“The amount of wonderful, independent, experimental animation made by women is immense!” Vanessa Cambier, PhD candidate in the Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, has dedicated her dissertation to spreading awareness about female animators and their experimental films.
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature alumnus, P. Carl recently published his memoir "Becoming a Man: The Story of Transition". This New York Times book review introduces P. Carl and highlights striking moments from the memoir.
“There’s a hole in the history of music that needs to be filled.” PhD candidate Mikkel Vad studies European jazz and its overlooked cultural impact. He focuses on the implications of European jazz music returning to America, the birthplace of the genre.
“The myth that women aren’t funny is perpetuated by all of the countless times that funny women have been erased from history.” Maggie Hennefeld brings attention to the female comedians of silent movies in her book Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes.
"When Rihanna shaved Towley’s head in the opening scene of N.E.R.D and Rihanna’s 2017 hit video “Lemon,” Towley officially arrived. She was the standout star, delivering a viral performance that dripped with expression, strength, and swagger."
A public memorial will be held on Saturday, Sept 28 (1:00-3:30 p.m., with program at 2:00) in Room 135 of Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 on the main campus of the University of Minnesota. Memorial donations to the Animal Humane Society MN in Gary’s name.
Accessing, capturing, and representing experimental performance art is no easy feat. However, Visiting Assistant Professor Emily Capper is working hard to bring this transitory art to new audiences in novel, interactive ways—in a book, the classroom, and a web application.
Senior Elizabeth Schleisman is the recipient of 4 scholarships this semester. The College of Liberal Arts, The Tower, and the University of Minnesota Press all helped towards making her dreams come true. “It’s going just fantastic so far, I’ve definitely learned more than I could have just by sitting in a classroom, so I’m really grateful for that opportunity,” says Schleisman about her internship experience.
A history of film class changed the direction of Dylan Mohr’s dissertation, leading to a search for information about the creators of a lantern slideshow in a prisoner of war camp in Siberia in World War I. The search has led him to archives across the US and Europe and made him reflect on previous experiences as an archivist.