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MACS class watching film
Media & Cinema Studies News
Assistant Professor Derek Long, who teaches a class on world cinema and another on media production, is currently working on a book about the development of film distribution in the 1910s-’20s.  Distribution is the “least studied, least understood aspect of the film industry, certainly of… Read More
Anita Say Chan
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Anita Say Chan, associate professor of media and cinema studies, has been selected as a 2019-2020 Data & Society Faculty Fellow. Data & Society is a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from automation and data-centric technology. Its programs draw together… Read More
Amanda Ciafone
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Amanda Ciafone, assistant professor of media and cinema studies at Illinois, describes herself as a cultural historian of capitalism. She is the author of the book “Counter-Cola: A Multinational History of the Global Corporation.” (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer.)  The Coke you drink with your hot dog… Read More
Julie Turnock
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Congratulations to Julie Turnock, associate professor of media and cinema studies, for being awarded a Criticism & Interpretive Theory Senior Research Fellowship by the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, for 2019-2021.   Turnock will be working on a book-length project titled The… Read More
Professor Jay Rosenstein with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Danita M. B. Young
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Professor Jay Rosenstein with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Danita M. B. Young at the Diversity and Social Justice Education Awards ceremony on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Madeline Wilson.)  “There’s a little bit of synchronicity going on,” said Professor Jay Rosenstein, at the University… Read More
Oyallon-Koloski video
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Congratulations to Derek Long and Jenny Oyallon-Koloski, both assistant professors of media and cinema studies, for making the list of "best video essays of 2018" released by British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine. The roundup features videographic scholars and practitioners’ picks for… Read More
Kenn Little and Professor Jay Rosenstein
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Jay Rosenstein, professor of media and cinema studies, was invited to be a panelist at the screening of More Than a Word, which analyzes the Washington football team name. The event was hosted by Illinois State University on Saturday, March 2, at Normal Theater. "Using interviews from both those… Read More
Valdivia talk
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The Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program is sponsoring a talk with Professor Angharad Valdivia, WGGP faculty affiliate, research professor at the Institute of Communications Research, and professor of media and cinema studies.  Valdivia will present “Girls Hold Up Half the Sky:… Read More
students making video
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We present the College of Media's year-end video, created by students in our media and cinema studies class "Media Production I," taught by Victor Font.  To create this video, we enlisted the help of about 300 students, faculty, staff, and friends to join us for #MediaOnTheQuad as extras in the… Read More
Roger Ebert
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 21st annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale Nov. 1. The festival schedule is getting a revamp in 2019, when it will run four days instead of five. The April 10-13 festival will open Wednesday evening and close Saturday evening instead… Read More
interior of the Virginia theater where Ebertfest is hosted
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By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing InternIn honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism graduate Roger Ebert, three undergraduate students have been named as this year’s Roger Ebert Fellows. In addition to a stipend, the fellows will be… Read More
astronaut taking picture of space from space station
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University professors and guest experts explore storytelling and data visualization, screen IMAX film By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern   There’s something unique about the first-ever Roger Ebert Symposium: not only is it showcasing world-class speakers and providing a… Read More
Molina Guzman Isabel
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By   Craig Chamberlain  | Social Sciences Editor Professor Isabel Molina-Guzman studies TV and is a big fan of comedies with Latino characters. Her new book examines the role of Latinos in those sitcoms, as well as the changing form of a genre that often relies on cringe humor and “hipster racism… Read More
university of illinois greg hall
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CL Cole, head of the Department of Media and Cinema Studies, has received the Campus Award for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. The Office of the Provost sponsors the campus-level awards in recognition of excellence in faculty leadership for those faculty who distinguish themselves with their… Read More
Block I
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The 3rd Annual Illinifest Student Film Festival will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Lincoln Hall Theater from 11am-8pm, admission is FREE to all. The 2017 festival received 138 submissions of short films. Of those 31 from 11 countries and campus were selected to screen in four categories… Read More