Meet Drew Todd

26 08 2010

Drew Todd received his Ph.D. in 2004 from the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, with a doctoral minor in Art History.  He has published on a variety of topics within film studies, including dandyism and cinema, crime films, history of film technology, and the poetics and politics of Satyajit Ray’s cinema. He is currently working on the films of Buñuel and their relationship to melodrama, as well as  completing a book on what he terms “Art Deco Hollywood.”

This semester Drew is teaching RTVF 10: The Film as Art (as both a regular class and a MUSE course), RTVF 111 (Alternative Cinema), and RTVF 185, an RTVF Studies course devoted this semester to the crime film. All three courses are among the department’s most successful classes.

In addition to lecturing on film topics San José State University, Drew also teaches at UCSC’s Film and Digital Media Department.  When he is not teaching or writing, or conducting research in any of California’s splendid film archives, Drew is ideally camping in the Sierras, watching Buñuel, or playing duplicate bridge.




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