Film StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Graduate Faculty

NAME & POSITION
DEPARTMENT
AREAS OF RESEARCH

Coates, P
Professor

Film Studies

 

Polish cinema in general and Kieslowski in particular, European cinema, literature and film, documentary, cinema and religion, theories of realism and fantasy, film theory.


Blankenship, J
Associate
Film Studies

19th century visual culture, early cinema; history of screen practice; German cinema, European avant-garde, film theory.


Burucua, C
Assistant
Film Studies

World cinema; Latin American and Argentine cinemas; film history; historical representations and the relationship between film and historiography; documentary filmmaking.

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Elliott, B
Professor
Visual Arts Gendering of artistic production and theory.

Faflack, J
Associate
English

Theory and criticism; nineteenth-century literature and culture, both Romantic and Victorian, but especially Romantic and the aftermath of Romanticism in Victorian culture; psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic theory, and histories of psychoanalysis and psychiatry; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophy; cultural studies and popular culture; American film musicals.


Falkowska, J
Professor
Film Studies

National Cinemas; Polish and East-Central European Cinema; European Cinema, Film Theory; Film History; Mikhail Bakhtin; Reception Theory


Gittings, C
Associate
Film Studies

Film Studies/Cultural Studies/Literary Studies: Canadian Cinemas, First Nations Cinemas, film theory, genre theory, critical theory, critical race studies, gender and sexuality, national cinema, postcolonial theory, documentary, melodrama, class, ideology.

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Keightly, K
Associate
MIT

Research Fields: radio and television; media constructions of masculinity; the culture of celebrity; Hollywood cinema and music industries; gender and sound reproduction technology.


Nagl, T
Associate
Film Studies

Critical race studies, postcolonial studies, film theory and history, popular German cinema, silent film.


Pearson, W
Associate
Film Studies

International indigenous cinemas, Canadian cinema, Australian and New Zealand cinema, international queer cinema, film theory; cultural studies and critical theory, particularly queer and feminist theory and critical race studies; postcolonial theory, globalization, citizenship, and sexuality; Canadian literature; national (Canadian and Australian) popular cultures and their relationship to the US; science fiction.


Pero, A
Associate
English

Transnational Modernisms, Film, Drama, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory, and theories of Modernity.


Purdy, T
Professor
French Studies

Orientalisme; musées; Beaux-Arts; cinéma;sciences; approches pluridisciplinaires.


Raine, M
Assistant
Film Studies

Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies. Research interests in World Cinema, especially Japanese cinema: the transition to sound, wartime image culture, and the Japanese new wave.


Sprengler, C
Associate
Visual Arts

Representations of the postwar period in contemporary visual culture; ways in which cultural memory is communicated visually in art, film and the mass media.

Torres, S
Associate
MIT

Research Fields: critical theory; television
studies; cultural studies of race, gender and sexuality.


Wlodarz, J
Associate
Film Studies

American cinema history, international queer cinema, African-American cinema, film theory, television studies, critical race studies, feminist and queer theory, genre theory, audience/reception studies, cultural studies, and theories of stardom.