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1. CURRENT POSITION
Associate Professor Emeritus. Radio/Television/Film Department, Northwestern University; spring 1977-2009. Introductory courses in microcomputer graphics, film and video making, media literacy, popular culture; advanced courses in production aesthetics, experimental and documentary film and video, Hollywood cinema. Graduate courses in film/tv theory, mass culture theory, digital culture, cross-cultural media. Dissertation direction: 43 completed.
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RESEARCH AND TEACHING AREAS
Independent Film and Video. History and aesthetics of experimental and documentary work. Radical, feminist, and Black independent work. Institutional analysis of the independent sector.
Mass Culture: Theory and Case Studies. Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic, semiotic analysis of mass culture. History of film theory. Ideological analysis of Hollywood. Subculture reception of mass culture. U.S. culture in the Third World.
Sexual Representation. Visual communication using sexual images from high art to kitsch, advertising to pornography. Sexuality in experimental film and video. Image use in stigmatized sexual subcultures.
Media and Development. Aesthetic, ethical and political issues in cross cultural analysis. History and aesthetics of Latin America cinema and video. Media use in revolutionary movements. Special interest in Nicaragua, Cuba, and African diaspora.
Experimental and documentary work in Super 8mm film, 1/2" and 8mm video, photography, Xerox, graphic design, Macintosh computer graphics and animation. Special interest in radical use of consumer technologies.
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