Rebecca Sheehan is a College Fellow in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Her work explores the intersection between modernist poetics, philosophy and American avant-garde film. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory with a certificate in Cinema Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Her book manuscript entitled American Avant-Garde Film: Art of Paradox, Loss of Index charts an alternative history for American avant-garde film through philosophical paradoxes that structure literary modernism. Sheehan’s next book project, Cinema’s Laocoön: The Time of Sculpture in Avant-Garde Film, looks at the role of sculpture and photography in avant-garde films of the 1940s-60s.
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