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Secretary, 2012-2015


Corey K. Creekmur is an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies (in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature) at the University of Iowa, where he also directs the Institute for Cinema and Culture and is affiliated with The Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, and the South Asian Studies Program. He previously taught film studies at the University of Chicago and Wayne State University.


Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature
W211 AJBUniversity of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242




Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

M.A., University of Chicago

B.A., University of Florida

Teaching and Research Interests:

American film genres, popular Hindi film, film music, representations of race, gender, and sexuality in popular media, early African American cinema, experimental film, and the intersections of Marxist and psychoanalytic cultural theory.

Selected Publications:

He has co-edited three volumes (Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture; Cinema, Law, and the State in Asia; The International Film Musical) and published essays – on topics including Hindi film songs, Gary Cooper in the 1930s, Western theme songs, the films noir of Jacques Tourneur, and sound in post-9/11 films – in over a dozen anthologies and journals. He has also contributed reviews to Film Quarterly, Cineaste, Discourse, and Science Fiction Studies, among others. He is currently completing a book on gender and sexuality in the Western, and another on representations of colonial history in popular Indian cinema.

Other Activities:

General editor of the Comics Culture series for Rutgers University Press

Served on the SCMS Archives committee and chaired the Distinguished Career Award committee.

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