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Patrice Petro

Professor
 (414) 229-4253
 Garland Hall 102a

Education

PhD, Film History and Theory, Communication Studies, Broadcasting and Film, University of Iowa
MA, Modern European History, Modern American History, University of California-Santa Barbara
BA, Film Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara
BA, History, University of California-Santa Barbara

Courses Taught

Undergraduate
English 390 – Classical Film Criticism and Theory
English 395 – Feminist Film Criticism and Theory
Film Studies 590 – Contemporary Film Theory
Global Studies 190 – Think Tank Learning Community
Global Studies 571 – Global Security: Future Trends
International Studies 550 – Capstone Seminar: Rethinking Surveillance Culture

Graduate
English 741 – Backgrounds of Modernism: French and German Modernism
English 743 – Film Studies: Reinventing Film Studies
English 876 – Seminar in Mass Culture: Visual Culture
English 877 – Seminar in Film Theory: Theories of History and Historiography

Research and Teaching Interests

Film history, criticism, and theory
Theories of modernism and modernity
Feminist and critical theory

Professional Activities

President, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS): 2007-2011
Past President: 2011-2013
President-Elect: 2005-2007
Treasurer: 2002-2005

Selected Publications

Petro, P. S. The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender..
Petro, P. S. "Classical Feminist Film Theory: Then and (Mostly) Now. Routledge Press.
Petro, P. S., ed. (2015). Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema. New Directions in International Studies, for which I serve as editor. Rutgers University Press.
Fisher, L., & Petro, P. S., eds. (2012). Teaching Film. Modern Language Association.
Aneesh, A., Hall, J. L., & Petro, P. S., eds. (2011). Beyond Globalization: Making New Worlds in Art, Media, and Social Practice. Rutgers University Press.
Petro, P. S., ed. (2010). Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s. , 328. Rutgers University Press.
Martin, A. V., & Petro, P. S., eds. (2006). Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the ‘War on Terror’. , 256. Rutgers University Press.
Petro, P. S. (2002). Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History. , 216. Rutgers University Press.
Petro, P. S., ed. (1995). Fugitive Images: From Photography to Video. , 192. Indiana University Press.
Petro, P. S. (1989). Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany. Princeton University Press.