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David E James


Distinguished Visiting Scholar 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.

Screenings and Events

The Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film 2020

11 November 2020

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Institute London invite you to escape the woes of the second lockdown and immerse yourself in experiences beyond your borders - from a mystical thriller about life in the Chornobyl Zone, to a powerful documentary that follows a young footballer who fights for her dreams against...