Michael Silverman

Brown University Film & Semiotics Courses
Taught by Professor Michael Silverman

Michael Silverman was hired by Brown University in the fall of 1973. He was brought in to teach film and semiotics courses within the English Department, which was developing a major in semiotics. Later, he was instrumental in building the Department of Modern Culture and Media (MCM). This index collates course materials that are available online. Unless otherwise noted, these texts were created by Professor Silverman, who died in 2020. Other texts are copyrighted by their authors.


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Jeremy G. Butler
Professor Emeritus, TV and Film Studies
The University of Alabama
Michael Silverman
Brown Daily Herald, 8 March 1984.