Vivian Sobchack is an Associate Dean and Professor of Critical Studies in Film and Television at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She was the first woman elected president of the Society for Cinema Studies and is a Trustee of the American Film Institute. Her work focuses on film theory and historiography and its intersections with philosophy and cultural studies. Her books include Screening space: the American science fiction film (Rutgers University Press, 1997); The address of the eye: a phenomenology of film experience (Princeton University Press, 1992); and an edited anthology, The persistence of history: cinema, television and the modern event (Routledge, 1996). Currently, she is awaiting publication of another anthology, Meta-morphing: visual transformation and the culture of quick change (University of Minnesota Press) and completing a volume of her own essays entitled Carnal thoughts: bodies, texts, scenes and screens.
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