Amresh Sinha


Convict & the Trial, Quit India Movement

Publications Include:
Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film; Connecticut Review; Spectacular Optical; The Making of Modern Bihar; Patriot; Lost in the Archives; German Culture and Society; The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies; In Practice: Adorno, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies; Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film; Film-Philosophy; Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique; Scope; Transformations; The New York Times


Theory, Criticism and History of Time-Based Media

As the first time-based medium, film quickly became a primary means of cultural expression and an icon of popular culture. Early works by Thomas Edison included live action, stop motion and animation, laying the groundwork for digital video, motion graphics and computer animation. Although digital projection, 3D and web-based technologies have begun to supersede the film medium, its history, including video and animation, provides a wellspring of ideas and practices that demand theoretical and critical analysis. This course will address the vocabulary, grammar and syntax of experimental and mainstream film language, while examining and analyzing basic film constructs, genres and forms. Focusing on these issues from an international perspective, students will explore time-based media through the works of theorists, critics and practitioners. Reading and writing assignments will be complemented by student presentations, guest lectures and discussion.


  • BA, Patna University
  • MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MA, SUNY Buffalo
  • PhD, York University