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.

NEW! Certificate in Business of Media and Film Studies

The BMFS Cerificate will offer the student media literacy, an ability to understand and work within a global media culture, flexibility to adapt to emerging platforms, and crucial business skills such as accounting, marketing, and management. See our Business of Media and Film Studies Fact Sheet.

Megan Benedict: Film Studies Alumna, 2013

Megan Benedict (BA in Film Studies, and Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies is featured in the latest issue of InFocus, an online newsletter of the UWM College of Letters and Science.
Read the article.

Daigle wins 2016 Domitor Student Essay Award

UWM’s Allain Daigle wins the Domitor Student Award for his essay “Not A Betting Man: Stanford, Muybridge, and the Palo Alto Wager-Myth.” This essay tackles one of the oldest myths in pre-cinema history…

Interview with Constance Penley

Elena Gorfinkel interviews Constance Penley for the SCMS Fieldnotes project. Penley talks about the early days of feminist film theory, as well as other topics.

Tasha Oren’s new co-edited collection is published by NYU Press

Tasha Oren’s new co-edited collection, Global Asian American Popular Cultures, is just out from New York University Press.

Szczepaniak-Gillece: New Book Project

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece received a C21 in support for her book project, The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture. This book is the first full-length monograph devoted to the emergence of the modernized theater from the late 1920s-1960s, and the impact of this modern theater on the construction of spectatorship.