Ted Perry teaches courses on:
• Avant-garde Film
• American Film
• individual directors such as Fellini and Antonioni
• the relationships between film and Modernism in the arts. All of these topics appear in books and articles that he has published.
Before coming to Middlebury College, Perry was the Director of the Film Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Chair of Cinema Studies at New York University, and taught at SUNY Purchase, Harvard University, the University of Texas-Austin, and at the University of Iowa (where he received his Ph.D.). For 10 years he was a trustee of the American Film Institute. He has written and edited articles and books on avantgarde film, and on the filmmakers Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Robert Gardner, and the sculptor Buky Schwartz. His most recent publications include a memoir My Reel Story, a collection of essays on Modernist films (Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema) and an article on certain psychoanalytic aspects of three films Impersonation of the True Self.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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FMMC 0252 - Authorship and Cinema
Authorship and Cinema
Topic is determined by the instructor - refer to section for the course description. ART
FMMC 0431 - Film & Media Senior Seminar:
Film & Media Senior Seminar:
Topic is determined by the instructor - refer to section for the course description.
FMMC 0507 - Independent Project
Advanced Independent work in Film and Media Culture
Guidelines for submitting proposals are available on the Film & Media Culture web site along with a list of prerequisites.
FMMC 0707 - Senior Independent Work
Senior Honors Project in Film and Media Culture
During the first term of their senior year, students with a GPA of A- in film and media culture courses may apply to undertake a senior project (FMMC 0707) for honors, with the project to be completed the last term of the senior year.