Bernadette Wegenstein: Finding Answers in Film

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Bernadette Wegenstein is a Research Professor in the department of German and Romance Languauges and Lietratures at the Johns Hopkins University. Here at Hopkins, Wegenstein is also the director of the Center or Advanced Media Studies. Her academic resume is incredible, and Dr. Wegenstein achieved a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Vienna University … Continue reading

Bernadette Wegenstein – The Intersection of Filmmaking and Academia

Bernadette Wegenstein, “a Research Professor in the department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University, where she also directs the Center of Advanced Media Studies,”[1] is not only a prolific academic, but also a recent filmmaker. She considers herself a media theorist who became an artist, although she barely concedes … Continue reading

Grasshopper: A Taste of Ambition

Grasshopper’s documentary film, Waterboy, is subtitled, “A Taste of Ambition,” which could just as easily be the subtitle of a biography of Grasshopper himself. Grasshopper’s ambition is evident in the work he produces, and in his efforts to continually push his work to its limits.  He has set high goals for his production company, Grasshopper … Continue reading