Conversations Across Screen Cultures Interview with Dr. Michael Richardson, Modern Languages and Literatures, Thurs. March 11


Contributed by Patricia Zimmermann

Conversations Across Screen Cultures, an online initiative featuring live interviews and discussions with film and media scholars, media artists, and programmers in the Central New York region, continues on March 11 7:00pm in an interview that features Dr. Michael Richardson, Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College. Dr. Richardson will be interviewed by Dr. Leah R. Shafer.

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Dr. Michael Richardson is Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College. His research interests encompass 20th- and 21st-century literature, theater, and film, from the Weimar Republic to contemporary Germany. His current research focuses on three areas: constructions of history in recent German cinema, Holocaust cinema, and the image of Hitler in American and German popular culture.

He is the author of Revolutionary Theater and The Classical Heritage: Inheritance and Appropriation from Weimar to the GDR (2007), and coeditor of A New History of German Cinema (2012) and Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, and Memory (2008). His essays have appeared in Telos, Colloquia Germanica, New German Critique, Stanford Literature Review, and in several anthologies. He is also a member of the editorial board of New German Critique.

Dr. Leah Shafer is Chair of the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her research focuses on the seductive circulation of objects in popular culture, especially in film, television and digital media.

Her criticism appears in journals including FLOW: A Critical Forum on Television and Media CultureAfterimage, and Film Criticism. She has published in several anthologies, including The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television: From I Love Lucy to Modern Family; Feminist Interventions in Digital Pedagogy; Writing About Media; ReFocus: The Films of John Hughes; and, the  forthcoming Routledge Medical Media Handbook.

The initiative is a collaboration between faculty from Ithaca College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, the Cine con Cultura festival, and the Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival.

Sessions will feature open discussion and dialogue with students and faculty in attendance.