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Received wisdom: three reception studies

Tomas Kemper

Tom Kemper is an instructor at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, where he teaches courses on film theory, American film history, and European film. He has degrees from UC Berkeley and USC‚s Critical Studies program, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. His dissertation charts the rise to power of Hollywood agents within the studio system. He has recently presented papers at the MLA, the Society for Cinema Studies conference, the Console-ing Passions conference, MIT, and international conferences in France and Amsterdam. His recent articles include an essay in the current issue of “Simone de Beauvoir Studies” and a chapter in the forthcoming book Memories of Cities (University of St. Etienne Press).