The Department welcomes new faculty member Franklin Cason, Jr. as an assistant professor of the practice in cinematic arts.
Cason is a filmmaker and film scholar who has taught courses in film theory, history, aesthetics, criticism, and analysis. His research interests have been primarily concerned with film, modern visual culture, and media studies. As such, his writing and artistic practice reaches across the disciplines of art history, film studies, digital multimedia, graphic novels, philosophy, sociology, literature, musicology, aesthetic theory, visual studies, and historical poetics.
Currently, he is working on an intellectual biographical documentary on African American philosopher Alain Locke, and completing a book on the institutional context of the politics and aesthetics of African American films.