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Tweedie book cover Moving Pictures Still Lives
September 5, 2018
Professor Tweedie's new book Moving Pictures, Still Lives is now available from Oxford University Press.  The book revisits the cinematic and intellectual atmosphere of the late twentieth century. Against the backdrop of the historical fever of the 1980s and 1990s—the rise of the heritage industry, a global museum-building boom, and a cinematic fascination with costume dramas and literary adaptations—it explores the work of artists and philosophers who complicated the usual association... Read more
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
Nobel winners world map
July 19, 2018
A 200-level World Literature course (Dynamite Reads: World Literature and the Nobel Prize) was offered in autumn 2017 focusing on winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature.  The course was a great success, and will be offered again this autumn with a new selection of Nobel Prize winning writers.  The course was featured in the College of Arts & Sciences December 2017 issue of the Perspective Newsletter: ... Read more
W from Rainier Vista
June 6, 2018
Cinema and Media Studies major Justin Roach (BA, 2018) is featured in the latest College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter.  Learn more about Justin's experience in the major in "An Eye for Film". 
Justin Roach outside the Varsity Theater in Seattle's University District.
June 4, 2018
It started with Martin Scorcese. Justin Roach always enjoyed going to the movies, but watching Scorcese’s Goodfellas in high school, he realized films could be more than simple entertainment. “That was my first dive into more sophisticated stuff,” he says. “I’ve probably seen that film upwards of ten times.” Despite his interest in film, Roach (BA, Cinema and Media Studies, 2018) came to the UW intending to major in business. He enrolled in business courses but also took courses in astronomy,... Read more
P Morton profile photo
June 4, 2018
Congratulations to Paul Morton who was awarded this year's UW College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Medal in the Humanities.   The award which recognizes an outstanding graduate student in each division of the College, is open to students graduating in the current academic year.
E Chang photo
May 31, 2018
How did you land an internship at the Seattle Art Museum? I took a class with Professor Ping Foong, Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in Spring 2017. When I submitted an exhibition proposal for part of the Asian Art Museum’s 2019 reopening exhibition, I was offered an internship to realize my proposal in SAM’s Curatorial Department. What kinds of work did you do there? I assisted in producing the reopening exhibition, which included... Read more
R Swen photo
May 7, 2018
Major: Cinema & Media Studies Class of 2018 Hometown: Irvine, California Internship: Northwest Film Forum Next step: Graduate school at USC   Professor Stephen Groening sat down with Ryan Swen to ask about his work as a film critic, his internship at NWFF, and his interest in doing graduate work in Cinema and Media Studies. UPDATE: Ryan will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California. Congratulations, Ryan!   Stephen Groening: What made you want... Read more
Sokoloff book cover
May 2, 2018
Professor Naomi Sokolof's forthcoming book, What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew (and What It Means to American), co-edited with Professor Nancy Berg (Washington University) will be available in August 2018.  Learn more about the book on the Near Eastern Language and Civilization website
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April 24, 2018
Professor Leigh Mercer, with support from the Mellon Summer Fellowship for New Graduate Seminars in the Humanities developed a new graduate seminar: Hispanic film festival and the Film Festival Phenomenon.  Students of the course organized a micro-film festival at Seattle's Chief Sealth High School.  Read more about the project in the... Read more