He received his PhD in Stockholm in 2009 for the dissertation Framing the Feature Film: Multi-Reel Feature Film and American Film Culture in the 1910s. The dissertation was awarded in 2010 as the Best Dissertation Published at Stockholm University’s Faculty of Humanities in 2009. A revised version of the dissertation chapter on the Selig Polyscope Company’s 1914 feature film The Spoilers will appear in Media, Popular Culture, and the American Century, edited by Kingsley Bolton and Jan Olsson (Eastleigh, U.K.: John Libbey Publishing; Bloomington, IN: distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, 2010).

Dr. Frykholm’s current work addresses film pioneer George Kleine and his Kleine Optical Co. The research is part of the project “From Business Commodities to Revered Cultural Heritage: Global Media, Vernacular Strategies, and Cultural Negotiations,” funded by a grant from Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council) and headed by professor Jan Olsson.

Contact: joel.frykholm@mail.film.su.se
Phone: +46 8 674 76 12