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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.

Wash U alumni share their magical stories about working on Broadway

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We talk about Broadway as though it’s a vast place, its marquees’ stars rivaling the night sky. But in reality, the Great White Way is a strip two blocks wide and 14 blocks long, and it contains only 40 theaters.

The 007 Franchise--Past, Present and Future

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Prof. Burnett makes an appearance on the radio show/podcast Geek Universe

Avatar, Disney, and Transmedia Storytelling

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In this blog post, Prof. Burnett explores world-building and transmedia storytelling in Walt Disney World's Avatar: Flight of Passage attraction.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Reem Hilu

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Reem Hilu, PhD, joins the Film and Media Studies Program and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department as an assistant professor.

FMS welcomes seven new affiliated faculty members.

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In 2018, the Program in Film & Media Studies is proud to welcome seven new affiliated faculty members.