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Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn

Assistant Professor
English and Film Studies


PhD, Northwestern University
BA, University of Notre Dame

Research and Teaching Interests:

Exhibition and theatrical architecture
American film history
Film and visual theory
History of technology
Cultural history
Special effects
Horror film

Courses Taught:

English/Film Studies 383: History of Animation
English/Film Studies 380: Special Effects
English/Film Studies 876: Media Historiography
English/Film Studies 380: Trash Cinema
English/Film Studies 290: Introduction to Film Studies
Film Studies 690: Classical Hollywood Cinema

Recent Publications:

Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Groening, Stephen. Afterword, Objects, Exhibition, and the Spectator. 28.3 Film History, 2016.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Groening, Stephen. Objects, Exhibition, and the Spectator - Special issue of Film History. 28.3 Film History, 2016.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Smoke and Mirrors: Cigarettes, Cinephilia, and Reverie in the American Movie Theater.” Film History 28.3 (2016): 85-113.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Revisiting The Apparatus: The Theatre Chair and Cinematic Spectatorship.” Screen 57.3 (2016): 253-276.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Space, Satisfaction, and the Screen.” 2ha 7, "Suburbia + Cinema". (2014).
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “In the House, in the Picture: Distance and Proximity in the American Mid-Century Neutralized Theatre.” World Picture 7, "Distance". (2012): 1-18.
Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “The Hues of Memory, the Shades of Experience: Color and Time in 'Syndromes and a Century'.” Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive. Routledge, (2012): 104-113.