James Naremore Lecture – Jacqueline Stewart
- 75 Minutes
- Friday, October 26, 2012 4:00 p.m.
Jacqueline Stewart is Associate Professor of Radio/Television/Film and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her research and teaching focus on African American film, literature and culture, moving image spectatorship and exhibition, and the role of race in “orphan” media in need of preservation. Stewart is the author of “Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity”, as well as several essays.She is co-curator of the L.A. Rebellion Preservation Project at the UCLA Film and Television Archive and is currently researching the history of Black moving image preservation, and completing a study of the life and work of African American filmmaker Spencer Williams. Information on IU Cinema's screening of Spencer Williams' Blood of Jesus can be found here.
The James Naremore Lecture
Indiana University’s Department of Communication and Culture presents the James Naremore Lecture, which is dedicated to continuing the tradition of scholarly excellence, and honoring the similar breadth and depth in the work of other pre-eminent scholars in the field of media studies. James O. Naremore is Chancellors’ Professor Emeritus in Communication and Culture, English, and Comparative Literature at Indiana University. He has received numerous academic honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award, and his seven books and numerous articles cover impressive theoretical and critical ground. He was also instrumental in bringing film and media studies into the newly reconfigured Department of Communication and Culture, as well as the justification and planning of the IU Cinema.