The Department of Cinema and Media Studies with its Film Studies Center is a lively hub of courses and seminars, screenings, and workshops that contribute to the University of Chicago’s longstanding tradition of cross-disciplinary scholarship and intellectual debate. The Department is dedicated to pursuing innovative work in the history, culture, and theory of film and related media. Our research and teaching locate cinema in broader traditions of moving image culture including new and emergent media and a diverse array of artistic and vernacular practices.

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2019 Iris Marion Young Distinguished Faculty Lecture - Jennifer Wild

Monday Feb. 18, 4:30pm

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (5733 S. University Ave)

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Allyson Nadia Field (Associate Professor, CMS; Interim Director of the Karla Scherer Center for American Culture) has helped to identify and bring to light Something Good - Negro Kiss (1898)... read more