Jon Lewis

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 5:00pm


Jon Lewis

'If You Can't Protect What You Own, You Don't Own Anything':
Piracy, Privacy and Public Relations in 21st Century Hollywood

Talk to be preceded by
A workshop on “Publishing in Film Studies”
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Jon Lewis is a professor in the English Department at Oregon State University where he has taught film and cultural studies since 1983. In 2002, Professor Lewis was named editor Cinema Journal and appointed to the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Professor Lewis has published five books: The Road to Romance and Ruin: Teen Films and Youth Culture, which won a Choice Magazine Academic Book of the Year Award; Whom God Wishes to Destroy … Francis Coppola and the New Hollywood; The New American Cinema; Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle over Censorship Saved the Modern Film Industry, a New York Times New and Noteworthy paperback; and The End of Cinema as We Know It: American Film in the Nineties. Forthcoming in 2007 are two books: American Film: A History and Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History, a collection co-edited with Eric Smoodin. In the past two years, Professor Lewis has appeared in two theatrically released documentaries on film censorship: Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Baily, 2005) and This Film is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006).

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