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March 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Undergraduate Film and Media Studies Symposium


Undergraduate Research Panel: 10am-11:30am
Participants: Shannon Bolton ("SNL: Laughing Through the (Sexist) Pain") Eric Carl Hue III, Jia Yin Tang ("Not a Gay Man, Not Japanese: ...

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March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
Indochina: Traces of a Mother - Screening and Q+A in Conversation Director Idrissou Mora-Kpai

Short:  "It Should Feel Like Home"

Film Studies alum Mark Janavel visits to present his short documentary interviewing homeless LGBT folks in Pittsburgh specifically about their...

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March 29, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Nollywood's Star System: Performing Ethnicity in Nigeria
Noah Tsika (Queens College, CUNY)
Lecture: "Nollywood's Star System: Performing Ethnicity in Nigeria"
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March 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Film Colloquium: Lost and Found in the Cosmic Zoom

The Pittsburgh Film Colloquium presents Zachary Horton (Department of English/Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh)

Lecture: “Lost and Found in the Cosmic Zoom”


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February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Looking Back and Moving Onwards: Excavating Feminist Media Histories Symposium

The speakers at this Symposium will be:

Diana W. Anselmo (University of Pittsburgh)
“An Alternative Archive: Early Movie Scrapbooks and Female Homoeroticism”

Hilary Hallett (...

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February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Conversations with the Director: Julie Sokolow Screening and Q&A Event

Frick Fine Arts Building

Director Julie Sokolow returns to her alma mater to screen her first feature-length film, Aspie Seeks Love. The highly praised documentary follows creative...

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February 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Pittsburgh Film Colloquium Workshop

Pittsburgh Film Colloquium Workshop:  "Using Multimedia Technologies and Software in Conference Presentations"


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February 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Regional Cinemas: Micromapping and the Glocalization of Film Studies

Alexander Marlow-Mann (University of Kent)

View flyer here.

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January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Erotic Encounters of an Extra Judicial Kind: The Liminal Worlds of Law and Crime in Indian Cinema

LAWRENCE LIANG is a professor of Law at Ambedkar University and currently Rice Scholar at Yale University. He co-founded Alternative Law Forum (ALF), a public interest and human rights lawyering...

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January 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Film Colloquium, Graduate Student Panel
Julie Nakama (Department of English/Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh)
"The Girl and the Gadget: Domesticating Technology in McCall's Magazine
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November 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Pittsburgh Film Premiere The Interrogation (Visaranai)
2017 CMU International Film Festival & Pittsburgh Humanities Festival present a PITTSBURGH FILM PREMIERE!
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November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Pittsburgh Home Movie Day 2016

Have any old home movies hiding in a closet or the attic?

When was the last time you took a look at them?

Disinter some of those old 8mm, Super 8mm and/or 16 mm reels and drop by...

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November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Steven Shaviro - Guest Speaker

Film Studies Speaker Series:

Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University

"The Rhythm-Image"


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October 20, 2016 - 5:30pm
"Art Nouveau, the Horror Film and ‘The Jew in the Text’"

The Pittsburgh Film Colloquium Series Presents:

Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies


This talk will consider how, during its...

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October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm to October 8, 2016 - 5:30pm
The Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China
Friday Oct 7: Keynote Lecture Professor Goubin Yang, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.  "Enchantment and Disenchantment in the Everyday Politics of...
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