Peter Decherney
Professor of English and Cinema Studies
Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
215-746-3156

Peter Decherney is Professor of Cinema Studies and English at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and an affiliation with the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn Law School. He is the author or editor of five books including Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and the forthcoming Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction. He is co-editor of the journal Critical Studies in Media Communication and has testified before the Copyright Office of the United States and filed an amicus briefs in several cases, including the Supreme Court Case of Golan v. Holder. Prof. Decherney has been an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar, a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, and a U.S. State Department Arts Envoy to Myanmar.  He has won multiple teaching awards at Penn, and he is a Forbes.com contributor.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdecherney/

last updated 2014/09/17

Publications

Awards

2013 CGS and LPS Awards for Distinguished Teaching - Standing Faculty
2007 Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching

Courses Taught

Fall 2014

English
015.401
English
091.401

Spring 2014

English
466.640

Fall 2013

English
015.401
English
024.401

Summer 2013

English
068.950
English
105.950

Spring 2013

English
024.401

Fall 2012

English
566.401

Summer 2012

English
492.942

Spring 2012

English
015.401

Summer 2011

English
566.940

Fall 2010

English
091.401
English
505.401

Summer 2009

Spring 2009

English
291.402
English
566.401

Fall 2008

English
105.402

Spring 2008

English
091.401
English
505.640

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Summer 2006

Spring 2006

English
091.401
English
797.401

Fall 2005

English
292.401
English
295.401

Spring 2005

English
091.401
English
266.401

Fall 2004

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