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Daniel Pope

Undergraduate Advisor, Honors Program Director -- National and Transnational Cinemas, Questions of film realism, New Media film criticism

Daniel Pope

daniel@umass.edu

(413) 545-3659

With a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, with a focus in visual culture, Daniel Pope pursues a broad array of research and teaching interests across genres, national boundaries, and cultural histories. His film courses engage national cinemas, including American, French, and Italian cinemas, as well as topics in transnational cinemas, questions of film realism, modes of film criticism, including new media, such as videographic essays and podcasts. His recent teaching centers on such film genres as apocalyptic cinema, enigmatic or “puzzle” films, psychological thrillers, “poetic” and experimental documentaries, and speculative cinema. Daniel Pope’s research explores photography, realism, and figural approaches to nonfiction narratives.  As Assistant Curator of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, he interviews prominent filmmakers and artists from around the world, including Can Candan, Diana Groó, Lech Majewski, Signe Baumane, and Kevin Everson. Pope is a Fulbright Scholar who has published work in Studies in East European Cinema as well as a chapter in Searching for Sebald (2007).