Monday, January 24, 2011

PCMS blog

Welcome to the blog website for the Philadelphia Cinema and Media Seminar. The seminar is run out of the Center for Humanities at Temple University, with additional support from The University of Pennsylvania's Cinema Studies program, the Film Studies program at Bryn Mawr College and Temple's Department of Film and Media Arts. It aims to bring together scholars from colleges and universities in the area to exchange work in the humanities fields of film and media studies.

The seminar consists of a series of monthly academic talks during the school year. We also program symposia on particular topics, like documentary or new media studies, and cosponsor area events.

Meetings of the seminar consist of a presentation by a talk of approximately 45 minutes, followed by a response that lasts approximately fifteen minutes. A question-and-answer period will occupy the remaining 30 minutes of the meeting. Since a fundamental purpose of the seminar is to cultivate intellectual and institutional collaboration, after the seminar, attendees are invited to go out to dinner together at a nearby restaurant.

This blog will also serve as a clearinghouse for announcements of upcoming talks and information on resources for film and media scholars.

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