Film Studies Program

Dr. Rod Miller

Miller, Rod

Associate Professor of Art

Phone: (501) 450-1423
Office: Art Department A101
  • Ph.D., University of Louisville
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
  • B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
On Studying Film

 In what ways do photographs and films call us to a qualitative self-examination?  How and why do they spark ontological questions by raising for us conundrums of being, of our placement with respect to ourselves and the world?  In this manner, revisiting classical film theory today is also a way of revivifying a kind of questioning that explores our sensuous contact with images and recharacterizes their (visible and outward) perceptual density in a way that also leads us inward—a self-examination of our relation to time, memory, and history. (D.N. Rodowick, The Virtual Life of Film, 75)