Dr. MaryEllen Higgins, associate professor of English, introduced the campus to her new book, the Historical Dictionary of French Cinema, during a book signing and reading in Kelly Library on November 13. The book, which Dr. Higgins co-authored with Dr. Dayna Osherwitz from Southern Methodist University, was published by Scarecrow Press.
The reading by Dr. Higgins included a general overview of the book, and selections from two entries. The first entry, whose primary author was Dr. Osherwitz, was on Alice Guy (1873-1968). The authors argue that Guy, a director and screenwriter, should be credited with making the first narrative film. The second entry, primarily authored by Dr. Higgins, was on the 1980s-1990s: "Heritage, Plurality, and the Look."