News and Events
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 http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=fieldnotes
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.
Man with a Movie Camera
September 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Professors Patrice Petro and Gilberto Blasini lead the Cinema Club
September 21, 2014
Professor Gilberto Blasini will speak at the LACUSL Speaker Series
December 2, 2014
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: http://www.cmstudies.org/
Seated in the Gloom: The Theater Chair and the Spectator, a talk by Jocelyn J Szczepaniak-Gillece
January 23, 2014, 2:00pm
Fourth Annual Visions Film Festival and Conference
April 4, 2014
40th annual DePauw University Undergraduate Honors Conference
April 17-19, 2014
Second Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference
April 18-19, 2014
Annual CIE Conference, "After Capitalism"
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
April 25-26, 2014