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R.I.P Miriam Hansen

Miriam Bratu Hansen, professor of Cinema Studies and Literature at the University of Chicago passed away today. One of the leading scholars in the field, she is the author of Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film (Harvard UP, 1991; 1994) and her upcoming book, The Other Frankfurt School: Kracauer, Benjamin, Adorno on Cinema, Mass Culture, and Modernity. She has written widely on the Frankfurt School as well as varied essays in journals across the world. Her writings have influence cinema studies scholars and students all over the world.

One of the first people to inform the world of Prof. Hansen’s passing is Catherine Grant whose blog has a selection of tributes while also providing a list of Hansen’s work available online. Click here to access this page. A short yet moving account by one of her students can be accessed by clicking  here .

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