The program was put together by graduate students Liz Brent (American culture), Susan Crutchfield (English) and Sarah Madsen (English).
Madsen says the idea for a program on feminist film theory took root several years ago during ongoing discussions with a small group of graduate students.
A number of people across campus were collaborating on the topic but it didnt have a home. This is a big University and no one program quite fits the topic, Madsen explains.
Discussion of the series got serious near the end of winter term 1993, resulting in a program that has drawn together people in the Womens Studies Program, Program in Film and Video Studies, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS), Department of English and Program in American Culture/Latina/Latino Studies.
Masden notes that the series includes really top-notch speakers in the field, and she particularly encourages undergraduates to attend the programs.
Miriam Hansen, Whats Left? Of Feminist Film Theory and the Frankfurt School, Nov. 17, sponsored by the Program in Film and Video Studies.
Additional campus units sponsoring the series include Anthropology, Comparative Literature, German, History of Art, LS&A, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Residential College, Romance Languages and Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives.