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Director/Screenwriter Barry Blaustein, Beyond the Mat, Coming to America, The Ringer.
Dr. Edwin WeiheDirector(206) firstname.lastname@example.org
Because Film Studies is an independent B.A. program, Film Studies majors and minors can also double-major or minor in English or English/Creative Writing, literary disciplines that importantly complement the visual storytelling discipline of film study.
With this extraordinarily comprehensive and visionary film studies program, Seattle University instantly places itself at the forefront of America’s top universities offering courses in the art, craft, and business of film-making.
Tom Wright, producer, screenwriter (Newjack City) and author of Working in Hollywood and American Screenwriters
Director, University Honors Program & Associate ProfessorEnglish, Film Studies, University Honors Program
My teaching and research interests are connected though my abiding fascination with the creative imagination, both as it was understood during the Renaissance and as we understand it now. I am intrigued by how literary and other artistic works mean as much as, and sometimes more than what they mean. As a result, I both write creatively (fiction, poetry, and screenplays) and I write about early modern reader reception; the impact of past views of psychology, cosmology, and phenomenology on the creative process; and modern writers (and artists) in dialogue with past writers. As for hobbies, well, my kids (both under age four) are my hobbies and cooking and curling up with a really good book, our cat Pika (no relation to the rabbit-like critter) snug in a ball on my lap.
Interests: Renaissance Literature and Culture (especially Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton), Creative Writing, Comparative Arts Studies, Intertextuality, Science Fiction, Renaissance Psychology, and the History of Critical Thought
Current and Recent Courses: Readings in Brit. Lit. 1, Shakespeare, Donne and His Critics, The Renaissance Lyric, Milton Seminar, Writing Fiction, Advanced Fiction, Writers Workshop in Ireland, The Hero in Modern Film, Science Fiction, Science Fiction Films
Film Courses: Scifi Film Genre, Screenwriting, Script Analysis
Dream or Future Courses: I would love to teach a seminar on the “Sister Arts”—the ways in which people in the Renaissance viewed poetry, drama, painting, music, sculpture, architecture, even dancing as interrelated. I also would like to teach a course on the history of literary style for both writers and readers
Students take home awards from MOHAI's "History Is" Competition
More awards from 2013 Northwest College Film Festival
Filmmaking I Filmmakng II Filmmaking IIIDocumentary FilmmakingNarrative FilmmakingFilm Studies Honors
History of FilmHorror FilmsInternational Women DirectorsCult FilmsPolitical CinemaIntl. Cinemas of OthernessDirector: AndersonDisneyGangster FilmsClassical HollywoodRussian/Soviet CinemaDirector: KubrickWesternsStory DevelopmentGreater Middle EastStory DevelopmentDocumentary FilmmakingWomen in CinemaFilm NoirScreen AdaptationsItalian CinemaNarrative FilmmakingFilms of the 1960sArt of FilmScreenwritingLatin America CinemaProducingThe Festival
Nothing could be easier! Come to the English Department (Casey
5th) and complete a form declaring your major or minor in Film Studies.
You will be assigned a faculty advisor right away. And you will be
encouraged to introduce yourself to Dr. Edwin Weihe, director of Film
Studies, and other Film Studies faculty.
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