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Distinguished Visitors 2006-07

The Cogut Center brings to the Brown community the most innovative and important new scholarship, through various programs of short and longer-term fellowships for distinguished visitors. In 2006-2007, the Center will host several distinguished visitors:

Susan Bielstein is the Executive Editor for Art, Architecture, Film, and Classical Studies at the University of Chicago Press, where she is also a member of the Press's Digital Publishing Task Force.

Ms. Bielstein gave two talks to faculty, postdocs and students during her two week visit on campus, on November 9th and 16th. For more information, visit 2006-07 Events.


Sandra Kogut has performed, written, directed and produced theater, documentary and musical television, advertisements, videos and films since 1984. Born in Brazil, Sandra Kogut now lives in Paris.

Ms. Kogut screened and discussed her 2001 documentary, The Hungarian Passport (Um Passaporte Húngaro) and led a seminar entitled The Foreign and the Familiar: Selected Moments in Video and Film, all as part of the ongoing Hannah Arendt Seminars.


Thomas Y. Levin is an Associate Professor of German at Princeton University. His research interests range from the history of aesthetic theory and Frankfurt School cultural theory to the history and theory of media (archaeologies of vision, Early German Cinema, Weimar Cinema, New German Cinema, rhetoric of new media)

Prof. Levin gave one lecture, Anxious Cinema:  Surveillance as Narrative Form, and led one seminar,Watching Watching: Surveillant Intermediality in Fritz Lang's "The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse," all as part of the ongoing Hannah Arendt Seminars.