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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 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/

Publications

Courses Taught

summer 2016

ENGL 068.950 London Theater  
ENGL 105.950 Culture and Copyright  

fall 2015

ENGL 015.401 Copyright and Culture  
ENGL 024.401 Hollywood Film Industry  

spring 2015

ENGL 024.401 Hollywood Film Industry  
ENGL 266.401 Copyright and Culture  
ENGL 492.640 Tribeca Film Festival  

fall 2014

ENGL 015.401 Copyright and Culture  
ENGL 091.401 World Film History to 1945  

spring 2014

ENGL 466.640 Copyright and Culture  

fall 2013

ENGL 015.401 Copyright and Culture  
ENGL 024.401 The Hollywood Film Industry  

summer 2013

ENGL 068.950 London Theatre Experience  
ENGL 105.950 Culture and Copyright  

spring 2013

ENGL 024.401 Hollywood Film Industry  

fall 2012

ENGL 566.401 Copyright and Culture  

summer 2012

ENGL 492.942 The Hollywood Film Industry  

spring 2012

ENGL 015.401 Copyright and Culture  

summer 2011

ENGL 566.940 Copyright and Culture  

fall 2010

ENGL 091.401 World Film History to 1945  
ENGL 505.401 Internet Policy and Culture  

summer 2009

spring 2009

ENGL 291.402 Internet Policy and Culture  
ENGL 566.401 Copyright and Culture  

fall 2008

ENGL 105.402 Copyright and Culture  

spring 2008

ENGL 091.401 Film History  
ENGL 505.640 Internet Policy and Culture  

spring 2007

fall 2006

ENGL 292.401 Hollywood Film Industry cancelled  

spring 2006

ENGL 091.401 Film History  
ENGL 797.401 Film Historiography  

fall 2005

ENGL 292.401 The Hollywood Film Industry  
ENGL 295.401 Media Theory  

spring 2005

ENGL 091.401 Film History  
ENGL 266.401 Copyright and Culture  

fall 2004

summer 2001

ENGL 292.910 Special Topics in Film Studies cancelled