News and Events


Milwaukee film historian Dale E. Kuntz and UWM Film Studies major Matthew Sheldon, currently working as the program's intern, present Movie Time Film Series every other Wednesday night at the Charles Allis Art Museum. For more information and the list of upcoming showings, see the series flyer (pdf).

Professor Patrice Petro is part of a small group of scholars that are helping to curate a "Fieldnotes Project" for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. This is an oral history project, in which "field pioneers" in our discipline are interviewed by prominent scholars, and then we make these interviews available online; to date, the group has interviewed Thomas Elsaesser, Linda Williams, Gertrud Koch, and Janet Staiger. Many more interviews are in the works.

Thomas Elsaesser, interviewed by Patrice Petro
Interview available at

Tami Williams' book "Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations" was published in August 2014 by the University of Illinois Press. In the book, "Tami makes unprecedented use of the filmmaker’s personal papers, production files, and archival film prints to produce the first critical biography and full-length historical study of Dulac." Read more.

Welcome! Dr. Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece is joining the Film Studies program in Fall 14. Read her full bio.

In September, Professors Patrice Petro and Andrew Martin travel to London, where they represent UWM in a college recruitment fair.

The Center for International Studies is working on its annual conference, this year on the topic of "Translation". Several prominent film scholars will join us to present their work, including Natasa Durovicova and Hamid Naficy. Stay tuned for more information.

Professor Tasha Oren is a fellow at the Center for 21st Century Studies during the 2014-15 academic year.

What Can You Do With A Humanities Major? More Than You Think.


Annual CIE Conference, "Translation"
Hefter Center
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
April 24-25, 2015
Conference Website

Man with a Movie Camera
September 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Oriental
Flyer pdf

Professors Patrice Petro and Gilberto Blasini lead the Cinema Club
September 21, 2014
Club Website

Professor Gilberto Blasini will speak at the LACUSL Speaker Series
December 2, 2014
Series Website

Archive, 2014

News Archive

New Course — Spring 2014
Spring 2014: 5-Week Special Session (April 7 - May 8, 2014)
CompLit 233 - Literature & Film, Topic: Monstrous Figures on Page and Screen: An Online Survey Course

Professor Patrice Petro and Assistant Professor Elena Gorfinkel are featured in the February's L&S "In Focus." See page 4: "L&S people in print"

Professor Patrice Petro gave a talk entitled: "Media and Film Studies Today" on March 3, 2014 at CIEE Paris Center for Cultural Studies". Event PDF

Professor Blasini featured in the Sept. issue of the College of Letters and Science newsletter, In-Focus.
Download In-Focus article

Professor Patrice Petro has been awarded the 2014 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Service Award. Congratulations, Patrice! SCMS link:

Events Archive

Seated in the Gloom: The Theater Chair and the Spectator, a talk by Jocelyn J Szczepaniak-Gillece
January 23, 2014, 2:00pm
Informational PDF

Fourth Annual Visions Film Festival and Conference
April 4, 2014
Conference Website

40th annual DePauw University Undergraduate Honors Conference
April 17-19, 2014
Informational PDF

Second Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference
April 18-19, 2014
Conference Website

Annual CIE Conference, "After Capitalism"
Hefter Center
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
April 25-26, 2014
Conference Website