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Lisa A. Dombrowski

Associate Professor of Film Studies

Center for Film Studies, 154

Associate Professor, East Asian Studies


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BA Wesleyan University
MA University of Wisconsin at Madison
PHD University of Wisconsin at Madison

Lisa A. Dombrowski

Lisa Dombrowski’s research concerns the art and business of cinema, with an emphasis on post-studio-era Hollywood, American independent cinema, international art cinema, and East Asian cinema. She is the author of The Films of Samuel Fuller: If You Die, I’ll Kill You!, the editor of Kazan Revisited, and has written for The New York Times, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Film History, and The Criterion Collection, among others. She is currently working on a book on Robert Altman and American independent cinema.

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Center for Film Studies Rm 154

2018-2019: on sabbatical, by appointment only


Fall 2019
FILM 347 - 01
Melodrama and Woman's Picture

FILM 388 - 01
Advanced Global Film Auteurs