Eric Faden

Professor of English
Specialization: early cinema

About Eric Faden

I produce multimedia works that imagine how academic scholarship works as an audio/visual medium.

I teach a wide variety of courses in film/media studies from introductory courses to advanced production seminars.

Recent courses I've offered include:

  • ENGL 130 - Introduction to Film/Media Studies
  • ENGL 234 - History of Hollywood
  • ENGL 337 - Film Theory
  • ENGL 339 - Seminar in Film/Video Production
  • ENGL 336 - Auteurs: Hitchcock, Tati, Lupino, Kiarostami

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Florida

Teaching Interests

  • Film and media studies
  • Pre- and Early Cinema
  • Videographic Criticism

Current Projects and Research Interests

  • Japanese pre-cinematic practice of Utsushi-e (写し絵)
  • Japanese Kami Firumu (紙フィルム)

Selected Publications


Amuse-œil (published in [in]Transition)

Visual Disturbances (published in [in]Transition and Director's Notes)

A Fair(y) Use Tale (distributed by The Media Education Foundation)

Tracking Theory (published in Vectors)


"KALMUS: Tools for Color Analysis of Films," co-authored with Yida Chen and Nathan Ryan, Journal of Open Source Software 6 (61), 3156.

"Mr. Hulot's Invisible Gorilla: Jacques Tati and Inattentional Blindness," co-authored with Aaron Mitchel, Alexander Murph, Taylor Myers, and Nathan Ryan, Projections (15.2, summer 2021).

"Defining Classical Hollywood Narration in Casablanca," Critical Insights: Casablanca (James Plath, editor, Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2016)

"Invading the Image" (with Kevin B. Lee), A Guide to Videographic Criticism (Christian Keathley and Jason Mittell, eds., Montreal: Caboose Press, 2016)

"A Fair(y) Use Tale: A Case Study," The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, and xtine burrough, eds., New York: Routledge, 2014)

"A Manifesto for Critical Media," Mediascape (Spring, 2008)

"Movables, Movies, and Mobility," Early Popular Visual Culture (5.1, April 2007) 71 - 91.

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