Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan is an assistant professor in English and Film Studies.

He received his MA in cinema and television studies from Birkbeck College, University of London (2000).  He completed a summer workshop in film production at USC  (1996).    He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, with a dissertation project titled, “’A Feeling of Light’:  Cinema, Aesthetics, and the Films of Jean-Luc Godard at the End of the Twentieth Century.”    In his dissertation, Morgan argues that Godard mounts a defense of film as a medium centrally oriented around aesthetics and aesthetic theory.   And, he argues, Godard does this at a time after aesthetics has undergone a profound critique at the hands of various modernisms and post-modernisms, and when film, as a medium, is being supplanted in popular consciousness by newer media that depend upon the digital production of images.   Daniel has taught at the University of East London and at Chicago, and he has taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including “Methods and Issues in Cinema Studies,” “Introduction to Film Analysis,” and “The Frankfurt School on Cinema, Mass Culture, and Modernity.”  He has published essays on Bazin and Godard in Critical Inquiry and Film Studies.   His awards and fellowships include:  the Chester Dale Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, and a Chicago Fellowship.

His email address is drmorgan@pitt.edu.

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