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Jennifer Horne

Associate Professor



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Arts Division

Film and Digital Media Department

Associate Professor


Merrill College
Arts Division
Porter College

Regular Faculty

Cultural Studies
American Studies
Archives, Archival Practices
Critical Theory
Feminist Studies
Documentary Studies

Kresge College Academic Building West Wing

157 Kresge

Mondays and Wednesday 4-5 pm

Film and Digital Media

Jennifer Horne's area of expertise is nontheatrical film and media, with an emphasis on the history of the factual, educational, film in governmental and institutional streams of activity. Her research interests span media citizenship, the history of institutional uses of film/video, media archaeologies, film exhibition histories, areas of film preservation and archiving that shape our understanding of film culture, and all aspects of these areas which touch gender and feminist history. Her publications include articles on nonfiction film and documentary film in The Moving Image and The Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, and essays about the circulation of nonfiction media in Useful Cinema (Duke University Press, 2011), and Beyond the Screen: Institutions, Networks and Publics of Early Cinema (John Libbey, 2012) and The Documentary Film Reader (2015). Her expert commentary about early sponsored public health films was included in More Treasures from American Film Archives. Prof. Horne is on the editorial advisory board of Camera Obscura and has represented the Society for Cinema and Media Studies on the National Film Preservation Board since 2005. 

American Film History

Women and Cinema

Film Exhibition

Film Theory

Film Historiography

Narrative Theory



FILM 200A Introduction to Graduate Study
FILM 228 Moving Image Archives and the Frontiers of Information
FILM 80M Understanding Media
FILM 120 Introduction to Film Theory and Criticism
FILM 185S History of Film Exhibition
FILM 130 Silent Cinema
FILM 194D The Hollywood Social Problem Film

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