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COMIC-CON BEGINS: Origin Stories of the San Diego Comic-Con and the Rise of Modern Fandom

Comic Con Begins

Research for a new six-part podcast on the history of the San Diego Comic-Con is provided by Cinema Studies Associate Professor Erin Hanna. The podcast includes interviews with Hanna and research from her latest book: Only at Comic-Con: Hollywood, Fans, and the Limits of Exclusivity.

Weekly episodes begin June 22, 2021.

Congratulations to Erin Hanna!

Illustration of Erin Hanna

Cinema Studies is excited to congratulate Erin Hanna who has been promoted to associate professor with indefinite tenure! Erin joined the University of Oregon in 2014 and teaches courses on television; the film industry; fan culture; and gender media and diversity. Her research focuses on the relationship between media industries and audiences. Her most recent book, Only at Comic-Con: Hollywood, Fans, and the Limits of Exclusivity, examines the connection between exclusivity and the proliferation of media industry promotion at the longest-running comic convention in North America.

Please join us in celebrating this well-deserved achievement. Congratulations, Erin!!

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media

Congratulations to UO Professor Emerita Julia Lesage on the latest issue of Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, featuring a groundbreaking section on Queer TV and sections on Pandemic and Pedagogy, Media and Activism, India and Pakistan, Rethinking Media Versions of History, and much more!  We’re excited to see the excellent contributions of so many UO faculty and graduate students, including

Congratulations to Asst. Professor Masami Kawai

Masami Kawai

The Center for the Study of Women in Society has announced 2021-22 funding awards for scholarship, research and creative work on women and gender. Cinema Studies Assistant Professor Masami Kawai has received a faculty research grant for “Valley of the Tall Grasses” (film).

Kawai also received a Creative Arts Fellowship from the Provost and a 2021 Faculty Research Award from Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI).


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