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.
Jan 11: D.N. Rodowick, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard: an excerpt from his forthcoming book from Harvard University Press, The Elegy of Theory.
Jan. 18: Dong Liang, PhD Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies: “Cinema Learns to Speak: Snapshots of the Early Talking History of Cinema,” a chapter from his dissertation on the aesthetics of dialects in contemporary Chinese cinema.
Jan. 25: Ian Jones, PhD Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies: ”Special Effectitivies,” a chapter from his dissertation on the notion of “world” in videogames. A special joint session with the New Media Workshop.
Feb. 15: Jennifer Reeves, director of The Time We Killed (2004). Special session in connection with the Moving Pictures Alphabet Series.
Mar. 1: Marco Bertozzi, director of Refugees in Cinecittà/Profughi a Cinecittà (2012).
Mar. 14: Christa Blumlinger, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris 8).
Apr. 5 and Apr. 6: The workshop is co-sponsoring the Department of Cinema and Media Studies’ Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference, Visions of Scale: Magnification, Duration, Perspective, Projection. The full schedule for the conference is available here.
Apr. 19: Steve Ungar, Professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. Preceded by a lecture by Professor Ungar, “All Roads Lead to Aubervilliers (1945): Eli Lotar and Social Documentary in France,” on April 18 at the Film Studies Center.
Apr. 26: James Rosenow, PhD Student in Cinema and Media Studies: ”You and I Eat the Baby: A Forgotten Hollywood Avant-Garde,” on Harry Hay’s Even: As You and I (1937).
May 3: Charles Burnett, director of My Brother’s Wedding (1983), a special screening of which will be held at the Film Studies Center on May 2.
May 17: Zoe Beloff, director of The Days of the Commune (2013), a special screening of which will be held at the Film Studies Center on the evening of May 17.
May 31: Ling Zhang, PhD Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies.
Jun. 7: Phil Kaffen, Lecturer in Cinema and Media Studies.
All workshops are held in Cobb Hall 310, from 10:30 to 12:30 unless stated otherwise. Refreshments will be provided.