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Pamela Wojcik
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Pamela Wojcik was a member of the Board from 2011-2014. This bio is for archival purposes only and may be out of date.


Pamela Robertson Wojcik is Professor in the Department of Film, TV and Theatre, Director of Graduate Studies for the Screen Cultures Minor, and Director of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame. She previously taught at the University of Newcastle in Australia.



230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Centre
Department of Film, TV and Theatre
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Office Phone: 574-631-8599
Email: Pamela.Wojcik.5[at]nd[dot]edu


Ph.D., English Language and Literature. University of Chicago.

M.A., with honors, English Language and Literature. University of Chicago.

B.A.,magna cum laude, with honors in English. Wellesley College.

Teaching and Research Interests

Courses include Sex and Gender in Cinema; Gender and Space; Sinatra; Hitchcock; Film Theory; Film and Popular Music; Film Acting; Basics of Film and Television; Film Comedy. Research areas include film genre, performance and stardom, popular music, urbanism, gender, food, and children’s film and literature.


Select publications


The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna. Durham, NC: Duke University Press and, simultaneously, London: I.B. Taurus Publications. 1996

Edited Collections

New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Movie Acting: The Film Reader. London and NYC: Routledge, 2004.

Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music. Co-editor, with Arthur Knight. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001.

Select Recent Articles:

"The Author of this Claptrap: Cornell Woolrich, Alfred Hitchcock and Rear Window.” In Hitchcock and His Sources, ed. David Boyd and R. Barton Palmer. Austin: University of Texas Press. Forthcoming.

"The Streisand Musical.” In The Sound of Musicals, ed. Steven Cohan. London: British Film Institute, 2010.

"Judy Holliday: Hungry Star.” In Star Decades: The Fifties, ed. R. Barton Palmer. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010.


Other Activities:

Co-convener of The Chicago Film Seminar; Organizer of the annual Midwest Undergraduate Film Studies Conference, Food Networks: Gender and Foodways conference, and GPS: Gender, Place and Space conference.

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