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April 25: Adam Lowenstein

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Adam Lowenstein, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh (and University of Chicago alum) will present, “Collaborative Spectatorship: The Surrealism of the Stars: From Rose Hobart to Mrs. Rock Hudson,”   the final chapter from his forthcoming book, Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media.

Adam Lowenstein works on issues relating to the cinema as a mode of historical, cultural, and aesthetic confrontation. His teaching and research link these issues to the relays between genre films and art films, the construction of national cinemas, and the politics of spectatorship, with particular attention to American, British, Canadian, French, and Japanese cases.

He is the author of Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film (Columbia University Press, 2005). His essays have appeared in Cinema JournalCritical Quarterly, and Post Script, as well as the anthologies Hitchcock: Past and Future (ed. Richard Allen and Sam Ishii-Gonzáles, 2004),Trauma and Cinema: Cross-Cultural Explorations (ed. E. Ann Kaplan and Ban Wang, 2004) and British Cinema, Past and Present(ed. Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson, 2000). He is an interviewed scholar in The American Nightmare (2000), a documentary investigation of 1960′s and 1970′s American horror films directed by Adam Simon and co-produced by Colin MacCabe for The Independent Film Channel.

Please join us Friday, April 25 from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm in Cobb 310.
Refreshments will be provided.

Professor Lowenstein’s paper can be downloaded here.

To obtain the password, please contact workshop coordinators Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact at Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu**

Posted in Spring 2014.


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Posted in Spring 2014.


April 8: Mary Adekoya

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Mary Adekoya, PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies, will present “Restless Lives and Reckless Hearts: Observations on Nollywood Melodrama,” a chapter-in-progress from her dissertation, Shadows of Film: Nollywood and the Vernacular Revolution in African Cinema.

Please join us Tuesday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30 in The Wilder House, 5811 S. Kenwood Ave.
Session is co-sponsored with the African Studies Workshop
**Please note the change in time and location.**
Refreshments will be provided.

Mary’s paper is available for download here.

To obtain the password, please contact workshop coordinators Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact at Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu**

Posted in Spring 2014, Uncategorized.


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Spring 2014 Schedule

April 8: Mary Adekoya, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Session co-sponsored by the African Studies Workshop.  This session will meet on Tuesday, April 8, 5:30 in the Wilder House, 5811 S. Kenwood Ave.  **Please note the change in time and location from our normal schedule.**

April 25: Adam Lowenstein, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
This session is being held in conjunction with the conference “Contemporary Horrors: Destabilizing a Cinematic Genre.”

May 9: Rochona Majumdar, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, South Asian Languages and Civilizations

May 16: Malynne Sternstein, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures

May 30: Kalisha Cornett, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies

All workshops are held in Cobb 310, from 10:30 to 12:30, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be provided.

Posted in Spring 2014, Workshop Schedule.


March 7: Ian Jones

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Ian Jones, PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies, will present “Do the Locomotion: Obstinate Avatars and Hybrid Performance in Motor Tactics Games,” a work in progress.

Please join us Friday, March 7 from 10:30-12:30 in Cobb 310
Refreshments will be provided.

Ian’s paper is available for download here.

To obtain the password, please contact workshop coordinators Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact at Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu**

Posted in Winter 2014.


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February 21: Zdenko Mandusic

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Zdenko Mandusic, PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies and Slavic Languages and Literatures, will present “Sincere Realism,” a chapter from his dissertation.

Please join us Friday, February 21 from 10:30-12:30 in Cobb 310
Refreshments will be provided.

Zdenko’s paper is available for download here.

To obtain the password, please contact workshop coordinators Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact at Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu**

Posted in Winter 2014.


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February 7: Chris Carloy

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Chris Carloy, PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies, will present the proposal for his dissertation titled, “Real 3D:’ form, concept and the rise of three-dimensionality in 1990s videogames.”

Please join us Friday, February 7 from 10:30-12:30 pm in Cobb 310
Refreshments will be provided.

Chris’ paper is available for download here.

To obtain the password, please contact workshop coordinators Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact at Matt Hubbell at mthubbell [at] gmail [dot] com or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu**

Posted in Winter 2014.