Peter Decherney

Peter Decherney
English
Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies
Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
215.746.3156

Peter Decherney is Professor of Cinema & Media Studies and English at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and an affiliation with the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn Law School. He is the Faculty Director of Penn’s campus-wide Online Learning Initiative and Director of the Cinema & Media Studies Program.

He is the author or editor of six books including Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction. He has directed two short documentary films: Filmmaking for Democracy in Myanmar and the virtual reality film Kalobeyei, about a refugee settlement in Kenya. Prof. Decherney is also a regular contributor to Forbes.

Prof. Decherney has been an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar, a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, and a U.S. State Department Arts Envoy to Myanmar. He is an award-winning teacher, whose free online course (a MOOC) on the history of Hollywood is available through the edX platform.

Coursework

2018 spring

2017 fall

2017 spring

2015 fall

2015 summer

2015 spring

2014 fall

2014 summer

2014 spring

2013 fall

2013 spring

2012 fall

2012 spring

2010 fall

2009 spring

2008 fall

2008 spring

2007 spring

2006 fall

2006 spring

2005 fall

2005 spring

2004 fall

Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782