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Pamela Wojcik
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Past-President, 2019-2021
President, 2017-2019
President-Elect, 2015-2017

Member, Board of Directors, 2011-2014

Biography:  Pamela Robertson Wojcik is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Film, TV and Theater and Concurrent Professor in Gender Studies and American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  Her courses include The Child in Cinema, The Movie Musical, The Teen (in) Film, Sinatra, Film and Popular Music, Cinemasculinities, Global Cinema, Critical Methods and Issues in Screen Cultures.  She is author of Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child (Rutgers UP 2016), The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975 (Duke UP 2010), and Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna (Duke UP 1996); editor of New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s (Rutgers UP 2011), Movie Acting: The Film Reader (Routledge 2004) and co-editor of Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music (Duke UP 2001); and series editor of Screening Spaces at Palgrave.  She was winner of the SCMS Dissertation Award in 1995 and the Student Writing Award in 1991. 


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


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.

Research Interests: American film, gender, genre, performance and stardom, sound and popular music, space and place

Courses: Gender and Space, The Movie Musical, The Apartment Plot, The Child in Cinema, Film and Popular Music, Sinatra, Sex and Gender in Cinema, Basics of Film and Television

Selected recent publications

“Little Orphan Annie As Streetwalker.” Representations of Childhood in Comics. University of Texas Press. Forthcoming.

“Tumbling Blocks and Queer Ladders: Notions of Home in The Big Heat.” InCompanion to Fritz Lang, ed. Joe McElheney. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2014.

“Vernacular Modernism as Child’s Play.” New German Critique 122, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Summer 2014): 87-99.

“The City in Film.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Menus for Men or What Have You: Consuming Gay Male Culture in Lou Rand Hogan’s The Gay Detective and The Gay Cookbook. ” In 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction: The Misplaced Heritage, ed. Wayne Gunn and Jaime Harker. University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.

Antenna, “The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: Doctor Whose Fandom?” 10 December 2013.

Kritik Breaking Bad Blog, Season 5, Episode 3, “Confessions” 26 August 2013.

“The Author of this Claptrap: Cornell Woolrich, Alfred Hitchcock and Rear Window.” In Hitchcock and His Sources, ed. David Boyd and R. Barton Palmer. University of Texas Press 2011.

Other Activities:

Series editor, Screening Spaces, Palgrave.

Co-Convener, Chicago Film Seminar, 2005-present.

Co-organizer, Society for Cinema and Media Studies First Annual Undergraduate Conference, University of Notre Dame, 2013.

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