Upcoming Conferences:

Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 20-26, 2017, Chicago

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni: Melodrama, Critical Cinephilia, and Egyptian Modernity/Catherine Russell

Panel Title: Global Feminist Histories: 1950s Cinema and its Afterlife



22nd International Bremen Film Conference, May 03-07, 2017

Film As Research Method.



New Publications:

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.

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

“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.

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


Recent Presentations:

“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


Catherine Russell Discusses Walter Benjamin: