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  • Michael Raine has curated the series Japan Sings - The Japanese Musical Film at Japan Society, New York (April 2016)

  • In a 2012 survey, 87% of film students stated that Film Studies at Western offered an “enriching” and “intellectually stimulating” learning environment.

  • Tobias Nagl recalls meeting cultural theorist Stuart Hall (1932-2014) in his article "The After-Life of Stuart Hall. Why Hall?"

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Janelle Blankenship

Janelle Blankenship specializes in 19th-century optical technologies; early and silent-era cinema; German film history, European avant-garde and popular science film. Learn more

Joe Wlodarz

Joe Wlodarz specializes in a number of areas including American cinema history, international queer cinema, African-American cinema, film theory, television studies, and more. Learn more

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Film Studies 40 Years Ago – The Founding of the Martin Walsh Film Library. Learn more


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The Surprising Story of Japanese Movie Musicals

japan singsThe Wall Street Journal reviews "Japan Sings - The Japanese Musical Film" at Japan Society, New York curated by Michael Raine. Read more


Essential Series: "Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film" Delights And Illuminates

Film critic Christopher Bourne reviews "Japan Sings - The Japanese Musical Film" at Japan Society, New York curated by Michael Raine. Read more 


Geoffrey Williams presents at Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference

Honors student Geoffrey Williams recently represented the Department of Film Studies at the Fourth Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference at the University of Colorado, Boulder (April 14-16, 2016). The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition. Read more

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