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.
Production Theory

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 (in conjunction with SCMS): The Industry Production Screenplay – Sergei Tretyakov (Soviet Union, 1928)

Author: Sergei Tretyakov Original Title: Производственный сценарий (Proizvodstvennyi Stsenarii) Journal: Новый ЛЕФ (Novyi Lef) Volume: No 2, pp. 29-34 Date of Publication: February, 1928 Pages: 5 Nationality: Soviet Union Original Language: RUS Translator: Mihaela Mihailova Editor: Masha Salazkina Presented by: Translation Committee of Society for Cinema and Media Studies, published in Cinema Journal 51, No. 2, Summer 2012 Sergei Tretyakov...