Original Student Research Published in Media Journal

Four students from Professor Erica Stein’s Fall 2022 Cinemas and Urbanisms course published their papers in the biannual undergraduate research section of Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture. The papers underwent extensive peer review from scholars working on media urbanism and represent exciting original research on and analysis of a range of ideas dealing with the complex relationships between the city and film. Sophie Mode ’25 writes about the impact of the rise of the multiplex theater on urban redevelopment in India; Anna Molloy ’23 explores Jacques Tati’s critiques of architectural modernism in Paris through set design; Charlie Tynan ’23 analyzes the celebration of architectural modernism in small-town Indiana in Columbus (2017); and Junyi Zhou ’23 maps disintegrating social ties and the friction around new gender roles in mid-century Los Angeles noir. Professor Stein’s introduction puts the papers into context by discussing the pleasures and difficulties of interdisciplinary teaching. 

July 13, 2023