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Chris Robé Chris Robé
Associate Professor
PhD, Film and Media Studies/Literature, Lehigh University

Email: crobe@fau.edu
Phone: 561-297-1306

Areas of Expertise:
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Historical Materialism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Activism

My primary research concerns the use of media by various activist groups in their quest for a more equitable world. In the twenty-first century, media does not simply offer a representational platform for disenfranchised voices, but more importantly serves as a material practice to engage in struggles for equity, justice, and more sustainable systems. I have written about U.S. radical film culture in the 1930s in my book, Left of Hollywood: Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Radical Film Culture (U of Texas Press, 2010) and have published a series of articles concerning contemporary digital media activism. I am currently completing a book the chronicles the rise of digital media activism within the United States from the 1970s to the present. I also occasionally scribble for the online journal PopMatters .

Recent Publications:

Left of Hollywood: Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Radical Film Culture (U of Texas Press 2010);

"Materializing Cultural Struggle in Film and Media Studies,"Culture, Theory, and Critique" (forthcoming Spring 2014)

"'Because I Hate Fathers, and I Never Wanted to Be One:' Wes Anderson, Entitled Masculinity, and  the 'Crisis' of the Patriarch," in Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema, Ed. Timothy Shary (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013);

Co-authored Peter N. Funke and Todd Wolfson, "Suturing Working Class Subjectivities: Media Mobilizing Project and the Role of Media Building a Class-Based Social Movement," Triple C , 10.1 (2012): 16-29 

Monograph
Robé, Chris. Left of Hollywood: Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Left Film Culture (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2010)

 

 

 

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