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Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program: Patricia White, "Mapping Women's Cinema"

This talk displaces Hollywood from the landscape of contemporary women’s filmmaking, focusing on the global networks that support and circulate independent and art cinema and on common and contested ways that directors envision space and place in the world. Works by Andrea Arnold, Claire Denis, Guo Xiaolu, So Yong Kim, Shirin Neshat, and Kelly Reichart chart lines of flight across cognitive maps of empire and diaspora.

Patricia White is Eugene Lang Research Professor of Film and Media Studies and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Swarthmore College. She is the author of Women’s Cinema/World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms (Duke University Press 2015) and Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability (Indiana University Press 1999), and her work in feminist and queer film studies has been published in Camera Obscura, Cinema Journal, Film Quarterly, GLQ, Screen and in the edited collections Indie Reframed, Out in Culture, and A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema, among others. She is co-author with Timothy Corrigan of The Film Experience (Bedford St. Martins, 5th ed. Forthcoming 2017) and co-editor, with Corrigan and Meta Mazaj, of Critical Visions in Film Theory (Bedford St. Martins, 2011). White serves on the board of the non-profit feminist media arts organization Women Make Movies, the advisory board of Film Quarterly, and the editorial collective of the feminist film journal Camera Obscura, for which she coordinates the book series.

Established on the occasion of Reed's centennial with a gift from Dan Greenberg and his wife and philanthropic partner Susan Steinhauser, the Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program aims to bring visiting scholars to campus to stimulate and support the work of students and provide faculty with the opportunity for in-depth intellectual exchange with a prominent member in their field.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Psychology, 105
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Faculty & Staff, Students, General Public


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