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Coming soon! Summer 2022 Film Studies Courses!

Art History/English/Film Studies 111: Entertainment Arts—Film, Television and the Internet Professor Gilberto M. Blasini 1st 4-Week Summer Session (May 31st – 25, 2022) Email address: gblasini@uwm.edu Course Description: Art History/English/Film Studies 111 offers a general introduction to the critical study… Read More

Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece featured on WUWM’s “Curious Campus”

Film Studies Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece was recently featured on WUWM’s “Curious Campus” to discuss the movie theater experience, the pandemic, and other topics. Listen to the program here. Read the article from the UWM Report here.

Professor Elana Levine recently featured on the Wisconsin Public Radio Program

Professor Elana Levine recently featured on the Wisconsin Public Radio Program, “Central Time,” to discuss the future of the daytime talk show! You can listen to the interview here: https://www.wpr.org/future-daytime-talk-show

Ends of Cinema Virtual Book Release

Congratulations to Film Studies Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece and Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies, Professor Richard Grusin, on the release of their edited collection, Ends of Cinema, published by the University of Minnesota Press. More information here: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/ends-of-cinema

Prof. Tami Williams (English/Film Studies) was interviewed by France Culture (France’s NPR)

Prof. Tami Williams (English/Film Studies) was interviewed by France Culture (France’s NPR) on early feminist filmmaker Germaine Dulac for the 2020 Cannes International Film Festival video spotlight

Congratulations to Prof. Tami Williams

Congratulations to Prof. Tami Williams (English/Film Studies) for winning the 2020 CNC – Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée book award for Germaine Dulac’s What is Cinema?, the first bilingual collection of writings by the early French feminist and film theorist.

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.