Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson

Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Culture and Communication
Faculty, Cinema and Photography

Phone:(607) 274-7337
Office:356 Roy H Park Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Dr. Andrew Utterson is Assistant Professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

His research and teaching examine the impact of new technology on cinema as well as the ways in which new technology enables us to rethink the history of the moving image across screen media.

He is the author of From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age (British Film Institute, 2011), editor of Technology and Culture: The Film Reader (Routledge, 2005), and co-editor of the 4-volume anthology Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2004).

Recent and forthcoming articles and chapters include:

  • "Lessons of Birth and Death: The Past, Present, and Future of Cinephilia in Martin Scorsese's Hugo" (For the Love of Cinema: Teaching Our Passion In and Outside the Classroom, edited by David T. Johnson and Rashna Richards, Indiana University Press, 2017)
  • "Practice Makes Imperfect: Technology and the Creative Imperfections of Jean-Luc Godard's Three-Dimensional (3D) Cinema" (Quarterly Review of Film and Video, forthcoming)
  • "Goodbye to Cinema?: Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu au langage as Images at the Edge of History" (Studies in French Cinema, forthcoming)​
  • "Water Buffalo, Catfish, and Monkey Ghosts: The Transmigratory Materialities of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" (New Review of Film and Television Studies, forthcoming)
  • "On the Movie Theater as Haunted Space: Spectral Spectatorship and Existential Historiography in Abbas Kiarostami's Shirin" (Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33:8, 2016, 685–706) 
  • "Early Visions of Interactivity: The In(puts) and Out(puts) of Real-Time Computing" (Leonardo 46:1, 2013, 67–72)

Originally from the UK, Andrew joined Ithaca College in 2012 having previously taught as Senior Lecturer of Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

As well as his role with Ithaca College, Andrew is a Regional Visiting Fellow at the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), Cornell University, NY.    

Research interests:

Film history, theory, and criticism; media technology; digital culture and the history of new media; media archaeology and film historiography.

Courses taught at Ithaca College: 

Contemporary European Cinema (Ithaca Seminar) 
Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis 
Hollywood and American Film 
Fiction Film Theory
Galway, Ireland study abroad program