Jonathan Kirshner

Jonathan Kirshner

I am a professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University, where I am a specialist in International Relations and political economy (more about these pursuits can be found here and here), and write books on topics such as American Power after the Financial Crisis.

For many years now I have also been teaching and writing about film, especially the “seventies film” – and this site is devoted to those interests.  The syllabus for my course on the new Hollywood can be found here – but I have taught on a wider variety of topics as well, including film noir, postwar French cinema, Woody Allen, and, in more omnibus fashion, many of the great directors (Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, John Huston and others) in a course with the flexible title of “Masters and Masterpieces.”

I am also the author of Urban Flight, a novel that takes place in New York City in 1975.