Welcome to the new home for the Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories, an open network of film scholars interested in excavating and re-reading historical contributions and debates on film. Special attention is devoted to early writings on cinema as well as more recent reconsiderations of film's role in the new media landscape. The Permanent Seminar is affiliated with the Film Theory in Media History book series published through the Amsterdam University Press.
Pedagogy

Translation Project (in conjunction with SCMS): Our Amateur Cinema – Juan Piqueras (Spain, 1935)

Author: Juan Piqueras Original Title: Nuestro cine amateur en Nuestro Cinema Journal: Nuestro Cinema, num. 4, 2 Epoca Date of Publication: August, 1935 Pages: 1 Nationality: Spanish Original Language: ESP Translator: Lisa Jarvinen Presented by: Translation Committee of Society for Cinema and Media Studies, published in Cinema Journal 51, No. 2, Summer 2012 The intense political divisions in (interwar) Spain also played themselves out in...

Translation Project: Motion Pictures and Scholastic Education – Orestano, Francesco (Italy, 1914)

Author: Francesco Orestano Original Title: Il cinematografo nelle scuole Journal: Istituto Nazionale “Minerva” Date of Publication: 1914 Pages: translation pages 5-11 Nationality: Italian Original Language: ITA GENERAL OBSERVATIONS Scholastic educational motion pictures complete and raise to the highest level of efficiency and resourcefulness that positive method which, invoked and prescribed by great educators for centuries,...