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September 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
FMSGSO Conference Keynote

presented by the Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization


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September 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Pittsburgh Film and Media Colloquium: Pitt-BIMI Collaboration Roundtable

Room 407 Cathedral of Learning

In this roundtable, participants in this past summer’s Pitt-Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) workshop will share their experiences in London,...

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September 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Cultural Studies, Now! A Symposium in Honor of Jane Feuer View >
August 31, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Interdisciplinary Grad Programs Welcome Reception

View PDF flyer here.

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August 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
SCMS Proposal Workshop

This workshop is to prepare graduate film students for participation in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference.

Proposals are due to SCMS by August 31:...

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August 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Film PhD Student Orientation View >
August 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to August 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
Cyclopean Stonewares and at the Coming of Night


About the exhibit:

August 11, 6-9pm: Opening Reception
August 18, 6-10pm: Special Performance by the 181
This installation will be on display through August 27, 2017....

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April 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to April 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Patrick McCabe & The Wild Irish North Film Series

Join the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Film Studies Program for an exclusive screening series, each film to be followed by a discussion with renowned Irish novelist Patrick McCabe. Every ticket...

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April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Conversation with Industry Insider Kay Oyegun

University of Pittsburgh English alum Kay Oyegun  has served as an executive at ABC, created a web series First Gen about being Nigerian-American, and written for OWN network’s Queen...

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April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
Bonnie Bennett and Iris West: Case Studies on the Pitfalls of Colorblind Casting

Featured Lecture with Dr. Kristen Warner, University of Alabama

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Co-sponsored by the Film...

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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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