Steven Salaita: Searching Identities in Modern Arab American Fiction

  November 21 @3:15 pm – 5:00 pm, CHASS INTS 1113 Steven Salaita is the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut and the author of numerous books, including the pioneering studies of Arab American literature, Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics (2007) and Modern Arab […] Read more »

MCS Media Festival Presents a Hulu Original–East Los High

Celebrity Panels room INTS 1109: May 21st 11:00am to 12:30pm Featuring Hulu and East Los High; 2:00 to 3:30 Featuring Executive Producer; 3:30 to 5:00 Featuring Independent Film Maker; freeand open to Public But Registration is Required for Celebrity Panels for more informationcontact: MCSFILMFESTIVAL@GMAI.COM or RUHIKHAN@UCR.EDU   Register for workshop […] Read more »

MCS professor Derek Burrill Publishes New Book

Suffering from “manopause,” underemployed and unwilling to grow up, the “other guy” has emerged as an important figure in modern media masculinity. In his new book, MCS professor Derek Burrill documents how this “new breed of man is desperately attempting to change with the times, but is often unable (or […] Read more »

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Discussion facilitated by Setsu Shigematsu, associate professor, UC Riverside Media and Cultural Studies Department. WHY HAS WONDER WOMAN ENDURED OVER TIME? HOW HAVE PORTRAYALS OF FEMALE HEROINES EVOLVED? ARE FEMALE HEROINES SEXIST OR EMPOWERING? For a preview of the documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” navigate to: […] Read more »

Queer Sites + Sounds Exhibit

UC Riverside’s ARTSblock, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, SEATriP, Queer Lab, and the Center for Art and Thought present QUEER SITES AND SOUNDS one-day symposium Thursday October 16, 2014 12 noon – 7pm Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, California Image courtesy of the artist Kiam Marcelo Junio […] Read more »

Professor Setsu Shigematsu and The Guardian Princesses release a music video

Professor Setsu Shigematsu produced a music video with MCS alumna Ashanti McMillon and Alumnus, Al Dupont. Check it out. The video puts a positive, respectful and empowering spin on rap for kids, especially for girls. Its part of new multi-platform educational media project:   Read more »

Welcome New MCS Faculty – Erika Suderburg!

Erika Suderburg is a filmmaker and writer. Her areas of interest include experimental film, media arts, installation art, critical theory, activist practice(s), and queer theory. She has written on art, performance, media theory, and television and film history. Suderburg is co-editor with Michael Renov of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, co-editor […] Read more »

Welcome New MCS Faculty – Judith Rodenbeck!

Judith Rodenbeck received her Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University in 2003 and comes to MCS after 14 years on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first book Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings (MIT, 2011) explores the emergence of performance and intermedia in the […] Read more »

MCS Film Festival Promotional Trailer – Check it out!

The 2nd Annual MCS Student Film Festival is next week!  Check out the promotional trailer here! Browse our program here: FilmFestivalProgram2 The nominations for “Best of” Categories have been announced! Nominations for FilmFestival See you at the Film Festival! Read more »

Historic Visit with Acclaimed Actor Danny Glover – May 18

 Acclaimed Actor, Producer and Humanitarian Danny Glover visits UCR as part of 3-Day MCS Film Festival! Renowned actor Danny Glover will speak about social justice and film with ASU Professors C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan, co-directors of Mountains That Take Wing) Sunday, May 18, 2014 1230-330PM Riverside Convention Center, Ballroom […] Read more »

MCS Professors Present at Pitzer College – April 24, 2014

A Symposium to Celebrate Resolutions 3: Global Network of Video, Winner of Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2014 Best Edited Volume Award PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT APRIL 24th Co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies at the Claremont Colleges (IMS) and Pitzer College Marquis Faculty Salon Resolutions 3 (University of Minnesota Press, […] Read more »

New Class – MCS 190: Indie Cinema and Aesthetics

Student Facilitator: Geneveive Newman Faculty Advisor: Keith Harris 2-unit seminar Room: INTS 3154 Enrollment: 15 students “Indie Cinema and Aesthetics” will focus on the development of an “indie” cinema. We will define these two terms individually and in relation to each other, analyzing the effective and affective differences […] Read more »

Lecture by Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow Anjali Nath – Tomorrow!

“Against Transparency: Redacted Documents and the Visuality of Military Detention”  March 12, 2014 3-4.30 pm INTN 2027 During the presidency of George W. Bush, increased secrecy and noncompliance with Freedom of Information Act requests allowed torture and detention programs to function with systematic efficiency. Often, torture memos and other documents […] Read more »

Lecture on Filmmaker Samuel Fuller by UCR Alum Marsha Gordon

The Department of English invites you to a talk on “Sam Fuller’s Nontheatrical Lexicon: Home Movies, Stock Footage, and the Hollywood War Film” by Professor Marsha Gordon on March 10, 2014 Marsha Gordon is Associate Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Hollywood […] Read more »