Diana Anselmo-Sequeira to Talk about Girl Fan Culture at Pitt

January 21, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Diana Anselmo-Sequeira, a postdoctoral fellow in Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will be giving a talk, "An Intimate Following: Homoeroticism in Movie-Loving Girls' Personal Fan Archives, 1910-1919" on January 21 at 5:30 in Cathedral of Learning 501. Dr. Anselmo-Sequeira is currently working on a book examining the fan practices and personal archives of the first generation of movie-loving girls to emerge in the United States. Her research on female adolescence and film history has been published in Cinema Journal (2015) and Spectator (2013), several academic anthologies, and is forthcoming in Camera Obscura and Screen. Her work has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa, Smith College, Harvard University, among others. She is also the coeditor of the anthology Girls’ Economies: Work and Play Cultures (University of Illinois Press, 2016) with Miriam Forman-Brunell.