UC SANTA BARBARA

Chair, Associate Professor

Peter Bloom

Office Hours

Fall Quarter 2020
Thursdays 10:30 am-noon, and by appointment.
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Biography

Peter J. Bloom is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Film and Media Studies at UC-Santa Barbara. His recent work has focused on film and radio in late colonial Ghana and Malaya. He has published extensively on British, French, and Belgian colonial media including French Colonial Documentary (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Frenchness and the African Diaspora (co-editor, Indiana UP, 2009), and Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (co-editor, Indiana UP, 2014). His current project, entitled Onomatopoeia and Empire, addresses the unifying context for radio-cinema modernity by reference to Counterinsurgency and Pan-Africanism. His recent work has engaged with the themes “Inadequacies of Perception: The return of the uncanny as Optical Truth” and “Distance and Proximity” as part of larger projects.

Education

  • Ph.D. Film and Television (Critical Studies)University of California Los Angeles
  • M.A. Film and Television (Critical Studies)University of California Los Angeles

Courses

189 SM: Soundtrack Media

Instructor

Peter Bloom

Term

Fall 2018

Research Interests

175: History of the Avant-Garde/Experimental Film

Instructor

Peter Bloom

Term

Fall 2010

101C: History of New Waves Films and Beyond

Instructor

Peter Bloom

Term

Spring 2020

Publications

Edited Collection

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa

Co-editors

Peter Bloom, Stephan Miescher, and Takyiwaa Manuh

Research Interests

Article

Pre-cinema as paradigm and collection at the Getty Research Institute

Authors

Co-editors

Patrick Ellis, Colin Williamson

Research Interests

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