Oct. 5: Matt Hauske, PhD Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies: “The Western’s New Horizons: Wide Screens, Big Canvases, and the Great Outdoors in the 1950s,” a chapter from his dissertation on postwar Hollywood westerns and their cultural contexts, including adjacent leisure and aesthetic practices and forms.
Oct. 19: Hannah Frank, PhD Student in Cinema and Media Studies: the proposal for her dissertation, which is tentatively titled, “The Hands of the Collective: Sergei Eisenstein, Artistic Production, and the Animated Cartoon.”
Nov. 2: Adam Hart, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies: “Abject Horror,” a chapter from his dissertation on the horror genre’s modern evolution.
Nov. 16: Summer Renault-Steele, PhD Student in the Department of Philosophy at Villanova University: the proposal for her dissertation, “Siegfried Kracauer’s Girlie Motif: An Inconspicuous Feminist Philosophy,” which aims to unfurl the controversial trope of the girl in Siegfried Kracauer’s Weimar-era writings.
Dec. 7: Zdenko Mandusic, PhD Student in Cinema and Media Studies and Slavic Languages & Literatures: the proposal for his dissertation on film style and subjectivity in Soviet film history.
All workshops are held in Cobb Hall 310, from 10:30 to 12:30 unless stated otherwise. Refreshments will be provided.