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  • Genevieve Yue

    Assistant Professor of Culture and Media; Program Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Screen Studies


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    Genevieve Yue


    Genevieve Yue is an assistant professor of Culture and Media and currently holds the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. She received her Ph.D. in the Critical Studies program at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, in 2012, and has been a recipient of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity postdoctoral fellowship at Macalester College (2011–2013) and the Humanities Center Fellowship at the University of Rochester (2016). She is co-editor of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, and her essays and criticism have appeared in October, Grey Room, The Times Literary Supplement, Reverse Shot,, Film Comment, and Film Quarterly. She is also a film programmer and for fall 2016 she organized, with Chris Stults, "Wild Sounds," a film series on gender and voice for Flaherty NYC at Anthology Film Archives.

    Degrees Held

    Bachelors: Princeton University, 2001, in Comparative Literature

    PhD: University of Southern California, 2012, in Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts

    Professional Affiliation

    Society for Cinema and Media Studies

    Recent Publications

    Nico Baumbach, Damon Young, and Genevieve Yue, “For a Political Critique of Culture” in Nico Baumbach, Damon Young, and Genevieve Yue, eds., “The Cultural Logic of Contemporary Capitalism: Jameson and After,” Social Text 34 no. 2 (June 2016), 1–20.

    A View from a Booth,Metrograph Edition 1 (2016)

    “China Girls on the Margins of Cinema,” October 153 (Summer 2015), pp. 96–116.

    “What Cinema Was,” La Furia Umana 8 (2015), pp. 64–69.

    Kitchen Sink Cinema: Artist-Run Film Laboratories,Film Comment (March 30, 2015)

    “Cinema Immemorial: “EMPIRE” and The Experimental Machinima of Phil Solomon,” Moving Image Review & Art Journal 3 no. 1 (Fall 2014), pp. 8–24.

    “Two Sleeping Beauties,” Film Quarterly 65 no. 3 (Spring 2012), pp. 33–37.

    “Lost At Sea: Intermedial Encounters in the Films of Janie Geiser,” Grey Room 36 (Summer 2009), pp. 114–129.


    Performances and Appearances

    "Documentary's Others: Scenes of Encounter in Contemporary Ethnography Film,” keynote address at The Ethnographic Turn symposium co-sponsored by SoundImageCulture, Argos, and Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium (October 28–29, 2015)

    “The Woman’s Mouth,” talk on Martin Creed, the Park Avenue Armory (June 25, 2016)

    The Film Comment Podcast: Hong Sangsoo,” with Violet Lucca, Leo Goldsmith, Max Nelson, and Jeff Reichert (June 14, 2016)

    “Contemporary Art Is Hard To See: Labor, Visibility, and Industrial Test Imagery,” paper presented at The Contemporary conference, Princeton University (March 3–5, 2016)

    “Errant Pixels: Camouflage, Concealment, and Digital Imaging,” paper presented at the Precarious Aesthetics conference, University of California, Berkeley (October 15–17, 2015)

    Presentation on News From Home at Film::Theory series, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University (November 11, 2015)

    Discussant, with Mati Diop, Afterimage: Filmmakers and Critics in Conversation, Pacific Film Archive (February 19–20, 2015)

    “Evading Capture: Race, Mediation, and the Blurred Face,” presentation given at Photography and Race in the Americas: Beyond Fixity Conference, Princeton University (April 18, 2014)

    “Cinema/Media Intersections,” workshop co-organized with Tung-Hui Hu, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, Washington (March 2014)

    “Leader Ladies: China Girls, Film Laboratories, and Experimental Cinema,” lecture given at Princeton University, Council of the Humanities, the Committee on Film Studies, and the Visual Arts Program (February 6, 2014)

    “Blink and Burn: China Girls in Experimental Film,” presentation and screening program organized at Anthology Film Archives (November 29, 2012)

    “Films the Color of Blood: American Avant-Garde Cinema, 1960–1973,” Art School lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “Renegades: American Avant-Garde Film, 1960–1973” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (September 23, 2012)

    “Yoko Ono, Plastic Woman,” paper given at World Picture Conference, University of Sussex (November 2012)


    Research Interests

    avant-garde film and video, art and cinema, film theory, media theory and history, feminist film theory, East Asian cinema

    Awards And Honors

    University of Rochester, Humanities Center Fellow (2016)

    Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Macalester College (2011–2013)

    Selection Committee, 2014 Avant-Garde Masters preservation grant (May 27, 2014)

    Grayson and Judith Manning Endowed Fellowship, University of Southern California  (2011–2012)

    Associates Scholarship, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2008–2009)

    Cukor Scholarship, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2008–2009)

    Current Courses

    Experimental Film:Sites&Spaces


    Independent Senior Project

    Independent Senior Project (Spring 2021)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2021)

    Intro to Screen Studies

    Nanook of the North

    Nanook of the North (Spring 2021)

    The Film Object

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