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Fall 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Paula Massood
(Film Studies, Brooklyn College)
Harlem and Visual Culture
2:00 pm  4th Floor Conference Center    Note building and room change!
Golda Meir Library
2311 E Hartford Ave
Co-sponsored by UWM Center for International Education (CIE), College of Letters & Science, Cultures and Communities Program, and Department of Film

Paula Massood is Leonard and Claire Tow Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Film at Brooklyn College and Professor of Film Studies in the Program in Theatre at The Graduate Center, the City University of New York . She is the author of Black City Cinema: Visualizing African American Urban Experiences in Film (2003), the editor of The Spike Lee Reader: An Anthology (2008), and the Film and Theater subject editor for the African American National Biography (2008). In her forthcoming book, “Making a Promised Land: Harlem and African American Visual Production” (Rutgers University Press, 2010), Massood presents a visual history of Harlem.

Professor Massood has contributed to many books, including Fifty Key U.S. Films (ed. Sabine Haenni, Routledge, 2009), American Cinema of the 1970s (ed. Lester Friedman, Rutgers, 2007), and City That Never Sleeps (ed. Murray Pomerance, Rutgers, 2007). Her articles on African American cinema, the city, and film have appeared in African American Review, Cineaste, Cinema Journal, and Literature/Film Review. She is currently the Treasurer for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

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