The Contemporary World Cinema Project


Title / Título (Original)

The Contemporary World Cinema Project

Description / Descripción

Inspired by ideas articulated by Dudley Andrew, Franco Moretti and Catherine Grant, this seminar will examine questions of contemporary world cinema from multiple perspectives (for example: What do international films look like? Why do they look that way? Who watches them?) by working back and forth between concepts of examining single, individual texts (what is this particular film trying to tell me?) and broader, globally relevant contexts (what do we learn when we examine many films in a similar manner?).

Region / Región

Latin America / Latinoamérica

Cinematic Period / Periodo cinematográfico

Films taught / Películas

Creator / Creador(a)

Jeffrey Middents, American University



“The Contemporary World Cinema Project,” Cinegogía, accessed April 20, 2024,