Film Studies alumna Emily Heiser ('21) publishes article in Film Matters Magazine

October 28, 2022

Film Studies alumna Emily Heiser ('21) publishes article in Film Matters Magazine

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Film Studies alumna, Emily Heiser (2021) was published in Film Matters Magazine, vol 13, issue 2.

Heiser's article, published in Film Matters Volume 13, Number 2: "Empathizing with James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro" examines spectatorship and empathetic response to Raoul Peck’s 2016 documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House.

"Raoul Peck’s film I Am Not Your Negro is based on a book that James Baldwin never got the chance to finish before his death in 1987. Subsequent to the release of I Am Not Your Negro in 2017, multiple critics claimed to experience a connection to or understanding of Baldwin after watching the film, even though he did not actively participate in its creation. This article aims to explain this reception through the examination of the psychological process of projection and the evocation of empathy through art." (from Heiser's Abstract in Film Matters 13.2 [Intellect]). Heiser was mentored by Prof. Margaret C. Flinn, associate professor of French and of Film Studies at The Ohio State University

Film Matters is a peer-reviewed publication celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. Each issue features articles, reviews, and service-oriented pieces, such as profiles of film studies departments, articles that engage the undergraduate film studies community and prepare students for graduate study in the field, and resources and opportunities for undergraduate scholars.

Ohio State students, faculty, and staff can access Film Matters through the Ohio State University library.

Congratulations, Emily!

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