Researchers have created a unique digital humanities tool to analyze the most popular phrases and character connections in fan fiction based on blockbuster film series, starting with “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “Harry Potter.”
in a recent study, researchers estimated that an additional 195 suicide deaths among 10- to 17-year-olds occurred in the nine months after the 2017 release of the first season of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”
Organized by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH), a two-day festival, “Environmental Storytelling and Virtual Reality” begins Friday, and will explore how virtual reality and other immersive storytelling might inspire action on climate change.
At a film screening at Penn Museum, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Julia Alekseyeva will discuss the unique form of the 2017 documentary "We Don't Need a Map" and explore its connection to the theme of kinship.
With several new contenders entering the streaming wars in the months ahead, faculty from Wharton and Cinema and Media Studies weigh in on the state of streaming and obstacles ahead.
Through the voices and stories of seven men, a feature-length documentary co-produced and directed by Annenberg Dean John L. Jackson Jr. and graduate student Nora Gross illustrates what it means to be black and gay in the south.
A study by the Media, Inequality and Change Center and the Center for Media at Risk of Pennsylvania-based journalists, was conducted in order to highlight their experiences with Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, analyzing how journalists’ Freedom of Information requests have resulted.
BlackStar Film Festival, a special 12@12 at the Arthur Ross Gallery, and an alcohol-themed tour through Penn Museum stock up late-summer events in August.
A forthcoming study from the Annenberg School for Communication analyzed over 22,000 pornography websites and found that 93% of them were sending user data to at least one third party.
Roderick Coover, whose work merges cinema, science, and history, is the 2019 Mellon Artist-in-Residence for the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH). His recent film “Toxi-City: A Climate Change Narrative” screened at PPEH’s “Teaching and Learning with Rising Waters” event.
Valerie Ross of the Critical Writing Program weighs in on the tricky relationship between studying problematic public figures and recent calls for accountability from the #metoo and Time’s Up movements.
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Peter Decherney of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication contextualizes the impact of Garrett Brown’s Steadicam on the art of cinematography. (Video)
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