Anthony Silvestri

Ph.D. Student

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  • Research and Creative Interests

    the avant-garde, film history, Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, archives, classical Hollywood cinema,


    Anthony Silvestri is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Media School at Indiana University. His research focuses on the archival practice of members of the post-war American avant-garde movement through two distinct collections. Currently, he is researching the Kenneth Anger Mixed Media Collections, amassed by the filmmaker over a period of seven decades in collaboration with the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in Bloomington. He is scheduled to begin research on Andy Warhol's Time Capsules this upcoming summer. Topics he has written about in the past include the classical Hollywood advertising system, paracinema spectatorship, and the works of Stan Brakhage. 

    Courses Taught as Instructor of Record:

    MSCH A-315: Advertising and Consumer Culture

    MSCH P-331: Script Writing

    Upcoming Presentations:

    Archive D'Artifice: Kenneth Anger and the Kinsey Institute. Society for Cinema and Media Studies' Annual Conference, Seattle WA. March 13-17, 2019.

    Past Presentations:

    The Filmmaker as Archivist: Kenneth Anger and the Kinsey Institute. The Media School's Research Colloquium Series, Bloomington IN. November 30, 2018

    Previous Education:

    M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, 2015

    B.A. in Film Studies and History from the University of Pittsburgh, 2014