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.
2012

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...

Past Permanent Seminar Conference: Histories of Film Theories in East Asia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Sept. 27-30th, 2012

This September the Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories held the first-ever conference devoted to the histories of film theory in East Asia. Download the program here: Permanent Seminar 2012 Conference Program. HISTORIES OF FILM THEORIES IN EAST ASIA September 27-30, 2012 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Organized by Abé Mark Nornes Sponsored by...