her paper, “Stand Alone Complex: Ghost in the Shell and Re-Orienting the Anime Experience”, at Wilfrid Laurier’s Film Symposium and later presented “Amour: Music’s Transcendent Ability in the Postmodern Space” at SCMS-U.

Victoria is starting to get involved in the anime blogging community as an informal exploration of anime where she discusses, reviews and analyzes various animations as they catch her eye.

Supervisor: Dr. Marc Steinberg

Thesis Title: TBA

Research Interests:

  • animation
  • anime, Japanese popular culture
  • fan studies, reception studies
  • remix culture
  • online sharing, Internet platforms
  • transnational cinema
  • adaptation studies


FMST 211 Film History to 1959



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