Michael Vincent Dow

Adjunct Professor

Presentations include:
Research Center for Urban Cultural History at University of Massachusetts Boston. Symposium, “Monsters, Automata, Cyborgs and Hybrids” (Boston Massachusetts, spring 2010): “It’s Raining Coyotes: The Animated Aporetic in Chuck Jones’ ‘Road Runner’ Series”; Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Reno, Nevada, fall 2008): “’There, There Now: The Resolute Ambiguity of Alfred Hitchcock’s Endings.”; Society for Animation Studies Annual Conference (Bournemouth, UK, summer 2008): “’Well, I Guess You Had to Be There’: The Simpsons, Principal Skinner, and the Recurrent Trauma of Vietnam.”; Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Calgary, Alberta Canada, fall 2007): “The Corpse/Bride: Ideological and Narrative Reversion at the Center of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.”; Society for Animation Studies Annual Conference (Portland, Oregon, summer 2007): “The Man in the Gray Flannel Cat Suit: Anthropomorphic Anomie in Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Tom & Jerry’ Series.”; Plymouth State University 1950s Media Conference (Plymouth, New Hampshire, fall 2006): “Tomcat Trouble: Anthropomorphic Anxiety in Hanna- Barbera’s ‘Tom & Jerry’ Series.”; NYU Cinema Studies Conference (New York, New York, spring 2006): “The Politics of Technicolor: Walt Disney and the Studio Strike of 1941.”; NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference (New York, New York, spring 2001), “Walt Disney, Fantasia, and the Crisis of Popular Modernism.”

Teaching

Thesis Research and Writing I

Intended to help students to refine their research skills and articulate concepts and context, this course will focus on finalizing the thesis proposal, and the thesis research paper. Students will meet with the instructor in groups and individually several times during the semester. The critique and review sessions will be open to all thesis students every week.

Thesis Research and Writing II

A continuation of Thesis Research and Writing II, this course is intended to help students prepare the written materials needed to introduce their art practice. It will focus on the artist’s biography, statement, résumé/CV, project description and a press release. Students will meet with the instructor in groups and individually several times during the semester. The critique and review portion will be open to all thesis students every week.

Education

  • PhD Candidatem Tisch NYU
    MA, Tisch NYU

Awards

  • Full Cinema Studies Fellowship

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