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Biography: Victoria Sturtevant is an associate professor and director of the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. She serves on the board as an ex-officio member representing the home office.
University of Oklahoma
Film and Video Studies
640 Parrington Oval
Wallace Old Science Hall, Room 302
Norman, OK 73019
Office Phone: (405) 325-9272
Ph.D. Women's Studies (Certificate in Film Studies), Emory University
M.A. Women's Studies, Emory University
B.A. Suma Cum Laude, English and Psychology, The University of Toledo
Teaching and Research Interests:
Teaching and Research Interests: Representations of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in American Media, Star Studies, Classical Hollywood Cinema, Comedy theory, the Musical.
Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler, University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Trading Places: Classing the Body in American Film and Television Comedy (in preparation)
Articles and Book Chapters:
"Poor Little Rich Girl: Class and Embodiment in the Films of Mary Pickford.” Forthcoming 2011 in Cindy Lucia, Roy Grundman, and Art Simon, eds. Blackwell History of American Film, volume 1.
"Stop the Wedding: William Haines and Juvenile Masculinity," in Hetero: Queering Representations of Straightness, Sean Griffin, ed. (SUNY Press) 2009.
"Getting Hysterical: Thelma & Louise & laughter,” in Thelma & Louise Live, Bernie Cook, ed.
(University of Texas Press) 2007.
"Parody” and "Mel Brooks,” The Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, Barry Keith Grant, Jim Hillier, David Desser, and
Janet Staiger, eds. (Thomson Gale) December 2006.
"Spitfire: Lupe Velez and the Ambivalent Pleasures of Ethnic Masquerade,” The Velvet Light Trap, Defining the Americas:
Special Issue on Media Within/Across Borders, 55 (Spring 2005).
"‘But Things Is Changin’ Nowadays and Mammy’s Gettin’ Bored’: Hattie McDaniel and the Culture of Dissemblance,” The
Velvet Light Trap, Beyond the Image: Special Issue on Race/Ethnicity, 44 (Fall 1999).