Competition: US & Canada
Adam Lowenstein is Professor of English and Film/Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He works on issues relating to the cinema as a mode of historical, cultural, and aesthetic confrontation. His teaching and research link these issues to the relays between genre films and art films, cinema and digital media, the politics of spectatorship, and the construction of national cinemas in global contexts. His areas of interest range from surrealism to trauma studies to Frankfurt School film and cultural theory. He is the author of Horror Film and Otherness (2022), Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media (2015), and Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film (2005), all published by Columbia University Press. Lowenstein is especially invested in horror studies, and is the Director of Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group as well as a board member of the George A. Romero Foundation. He played a central role in the acquisition of the George A. Romero Collection for Pitt’s Horror Studies Archive. He has held visiting professorships at Columbia University, New York University, and Tel Aviv University, and received a Macgeorge Fellowship from the University of Melbourne.