Justin Remeselnik

Justin Remeselnik

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Justin Remeselnik

Special lecturer
Department of English

Justin Remeselnik, Ph.D., joined Oakland University’s Department of English in 2012 as a special lecturer in film and literature. In his short time teaching, he has earned the respect of colleagues and was nominated for the university’s Teaching Excellence Award. He has taught Masterpieces of World Cinema, Introduction to Film,  and Modern Literature, and will teach Methods of Cinema Studies in winter 2014.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Remeselnik helped organize the 2013 Critical M.A.S.S. (Michigan Alliance for Screen Studies) Film Symposium at OU. The annual event gives film scholars from various state universities, including OU, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University, an opportunity to showcase their work.

Dr. Remeselnik’s research interests include experimental cinema, intermedia, and film philosophy. He has published articles in theJournal of Religion and Popular Culture and the British Journal of Aesthetics. His work is also set to appear in Cinema Journal andFilm Philosophy. A number of his articles are taken from his doctoral dissertation, which he is currently revising for publication as a book.

His research analyzes what he calls “the cinema of stasis," a series of experimental films with little or no movement. Some examples include Andy Warhol's Empire (1964), Michael Snow's So Is This (1982), and Derek Jarman's Blue (1993). According to Dr. Remeselnik, these intermedia experiments not only blur the lines between cinema and other art forms, they also reveal that time, rather than movement, is most fundamental in distinguishing cinema from its artistic precursors such as painting and photography.

Dr. Remeselnik holds a B.A. in English from Oakland University. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in English –specializing in film and media studies – from Wayne State University. 

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