Year entered: 2011
Research Interests: film theory; history of criticism; history of aesthetics; history of the behavioral sciences; film and the human figure; American cinema; avant-garde cinema.
Dissertation Title: The Human Figure on Film: Natural, Pictorial, Fictional, Institutional
Publications: “Scrutinizing: Film and the Microanalysis of Behavior,” Grey Room 66 (2017).
“Close-ups and Curlicues: Female Neurosis in Two Films By Anatole Litvak,” Camera Obscura 90 (2015).
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; more information available at http://www.magiclanterncinema.com. He was a Graduate Student Fellow in the 2014-15 Pembroke Research Seminar (Brown), “Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty.”