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Amy Borden
Amy Borden

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Associate Professor Amy Borden joined the School of Film in Fall 2012. She is a former Minneapolis film programmer and Mellon post-doctoral fellow at St. Olaf College where she was Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies from 2010-2012. She teaches film history, specializing in American silent film and late-nineteenth century visual culture, and electives in history and criticism, including American avant-garde traditions and gender in contemporary American cinema. Her current research considers how late-nineteenth century, middle-class, U.S. periodicals theorized the human body as a visible interface for image-producing technologies as various as motion pictures, kinetoscope views, x-ray images, and shadowgraphy performances. In addition to this work, she is interested in contemporary American and international articulations of gender. She has presented and published her work at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Domitor, Jump Cut, and anthologies on early cinema and contemporary American film. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from the University of Iowa, and B.A. from Carleton College. 


Corporal Permeability and Shadow Pictures: Reconsidering Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902)" may be found in Beyond the Screen: Institutions, Networks and Publics of Early Cinema (2012, John Libbey)

Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show