Cinema Faculty

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Chantal Rodais



Research Interests

  • Historical Catastrophe in Cinema
  • Walter Benjamin’s Concepts of Aesthetics and History
  • Critical Theory
  • The Shoah in Film
  • French Cinema Since the 1990s
  • Marguerite Duras’ Literary and Cinematic Work
  • The Films of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Abbas Kiarostami, Béla Tarr and Amos Gitai

Teaching Interests

  • Documentary Film
  • Post-1968 American Cinema
  • War in Film
  • Science Fiction Cinema
  • The Road Movie Genre
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • Stanley Kubrick
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Brian K. Wall

Chair; Associate Professor


Research Interests

  • Critical Theory, Particularly that of Adorno and Benjamin and the Historical Avant Garde
  • Film Noir
  • German Expressionism and Weimar Cinema
  • Paracinema
  • Marxism
  • Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology
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