Faculty & Staff
PhD, Cinema and Media Studies and English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BA (English), St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Maya Deren: Incomplete Control. Columbia University Press, 2014.
- “The Alluring Detail: Review of Christophe Wall-Romana’s Jean Epstein: Corporeal
Cinema and Film Philosophy.” Modern & Contemporary France, 22.4 (Summer 2014).
- “Pas de deux for Dancer and Camera in Maya Deren’s Films” The International Journal of
Screendance 3 (May 2013).
- “Gambling on Photogénie: Epstein Now,” Photogénie Vol. 0. October, 2012:
- “Frustrated Climaxes: On Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon and Witch’s Cradle.”
Cinema Journal 52.3 (Spring 2013): 75-98.
- “A (Last ?) Word on Incompletion.” Uploaded May 21, 2013:
- Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations. Editor, with Jason Paul. (Amsterdam
University Press, 2012).
- “Jean Epstein’s Documentary Cinephilia.” Studies in French Cinema 12.2 (July 2012): 91-105.
- “As Regarding Rhythm: Rhythm in Modern Poetry and Cinema.” Intérmédialités. Feb. 2011.
- “‘Once wasn’t enough for you’: Beckett, Technology, and Preservation.” Literature/Film
Quarterly. July, 2010
- “Optical Harmonies”: Sight and Sound in Germaine Dulac’s Integral Cinema.” Not so Silent:
Women in Cinema Before Sound. Sofia Bull and Astrid Söderbergh Widding, eds.
(Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2010).
- “Outside the Source: Credit Sequences in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and 25th Hour.” In/Fidelity.
David Kranz and Nancy Mellerski, eds. (New York: Columbia University Scholars
Sarah Keller is assistant professor of art and cinema studies. She co-edited Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Amsterdam University Press, 2012), and her most recent book, Maya Deren: Incomplete Control, examines the role of unfinished work through Maya Deren oeuvre (Columbia University Press, 2014). Her next project addresses discourses related to cinephilia and cinephobia across film history.