Celebrating my own teachers: in memory of Peter Wollen
The lecturer's legacy: In memory of Peter Wollen
Peter Wollen, the famous British scholar, essayist, screenwriter, filmmaker, theorist and curator, died after in December, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
Peter was my lecturer, PhD supervisor, mentor and friend during my studies in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA (1992-1999). While a lot can be written about Peter, I highlight that Peter was an educator. This article explores what I learned from him in his capacity as Professor in the Critical Studies program at UCLA, in the years just before Alzheimer's disease so cruelly took his memory from us.