CLA Kern Lecture Series

The College of Liberal Arts

William A. Kern Lecture Series



Dr. Vanessa Schwartz

Professor of History, Art History and

Film Director, Visual Studies Research Institute

University of Southern California

Monday, September 23rd

Time:    3:00 p.m.

Place:   Liberal Arts Hall

              McKenzie Commons

              Room 1251




The News in Black and White…and Color: The Jet Age and Photojournalism
(co-sponsored with the Visual Arts, Culture, and Media Lecture Series,  the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, and the School of Individualized Study)

Vanessa R. Schwartz is Professor of Art History, History, and Film at the University of Southern California where she also directs the Visual Studies Research Institute and the Graduate Certificate program. An historian of modern visual culture, she was trained in Modern European History with a concentration on France and urban culture at Princeton (Phi Beta Kappa, 1986) and UC Berkeley where she received her PhD in 1993. Her book Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion will be published by Yale University Press in Winter 2020. Schwartz is the author of It’s So French! Hollywood, Paris and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture (University of Chicago, 2007) and Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in fin-de-siècle Paris (University of California, 1998) and Modern France: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011). She co-edited, with Jason Hill, Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News (Bloomsbury, 2015).


Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability.

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Event Snapshot
When and Where
Monday, September 23, 2019
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Liberal Arts Hall
Room 1251

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested


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