Past Events



Lecture: Celebrity, Aging, and Jackie Chan
April 8, 2010
Blount Auditorium

Dr. Christine Holmlund, Professor and Chair of Cinema Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will present "Celebrity, Aging, and Jackie Chan: Middle-Aged Asian in Transnational Action." The lecture will address how film stars and celebrities impact conceptions and experiences of aging today in what Chris Rojek calls our increasingly "mediagenic" culture. Global mega-star Jackie Chan will offer the perfect opportunity to explore aging, race, and masculinity in transnational action. Dr. Holmlund′s areas of research include film theory, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, queer theory, and cultural studies. She is President-Elect of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the foremost international organization devoted to the study of film and media. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Film Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs. For additional information, please contact Professor Rashna Richards at


FALL 2009

14 Shorts: Student Film Screening

A showcase of narrative films made by students in ENGL 202 this fall.
Come see their work and meet the filmmakers. Refreshments will be served @ 6pm.

Blount Auditorium
Tuesday, December 8 @ 6:30pm

Film Studies Information Session

Are you a movie buff? A Hollywood fan? An indie geek? An anime addict?

Are you interested in Film Studies?

Join us for the Film Studies Information Session on
Thursday, October 29 at 12:00pm in
Rhea Lounge (Briggs)

Refreshments will be served.

  • Find out about exciting new film courses to be offered in Spring 2010
  • Meet Film Studies minors and potential minors
  • Learn about the Film Studies program

Film Studies Lecture by Dr. Paul Young

"On the Multimedia Functions of Genre in the Late Cinematic Age"

Dr. Paul Young, Associate Professor of English and Director of Film Studies at Vanderbilt University, is the author of The Cinema Dreams Its Rivals: Media Fantasy Films from Radio to the Internet.


Thursday, October 15
6:30 p.m.
Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall


Bollywood Film Series
(in Hindi with English subtitles)

March 27: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Something Is Happening, Karan Johar, 1998; 177 minutes)

April 3: Bombay (Mani Ratnam, 1995; 141 minutes)

April 17: Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001; 114 minutes)

April 24: Rang De Basanti (Paint It Saffron, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, 2006; 157 minutes)

April 30: Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008; 121 minutes)