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Adam Lowenstein

Thursday, August 10, 2017
10:45am

Location Amphitheater

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Author, Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film

Adam Lowenstein is Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has taught for nearly 20 years and will serve as Senior Fellow in the Humanities Center for two years beginning in the fall of 2017.

Lowenstein is the author of Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media, and Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film. His essays on topics as diverse as Alfred Hitchcock, Japanese cinema, the art film, David Cronenberg and Ben Wheatley have appeared in Cinema Journal, Representations, Film Quarterly, Critical Quarterly, boundary 2, Post Script, and numerous anthologies. He has been interviewed on issues of cinema and culture in the New York Times, the Village Voice, and in the documentary “The American Nightmare.” In 2009, Lowenstein interviewed the director James Ivory on the Amphitheater stage for Chautauqua Institution’s week “On Cinema.”

Lowenstein earned his bachelors degree at the University of Virginia and his PhD at the University of Chicago. 

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