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Rebecca A. Sheehan, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Fullerton. For the 2016-2017 academic year, she is a Visiting Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her first book manuscript, Inbetween America: Avant-Garde Cinema and the Poetics of Contingency addresses the intersections between American Avant-Garde cinema and the emerging field of Film-Philosophy.  Her second manuscript, Cinema's Laocoön: Film, Sculpture, and the Virtual, examines how sculpture and cinema have historically interfaced, paying particular attention to sculpture's role in Gilles Deleuze's conception of the virtual in the "time-image."


Sheehan has work published or forthcoming on diverse topics in film studies and film theory including the influence of Chris Marker on the Brothers Quay, the contemporary biopic, Nicolas Winding Refn and Kenneth Anger, and the hidden picture of race in Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945).

Rebecca Sheehan
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