Courses & Pedagogy

Education & Experience

Degrees, certification, teaching, collaboration, achievement, recognition, and assessment.

Vitae

Courses & Pedagogy

Courses & Pedagogy

Applying theory, history, and criticism to practical instruction in studios, on location -- even in classrooms.

Syllabi

Portfolio & Scholarship

Portfolio & Scholarship

A collection of award-winning creative projects. A consideration of research interests.

Galleries

Hundraåringen

Review: Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (2013)

Aimlessly wandering from a retirement home on the day of his first triple-digit birthday, Allan Karlsson unwittingly acquires a fortune in drug money. A caravan of unsavory biker thugs (apparently trained at the Home Alone school for comic criminals) gives chase. Oblivious to his pursuers (indeed, to his surroundings), Karlsson […]

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Recommendation Letters (for first year students)

It’s long been my policy to post an ideal recommendation on my office door.  That way even freshmen can see the virtues I value:  conscientious attendance, winsome collaboration, imaginative work which marries theory and practice, and so on.  When seniors request a letter, I ask them to bring examples of […]

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Shenandoah (1965)

Review: Shenandoah (1965)

Despite its many genre tropes, I’m not sure Shenandoah counts as a Western. Yet it performs a function common to Westerns of the 1960s. It allows pointed criticism of current events (in this case, the Vietnam War) from a safe, thus palatable, distance. Many have tagged this an anti-war film, […]

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A Drop in the Bucket

Mary arrives for her October advising appointment.  Transcript and catalog hang limply at her side.  We look over a grid of offered courses.  She chooses a schedule for her final spring semester.  I skim my copy of her record and commend her for coming so close to graduating cum laude.  […]

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AMPAS: An Irrelevant Legacy

I love the Oscars, America’s night of royal pageantry.  On that night, the Academy reminds us that film occupies a sweet spot at the crossroads of commerce and art.  That the moving image is society’s chief means of ideological exchange.  That the best movies are not merely good and important […]

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