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October 13, 2020
Jennifer Bean, UW associate professor of cinema studies, suggests a few silent film viewing opportunities this fall. Featured on UW News 
Professor Emeritus Makoto Ueda
October 12, 2020
We have received word of the recent passing of alumnus Professor Emeritus Makoto Ueda.   Makoto Ueda, Stanford professor emeritus of Japanese in the School of Humanities and Sciences passed away on August 19, 2020 at the age of 89 in Sunnyvale, California.  After earning a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Washington in 1962, Ueda joined the faculty at Stanford University in 1971, after successfully developing the Japanese program from the ground up at the University of... Read more
Casey Moore
November 13, 2019
Casey Moore Class of 2007 Co-founder of High Council, a film marketing firm, and The Beacon, a new movie theater in Seattle Favorite movie of all time:The Passion of Joan of Arc What led you to study film at UW? I grew up on Roosevelt Way, so UW campus and the U-District have always felt like home to me. My parents moved here from New Jersey, so my mom could go to grad school at UW in 1980. Ever since, the UW lived in our minds as an almost sacred... Read more
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June 13, 2019
Stephan Groening, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, explains the significance of Orwell's novel in today's world Featured on The Conversation 
Romanian Film Festival in Seattle 5th edition poster
October 24, 2018
 The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has organized the 5th edition of the Romanian Film Festival, One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying.  ARCS, co-founded by one of our alumni Ileana Marin (Ph.D. 2011), is a non-profit that promotes traditions and culture of Eastern Europe, focusing on the American Romanian cultural heritage in the Seattle area.  The films were selected with this year’s theme Uncanny Worlds.  The film festival will be held November 2-4 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. ... Read more
Lindenberger photo
October 5, 2018
We have received sad news about our alumnus Herbie Lindenberger.   Herbert G. Lindenberger, Ph.D. 1955, died in San Francisco on Oct. 1, 2018.  Among the first and most distinguished alumni of our department, Herbie (as he was known to everyone) taught at the University of California, Riverside, at Washington University in St. Louis, and from 1969 until his retirement in 2001 at Stanford University.  He chaired comparative literature programs at all three institutions, for 14 years in all.  He... Read more
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October 5, 2018
“I want to recover these moments in which women were stepping out into the streets, onto the screen, and behind the camera and mobilizing." Featured on The Whole U 
An Investigative Cinema book cover
August 16, 2018
UW alum Fabrizio Cilento’s dissertation has been published!  His new book titled An Investigative Cinema: Politics and Modernization in Italian, French, and American Film was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.  The book traces the development of investigative cinema that reconstructs actual events, political crises, and conspiracies.  Professor Cilento is... Read more
Tristan headshot
February 6, 2018
Major: Cinema Studies (with honors) Year of Graduation: 2008 Favorite Movie of All Time: Ghost Dog – The Way of the Samurai Occupation: Film Director, Editor, and Colorist “Cinema Studies at UW provided a great foundation and a strong sense of world cinema to build upon as a director.” We asked director Tristan Seniuk about how he got started, about his latest film Float (, and about majoring... Read more
Zainichi Korean Literary Workshop flyer
December 7, 2017
Nobuko Yamasaki (Ph.D. 2014) organized and chaired the first inaugural Zainichi Korean Literary Workshop at Lehigh University in April 2017. The workshop was funded by the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, as well as the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University and Lehigh University.  Additional information on the workshop including full list of speakers and panels available at the... Read more