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Intro to Film
CMS 2100
Women and Film
CMS 4320
History of Cinema
FILM 2700
Film Production
Study Abroad Diversity Initiatives



Dr. Virginia Bonner
Professor of Film and Media Studies
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Clayton State University
Office: Music Building, room 105
Office Hours: scheduled via AdvisorConnect, by email, Skype, & by appt.
Phone: (678) 466-4713
Fax: (678) 466-4769
Skype: virginia.bonner


Ph.D. in Women's Studies and Film Studies, Emory University, 2003
M.A. in Art History, University of Florida, 1993
B.S. in Psychology, University of Florida, 1991


In Summer 2018 I am teaching Introduction to Film (CMS 2100).

In Fall 2018, I am teaching Introduction to Film (CMS 2100), Film History (FILM 2700), and Women and Film (CMS 4320).

In Spring 2019, I am teaching Introduction to Film (CMS 2100), Film Analysis & Criticism (CMS 4310), and TBA.

Courses taught during these and future semesters may include:

Introduction to Film (CMS 2100)

History of Cinema (FILM 2700)

Media and Culture (CMS 3101)

National Cinemas (CMS 3340)
    The French New Wave   

Deconstructing Disney (FILM 3360)

African American Cinema (FILM 3350)

Film Analysis and Criticism (CMS 4310)

Women and Film (CMS 4320)

Women and the Arts (CMS 4810)

Film Genres (CMS 4330)

Women and Popular Culture (CMS 3810)

Selected Topics (CMS 4800)
    Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art
    Italian Renaissance Architecture

Great Works in Art History (ART 5000)

Research & Service

I have published several articles and anthology chapters on films by Agns Varda and Alain Resnais. Current projects include several articles on Sally Potter's Yes (2005), on Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation (2004), and on Disney's The Princess and the Frog (2009). Ongoing, I am editing a book manuscript on the experimental documentary cinema of Paris' Left Bank Group; key directors for this study include Chris Marker, Agns Varda, and Alain Resnais.

I serve on multiple committees, including as co-chair of the Dean's Diversity Initiatives Committee, as chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee for the Visual and Performing Arts Department, and as Secretary for Clayton State's chapter of AAUP, the American Association of University Professors.

Film Festivals

For information about current and future film festivals in the Atlanta area, see the Film Festivals and Resources page.


The Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Media Studies

Department of Visual and Performing Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
Clayton State University