Vivian Sobchack

VIVIAN SOBCHACK is Professor in the Department of Film & Television, and Associate Dean in the School of Theater, Film & Television at the University of California at Los Angeles. She has held guest faculty positions at the Beijing Film Academy, Beijing University, China Film Association and The American Film Institute.

She is the author of Carnal Thoughts: Bodies, Texts, Scenes and Screens (University of California Press, forthcoming); Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film; the editor of Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick Change and of The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television and the Modern Event. She is also author of The Address of the Eye: a Phenomenology of Film Experience and The Limits of Infinity: The American Science Fiction Film as well as co-editor of New Chinese Cinemas: Forms, Identities, Politics. With Thomas Sobchack she is co-author of An Introduction to Film, 2nd Edition.

She has published numerous articles in books and journals, including "Science Fiction Film and the Technological Imagination" in Technological Visions: Utopian and Dystopian Perspectives (forthcoming), "Bathos and the Bathysphere: On Submersion, Longing and History in Titanic" in Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster, "Revenge of The Leech Woman: On the Dread of Aging in a Low-Budget Horror Film," in Uncontrollable Bodies: Testimonies of Identity and Culture, and "'Surge and Splendor': A Phenomenology of the Cinematic Historical Epic" in Film Genre Reader II.