Dr. Andrew Utterson is Associate Professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
He is the Director of the Ithaca College-wide 'Ithaca Seminar' liberal arts first-year seminars.
Specializing in the area of 'screen studies,' his research and teaching examine the impact of new technology on cinema as well as the ways in which new technology enables us to rethink the history of the moving image across screen media.
He is the author of Persistent Images: Encountering Film History in Contemporary Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age (British Film Institute / Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), editor of Technology and Culture: The Film Reader (Routledge, 2005), and co-editor of the 4-volume anthology Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2004).
Originally from the UK, Andrew joined Ithaca College in 2012 having previously been Senior Lecturer of Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
Film history, theory, and criticism; global cinema; media technology; digital culture and the history of new media
Recent articles and chapters:
- "Green Rays on Historical Horizons: The Filmic Refractions of Tacita Dean's The Green Ray and Éric Rohmer's Le Rayon vert" (Quarterly Review of Film and Video, in print)
- "Goodbye to Cinema? Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu au langage as 3D Images at the Edge of History" (Studies in French Cinema, 19:1, 2019, 69-84)
- "Water Buffalo, Catfish, and Monkey Ghosts: The Transmigratory Materialities of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" (New Review of Film and Television Studies 35:2, 2017, 231-249)
- "Practice Makes Imperfect: Technology and the Creative Imperfections of Jean-Luc Godard's Three-Dimensional (3D) Cinema" (Quarterly Review of Film and Video 34:3, 2017, 295–308)
- "Lessons of Birth and Death: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinephilia in Martin Scorsese's Hugo" (For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion In and Outside the Classroom, edited by David T. Johnson and Rashna Wadia Richards, Indiana University Press, 2017, 195–213)
- "On the Movie Theater as Haunted Space: Spectral Spectatorship and Existential Historiography in Abbas Kiarostami's Shirin" (Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33:8, 2016, 685–706)
- "Crossing Lines: The Sound of the Border in Orson Welles's Touch of Evil" (Quarterly Review of Film and Video 32:5, 2015, 426–436)
- "Early Visions of Interactivity: The In(puts) and Out(puts) of Real-Time Computing" (Leonardo 46:1, 2013, 67–72)
Courses regularly taught at Ithaca College:
Contemporary European Cinema: National and Transnational Perspectives (Ithaca Seminar)
Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis (CNPH 10100)
Hollywood and American Film (CNPH 21400)
Fiction Film Theory (CNPH 30000)
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival: Festivals (GCOM 12000)