New Publications:


Archiveology: Walter Benjamin and Archival Film Practices (2018).

Review of Johnny Guitar Olive Films Blueray release, Cineaste Vol. XLII No. 2 (Winter 2017)

“Films about Ordinary People: The Japanese Home Drama and Ethnographic Film Criticism,” in Beyond Text, Edited by: Rupert Cox, Andrew Irving and Christopher Wright, Manchester University Press, 2016.

Leviathan and the Discourse of Sensory Ethnography: Spleen et idéal Visual Anthropology Review 31:1 Spring 2015: 27-34.

Paris 1900: Archiveology and the Compilation Film,” in New Silent Film, Paul Flaig and Katherine Groo eds. Routledge, 2015.

Chinese Translation of The Cinema of Naruse Mikio: Women and Japanese Modernity. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2008 by Lian Cheng. Fudan University Press, 2014.


Upcoming Conferences


March 14, 2018, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto “Amazon Cinema: Vegetal Storytelling” Session B

April 14, 2018, Philadelphia: Wolf Symposium “Documentaries Now: Challenges, Opportunities, Directions”


Recent Presentations:


“Introduction to Archiveology,” Anarchiva collective, Mexico City, August 2017

“Rags, Refuse, and Collecting Culture: Walter Benjamin’s Collector,” Cinema in the Eye of the Collector. Montreal June 4-8, 2017

“Film As Research Method”  at the 22nd International Bremen Film Conference, May 03-07, 2017

“Structural Documentary,” Documentary Theory-Practice Symposium Temple University, Philadelphia, October 14, 2016.

“Barbara Stanwyck as the Bad Mother,” Women, Film Culture, and Globalization Concordia University, Montreal, September 2-4 2016




Interview about Archiveology in Film Quarterly:

Catherine Russell Discusses Walter Benjamin:


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