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Emeritus Professor of International Cinema and Media Studies
Office Location(s): 6419 North Quad
Abel has taken a circuitous route to become a historian of silent cinema: an undergraduate student in Forestry and Wildlife Management and then English, a doctoral student in Comparative Literature, and a partly self-trained scholar of cinema studies and cultural studies. He came to the University of Michigan from Drake University in 2002 as the Robert Altman Collegiate Professor of Film Studies and served as department chair (2005-2009) and graduate program director (2003-2006, 2008, 2010-2011).
SAC 351 - Film History, Origins to 1929
SAC 366 - Recent US Wars in Film and Television
SAC 600 - Introduction to Screen Studies: Research Materials and Methods
SAC 602 - Seminar in Cinema Historiography
SAC 632 - Seminar: Case Studies in Exhibition and Reception
Screen Arts and Cultures
6330 North Quad105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI