Check out Prof. Michael Newman’s recent piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books

I knew there were way more important things than basketball, and I was all for canceling everything back in March: in-person school, sports, plays, concerts, conferences, just shut it down. But, in order to hold this line, I had to force myself to stop thinking all the damn time about the interruption of the Milwaukee Bucks’ magical season…

Film Studies undergraduate major, Preston Blaney, was accepted to the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Film Studies Program.

This selective, three-day symposium takes place between Jan. 17-19, 2020 and features screenings, panels, and Q&As with film and television industry leaders.

Film Studies Faculty Elana Levine’s upcoming book, ‘Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera & US Television History,’ will be published by Duke University Press and released in March, 2020.

In Her Stories, Elana Levine draws on archival research and her experience as a longtime soap fan to provide an in-depth history of the daytime television soap opera as a uniquely gendered cultural form and a central force in the economic and social influence of network television.

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece to Co-Host Post-Screening Discussion of Wizard of Oz at UCSB

On Saturday, October 5th, UWM Film Studies Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece will co-host a post-screening discussion of the special effects of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Gilberto Blasini Appointed to Board of SCMS

Gilberto Blasini has been appointed to the board of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and… Read More

Tami Williams Appointed to Board of WFHI

Tami Williams has been appointed to the board of the Women and Film History International (WFHI), a clearinghouse for the scholarly study of all periods of women’s film history worldwide. Through her duties on the board, she will be contributing… Read More

Game Culture and Horror Films

In Fall 2019, Film Studies will offer two ONLINE courses. ENG / FILMSTD 294: Game Culture and ENG / FILMSTD 383: Cinema and Genre Horror Films 1960-1985. Download the flyer with course descriptions and details.

Archiving Moving Images: From 16mm to Vimeo

A celebration of the Patricia Mellencamp Founding Collection and for a talk by Distinguished Professor Emerita Patricia Mellencamp took place last October 25th. Read the L&S In Focus e-magazine article entitled “Students breathe life into a long-forgotten film archive” about the Mellencamp Collection.

Szczepaniak-Gillece: Life and Work of Benjamin Schlanger

The September 2018 InFocus online magazine features an article about Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece’s new book, “The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture,” published by Oxford University Press. The book focuses on Benjamin Schlanger — primarily an architect — and… Read More

Certificate in Business of Media and Film Studies in the News!

Film Studies’ new BMFS Certificate is featured in the article, “UWM introduces Business of Media & Film Studies Certificate” in the College of Letters & Science Magazine, In Focus.