Philip Rosen studies film theory and history, media, theories of culture and ideology, and theories of history.
Philip Rosen works in the fields of film theory and history, with special attention to question of culture and ideology, and to historiography and tempoarlity in the contexts of a variety of national cinemas. He has also written on television and on digital media. He is currently working on nationality and globality in film and media, and on conceptions of materialism in the history of film theory.
Philip Rosen's most recent book, Change Mummified: Cinema, Historicity, Theory, relates problems in contemporary film and cultural theory to theories of history, arguing for a special relationship between conceptions of film and conceptions of history. He has compiled the standard anthology on structuralist and poststructuralist film theory, Narrative, Apparatus, Ideology. He has published articles on a wide variety of films and problems in film and media studies. He is currently working on the place of film and media in conceptions of nationality and globality, and on the history of materialist film theories.
B.A. History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1967. M.A. American Studies, University of Kansas, 1972. Ph.D.Speech and Dramatic Arts/Film-Broadcasting Division, University of Iowa, 1978.
California State Graduate Scholarship Competition winner, 1967.
American Civilization/American Cinema Rockefeller Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1972-73.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, 1984-85.
Faculty fellow, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University, Spring 1998-99.
Martin Walsh Lecturer, Film Studies Association of Canada, Spring 2006.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
University Film and Video Association