Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper is Director of the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of two books including Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood (University of Illinois Press, 2010). When not writing about the university with John Marx, he coedits Rediscovering US Newsfilm: Cinema, Television, Archive for the AFI Screen Readers Series at Routledge and investigates the history of motion pictures from the point of view of accounting practice.



Football University

As we completed our book on the US research university amidst the political tumult of the last several months, we resisted the urge to add laments, policy recommendations, or vision statements to the growing pile. Instead, we sought to reframe familiar arguments about the university by calling attention to its media, which are so often looked past (or through) by critics of higher education.