The Film & Media Studies Program at Amherst College presents the Helene Keyssar Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Lesley Stern this fall! Lesley Stern is the author of Dead and Alive: The Body as Cinematic Thing, The Smoking Book and The Scorsese Connection, and she is the co-editor of Falling For You: Essays on Cinema and Performance. Although her reputation was established in the fields of film theory and history, she is also known for her fictocritical writing. Stern was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and she has taught in a number of universities around the globe (including the University of Zimbabwe and Glasgow University), before moving to the University of California, San Diego, in 2000. In thinking through the “poetry” of the videographic essay, her talk draws on her innovative critical-creative approach to moving-image media.