The Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the College
D. N. Rodowick’s research interests include aesthetics and the
philosophy of art, the history of film theory, philosophical approaches
to contemporary art and culture, and the impact of new technologies
on contemporary society. He is the author of five books and an edited collection. Two new books, Elegy for Theory and Philosophy’s Artful Conversation, will be published in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Rodowick’s essay “An Elegy for Theory” received the Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Rodowick obtained his PhD from the University of Iowa, and later taught at the University of Rochester and King’s College, University of London, where he founded the Department of Film Studies and the Film Study Centre. He also began the film studies program at Yale University. Most recently, he was the William R. Kenan Jr. professor of visual and environmental studies and director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, where he helped create a new PhD program in film and visual studies.
Rodowick was a fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and a senior fellow at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie at the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany. In 2002, he was named an Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Rodowick is also a curator and an award-winning experimental filmmaker and video artist.
Rodowick joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2013.