Professor Patrice Petro is the Vice Provost for International Education and Professor of English, Film Studies, and Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this talk, Dr. Petro will explore the spaces and places for feminist film theory after 1989 and up until today, particularly in view of the many claims that feminist film theory has died or failed, that feminist film theory is over, and that the cinema itself is at an end. Has feminist theory been absorbed into or diffused by broader theories of gender or history or globalization? What is the role of feminist film theory in understanding our media and world today? Are feminist film studies still relevant to our understanding of twenty-first century life? How so and in what way?
This event is made possible by the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Germanic Language and Literature, Communications Studies, Institute of Humanities, Department of History, Women's Studies Department Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Information.