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The Humanities Council’s Committee for Film Studies has launched a new compact lecture series, titled “Figure Ground Media” for spring 2023. “Featuring some of the most exciting scholars working across media studies today and highlighted by a Faber Lecture by leading film theorist and historian Mary Ann Doane, the series explores the production of space […]

The Committee for Film Studies, under the general direction of the Humanities Council, encourages the interdisciplinary study of film and video by aggregating curricular information, advocating for technical and classroom support, and advising on archival collections. It also organizes the visits of filmmakers and film scholars.

The Committee’s website is positioned as a nucleus of information for the wide variety of courses and public events related to the analysis and appreciation of cinema. In any given semester, upwards of twenty classes that focus on the study and practice of film are offered across the Humanities Council, the Lewis Center for the Arts, the School of Architecture, and other academic units. A minimum of three major and long-standing annual film screening series, including the UCHV Film Forum and the Slavic Film Series, are open to the campus community and to the public. And Princeton’s local non-profit Garden Theatre is increasingly expanding its programming in cooperation with University faculty.

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Steven Chung

Acting Chair, Committee for Film Studies; Associate Professor of East Asian Studies

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Margo Bresnen

Program Manager, Committee for Film Studies and Program in Journalism

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