Conservatory of Theatre Arts
Professor of Cinema Studies
School of Film and Media Studies
Office: Dance Bldg., Rm. 1020
Tel: (914) 251-6831
Fax: (914) 251-6839
Dr. Gregory Taylor is the director of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and a professor of cinema studies in the School of Film and Media Studies. He is a specialist in film criticism and theory and author of Artists in the Audience: Cults, Camp, and American Film Criticism.
Areas of Expertise
Transcendent Visions: the Spiritual on Film
The Independent Spirit in American Film
French Cinema Since 1930
Genres of Affect: Comedy and Horror
Meaning and Truth in Cinema
New German Cinema
American Avant-Garde Cinema
Italian Cinema after Neorealism
Methods of Film Criticism
Cinematic Expression I
Cinematic Expression II
Metacriticism, avant-garde cinema, history and theory of modernism.
Articles and Reviews
"Dreams of Chaos, Visions of Order." Book Review. Canadian Journal of Film Studies 6:1 (Spring 1997), 128-131.
"The Cinema of Ontology: Sound-Image Abstraction in Robert Breer's T.Z." Wide Angle 15, No. 1 (January 1993), 44-64.
"The Cognitive Instrument in the Service of Revolutionary Change: Sergei Eisenstein, Annette Michelson and the Avant-Garde's Scholarly Aspiration." Cinema Journal 31, No. 4 (Summer 1992), 42-59.
"Beyond Interpretation: The Lead Shoes as an Abstract Film." Millennium Film Journal No.25 (Summer 1991), 78-99.
"Points of Resistance." Book Review. The Velvet Light Trap No. 28 (Fall 1991), 99-102.
Art/Movies: Film Criticism and the Ascent of an American Vanguard (Princeton University Press, forthcoming)