This coming academic year, Cinema Studies Major program student, Kasia Peruzzi will conduct a research creation project titled, Wild Women: Women, Nature and Film with the funding support of the Undergraduate Research Fund (URF). The Faculty of Arts & Science established the URF to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to develop a research project of their own for which there is no other available funding.
Wild Women: Women, Nature and Film is a research creation project that will include the production of a short narrative film and an accompanying research essay that will explore the depictions of women and nature on screen. "As a Cinema Studies and History student, this project gives me the opportunity to analyze the historic and continuing representations of women and nature through media, and explore these representations through my own research creation of a short film," says Kasia.
Kasia will conduct her research under the guidance of her supervisor, Cinema Studies faculty member, Prof. James Cahill, whose research specializes in the history and theory of wildlife on screen.