Maureen Turim

Director of Film and Media Studies, Professor

Maureen TurimProfessor Turim’s current book project, entitled Desire and its Ends: The Driving Forces of Recent Cinema, Literature, and Art, will look at the different ways desire structures narratives and images in various cultural traditions, and the way our very notion of desire may be shaped by these representations. Turim is author of Abstraction in Avant-Garde Films, Flashbacks in Film: Memory and History, and The Films of Oshima: Images of a Japanese Iconoclast. She has published over one hundred essays in anthologies and journals on a wide range of theoretical, historical and aesthetic issues in cinema and video, art, cultural studies, feminist and psychoanalytic theory, and comparative literature.

Several of Professor Turim’s essays have appeared in translation in French and German. She has also written catalogue essays for museum exhibitions.


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