Graduate School Meditations · Professional Development

Literature and Photography: TA Reflections

This course surveyed the literature of photography: essays, letters, theories, and books devoted to the subject.  It also surveyed photography as a subject of literature and as a part of storytelling.  It is hard to say more (though I loved the class), because on many levels it felt frivolous to go on as usual. This… Continue reading Literature and Photography: TA Reflections

Graduate School Meditations · Professional Development

Cat People, Zombies, and Body Snatchers: Classic Horror from the End of the Studio System: TA Reflections

This class surveyed the body of films produced by Val Lewton at RKO studios from 1942-1946.  The course included the complete Lewton filmography but was centered on the Lewton unit's horror films. Pictured above is Jacqueline (Jean Brooks) from The Seventh Victim (1943).  The course was supplemented with optional "Binge" films that further contextualized the… Continue reading Cat People, Zombies, and Body Snatchers: Classic Horror from the End of the Studio System: TA Reflections