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Sarah E. S. Sinwell

Sarah E. S. Sinwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah. She has published essays on Kickstarter, Green Porno, and Mysterious Skin in A Companion to American Indie Film, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. Examining shifting modes of independent film distribution and exhibition on YouTube, Netflix and Sundance TV, her current book project redefines independent cinema in an era of media convergence.

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This video essay examines I Love Dick (Soloway 2016-17) as a means of  popularising feminist theory in contemporary media.

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