Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece

Associate Professor


BA, University of Notre Dame, 2000
MA, Northwestern University, 2008
PhD, Northwestern University, 2013

Areas of Research and Teaching

Exhibition and Theatrical Architecture
American Film History
Film and Visual Theory
History of Technology
Cultural History
Special Effects
Horror Films

Recent Publications

Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Technologies of Blackness: Aldo Tambellini, Psychedelia, Widescreen, Media.” Cultural Critique 112. (2021).

Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn. “Tasteful Networks of Attention: Language, Listening, Meaning, and Art House Exhibition.” The Oxford Handbook on Cinematic Listening. Oxford University Press, (2021).

Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn, and Grusin, Richard A., eds. Ends of Cinema. University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

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.