Professor, Arts and Ideas in the Humanities, Department of Film, Television, and Media
Hubert Cohen, Professor has a joint appointment in the Department of Film, Television, and Media and the Residential College. Cohen received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1970. From 1965-1985 he taught in the University of Michigan's College of Engineering's Humanities Dept. He won the University of Michigan's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1975. During that time he helped establish Michigan's Film Program, had published an interview he did with the great star of silent comedies, Harold Lloyd, and wrote a critical biography of Ingmar Bergman: Ingmar Bergman: The Art of Confession (1993, Twayne Publ.). He has also had published articles on writers Nathaniel Hawthorne and J. D. Salinger (Modern Fiction) and film directors Orson Welles, Lawrence Kasdan, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Michaelangelo Antonioni, Martin Ritt, Oliver Stone, John Ford, Robert Bresson, Terrence Malick; the film articles appeared in Film Comment, Cinema Journal, Magill's Cinema Annual, Journal of American Culture, Film and Literature Quarterly, and Film Criticism. He recently edited Carl Cohen's A Conflict of Principle: The Battle over Affirmative Action at the University of Michigan (2014). He is currently working on an article on two of Lars von Trier's films. For the Residential College he has taught freshmen seminars on Great Books and seminars on stories about Fathers and Sons and on the subject of the Hero as Outsider, Outcast, or Outlaw.