The Film and Media Studies Program is the hub for the study of film and other moving image and sound media at Yale. Deeply invested in scholarship, teaching and film programming, our Program both sustains the traditions of and nurtures the most innovative directions in film and media studies research. With our superb faculty and Yale’s extraordinary library and archival collections, the Program has taken its place as one of the most exciting venues for film and media study in the world.

Genealogies of the Excessive Screen

Three-Day Working Session in February 2017: What is a Screen? 

In conjunction with the exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 1:30pm: Screening Nature
W.J.T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, English and History of Art, The University of Chicago
In conversation with Francesco Casetti, Thomas Donnelly Professor, Film and Media Studies, Yale University, Rudiger Campe, Professor, German Languages and Literature, and Craig Buckley, Assistant Professor, History of Art, Yale University

Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 1:30pm: Projection and Protection: On the Deep Optical and Ballistical Intersections of Screens
John Durham Peters, Professor, English and Film and Media Studies, Yale University
In conversation with Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity, Yale University

Friday, February 17th, 2017, 1:30pm: Material. Human. Divine. Notes on the Vertical Screen
Noam Elcott, Associate Professor, Columbia University
In conversation with Keely Orgeman, Alice and Allan Kaplan Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Yale University Art Gallery

Rough Cut

Rough Cut: Spring Semester schedule

Wednesday, Feb 15, 5:30, 212 York Street, Nicole Starosielski (Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, NYU)

Thursday, March 2, 5:30, 212 York Street, Pre-SCMS talks

Thursday, March 30, 5:30, 212 York Street, Richard Grusin (Professor of English, University of Wisconsin)

Thursday, April 13,  5:30, 212 York Street, Luca Peretti, response TBD

Wednesday, April 27,  5:30, 212 York Street, Moira Weigel, response by Prof. Wai Chee Dimock