Seminar Topic: "The Flesh of the Image’s Flesh: History in the Image"
Jennifer Wild is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and The College, and is affiliated faculty in the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching focus on the history and theory of modernism and the avant-garde, experimental film, French cinema, the history of film exhibition, and the cinema's relation to the arts. Her monograph The Parisian Avant-Garde in the Age of Cinema, 1900-1923 (The University of California Press, 2015) examines the formal and experiential components of the historical cinema experience in Paris before 1923 from the point of view of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Francis Picabia, and Marcel Duchamp. She has received many fellowships for her work including a Fulbright Fellowship; the Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Fellowship, Institute Français de Washington; and a Franke Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship.
This event is sponsored by the Katherine Brown Fund.