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Prof David E James


Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Centre for Film and Screen


Professor David E. James of the University of Southern California joined the Centre for Film and Screen as its first Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Prof. James was here during the 2016 Lent and Easter terms. One of the most rigorous, compelling, and prolific historians and critics of avant-garde and experimental film, Prof. James actually began his career here at Cambridge where he earned his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature. It was an honour and a privilege to have him back at Cambridge at the very moment that the University was expanding its work in film and screen studies. Prof. James’s tenure here coincided with the publication of his newest book, Rock N’ Film: Cinema’s Dance with Popular Music (Oxford University Press).

For more information on Prof. James’s career, visit his webpage at the University of Southern California.

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Two new Assistant Professors join the Centre for Film and Screen

27 April 2022

The Centre for Film and Screen is delighted to announce that we have recently appointed two new Assistant Professors in Film and Screen Studies. Kareem Estefan and Xin Peng will be joining the Centre in September 2022 and will also both make History of Art their departmental home. These appointments result from and respond...