Screen Studies Masterclass: The Vulnerable Spectator

Masterclass: The Vulnerable Spectator Since 2013 Amelie Hastie has written a column for Film Quarterly titled ‘The Vulnerable Spectator.’  For this masterclass, Professor Hastie will discuss several of her columns and create a larger historical context for them. Setting her work in conversation with early film theorists such as Jean Epstein, Siegfried Kracauer, the Modernist film criticism of Close-Up, …

Film Studies: Screening of Klute

Dr Susan Potter will present a screening of Klute Alan J. Pakula’s 1971 neo-noir Klute was re-released by the Criterion Collection earlier this month.  Klute is the first film of Pakula’s “paranoia trilogy,” alongside The Parallax View (1974) and All The President’s Men (1976). Jane Fonda received the Academy Award for her portrayal of sex worker Bree, for whom unwanted …

Murder by the Book: A Conversation about Columbo

Murder by the Book: A Conversation about Columbo Professor Amelie Hastie and Associate Professor Melissa Hardie Across its sixty-nine episodes airing throughout its original run and a later reboot, Columbo’s lengthy reign as a prime-time drama relied on its dense and ambitious plots and scenarios, the magnetism of Peter Falk as its eponymous humble yet brilliant …