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Welcome to Cinematic Arts

The Department of Cinematic Arts approaches film from a critical and creative perspective, in relation to the other arts, and within an international and interdisciplinary frame. It provides students with the critical tools necessary for the theoretical and historical analysis of cinema as well as the creative skills required for the production of film, video, and digital media.

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Imagining the Latina/o/x Midwest (Sawyer Seminar Symposium)

Imagining the Latina/o/x Midwest (Sawyer Seminar Symposium)

January 31, 2020 - 12:00am

In this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three speakers will examine the potentials and pitfalls of imagining Latinidades in the Midwestern U.S. Building off the past success of the Latina/o Midwest Symposium, this kickoff event for the spring semester will draw attention to the ways in which Latina/o/x space and identity might be imagined and practiced outside of traditionally...

Latina/o/x Cultural Citizenships & Popular Belonging (Sawyer Seminar Symposium)

Latina/o/x Cultural Citizenships & Popular Belonging (Sawyer Seminar Symposium)

March 27, 2020 - 12:00am

After having addressed issues surrounding formal citizenship and national belonging in the previous semester, this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- will bring subject area experts to discuss modalities of popular belonging (television, sports, music, literature, and more) in Latina/o/x contexts in the U.S....

Performing Latina/o/x Futurity (Sawyer Seminar Closing Conference)

Performing Latina/o/x Futurity (Sawyer Seminar Closing Conference)

April 30, 2020 - 12:00am

In this closing conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help wrap-up the yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” We make the turn to practices of performing and imagining Latinidades now and into the future by inviting leading scholars in the fields of Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, and Latina/o/x Studies to participate in a closing conference. One set of speakers will discuss Latina/o/x...

Performing Latina/o/x Futurity (Sawyer Seminar Closing Conference)

Performing Latina/o/x Futurity (Sawyer Seminar Closing Conference)

May 1, 2020 - 12:00am

In this closing conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help wrap-up the yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” We make the turn to practices of performing and imagining Latinidades now and into the future by inviting leading scholars in the fields of Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, and Latina/o/x Studies to participate in a closing conference. One set of speakers will discuss Latina/o/x...