Upcoming Events - Winter 2021

New Authors Discussion: Usha Iyer and Debashree Mukherjee

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 3:30pm
  • Moderated by Rochona Majumdar and Tanya Desai

The University of Chicago Department of Cinema and Media Studies and Film Studies Center present the first of a series of curated conversations with film and media scholars who have published their first monograph. Our inaugural guests are Usha Iyer (Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University) and Debashree Mukherjee (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University). Iyer is the author of Dancing Women, the first monograph on dance, choreography, and the female dancing body in Hindi cinema. Mukherjee is the author of Bombay Hustle, an account of the Bombay film industry as "cine ecology" during the transition from the silent era into sound. The discussion will be moderated by Rochona Majumdar, Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and CMS PhD candidate Tanya Desai. Please register on the FSC website to receive a zoom link


Highlighted Events from AY21 and AY20

"Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film: Chicago Edition" - a film program followed by a discussion between Allyson Field, Jacqueline Stewart, and Marsha Gordon - North Carolina State University (November 2020)

Donna Kornhaber - University of Texas Austin "Animation at War" Virtual Event (October 2020)

"Full Zoom: Doc Productions 2020 Screening" - four short documentaries highlight the creative work made by University of Chicago students. Produced during Prof. Judy Hoffman’s Documentary Production classes in AY2020, these films provide an enlightening and entertaining panorama of life in Chicago (October 2020)

Mihaela Mihailova, Michigan State University "Computer Generated Ideology: The Neoliberal Multi-Verse of Contemporary US Studio Animation" Hannah Frank Memorial Lecture (February 2020) 

"The Attractions of the Moving Image: A Celebration of Tom Gunning" (October 2019)

Recent FSC Graduate Student Curatorials -  


Annual CMS Graduate Student Conference

The 2021 CMS Graduate Student Conference "Site/Seeing" is being organized by Jenisha Borah, Maggie Sivit, and Ashley Truehart. This conference had been delayed from 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Previous Conferences and Organizers: