Seth Watter

Seth Watter

Year entered: 2011

Research Interests: film theory; history of criticism; history of aesthetics; film and the human figure; gesture and kinesics; phenomenology and phenomenological psychology; American cinema; avant-garde cinema.

Dissertation Title:  Moving Body, Moving Image: Vicissitudes of the Human Figure on Film

Publications:  Close-ups and Curlicues: Female Neurosis in Two Films By Anatole Litvak,” Camera Obscura 90 (2015), forthcoming.

Courses Taught: MCM 0901N: “Body, Gesture, Cinema” (Fall 2014)

Bio Seth Watter holds a BA in Cinema from Binghamton University (SUNY). He is a co-organizer of Magic Lantern Cinema, an experimental film series based in Providence, RI; his most recent curated program is “Masses and Swarms” (more information available at He was a Graduate Student Fellow in the 2014-15 Pembroke Research Seminar (Brown), “Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty.”