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Bennett Glace '16
Bennett Glace ’16 Explores ‘Trash’ Cinema

This summer Bennett Glace ’16, the recipient of an Emerson Grant, is examining ‘trash’ cinema with Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald in their project titled “Another Man’s Treasure: An Exploration of ‘Trash’ Cinema.”  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

MacDonald Book Lauded by Slant Magazine

"American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn," a book written by Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald, was ranked #2 in a Slant Magazine article titled “The 10 Best Film-Studies Books of 2013.”  More ...

Scott MacDonald
MacDonald Celebrates Book with Film Programs

Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald presented two programs of films on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Harvard Film Archive.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Huffington Post Publishes Plate Essay

“Apocalypse Now and Then: Four Rules for Watching the World End,” an essay written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, appeared on The Huffington Post site on July 24. In his article, Plate discusses apocalyptic films both pre- and post-9/11 and assures his readers that “we've had apocalypses for so many years, and will continue to have them."  More ...

MacDonald Publishes Book on Documentary Film

American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn, a book by Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald, has been published by University of California Press in Berkeley. The publication is the result of a project for which MacDonald received funding from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012 as an Academy Scholar.  More ...

F.I.L.M. Series Presents People’s Park April 28

The Hamilton College F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will present People’s Park (2012), by Libbie Cohn and J. P. Sniadecki, on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. The event includes the screening of the film followed by a discussion with Cohn and Sniadecki. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...

F.I.L.M. Series Presents Filmmaker Robb Moss with The Same River Twice

The F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will present The Same River Twice, on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. The event includes the screening of the film followed by a discussion with filmmaker Robb Moss. It is free and open to the public.  More ...

F.I.L.M. Series Opens Feb. 10 with The Eye of the Day

Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald will present the first film in the spring 2013 F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium. The Eye of the Day (2001) is part one of filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich’s Indonesian Trilogy. The screening is free and open to the public.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Picks "Religious Oscars"

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate says, “This year's Oscar line-up is once again rife with religious references, and the entertainment industry may be overtaking religious institutions as the prime mythmakers and ritual producers in a society where the 'nones' are on the rise.”  More ...

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