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June 13, 2019
Stephan Groening, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, explains the significance of Orwell's novel in today's world Featured on The Conversation 
Romanian Film Festival in Seattle 5th edition poster
October 24, 2018
 The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has organized the 5th edition of the Romanian Film Festival, One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying.  ARCS, co-founded by one of our alumni Ileana Marin (Ph.D. 2011), is a non-profit that promotes traditions and culture of Eastern Europe, focusing on the American Romanian cultural heritage in the Seattle area.  The films were selected with this year’s theme Uncanny Worlds.  The film festival will be held November 2-4 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. ... Read more
Lindenberger photo
October 5, 2018
We have received sad news about our alumnus Herbie Lindenberger.   Herbert G. Lindenberger, Ph.D. 1955, died in San Francisco on Oct. 1, 2018.  Among the first and most distinguished alumni of our department, Herbie (as he was known to everyone) taught at the University of California, Riverside, at Washington University in St. Louis, and from 1969 until his retirement in 2001 at Stanford University.  He chaired comparative literature programs at all three institutions, for 14 years in all.  He... Read more
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October 5, 2018
“I want to recover these moments in which women were stepping out into the streets, onto the screen, and behind the camera and mobilizing." Featured on The Whole U 
An Investigative Cinema book cover
August 16, 2018
UW alum Fabrizio Cilento’s dissertation has been published!  His new book titled An Investigative Cinema: Politics and Modernization in Italian, French, and American Film was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.  The book traces the development of investigative cinema that reconstructs actual events, political crises, and conspiracies.  Professor Cilento is... Read more
Tristan headshot
February 6, 2018
Major: Cinema Studies (with honors) Year of Graduation: 2008 Favorite Movie of All Time: Ghost Dog – The Way of the Samurai Occupation: Film Director, Editor, and Colorist “Cinema Studies at UW provided a great foundation and a strong sense of world cinema to build upon as a director.” We asked director Tristan Seniuk about how he got started, about his latest film Float (, and about majoring... Read more
Zainichi Korean Literary Workshop flyer
December 7, 2017
Nobuko Yamasaki (Ph.D. 2014) organized and chaired the first inaugural Zainichi Korean Literary Workshop at Lehigh University in April 2017. The workshop was funded by the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, as well as the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University and Lehigh University.  Additional information on the workshop including full list of speakers and panels available at the... Read more
Feminist Media Histories journal cover
October 23, 2017
The new issue of Feminist Media Histories includes an essay wrtten by recent graduate Annie Fee (Ph.D. 2015) titled:  Les Midinettes Révolutionnaires: The Activist Cinema Girl in 1920s MontmartreAnnie is currently in her first year of a four year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Media Aesthetics research group at the University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication.   Congratulations Annie! 
Nathanael Mengist
October 18, 2017
Anywhere! Meet CAS alumni with diverse and satisfying careers. Featured on Columns Magazine 
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April 28, 2017
This Autumn Annie Fee (Ph.D. 2015) will join the Media Aesthetics research group at the University of Oslo, Department of Media and Communication. During her four-year postdoctoral research fellowship she will explore the historical emergence of photogénie as a film-theoretic discourse in 1920s France. Building on research carried out as part of her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Washington, the project aims to reconstruct the complex set of circumstances out of which ... Read more