The Film & Media Studies Program at Amherst College presents the Helene Keyssar Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Lesley Stern this fall! Please join us Oct. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Merrill Science 2. This event is free and open to the public.
Lesley Stern is the author of Dead and Alive: The Body as Cinematic Thing, The Smoking Book and The Scorsese Connection, and she is the co-editor of Falling For You: Essays on Cinema and Performance. Her work moves between a number of disciplinary locations and spans both theory and production. Although her reputation was established in the fields of film theory and history, she is also known for her fictocritical writing. Stern was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and she has taught in a number of universities around the globe (including at the University of Zimbabwe, Glasgow University, La Trobe and Murdoch Universities, The University of New South Wales and the University of California, Irvine) before moving to the University of California, San Diego, in 2000. In thinking through the “poetry” of the videographic essay, her talk draws on her innovative critical-creative approach to moving-image media.