Sara Frances Hall

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics
    Secondary Department: Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 1506 UH M/C 189 Phone: 4132372
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    European Cinema
    International silent film
    Contemporary German cinema
    International and transnational film markets
    Women film pioneers
    Law and culture
    Germany in the 1920s

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum 2.7 GPA
    Completed English 161 or higher
    Passionate about cultural history and or media and film culture
    Reading knowledge of German or another language other than English preferred, but not required

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    This project will create an online digital archive and interactive research platform for the study of cinema on a global scale. Students will work with faculty supervisors at UIC and UIUC to create three modules: one that explores have films have influenced and are influenced by the social and physical environments of major cities; one that explores the production of films in terms of power and the global flow of capital; one that explores the role of gender in the creation and reception of movie stars across the world. Students can design individual projects based on their regional interests and language skills to explore film history from regional, linguistic, and comparative perspectives. Exact duties will depend on whether the student is interested in archival research (ie old newspapers), theoretical readings, data entry, or the creation of digital interfaces (technical design).

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