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Film Studies in the English Department is designed to emphasize the creative and humanistic concerns of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Rather than industrial concerns, it stresses the humanitarian aspects of the medium that parallel the academic and artistic philosophies of both the English Department and the College of Liberal Arts. At the same time, it engages in the comprehensive knowledge of the essential visual and technological aspects of the medium in relation to their historical contexts in terms of the role of creativity.

At present, one faculty member has expertise in this area that encompasses much more than the illustration of a book and/or play but also involves issues of ideology and trans-cultural and transnational issues that are central to the operation of the discipline of Film Studies today. As an essential part of the Humanities tradition in the English Department, it plays a key role in the creative and non-vocational aspects of what a College of Liberal Arts should really entail.

Contact: Dr. Tony Williams, tonyw@siu.edu