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Vivian Sobchack

Professor Emerita Recall

Vivian Sobchack was the first woman elected President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute.

Her essays have appeared in journals such as Quarterly Review of Film and VideoFilm Commentcamera obscureFilm Quarterly and Representations. Her books include Screening Space: The American Science Fiction FilmThe Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience; and Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture, and she has edited two anthologies: Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-Change; and The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television, and the Modern Event.

Her research interests are eclectic: American film genres, philosophy and film theory, history and phenomenology of perception, historiography and cultural studies.