Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Minor in Film and Video
PhD, University of Iowa
Areas of Expertise: American Cinema, National Cinema, Critical Theory
His research method is informed by historical materialism, which lies at the heart of published and forthcoming articles on CNBC personality Jim Cramer in Rethinking Marxism, on commercial cinema's move to digital cinematography in Projections, and on cognitive film music theory in the Quarterly Review of Film and Video. He is currently at work on a book-length manuscript, a historical materialist evaluation of film studies' engagements with race. He has taught graduate seminars on the Frankfurt School, and Film Theories of Spatiality.
He also serves as a regular correspondent from the True/False Documentary Film Festival for Framework, and holds a B.S. in biology from Duke University.
Gerald Sim, “Where and When is the Digital Revolution in Cinematography?” Projections 6, 1 (Summer 2012): 79-100.
Gerald Sim, “Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Disavowals of a Late Capitalist Investor,” Rethinking Marxism 24, 2 (2012): 307-16.
Gerald Sim, “Cinematic Expressions of Rakugo in Akira Kurosawa's Comedies Yojimbo and Sanjuro,"Asian Cinema 22, 2 (2011): 253-68.
Gerald Sim, “Historicizing Singapore Cinema: Questions of Colonial Influence and Spatiality,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 12, 3 (2011): 358-70.
- FIL3803 Film Theory
- FIL4851 Film Criticism (Theories of Authorship; Genre Theory)
- FIL4848 World Cinema
- VIC4943 Multimedia Practicum (Critical Writing Section)