Film Studies

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Independent Study Guided Reading 297 and Independent Study 397 [links to catalog] provide an opportunity for a student to explore an academic area not part of the present College offerings. Either might include reading of a body of literature, reproducing published scientific...
Registration for the 2014 Summer Season of the Manhattan Film Institute is now open.  The program will take place from July 6-20, 2014 on the North Fork of Long Island. MFI is a boutique film conservatory that offers a unique opportunity for college students who want to expand...
Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs) Many academic programs offer a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), either as independent study or in the context of a seminar. The MAP, closely guided by a faculty director, gives upper-level students opportunity to culminate a sequence of academic...
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Plus 2 A course-related independent study option referred to as the “Plus-2” permits a student to choose an independent study component that adds two credits to a regular course. With the approval of the instructor, this option is available in some courses above the introductory...
The SGA Film committee selects the program of weekend films in Harris Cinema and organizes film events on campus. Search for SGA [films] on [plans] and Facebook for more information about joining the committee and showtimes. SGA films calendar ​

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FALL 2014 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,...
Saw Min Maw '16 My name is Saw Min Maw. I am a third-year international student from Myanmar, with an independent major in Media and Communications. My background and interest, even before coming to Grinnell, was mainly in film and photography. I am passionate about visual...
Affect and Audiences, Summer MAP 2014 Anna Banker '15, Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and Theatre and Dance“Tarrying with the Feminine; Or, How Skyler White Became Synonymous with Bitch”To be presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal 2015 Tolu...

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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-...
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...
  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...
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...
Professor Richard Leppert (see below for bio) will be on campus for events sponsored by the Cultural Films Committee, the Music Department, the American Studies Concentration, and the Center for the Humanities on Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7. Events include: Screening...
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...
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...

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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...