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Philip Rosen Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Professor of English

Philip Rosen works in the fields of film theory and history, with special attention to question of culture and ideology, and to historiography and tempoarlity in the contexts of a variety of national cinemas. He has also written on television and on digital media. He is currently working on nationality, globality, and state violence in film and media, and on conceptions of materialism in the history of film theory.

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"Border Times and Geopolitical Frames: The Martin Walsh Memori Paste

research overview

Philip Rosen studies film theory and history, media, theories of culture and ideology, and theories of history.

research statement

Philip Rosen's  Change Mummified: Cinema, Historicity, Theory  relates problems in contemporary film and cultural theory to theories of history, arguing for a special relationship between conceptions of film and conceptions of history. He has compiled the standard anthology on structuralist and poststructuralist film theory, Narrative, Apparatus, Ideology . He has published articles on a wide variety of films and problems in film and media studies. He is currently working on the place of film and media in conceptions of nationality, globality, and state violence, and on the history of materialist film theories.

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