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Auguiste, Reece Luke Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Auguiste focuses his research on the historical formation of screen cultures and their emergence and evolution in transnational contexts. More specifically, he focuses on the critical practices of the experimental and avant-garde movements in Soviet and post-Soviet media arts, the discourses of modernity in Iranian cinema, Chinese cinema of the Fifth Generation, African/African Diaspora moving image art, philosophical hermeneutics, aesthetics and investigations into the use of archival materials in moving image practices.


  • National and transnational screen cultures, documentary media practices, cross-platform media arts practices, African and African Diaspora Moving Image Art, film theory, philosophical hermeneutics, aesthetics, archival studies, collaborative arts practices


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courses taught

  • CMDP 3400 - Media Aesthetics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Builds students' ability to watch, reflect on, and write about media images. The course will be grounded in the analysis of media practices with special focus on media style and storytelling techniques. Explores media aesthetics from formal, cultural, and theoretical perspectives. Formerly CMDP 2400.
  • CMDP 3450 - Critical Perspectives in Media Practices
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2021
    Examines the contemporary landscape of media practices across platforms, such as film, social media, painting, video, and web art. This integrative exploration focuses on production contexts, circulation and reception through the lens of critical and interpretive frameworks. Drawing from key texts by major scholars and the works of media practitioners, students develop globally informed, critical perspectives for understanding.
  • CMDP 3620 - Images and Stories
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Learn and apply innovative non-traditional approaches to scripting and storytelling, including automatic thinking, idea sketches, visual notes, outlines and storyboards, serials, aleatoric methods, diagrams, locations, photographs and short stories. Focuses on methods of exploring scripting methods outside of the fixed and rule-bound traditional model of storytelling as a means of introducing students to discover their own scripting techniques.
  • CMDP 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
  • CMDP 6650 - Documentary MFA Thesis Seminar II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores editing and post-production of the MFA thesis project. Emphasizes aesthetic choices (structure, narration and music), distribution, contracts and audience.


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