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Former FMS student Adam Cohen ('15) has produced a new web series entitled Shifter

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Adam Cohen ('15) took FMS 220: Introduction to Film and FMS 432: Global Art Cinema in his sophomore year, and graduated from WashU in May 2015. Since then, he has worked in commercial, TV, and virtual reality production, as a coordinator, first assistant director, and production manager. He has also written and directed his own work, and produced such projects as the new Shifter series. He hopes that the WashU film community will enjoy some of the work he's been up to lately, because he learned so much from others' work in FMS classes and through collaborations on the Danforth campus.

Film & Media Studies students present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Twice yearly the Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors the Undergraduate Research Symposium. It is a forum for students to present their research findings and a celebration of the diversity of research that takes place at WashU. The event has included a keynote address, selected student talks, a poster session, and performances and demonstrations of projects.

Lecturer Yu’s book review in Los Angeles Review of Books

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Yu reviews Joseph Jeon’s volume on Korean cinema and imperialistic global capital.

Prof. Burnett's book on Robert Bresson reviewed in Senses of Cinema

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In the October 2019 issue of the online film journal Senses of Cinema, Dudley Andrew, R. Seldon Rose Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Film Studies at Yale University, reviews Prof. Colin Burnett's The Invention of Robert Bresson: The Auteur and His Market (2016).

New faculty book Powers of the Real: Cinema, Gender, and Emotion in Interwar Japan

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Prof. Lewis explores how images of women enthralled by cinema became a popular metaphor for the power of mass media in interwar Japan.

FMS alumna Kelly Minster ('19) one of three playwrights featured at WashU's A. E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival 2019

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On September 28, 2019, Washington University will present a world premiere reading of This House, written by FMS alumna Kelly Minster ('19).

FMS welcomes two new faculty members!

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This fall, Film & Media Studies has add two new instructional faculty to their ranks.

Video Lecture: "Theorizing Threaded Media: Or, Why James Bond Isn't Just a Failed Attempt At Star Wars."

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In this talk, Prof. Burnett argues that franchise properties like James Bond differ from Star Wars by showing a preference for multiplicity over unity, providing consumers with numerous serial continuities to “thread” between in distinct media.

What will you remember, and what's next?

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As the school year comes to a close, six faculty members entering full retirement reflect on favorite moments and noteworthy achievements from their careers in Arts & Sciences. Congratulations to all faculty entering full and phased retirement!

Poynter Institute for Media Studies ranks "Live From Baghdad"

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Live From Baghdad, Written and produced by Richard Chapman, rated 17th best out of top 25 journalism movies

New, optional concentration in film and media production within the FMS major

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This new concentration in FMS will be available to students as of Fall 2019.

Precarity and the sexual politics of Koreeda Hirokazu's Air Doll (2009)

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In her new article in Screen, Diane Wei Lewis examines popular representations of precarity in Japan with close attention to the 2009 film Air Doll and its 1998-9 manga source text.