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photo of Marc  Lapadula
August 18, 2022
It grieves the faculty and staff of the Yale Film and Media Studies Program to announce the death of our colleague Marc Lapadula on August 9th of this year.  His passing leaves a hole in both our hearts and our program.  Marc Andrew Lapadula was...
February 22, 2022
There was never a question for photographer and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris that family, history, and photography were all tangled together, forming deep roots that revealed the truth about time, place, and identity. Legendary Harlem photographer...
January 14, 2022
Aaron Gerow, an authority on Japanese and East Asian cinema and literature who has transformed scholarly and popular understandings of Japanese media, has been appointed the Alfred W. Griswold Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and of...
December 20, 2021
Yale College Dean Marvin Chun will host a gathering in the spring of 2022, in person if public health conditions permit, to honor the recipients of this year’s annual Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation award, created to recognize excellence...
November 3, 2021
Thomas Allen Harris has been selected as a 2021 recipient of the Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation Award. This honor reflects his outstanding commitment to excellence in teaching. He was chosen based on his accomplishments.
October 27, 2021
“He’s Fictional, But You Can’t Have Everything”: Screwball Comedy and the Viewer’s Reality By Nolan Crawford The Depression era was a difficult time for Americans, but Hollywood studios were undeterred, seeing an opportunity to capitalize. The idea...
October 27, 2021
While each of the four films I have made are quite different in their subject matter, they all share some overarching concerns. They required deep engagement with my family (and extended family) album in order to discover new archival materials and...