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FALL 2015 HUM 185 - Film Analysis, Theory & Criticism This writing-intensive course examines foundational concepts and methodologies in Cinema Studies, introducing students to a number of theoretical approaches central to the study of film, including semiotics,...

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All films will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 921 Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa. These showings are free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Monday, February 9 – Afghanistan: The Surge Robert Hodierne ’68, director/producer, will answer...
Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are: Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic) Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p....
*/ Jennifer Worley, associate professor of English, women's studies, and LGBT studies at City College of San Francisco, will present two events at Grinnell College. Screening and Talk — Sex On Wheels:  A Secret History of Sex Workers 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, Rosenfield Center...
7:00 p.m. in JRC 101: Grinnell's Cultural Films Committee and Gandhi and Resistance course will join with the University of Iowa to sponsor a visit by Anand Patwardhan, India's leading activist documentary filmmaker. For nearly thirty years, Patwardhan's courageous work on slum-...
  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
Although several departments offer film courses each year and there is an active calendar of film-related events and film clubs at Grinnell, there is no film major or concentration. Nevertheless five Grinnellians presented research at national film conferences in April — making...
Artist Faheem Majeed will present on the Shacks and Shanties project at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Faulconer Gallery. The project was a multifaceted South Side Chicago installation initiative that served as a collaborative 
platform for artist interventions, and a...
Film studies is a long-established interdisciplinary study theme at Grinnell. This is because film and media studies are supported throughout the curriculum, explains Terri Geller, assistant professor of film theory and history in the English Department. For example, the Center...
Theresa Geller, EKI associate professor of film theory and history in the English department, has received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship entitled “Thinking the Humanities in the 21st Century” at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University for the 2015...
Katrin Sieg, professor of German and European Studies at Georgetown University, will screen Fremde Haut (Unveiled) at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 4, in Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Room 152. She will hold a question and answer session after the screening. At noon Tuesday, May 5, she...

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Film Studies helps you develop the skills to negotiate a life saturated in image-based media. These courses expose you to the cultural, social and aesthetic implications of this art form, providing a deep understanding of film, both as an artistic medium and a cultural artifact...