Director of the MA Program in Film Studies, Louis-Georges Schwartz teaches contemporary cinema, film analysis, and film theory. His book, Mechanical Witness, A history of motion picture evidence in U.S. Courts was recently published by the Oxford University press. Mechanical Witness is the first cultural and legal history charting the changing role and theoretical implications of film and video use as courtroom evidence.
He is working on a second manuscript on film and biopolitics entitled "Cinema and the Meaning of Life."
Special topics in Film Studies and Theory